Andrew Creter

Durham, NC, USA
I take pride in and enjoy delivering creative solutions that provide pleasing visual experiences whether the end deliverable is print or digital.

Work Experience

InVentiv Health Learning Solutions (formerly Campbell Alliance Learning Solutions)

Senior Graphic Designer

Provided graphic design for interactive e-learning courses and e-publications within brand guidelines/requirements for leaders in the Pharmaceutical and Biotech industries.

Responsibilities included: illustrated storyboards, graphic concepts, production of graphics for user interfaces, info-graphics and scene composites involving extensive photo editing and photo manipulation

Collaborated with a team of content developers, writers, graphic designers and course developers on a daily basis to produce interactive eLearning materials delivered on PC and mobile devices as HTML5 or video products

Performed quality assurance reviews of course graphics

Maintained a library of client creative assets, as well as in-house and stock creative assets

Provided graphic support to the Campbell Alliance/Pharmaceutical Institute marketing department
May 2011 - Present North Carolina, United States

Design By Andrew Creter

Freelance Graphic Designer

Provided concept development and graphic design for branding, print and digital marketing, and publications for non-profit organizations, small businesses, and events
January 2011 - May 2011 Durham, North Carolina, United States

The Detroit Studio

Lead Creative Partner and Visual/Graphic Designer

Operated a graphic/web design studio and print re-sale company

Managed brand and marketing services for small to mid size businesses and non-profit organizations (branding/identity design, print and email marketing, direct mail, corporate communications, websites and other forms of digital advertising and promotion)

Met with clients to identify graphic needs, determine scope of project and present visual concepts for advertising and marketing campaigns

Managed and directed a staff of 4 including: designers, illustrators, web developers and contract designers/developers and interns as needed

Proofed artwork and inspected quality of finished work

Managed and maintained a library of client creative assets, as well as in-house and stock creative assets

Prepared files for offset, digital, and screen-printing production

Worked closely with pre-press, print production, finishing, and fulfillment departments
July 2006 - January 2011 Cleveland, Ohio, United States

Hotcards

Graphic Designer

Worked for the in-house graphic design department of an offset printing company

Work included: concepts and production of graphics for ads, branding, and marketing campaigns

Designed multiple pieces for print on a daily basis

Met with clients on a daily basis to identify needs and provide creative solutions for branding, advertising, and marketing campaigns

Presented design concepts during multiple rounds of review

Assigned tasks/deadlines to interns

Prepared files for printing (offset, digital and screen printing)

Proofed artwork and inspected quality of finished work

Worked with pre-press technicians, production managers, and press operators on a daily basis
April 2002 - July 2006 Cleveland, Ohio, United States

Phil Vedda And Sons Printing

Pre-Press Technician

Worked in the Pre-Press department of an offset printing company

Work included: type setting, page layout, image scanning, color proofing, color correction, content proofing, negative stripping and inspection, lithograph plate production and inspection

Prepared digital documents for output in direct to film and direct to plate work flows
December 2000 - October 2002 Cleveland, Ohio, United States

Education

Virginia Marti College Of Art And Design

Associates Degree: Graphic Design and Commercial Art

January 2000 - June 2002 Cleveland, Ohio, United States

Skills

Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Concept Development, Adobe Acrobat Professional, Adobe Bridge, Adobe Creative Suite, Adobe Dreamweaver, Advertising, Art-direction, Branding, E-Learning, E-pub Design, Email Marketing, Graphic Design, Illustration, Management, Photo Manipulation, Photo Retouching, Print Design, Print Production, Storyboarding, User Interface Design, Web Design,