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.

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My Resume Highlights

FREELANCE  CLIENTS PAST and PRESENT

Hemp-­Eaze™

Pinnacle Direct Marketing Inc.

Adam Collins for Hamilton City Council

Seaboard  Properties

Summit Hyperbaric Dive Team

St.  Mary’s  Wound  Healing  Center

Jetset  Magazine

American Estate Jewelry

Montserrat Villas

Yafa Signed Jewelry

Nadine  Krakov  Collection

Optibike

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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my Complete Resume

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!

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Contact me and let's talk.

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