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FEELING ACCOMPLISHED
By freelancing and working a wide range of temporary and contract positions, I have been able to create a wide range of printed materials. I designed banners that hung from light posts, designed a book that reached #1 Seller status on Amazon and re-designed the menu for an iconic St. Louis di… Read More
FEELING ACCOMPLISHED
By freelancing and working a wide range of temporary and contract positions, I have been able to create a wide range of printed materials. I designed banners that hung from light posts, designed a book that reached #1 Seller status on Amazon and re-designed the menu for an iconic St. Louis diner. I’ve had advertisements printed in several magazines including ALIVE Magazine and Inked Magazine. I have had the opportunity to create marketing packages specifically designed for Social Media. My former life as a retail manager has provided me with excellent communication and teamwork abilities as well as making me a customer service superstar.

LESSONS LEARNED
Working with so many different people in so many different industries has taught me some very valuable lessons.
1.) Design for the customer, not yourself: It’s easy to fall in love with a piece you’ve created. But, the piece is not for you. If your client has asked for a certain image or a certain color, deliver it. A happy client will return.
2.) It’s ok to brag: No one will notice your work if you never claim it. If you have created something awesome, show it off everywhere!
3.) If you are unsure, ask: On multiple occasions, I have opened files that were one size, but the print order listed another. Taking a few minutes to verify the final size has saved clients hundreds if not thousands of dollars.

SOME SKILLS
I am proficient with Adobe InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop. I am familiar with HTML/CSS, Dreamweaver and Quark Xpress. Switching between a Microsoft OS and Macintosh OS is no problem for me; I can work in both environments.

A LITTLE MORE
That’s a little bit about me! If you would like to meet me and possible offer a position with your amazing company, connect with me!

You can find me on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/andreardavidson and on Twitter @ardavixr Read Less
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