Amy Darling

Freelance Graphic Designer

Denver, CO, USA
I'm a highly-skilled, conscientious, and communicative designer with experience in print + digital for marketing + branding.

I have over 10 years of graphic design experience with branding and corporate identity from conception to completion within marketing collateral (brochures, annual reports, mailers), conference materials (programs, vinyl and retractable banners, badges), print ads, digital banners, and social media.

I have worked in a variety of roles including graphics and production assistant in-house within a large communications team and now have been freelancing full-time for the past 3 years. I work with local design studios and directly with clients ranging in industry from finance to health and well-being.

Please reach out for a quote!

Work Experience

Studio Pattern

Freelance Graphic Designer

• Provide freelance design and production support for print projects ranging from multi-page documents and brochures to signage.
April 2016 - Present Colorado, United States

Amy Darling Design

Freelance Graphic Designer

• Design logos, brochures, ads, corporate identity, signs, various printed materials and web graphics from design conception to completion for a variety of small business owners.
• Clients include: Canvas Credit Union, American Federation of Teachers, AACMFS, and Janus Henderson and local design studios.
January 2013 - Present Denver, Colorado, United States

Regional Transportation District

Contract Graphic Designer

• Provided support to the creative team to design, develop and execute multimedia marketing campaigns (print, environmental, web).
November 2015 - April 2016 Denver, Colorado, United States

American Federation Of Teachers

Production Assistant

• Designed brochures, programs, fliers, mailers, posters, rally signs, retractable banners, t-shirts, buttons and web banner ads, adhering to AFT branding guidelines.
• Coordinated printer bids, uploaded prepared files and reviewed proofs.
• Researched and licensed stock photographs and color corrected member photographs.
• Designed logos, stationery, stateweb banners and other web graphics for affiliate offices.
August 2006 - September 2015 Washington, District of Columbia, United States

Gildea Media Group

Freelance Project Manager

• Developed and tracked timelines for design projects while simultaneously managing the scope of projects to ensure timely delivery.
• Facilitated efforts among creative and technical team members while providing strategic guidance to design team.
October 2005 - July 2006 Washington, District of Columbia, United States

AFL-CIO

Assistant Program Coordinator

• Placed 150 college summer interns annually in local unions and managed production of printed materials needed.
April 2003 - September 2005 Washington, District of Columbia, United States

Getty Images (formerly Photonica)

Account Executive

• Grew client base to $1 million per year in photo licensing sales and led client meetings.
1998 - 2002 San Francisco, California, United States

Canvas Credit Union

Contract Graphic Designer

• As a contract designer during a rebrand from Public Service Credit Union to Canvas Credit Union, I re-designed* everything from printed marketing materials including advertising to stadium signage to digital ads appearing in the banks and on their site.
*Monigle was responsible for creating the new brand and guidelines and I helped roll out production of all things Canvas.
August 2018 - January 2019 Lone Tree, Colorado, United States

Education

University Of Massachusetts At Amherst

BA in Communications, Cum Laude; Minors in Art and French

September 1990 - May 1994 Amherst, Massachusetts, United States

Graduate School, USDA

Certificate in Graphic Design for Print Program

2003 - 2006 Washington, District of Columbia, United States

Corcoran College Of Art + Design

Took classes in Digital Media Design Program

2005 - 2009 Washington, District of Columbia, United States

Skills

Acrobat, Adobe Creative Cloud, Basecamp, Branding, CSS, Digital Banners, Identity, Illustrator, Indesign, Keynote , Microsoft Office Suite, Photoshop, Powerpoint, Print Advertising, Social Media, WordPress,