Hello and Welcome, I'm Shelley
I spent the first part of my career in Big Business in-house Advertising Departments. These are the companies where I practiced real-world skills in advertising graphic design.
I’ve sent creative material to publications like Muscle Mustang, Hot Rod Magazine, Jetset Magazine, The New York Times, The Wall St. Journal, and a lot more. Photo shoots and photo manipulation. Press checks at 3 am! I've prepared artwork for trade shows, car shows, conventions, catalogs, signs, billboards, banners, t-shirts, posters, brochures, magazine and on-line advertising.
I use this collection of experience for the small business people I work with now. I build websites, logo and branding identity, as well as product and advertising material. Both on-line and for print and outdoor. I offer a personal touch by really getting to know my client and their business goals. I really enjoy communicating to reach those goals. Those conversations are key! My passion is being creative and I treat everything that I do as if my name were in the design.
Have a look at my work, then contact me when you need creative solutions.
People I work with say the nicest things.
We worked together in the early 2000s at ProMedia (2 drag racing series and 3 monthly publications, where she was the art director) and she was impressive from the first interview, doing exactly what I wanted faster than any of the other applicants by a wide margin. We “used her up” quite often and she never quit. Plus, she was not afraid to voice her opinion and is ofter right in what she has to say. I was pretty confident that she could create a layout the way I wanted it to be done, which in my 21 years of magazine experience is rare with creative art directors. I would highly recommend Shelley for whatever project you may have, especially if it is deadline-driven.
~Rob Kinnan, Editor | HOT ROD MAGAZINE
I've worked with Shelley on various projects for our Friends at Hemp-Eaze.com, and she has truly redefined the look of the products both online, and off. I would recommend her in a heartbeat!
~D.J. "The Turtle” Ownby, Licensed Tattoo Artist, and Graphic illustrator
It is my great pleasure to write this recommendation for Shelley Furgason, Her work is very detail oriented, highly creative, and I can state with confidence that she is a motivated and responsible person with a high degree of integrity. I have had the pleasure of working with Shelley for over 7 years. Her creative eye has taken our brand to a professional level. As such, I expect that she will be a very positive addition to your business as she has done for ours.
~Darcy Stoddard, Owner, Tierra Sol Farm’s Hemp-Eaze™
Shelley is a make-it-happen designer who really worked hard to understand our brand. Then, she delivered exactly what I wanted and found a perfect printer for a great price and offered me options that were extremely helpful. She's nice and patient and responsive. I was a challenging customer so this is high praise!
~Carolyn O’Keefe, Founder, Repousse’ Jewelry
Shelley is a very motivated individual for today's movement. She always goes above and beyond when it comes to her work and affiliates. Not only does she provide great products but reliable services as well. I'm writing this letter of recommendation for all those in the industry that wants to work with trustworthy business with the right intentions in mind. Thanks again Shelley and looking forward to growing our businesses together.
~Jonathan Wheeler, C.E.O. at 420friendsonline.com
Shelley's work is very creative and professional. Her work is clean and trouble free, making it easy to go to press with her designs. She will be a valuable asset to anyone using her services.
~Peter Nicoara, Owner, Paradise Printing
My Resume Highlights
FREELANCE CLIENTS PAST and PRESENT
Pinnacle Direct Marketing Inc.
Adam Collins for Hamilton City Council
Summit Hyperbaric Dive Team
St. Mary’s Wound Healing Center
American Estate Jewelry
Yafa Signed Jewelry
Nadine Krakov Collection
Paradise Valley’s Premier Luxury Realtor
Florida Paradise Properties
MacArthur & Company
Art Director ProMedia Publishing | Santa Ana, California 2000-2004
Built and managed an Art Department with direct oversight for all aspects of complex, highly detailed design and production of 2 nationwide publications targeting the automotive industry.
Lead Advertising Designer Teacher Created | Materials Westminster, California 1998-2000
Charged with concept and design, through layout of annual and semi-annual catalogs mailed to over 1 million teachers and educational administrators nationwide. Responsible for set-up of products in studio for catalog photo shoots. Attended press checks for catalogs.
Graphic Designer Target Marketing | Terre Haute, Indiana 1997
Designed artwork or local T.V. and radio stations advertising. Responsible for newspaper ad design for local businesses. Did concept and design for logos and other identity pieces for local businesses.
Assistant Graphics Coordinator General Housewares Corp. | Terre Haute, Indiana 1994-1996
Executed design and layout for brand labels on Graniteware™ cookware. Responsible for line art drawings of GHC cutlery and cookware product lines. Communicated extensively with outlet store managers nationwide to produce custom advertisement pieces.
Graphic Designer Yamaha Motor Corp. USA | Cypress, California 1992-1994
Designed advertising material used to launch the co-branded product, Yamaha-Simple Green in Yamaha Dealerships nationwide. Set-up products in studio for catalog photo shoots, attended press checks for catalogs.
Responsible for various dealer advertisements throughout the year.
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One Time Projects or Contract work.
• Effective publication ads.
• Illustration for children's books or single concept designs.
• Over 20 years experience in the Graphic Design industry and related software.
• Small Business Websites and ecommerce.
• Set up and management of Facebook and other social media profiles, INCLUDING ALL GRAPHICS/MEMES.
• Create/maintain your image in all advertising and promotion, indoor and out, as well as Online.
• Well versed in working with vendors and printers and creative departments.
I'm an advertising graphics assistant to the people I work with. I build trust and reliability. If it promotes your goals, I'm a solution finder. I'm versatile, easy to communicate with, and always reachable.
Your success is my success, so I'll work hard for you!
Contact me and let's talk.