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Person: mike sonnenfeld

Chicago, Illinois 60613

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mike sonnenfeld


graphic design


Freelance Designer


Freelance design, production and project management for a variety of clients including Woods & Poole, Planning Advisory Board and ScottForesman (Pearson). Production and pdfing of thousands of book pages.

American Planning Association

Graphic Designer 2005-2009

Designer of Planning magazine, an award-winning publication. Collaborated with legendary art director John Massey. Designed books, newsletters, direct mail, advertising, brochures, web graphics and other print pieces. Photography for Planning.

Freelance Graphic Designer 2003-2005

Produced a 2,400 page catalog as part of graphics team. Worked with other designers to complete this massive project on time and under budget. Contributed design and layout solutions to clients such as Abbott Labs that helped insure a high quality/cost effective production process.

Institute of Real Estate Management Graphic Designer 1995-2003

Lead designer for JPM, the top-rated and award-winning magazine in the real estate industry. Researched and found online proofing system that reduced time to print and cut shipping and labor costs. Developed design and production of newsletters, promotional materials, packaging, advertising, brochures and other special projects. Strong knowledge of the printing process helped save money and meet tight deadlines. Hired many illustrators, photographers, printers and other vendors and negotiated contracts.

Freelance Graphic Designer


Freelance art direction, design and production for a wide range of clients including ScottForesman. Experience includes book publishing, magazines, corporations, ad agencies, catalogs and design firms. Updated the Lake Calumet Airport Site Proposal for the City of Chicago.

DePaul University

Graphic Designer 1988-1990

Created award-winning Alumni News and Inside DePaul newsletters. Responsible for the creation and production of various brochures, ads, newsletters, and promotional pieces. Presented strategies to save money in printing and production.


University of Illinois at Chicago

B. A. Degree In Graphic Design


2009 Independent Publisher Book Award

2007 Paladin creativity@work Design Award

2003 SNAP Magazine Award

2002 Association Trends Magazine Award

1989 IABC Spectra Publication Award


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