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Lead Graphic Designer Resume

Mclean, VA

SUMMARY:

Hands - on visual communications expert and strong leader with the ability to manage the efforts of cross-functional creative services teams to deliver the highest quality product for the client. Combines strategic vision in the development of customer requirements and assessing market needs with operational excellence in the delivery of programs within budget and timelines. Directed critical internal re-branding initiatives that facilitated the capture of significant incremental business opportunities for the company. Versatile contributor and trusted advisor both to clients and Senior Management within the firm.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Program Management
  • Team Leadership
  • Visual Communications
  • Brand Strategy
  • Adobe Creative Suite 6
  • Marketing Design Strategy
  • Budget Management
  • New Business Development
  • Social Media Marketing
  • HTML 5, HTML, XHTML, CSS,
  • Creative Services
  • Market Assessments
  • Project Management
  • Production Scheduling

EXPERIENCE:

Confidential, McLean, VA

Lead Graphic Designer

Responsibilities:

  • Manages the headquarters creative services team for the Intelligence & Security sector of 5,000 employees whose charter is to ensure effective management and timely delivery of innovative, high-quality products that visually represent the sector’s business strategies.
  • Skillful program coordination between senior staff in the Sector and BAE Senior Management and creative teams resulted in an increase of traffic to the company website, an increase in employee engagement activity attendance, triple the number of videos created for the sector, more social media results and increased traffic to high-level trade shows to reach key customers.
  • Develops, maintains, and updates production schedule for all creative services projects taking place within the sector with a strong focus on efficiency, quality results, and strict adherence to budget and delivery guidelines.
  • Manages the entire marketing assessment program from conceptual design to product completion that elevates design standards by performing a marketing materials audit that creates modern designs for over 50 marketing materials currently being used by the sector.
  • Serves as sector brand champion, managing all inquiries across the sector regarding brand concerns and compliance.
  • Editor of the Intelligence & Security website that required revision and updates to content and imagery on a weekly basis.

Confidential, McLean, VA

Lead Graphic Designer / Marketing Coordinator

Responsibilities:

  • Provided the creative direction and program management of company branding structure, including branding guidelines, color palette, marketing materials, within first year of tenure and selected by the CEO to lead all re-branding efforts going forward.
  • All re-branding projects were delivered under budget and resulted in a 30% increase in customer awareness.
  • Strict management of creative budgets resulted in a 3 times increase in company trade show participation and led to a significant increase in signing new customer accounts.
  • Effectiveness of our new branding efforts and my timely customer follow-up on all lead generation activity led to the acquisition of a $100M breakthrough account for the company.
  • Developed a marketing program for our international business unit in Afghanistan which resulted in the signing of a $150M contract.
  • Fiscal management of vendor contracts saved the company over $50,000 in resource costs.
  • Facilitated achievement of quarterly profit goals by collaborating with business development team.
  • Championed team accomplishments and improved all rebranding initiatives by creating and implementing organized, user-friendly marketing site on SharePoint.

Confidential, Washington, DC

Graphic Designer

Responsibilities:

  • Skillfully managed multiple concurrent design programs, which were recognized by clients for their creative value.

Confidential, McLean, VA

Graphic Designer

Responsibilities:

  • Developed / designed corporate overview brochure while concurrently collaborating with vendors and clients to create brand-related products.
  • Increased visits to website by 15% within five months by expanding functionality; added press releases, news updates, feature videos, special features, and press coverage.

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