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Samantha Paris Estes

Senior Graphic Designer

Boston, MA, USA

Work Experience

American Public Television

Senior Graphic Designer, Marketing & Design

Lead graphic designer responsible for the creative concept, development and design on marketing and promotional needs across all touch points.

Drive creative design and execution for print and interactive brand marketing: website banners, email-marketing campaigns, trade shows and events, branded presentations, posters, product launch materials, and more.​

Worked with outside firm to help rebrand the company.

Designed layout and provided all elements needed for corporate website to the
communications/web team.

Coordinate and negotiate printing and pricing with suppliers/vendors to ensure smooth deadlines and cost effectiveness.

Consistently work closely with VP of communication and CEO to meet critical deadlines, maintain budgets, and reduced costs by prioritizing project needs.

Create project budgets and manage requests for all proposals and quotes.
2008 - Present Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Graphique De France

Graphic Designer

Executed design projects from concept to final print production on calendars, packaging, and mock-ups for presentation to Barnes and Noble, Target and Borders.

Responsible for company-wide photo manipulation, color correction and layout.

Articulated brand vision and initiatives into print mediums, and carried multiple projects from start to finish.

Worked closely with the Art director on a regular basis to ensure successful project completion and delivery of creative goals.
2007 - 2008 Massachusetts, United States

Freelance Artist

Freelance

Clients include: Harvard University, Casual Male, Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Go Ahead Tours, Nova Marketing, Global Prints, Kryptonite, Houghton Mifflin, LehmanMillet, TJX, KMS, Staywell Custom Communications, BJ’s and Ophalmic Consultants of Boston.
2004 - 2008 Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Sun-Sentinel Newspaper

Graphic Designer

Responsible for creative concepts, development and design for all company needs.

Effectively managed all photo manipulation, color correction, and layout in a high stress, fast paced environment for City & Shore Magazine.

Continuously collaborated with sales and marketing management to create enticing and innovative collateral.

Directly responsible for increasing net sales to local colleges through exposure of new design concepts.
2001 - 2004 Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States

OceanDrive Magazine

Graphic Designer

Reviewed and collaborated on all new concepts with the Creative Director from concept through production.

Conceptualized and designed multiple page layouts, text design, and ad design/redesign in photoshop and quark.

Responsible for Hi-res Photo manipulation and color correction on all major ads for both OceanDrive and OceanDrive Espanol.
2000 - 2001 Miami, Florida, United States

Education

The Art Institute Of Fort Lauderdale

Bachelor of Science in Graphic Design

2000 Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States

The New England Institute Of Art

Certificate in Web Design

- 2010 Brookline, Massachusetts, United States

Skills

Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Office, Adobe Flash, PC And Mac, Quark Xpress,