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April Greer

Graphic & Web Designer

Severance, CO, USA
503-930-9526
Your go-to freelancer with a rare combination of creative expertise and technical savvy.
Experience
Severance, CO, USA
Mar 2011
Graphic/Web Designer
Increase your exposure and improve your sales with brilliant design by Greer Genius!

Greer Genius is my freelance graphic and web design business.
Salem, OR, USA
Jun 2011
Graphic Designer, Communications and Marketing
Returned in January of 2012 for part-time work of the same nature as previous assignment.

While Steasia was on maternity leave, I fulfilled her role as graphic designer, communications and media coordinator.

• Designed and developed trade show promotions, schedule, and materials.
• Maintained website content.
• Provided B2B and consumer rewards program support.
• Created collateral, proposals, and imagery for nationwide sales team.
• Researched and recommended potential clients and advertising opportunities.
Mt Angel, OR, USA
Nov 2005Feb 2011
Lead Graphic Designer
Graphic Design Accomplishments
• Designed packaging, marketing and trade show materials, and business collateral.
• Collaborated on design and development of a Flash-based product catalog CD.
• Developed dynamic, database-driven website content and performed regular web maintenance.
• Worked extensively with in-house print shop.
• Communicated with customers worldwide.
• Photographed products and retouched images.

Managerial Achievements
• Managed graphics department and print shop.
• Automated project management database, eliminating misprinted labels due to human entry error and recommending cost-effective print quantities.
• Coordinated label inventory project for inclusion into enterprise resource planning (ERP) software.
• Created print shop shelf numbering system and integrated into project management database, halving daily setup time.
• Performed cost analyses, resulting in reduced freight costs and a 20% discount on bulk purchases..
Salem, OR, USA
Aug 2001May 2005
Willamette University
Graphics Production Assistant
• Managed the design/production studio.
• Directed, manipulated, and edited digital video and audio.
• Collaborated on design and production of instructional CDs.
• Designed posters, brochures, programs, fliers, certificates, placards, and postcards.
• Worked directly with digital press operators.
• Produced a quarterly technological staff newsletter.
Education
Portland, OR, USA
Mar 2011Present
Graphic Design continuing education.
Coursework - Design Strategies, Typography I
Salem, OR, USA
Aug 2001May 2005
Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science
Achieved 3.53 GPA.
Minored in mathematics.
Played varsity softball.
Languages
 
English (Native), Spanish (Beginner)
Skills
 
Actionscript 3.0, Adobe Creative Suite, B2B Communications, B2B Marketing, CMYK, CSS, Graphic Design, HTML, Information Design, JavaScript, Macintosh, MySQL, PC, PHP, Pantone Color, Pre-press, Presentations
Philanthropy
Volunteer Teacher, St. Joseph’s Church ESL Program, September 2010 - June 2012
• Taught oral and written English as a Second Language to adults.

Volunteer, Willamette Humane Society, January 2009 - May 2013
• Over 200 hours of service.
• Pet spotlight advertisement writer published in multiple regional publications.
• Acquired pro bono space in local newspaper for monthly pet spotlight advertisement.
• Created pet sponsorship stars hung on animal kennels.
• Weekly dog walker and animal transport.
Awards
2011
Received A- on Design