Courtney Staples

Graphic Designer

Brookline, MA, USA
Versatile designer able to quickly adapt to new workflows and skillsets. Experienced in print and digital formats, working directly with clients and project managers, and carrying projects from initial ideation to final publication. Decent sense of humor, usually.

Work Experience

MassHealth Publications

Graphic Designer

Design materials such as handbooks, brochures, posters, forms, and flyers from concept to completion.
Communicate with managers, editors, and translation and print vendors to ensure successful products.
Develop logos, branding materials, illustrations, and graphics.
Create and update content on the Mass.gov website, working as web lead on certain projects.
Review website feedback from public users and form plans for complaint resolution.
Photograph state events, retouch raw image files, and maintain an internal library of stock photos.
Collaborate within the unit to establish processes and research workflow optimization.
Perform editing, writing, and proofreading duties on various internal and external publications.
Create large print and accessible documents for use by people with limited sight and blindness.
September 2014 - Massachusetts, United States

MassHealth Publications

Independent Contract Graphic Designer

Carried out many of the responsibilities listed above.
Aided in creating MassHealth’s Twitter presence with graphics, tweets, and social media policy planning.
Researched and implemented large print and accessibility standards for print and web.
December 2011 - September 2014 Massachusetts, United States

Education

Massachusetts College Of Art And Design (MassArt)

Bachelor of Fine Arts (Illustration)

September 2006 - May 2010 Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Skills

Accessibility Compliance, Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Indesign, Adobe Photoshop, Commonlook PDF, Concept Art, Corel Painter , CSS, Drawing, HTML, Image Retouching, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Powerpoint, Microsoft Word, Painting, Percussion CMS, Photography, Storyboarding, Vector Art,