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THE IMPORTANT THINGS

• Solid eye for design, layout & typography
• Forging strong communicative relationships with Clients & Community
• Brand Management & Consistency
• Proofreading prowess
• Cost-effective, Self-start, Self-learn, Quick-turnaround
• Many hats: “I’m always up for a challenge!”

CAREER G… Read More
THE IMPORTANT THINGS

• Solid eye for design, layout & typography
• Forging strong communicative relationships with Clients & Community
• Brand Management & Consistency
• Proofreading prowess
• Cost-effective, Self-start, Self-learn, Quick-turnaround
• Many hats: “I’m always up for a challenge!”

CAREER GOALS

• Teaching the world that great design with a driven marketing purpose exists!
• Never sacrifice quality for quantity.
• To gain further insight behind marketing analytics, infographics, copyediting/writing, & social media.
• Successfully marry fantastic design with effective ROI/Marketing results.

COLLABORATION OPPORTUNITIES

Let's share our knowledge and create new experiences!

• Creative Marketing Design; All print and digital
• Social Media Marketing
• Copy editing/writing
• Infographics
• Front-end Development
• Typography design Read Less
  • Freelance Graphic Designer
    Swap.com / Netcycler — Addison, IL, USA
  • Marketing Creative Associate
    First Midwest Bank — Itasca, IL, USA
  • Freelance Graphic Designer
    Fox Valley Animal Welfare League — North Aurora, IL, USA
  • Freelance Graphic Designer/Artist
    Fisher Printing — Bridgeview, IL, USA
  • Visual Communications Associate
    Family Bridges Chicago — Oak Park, IL, USA
  • Graphic Design Volunteer
    Fox Valley Animal Welfare League — North Aurora, IL, USA
  • Technical Artist Intern
    American Technical Publishers, Inc. — Orland Park, IL, USA
  • Graphic Design Intern
    DuPage Children's Museum — Naperville, IL, USA
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Heather Shaw • Creative Marketing & Design • hndesign.virb.com • 815-566-2130

Freelance Graphic Designer
Swap.com / Netcycler
September 2013 – Present (8 months) Addison, IL
• Original design work on a number of creative projects: Event flyers, Fundraising Check, Web advertisements and banners (fixed and an… Read More
Heather Shaw • Creative Marketing & Design • hndesign.virb.com • 815-566-2130

Freelance Graphic Designer
Swap.com / Netcycler
September 2013 – Present (8 months) Addison, IL
• Original design work on a number of creative projects: Event flyers, Fundraising Check, Web advertisements and banners (fixed and animated), original illustrations to be applied to shipped materials.
• Brand management: Adhering to style rules and guidelines to ensure company brand is well perceived.
• Editing, preparing existing materials for print production: business cards, employee ID cards.
• Assisting with and creating future project plans.

Marketing Creative Associate
First Midwest Bank
September 2013 – March 2014 (7 months) Itasca, IL
• Design, produce and contribute to a range of creative projects and marketing activities including:
• Brand Management: Adhering to style rules and guidelines to ensure company branding is well perceived, as well as, rebranding outdated materials.
• Lobby Campaigns: Generating multiple ideas, preparing and producing a wide range of marketing materials for Deployment and creating Plan-o-grams for a retail setting.
• Copy: Writing, Editing, Proofreading
• Initiated a proofreading process to keep web content consistent with brand style.
• Materials: Print and Web ads and graphics, brochures, menus, invitations, flyers, posters, newsletters, financial professional sell sheets.
• Images: Successfully selecting and prepping stock images that retain brand voice and messages.
• Production: Preparing artwork for review and production while coordinating with print and stock vendors.
- Creating and editing forms and templates.
- Keeping track of quotes, invoices and compliance reviews.

Freelance Graphic Design
Fox Valley Animal Welfare League
August 2012 – September 2013 (1 year 2 months) North Aurora, IL
• Designed and managed "You Can't Save Them All" Campaign published in Naperville Dog Magazine, online and print.
• Consistent collaboration with volunteer marketing coordinator to drive the design & production of postcards, posters, mailers, and web graphics
• Worked with clinic volunteers and copywriters to ensure the League's identity and the feeling of the campaign stays unified and clear.

Freelance Graphic Designer & Artist
Fisher Printing Inc.
July 2013 – July 2013 (1 month) Bridgeview, IL
• Created and updated pre-press production art weekly for local grocery stores in the Chicago-land area.
• Proofreading, Pre-flighting, and otherwise preparing art files for final prints.
• Within a deadline heavy focused setting, worked with clients and associates to ensure weekly ads and banners had correct copy and image cuts.
• Created new ideas for icons, banners and typographic styles to be used by current graphic artists
• Maintained a file database of images to use for artwork.




Visual Communications
Family Bridges Chicago
November 2012 – July 2013 (9 months) Oak Park, IL
Creating visual solutions to communicate the company’s cause and mission, maintaining brand value in creating marketing materials such as brochures, phone app graphics and fundraiser invitations.

• Developed high quality icons and graphics for web applications; "Parents With A Purpose" and "Give" executed on the Gloo.us application systems.
• Drove cover and layout design in the publication, "Romance Perpetuo." Worked with editors and writers to contribute to the all Spanish content.
• Provided low-budget digital mock-up ideas for online store presence.

Freelance Graphic Artist
Capitalist, Inc.
June 2013 – June 2013 (1 month) Chicago, IL
• Developed high-quality photoshop mock-ups for social media use.
• Social media advertising for a proposed "SmackTVist," Comcast campaign and contributed copywriting ideas

*Facebook & Twitter, SmackTVist
*Pinterest, Comfort Solution's Flare

Columbia College Chicago
Bachelor's of Fine Arts, Graphic Design
2010 – 2013

College of DuPage
Associates in Applied Science, Graphic Design
2006 – 2009
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Member Since: Jun 25, 2012