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Karen Lonesome

Lonesome Girl Creative

Centreville, VA, USA
I’m an Art Director/Designer with a love of minutiae and over 13 years of experience. I work with concepts from the ground up and know the art of a finely crafted Mechanical. I love the camaraderie of working within a group environment but am just as comfortable running solo. My educational background is in Design and Art History, and my professional background spans all types of clients in multiple industries such as associations, advocacy, B2B, education, energy, government, healthcare, tourism, telecomm and travel.
Work Experience
VA, USA
Oct 2012Present
HORNE Creative
Senior Art Director
VA, USA
Apr 2004
Lonesome Girl Creative
Art Director/Designer
• Develop design projects from concept to completion such as logos, stationery, collateral projects and ad campaigns, tradeshow displays and OOH projects

• Design websites, web banners, digital newsletters and microsite projects

• Design tradeshow displays and OOH projects

• Work on multiple projects under tight deadlines as part of a group, with an agency or solo
VA, USA
Jan 2006Jan 2012
Art Director
• Developed design projects from concept to completion such as logos, stationery, collateral projects and ad campaigns, tradeshow displays and OOH projects

• Designed websites, web banners, digital newsletters and microsite projects

• Created new designs within existing campaign guidelines and style guides

• Initiated and implemented organizational procedures for a small creative department

• Created and organized logos, color palettes and design standards for long-term use

• Worked on multiple projects under tight deadlines as part of a group or solo
VA, USA
Jul 2000Jan 2006
Senior Graphic Designer
• Developed design projects from concept to completion such as logos, stationery, collateral projects and ad campaigns, tradeshow displays and OOH projects

• Designed websites, web banners, digital newsletters and microsite projects

• Created new designs within existing campaign guidelines and style guides

• Conducted photo and illustration research

• Initiated and implemented organizational procedures and managed files for a large creative department

• Managed and organized large-scale projects such as program guidebooks and directories

• Worked on multiple projects under tight deadlines as part of a group or solo
MD, USA
Aug 1999Jul 2000
Zettler Group
Production Coordinator and Designer
• Managed small design staff and supervised all print projects

• Contacted print reps

• Directed production of five monthly direct mail newspapers

• Developed design projects from concept to completion
Education
Norfolk, VA, USA
Sep 1995May 1999
Old Dominion University
Bachelor of Fine Arts with a concentration in Graphic Design and a Minor in Art History
GPA: 3.53 cumulative; 3.8 minor

HONORS: Graduated Cum Laude, Dean’s List 6 semesters, Golden Key National Honor Society
Skills
 
Adobe Creative Suite, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Indesign, Adobe Photoshop, Apple Keynote, Art Directing, Branding, Branding And Identity, Collateral, Corporate Identity Development, Graphic Design, Logo Design, Out-of-Home, Print Collateral, Print Design, Style Guides, Tradeshows, Web Design
Awards
2008
Addy Citation – Pro-bono Washington Glory Campaign
2006
Addy Citation - Wintergreen Resort Campaign
2003
Addy Citation – Palm Restaurant Notepad design
2001
Addy Citation – nextone.com Navigation/Design
Client Roster
Accenture/IRS
American Association for Justice
American Chemical Society
American Service Center
AstraZeneca
BAE Systems
Booz•Allen Hamilton
Bon Secours
Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA)
Department of Defense (DoD)
Department of Health & Human Services: Indian Health Service (IHS)
Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
Department of State (State Dept)
Department of Transportation (DoT)
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Fairfax County, VA (FXVA)
Floral Designs Unlimited
Georgetown County, SC CVB
Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC)
GSA
GTSI
HUGHES
Indian Health Service
Intelsat
Internosis
Luray Caverns
Mercedes-Benz of Alexandria
Monster.com
Navy Federal Credit Union
National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA)
Northrop Grumman
Opnext
Palm Restaurant
Produce Marketing Association
Standard Solar
Software AG
SUPERCOMM (now GLOBALCOMM)
Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA)
TMP Worldwide
Touchstone Energy Cooperatives
USDA Forest Service
Verizon Wireless
VetsFirst
Virginia Tourism Corporation (VTC)
Washington Glory
Washington Nationals
Wintergreen Resort