Cheri Kocmit

Parma, OH, USA
Resourceful and innovative graphic designer with 9 years experience and demonstrated success in leading brand initiatives, enhancing brand awareness and creating efficiencies from design concept to production. Exceptional communication and problem-solving skills.

Experience includes:
• Advertising Campaigns • Catalog Layout Design
• Digital/HTML • Web Graphics
• Photo Shoot Direction • Photo Retouching
• Logo Design • Process Documentation

Work Experience

Cuyahoga Community College

Administrative Assistant

• Demonstrates initiative in maximizing efficiency of daily operations and ability to prioritize workflow
• Prepares, maintains and distributes general logs and other records in support of department operations
• Develops detailed knowledge of department operations and procedures and maintains appropriate confidentiality of information and unit affairs
• Anticipates and meets all customer needs accurately, professionally and with a commitment to customer satisfaction

July 2013 - Present Highland Hills, Ohio, United States

US Auto Parts

Graphic Designer

• Managed the production of monthly advertising in 4-6 magazines and one full-size catalog per quarter
• Presented creative design concepts for various print, advertising and web projects
• Improved pricing accuracy by adopting AutoPrice for catalogs and leading this implementation and training initiative
• Developed procedures to improve advertising and production processes
• Created and maintained website and email images
• Designed artwork for eBay stores for various segments of the company
• Designed magazine, catalog and web graphics
• Collaborated with copywriters to develop product features and benefits, corporate identify and competitive advantage
• Documented processes for all digital printing
• Distributed proofs and made appropriate corrections efficiently and with strict attention to detail
February 2008 - June 2013 Independence, Ohio, United States

US Auto Parts

Production Artist

• Executed print and web projects based on brand standards
• Improved the design of advertising and efficiency of the process by implementing a style guide and brand indemnity
• Provided production support for art directors, copywriters and image management
• Collected, retouched and optimized images for print and web production
• Converted print production work into web images
• Maintained full responsibility of all magazine advertising
June 2006 - February 2008 Independence, Ohio, United States

Creative Marketing Group

Account Executive/Designer

• Designed B2C and B2B promotional mailers and marketing pieces
• Created company materials and brochures, including a new brochure outlining features and benefits
• Integrated client revisions into pending design pieces
• Revised and updated existing company materials, as needed
• Coordinated client planning sessions, as necessary
• Coordinated research of clients’ business as requested for strategic planning purposes
• Prepared client meeting proposals and presentations
• Prepared budgets and invoices for all major accounts
• Managed current client listings and databases
• Maintained confidential, service-focused relationships with clients
2004 - 2005 Maumee, Ohio, United States

Education

Cuyahoga Community College

Certificate in Web Design and Development

Web Design Courses
August 2013 - May 2016 Ohio, United States

Bowling Green State University

Visual Communication Technology

August 2000 - May 2005 Bowling Green, Ohio, United States

Languages

English (Native),

Skills

Adobe InDesign, Design, Microsoft Office, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, CSS, Dreamweaver, Editing, Fireworks, Graphic Design, HTML, Mac, PC, Photo Editing, Photo Resizing, Photo Retouching, Photography, Web Design,