Ehimemen Esene

Graphic Designer

Brooklyn, NY, USA
Having a valued career within creative studios, you will benefit from my knowledge of more than nine years of working in intensely imaginative and fast pace environments. Starting as an intern, building consistently with the design team and Marketing Department to develop and maintain visual images and marketing campaigns for real estate, car dealerships, accessory/clothing wholesalers, restaurants/taverns and others of the hospitality service industry including hotels, casinos, and night clubs. And also, serving as a liaison between departments and operating units in the decisions of day-to-day administrative and production duties. Taking on the growing responsibilities of a Graphic Designer overseeing multiple projects while adhering to the demanding deadlines of branding and design. Often arranging the preparation and submission of proposals for clients, conducting research, evaluating incoming and outgoing memos, and communicating with clients by phone and in person. Recently, enveloped by retail beginning in the stockroom, then moving onto assisting the Visual Merchandiser. Possessing a strong design awareness and great teamwork ethics has help me provide effective and creative schemes to enhance customer service in order to reach store sales goals. I am hoping to continue the path as a dedicated individual working towards a position that utilizes my past work experience and proactive aptitude.

Work Experience

Commbs Brooklyn Printing

Graphic Designer

Conceptualize and create marketing collateral for print including: advertisements, invitations, catalogs, collateral and stationary/branding and presentations. Preparing a high volume of approved layouts for production, translate and adapt the files to various formats under tight deadlines. Organize the digital asset library, scanning materials for concept development. Develop design specifications, style guides, etc. Actively participate and contribute to design brainstorming sessions. Provide back up to marketing design needs on an ad-hoc basis.
May 2014 - Present Brooklyn, New York, United States

Banana Republic

Visual Specialist

Support and ensure execution of all merchandise handling and visual tasks to standard throughout the store. Performs audits, complete re-tickets, and execute markdowns in a timely accurate manner. Ensure all in store visual displays and window presentations are consistent with current seasonal direction. Also, ensure current marketing image and signage direction are implemented correctly. Offer creative design suggestions that support merchandising plans and continuously evolve the brand. Coordinate placement, storage and disposal of all props display elements and fixtures. Recognizes customer cues and support customers’ service expectations. Promoting a safe working and shopping environment and to maximize the customer shopping experience.
May 2011 - Present New York, New York, United States

Pop Studios

Graphic Designer

Collaborated with creative team to design and produce computer-generated artwork for marketing and promotional materials. Technical knowledge of color profiles, color conversions, and digital retouching. Responsibilities include maintaining production of a high volume of images under very tight deadlines. Taking creative direction and applying it to images in order to achieve the best possible results for final web images. Communicating with other teams in order to proactively address discrepancies and solve issues to improve the productivity of a fashion, entertainment, and advertising studio.
November 2010 - November 2015 New York, United States

NOoSPHERE ARTS

Gallery Assistant

Routinely research to identify and solicit new sources of support from foundation, corporation, and government sources. Write reports, letters of inquiry, and acknowledgment letters. Provide administrative support to Director and Associate Director. Coordinating marketing (press releases, social media, email newsletters and flyers) and artist biographies. Physically working with prints and works of art, installation of exhibitions. Assist with exhibition opening receptions. Photography and editing of artwork for website. Update and maintain database of contacts and inventory list databases. Receiving visitors, answering phones and emails.
February 2011 - August 2011 New York, New York, United States

R + T Services

Senior Graphic Designer

Brand strategy, customer experience, and design consultant. Successfully translated subject matter into concrete literature and design for direct mail, newsletters, promotional/sales materials, and print collateral. Increased responsibility in client interaction, managing database, organizing correspondence, and governing the post production of all projects. Dynamic and skilled professional with in-depth knowledge in handling all administrative tasks.
November 2005 - November 2010 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

Godt-Cleary Gallery

Gallery Assistant

Responsibilities include greeting clients and visitors, database maintenance, artist archives and general administrative tasks, fielding incoming phone calls and emails. Some light art handling in support of closing and opening exhibitions. Assist with exhibition opening receptions and special events.
February 2004 - March 2005 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

Education

Community College Of Southern Nevada

Certificates of Achievement

The program provided instruction in commercial photographic skills and creative photographic processes. Beginning and intermediate photo- graphic processes and skills are addressed. And other topics include photographic lighting, photographic commercial/illustration, photojournalism, color lab technologies and portraiture.
August 1996 - August 1998 Henderson, Nevada, United States

The Art Institute Of Las Vegas

Bachelor of Science

Studied design, typography, and color theory. Use industry-specific software to help you learn and create everything from logos and posters to packaging, websites design, and corporate identity packages.
August 2002 - December 2005 Henderson, Nevada, United States

Languages

English (Native),

Skills

Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Indesign, Adobe Photoshop, CSS, FileMaker, HTML, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Powerpoint, Microsoft Word,