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Accomplished Art Director/Creative Designer with years of dedicated experience as an inspired and motivated design professional. Capabilities include extensive experience working with marketing department, clients, and vendors. Highly effective when performing in deadline-driven environments and within tight budge… Read More
Accomplished Art Director/Creative Designer with years of dedicated experience as an inspired and motivated design professional. Capabilities include extensive experience working with marketing department, clients, and vendors. Highly effective when performing in deadline-driven environments and within tight budgets. Presently looking to commit my talents full-time to a unified creative team.

Sarah Norman, Art Director, Graphic Design, Creative, Akron, Cleveland, Ohio, 44236, American Advertising Federation, AIGA Read Less
  • Creative Designer
    SS&G Financial Services Inc. — Akron, OH, USA
  • Intake Coordinator, Cleveland Clinic, The Concern EAP, Cleveland, OH
    Cleveland Clinic — Cleveland, OH, USA
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2010 – Present
Freelance Graphic Designer for designhaüs

January 2008 – July 2010
Worked as a highly skilled art director/designer for SS&G, the areas third largest (first largest independent in Ohio) Certified Public Accounting firm. Hired to grow a newly-formed in-house design department; cultivate brand m… Read More
2010 – Present
Freelance Graphic Designer for designhaüs

January 2008 – July 2010
Worked as a highly skilled art director/designer for SS&G, the areas third largest (first largest independent in Ohio) Certified Public Accounting firm. Hired to grow a newly-formed in-house design department; cultivate brand management, produce all print media, web banners, electronic newsletters, and more. My excellent creative, organizational, and multi-tasking capabilities have contributed to numerous awards for the firm ­­— all while staying within the marketing budget.

2002 – 2007
Self-employed freelance working on- and off-site with CEO’s, department heads, and design teams on multiple assignments. Creating and producing print materials, coordinating client and vendor contact for various clients and agencies to effectively market and advance their products and services.

My professional mantra is “Give the client what they NEED” — In order to establish a quality foundation, and for future growth and profitability within their industry:
Faber-Castell, Valley View, OH
Paper Express, Inc., Akron, OH
Aquent, Cleveland, OH
WRVC, Hudson, OH
Universal Screen Arts, Hudson, OH
JoAnn Stores, Hudson, OH
PSI, Twinsburg, OH
WhiteSpace Creative, Akron, OH
The Little Tikes Company, Hudson, OH
427 Design, Akron, OH
Spectra Contract Flooring, Valley View, OH (a Berkshire Hathaway Company)
AAA, Washington, DC
The Creative Group, Cleveland, OH
American Advertising Federation, Akron, OH Read Less
AAM winner single mailing category for firms with more than 15M in revenue, 2009
Akron General Wellness Champion Awards, 2008, Bronze
Addy Awards nomination for illustration on NSA recruitment advertisement
The International Design Conference in Aspen, CO, Judge: Milton Glaser, Award of Merit

2000 – 2002 Cleve… Read More
AAM winner single mailing category for firms with more than 15M in revenue, 2009
Akron General Wellness Champion Awards, 2008, Bronze
Addy Awards nomination for illustration on NSA recruitment advertisement
The International Design Conference in Aspen, CO, Judge: Milton Glaser, Award of Merit

2000 – 2002 Cleveland State University | Certificate Degree / Computer Graphics
1996 – 1997 Kent State University & University of Akron | Computer Graphics and Fine Art
1980 – 1983 Art Institute of Pittsburgh, PA | AB in Specialized Technology, Visual Communications Read Less
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