Cherylyn Gnadt

Marketing + Design | Artist + Instructor

Elmhurst, IL, USA
Experienced and successful at designing and managing various projects with moving parts and tight deadlines. Empowered by my skill set and driven by my strongest asset, my heart. Focusing on marketing and design for social impact.

Work Experience

The Douglas Center

Marketing and Art Facilitator

While applying my artistic sense in a unique opportunity as an Art Facilitator for special needs adults in the Art From The Heart Creations® program, I quickly saw a need in their marketing efforts. I offer a few hours a week to help with their online and community presence. My goal is to make the most impact with my limited time and resources.
October 2014 - Present Illinois, United States

RxCreative Lab

Senior Graphic Designer

Creating branding concepts and marketing materials for Non-Profit, Financial and Medical Journal Industries.
Clients include: American Academy of Pediatrics, Children's Advocacy Center, National Safety Council, Clark Consulting, Pearl Meyer and Partners
March 2007 - September 2014 Illinois, United States

Lia Sophia

Art Director

A jewelry direct sales company
-Concept and design for various projects from intranet postings and micro websites to newsletters, sales flyers and incentive brochures
–Project management for all graphic needs for the Sales department
-Creative direction for jewelry and model photoshoots
-Mentor and manage junior designer
–Source illustrators, printers and other key vendors
December 2004 - March 2007 Bensenville, Illinois, United States

DeForest Group

Senior Graphic Design

A Business-to-Business Marketing and Design Studio
–Initiate concept ideas, provide innovative design and work with other team members to create brochures, display graphics and marketing materials
–Design and photo direct for a series of food product catalogs
–Illustrate graphic labels and packaging
–Source illustrators, printers and other key vendors
August 2002 - January 2001 Elmhurst, Illinois, United States

ABS Design Group

Senior Designer

– A division of ABS Graphics
–Develop strategy and new look for the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
–Design budget-conscious but creative brochures, identity systems and annual reports for associations, non-profit groups, hospitals and educational institutions
March 2001 - May 2002 Addison, Illinois, United States

Leo Burnett Technology Group

Senior Designer

Senior Designer – Business-to-Business Technology Agency
–Conceptualize, design and produce brochures, collateral, logos, direct mail campaigns and print ads
–Conceptualize, design and produce company funded non-profit projects
–Supervise and mentor Graphic Design Intern
November 1997 - March 2001 Chicago, Illinois, United States

Education

Elmhurst College

Bachelor of Arts in Communication, Minor Art

Estimated Graduation December 2016
Present Elmhurst, Illinois, United States

American Academy Of Art

Fine Art/Graphic Design

Traditional Fine Art Education. Emphasis on drawing and design based on the classical academic tradition.
Chicago, Illinois, United States

Skills

Dreamweaver, Idea Generation, Illustrator, Indesign, Managing Creative Groups, Marketing Strategy, Microsoft Office, Photoshop,

Artistic Skills

Certified Precious Metal Clay Instructor ~ Mixed Media ~ Printmaking ~ Metal Fabrication ~ Collaborative Creating ~ Mosaic ~ Bookbinding ~ Watercolor