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Laura Shoup

Senior Graphic Designer

Falls Church, VA, USA
814-934-7395
Award-winning Graphic Designer with more than 11 years of experience orchestrating direct mail, web, and print graphic design operations. Combine innovative and creative leadership strengths to effectively lead projects that target diverse audiences. Dynamic background providing design expertise / services to corporate and government entities. Reputable imaging specialist with a history of success elevating design through implementation of advanced skills and acute attention to detail. Expertise in creating marketing material for English, German, Dutch, Japanese, and Russian audiences.
Experience
Alexandria, VA, USA
Aug 2012
Targeted Creative Communications
Senior Graphic Designer
Similar position was previously held with this company, March 2008 - April 2012.
Fairfax, VA, USA
Apr 2012Aug 2012
Graphic Designer
Communicate directly with clients to help determine goals and implement various marketing collateral upon those needs. Generate and manage numerous print compositions, interactive PDFs, and HTML designs simultaneously. Correspond, prepare, and deliver projects to printers for output. Schedule HTML emails to clients’ email lists at specific dates and times.

Key Achievements:

--Ensured updates of existing marketing collateral while maintaining excellent organizational
file management.
Alexandria, VA, USA
Mar 2008Apr 2012
Targeted Creative Communications
Graphic Designer
Creative developer and leadership force of design department focused on the innovative creation of direct mail, newsletters, brochures, and flyers within tight deadlines. Prepare projects for delivery to printers. Provide overall design of websites and marketing materials, coordinating all creative phases from planning to design and implementation. Assign and manage workflow, maintain collaborative process, and properly document all assignments.

Key Achievements:

--Successfully maintained superior levels of design quality within challenging time restraints.
--Commended for successful planning, development, and completion of complex design projects in one day, delivering top-quality designs within strict deadlines.
--Achieved praises, including the American Association of Political Consultants Honorable Mention Award in June 2011.
Tipton, PA, USA
Jul 2006Feb 2008
Production Artist / Photo Studio Coordinator
Promoted to coordinate and collaborate with design team charged with print and web assignments. Performed image editing, pre-flight, and transfers to printers. Spearheaded photo shoots and media events, liaising with photographers and models to communicate vision. Worked collaboratively with graphic designers in the implementation of image changes.

Key Achievements:

--Ensured effective maintenance and upkeep of comprehensive media library on department server.
--Led highly successful staged media events, achieving quality completion within tight deadlines.
Tipton, PA, USA
Oct 2001Jul 2006
Graphic Designer
Participated in the development of catalogs, newsletters, flyers, magazine advertisements, and direct mail copy. Administered all project phases from concept planning to completion. Teamed with marketing, copywriters, and design team throughout brainstorming sessions for new assignments. Planned, prepared, and delivered comprehensive presentations to clients.

Key Projects:

--Contributed to generating more than £100K in 10 days and £250K in 30 days with the design of a four-page purchasing flyer for the UK Ministry of Defence.
--Successfully designed award-winning specialty products and B2B catalogs. Honors included Multichannel Merchant (Catalog Age) Gold Award and Catalog of the Year Award.
Education
Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Oct 1999Oct 2001
Graphic Design
4.0 GPA
Awards
Mar 2011
Jun 2007
Gold Award - Business Specialty Products Catalog
Jun 2007
Gold Award - International Business to Business Catalog
Jun 2006
Catalog of the Year
Jun 2006
Multichannel Merchant
Gold Award - Business Specialty Products Catalog
Jun 2006
Multichannel Merchant
Gold Award - International Business to Business Catalog
Jun 2005
Multichannel Merchant
Gold Award - Business Specialty Products Catalog
Jun 2005
Multichannel Merchant
Gold Award - International Business to Business Catalog
Jun 2004
Multichannel Merchant
Gold Award - Business Specialty Products Catalog
Languages
 
English (Native)
Skills
 
Microsoft Office, Proficient on Windows and Macintosh OS, Coda, FileMaker, QuarkXPress 8, ExactTarget, Adobe Photoshop CS5.5, Adobe Indesign CS5.5, Adobe Illustrator CS5.5, Adobe Dreamweaver CS5.5, Adobe Bridge CS5.5, Adobe Acrobat 9 Pro, windows live movie maker