Energetic Graphic Designer/Art Director with 16 years in-house corporate Marketing and Advertising experience. Companies include: travel incentives, food packaging, telecommunications and health insurance. I have a range of graphic design skills that can be transferred to any industry. In addition, I have completed numerous projects through my own freelance design company.
Julie Brooks Design
Graphic Designer/Art Director
Create original artwork for various clients. Projects include, posters, travel cards, bag tags, menus, programs, web banners, t-shirts, promotional material, etc.
Temporary assignments with Creative Circle and Imprimis.
Jun 2002 - Feb 2009
Created original artwork for covers and spreads of insurance brochures, page layout for inside of 40 or more page brochures as well as various newsletters, computer illustrations, creation of logos, t-shirts, DVD and CD packaging, banners, posters, direct mail, business cards and continual support for conceptual designs. Constant balancing of simultaneous projects and deadlines.
Led rebranding campaign for a team of up to 3,000 sales agents by redesigning existing logo, resulting in implementation of the logo into new marketing materials.
Redesigned two major client newsletters within a tight timeframe.
Reduced freelance costs up to $3,000 by taking on numerous projects simultaneously.
Sr. Graphic Designer
Feb 2000 - May 2002
Produced attractive artwork for numerous projects while ensuring all deadlines were met including spontaneous projects. Design projects included logos, posters, invitations, tradeshow booth artwork, computer animations, direct mail pieces, presentations, t-shirts, newsletters, and web management. Provided creative support for all departments.
Enhanced Illuminet’s brand identity at major tradeshow by redesigning display image to incorporate existing artwork, saving several thousand dollars.
Publicized Illuminet’s Dallas location change by designing a unique moving announcement, resulting in increased recognition from clients and reducing mishandling of mail deliveries.
Recruited from SEI Incentives to a position at Illuminet that was created specifically for my design skills and experience.
Sr. Graphic Designer
Mar 1997 - Feb 2000
Responsible for creating original and unique artwork within a tight budget involving travel incentives and merchandising programs. Created logos, leave-behind cards, bag tags, buttons, menus, brochures, banners, scratch-off cards, score cards, posters, calendars, t-shirts and miscellaneous projects.
Launched campaign by quickly completing design solutions benefiting SEI by acquiring Dr Pepper as a new customer.
Facilitated implementation of incentive program, gaining Compucom as a client.
Worked directly with clients and client liasons for custom-made designs and quick turnaround.
MMI (currently Immotion Studios)
Jr. Art Director
Fort Worth, TX
May 1993 - Mar 1997
Created food package design conceptuals for new clients while overseeing several existing programs totaling over 1,000 items. Designed, illustrated, and directed others to design for all programs. Often involved in directing photoshoots for food items.
Assisted a major food distributor in Mexico in launch of new products, working one-on-one with owner to meet specific criteria that resulted in attaining a new client.
Collaborated with Maine-based client in research analysis and design of food product packaging and managed the production of final design resulting in increased sales for Hannaford.
Facilitated strategic positioning in Albertson’s stores by completing photoshoots of products and creating booklet for store managers, resulting in optimal product placement.
Mac and PC. Proficient in CS 2 and CS4 (Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator). Some experience with Dreamweaver, Flash, Word, Quark, CorelDraw and PowerPoint.
BFA in Communication Art
Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas, with BFA in Communication Graphics, Cum Laude
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