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JoEllyn Paolicchi
Graphic Designer   |   joellynpaolicchi@yahoo.com   |   708.439.5324



D E S I G N  |  S K I L L S  
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All-purpose designer with a variety of graphic skills, including the creation of logos, typography, advertisements and page layout (print and web). Adept at creative problem solving, art direction, meeting tight deadlines, pre-flighting and pre-press, with a detail-oriented work ethic.

J O B  |  E X P E R I E N C E
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GRAPHIC DESIGNER / OWNER    1997 – present
August Designs | Chicago, Illinois
- Numerous clients including:
     - The Gus Foundation (Run for Gus identity, design and layout: 2005 & 2006)
     - Cornerstone Church (logo design)
     - Just Heavenly Pastries & Desserts (identity, design and layout)
     - Claires.com (freelance web page design)
     - Children's Memorial Foundation (design and layout)
     - PackSmart (invitation design)
     - Sister Grace Designs (corporate identity for Etsy company)
     - Adducci Leone & Co. (logo creation & corporate identity)
     - Life Captured Photography (logo creation & corporate identity)
- Work includes dozens & dozens of handmade custom, wedding invitations (clients not listed above), party invitations, logo/identity design, page layout, CD cover designs, letterhead/business cards, t-shirt design, birth announcements & other projects


GRAPHIC DESIGNER    03/05 - 04/10
Abercrombie & Kent, Inc. | Oak Brook, Illinois & Downers Grove, Illinois
- Design marketing materials, direct mail, print advertising, brochures, flyers, invitations and other company graphics that represent a major international luxury product
- Design luxury affinity club Invitational brochures that routinely result in 100% sales
- Responsible for compliance of company identity and logo usage among co-workers, partners and the media
- Sustain printer relationships (estimates, specifications, pre-flighting, proofing and press checks)
- Negotiate rates for pre-press and print jobs that save the company thousands of dollars per year
- Assist in organization and maintenance of in-house photo archive / slide bank
- Update design of company stationery, including business cards, letterhead, envelopes, etc.
- Choose photography for yearly brochures
- Manage freelance designers

PRODUCTION DESIGNER    11/04 - 03/05
The Creative Group | Chicago, Illinois
- Long-term freelancer hired for InDesign experience at educational publishing company
- Worked primarily with InDesign and InCopy (K4)
- Conducted InDesign training for fellow freelance designers

GRAPHIC DESIGNER    11/98 - 06/04
Entact & Associates, LLC | Wood Dale, Illinois & Westmont, Illinois
- Lead designer at high-profile in-house graphics department
- Designed and created marketing materials, proposal documents, posters/banners, internal documents, invitations, company newsletters, corporate resumes and all other company graphics
- Updated company's identity with redesign of current logo; designed new business cards, letterhead, envelopes, etc.
- Responsible for compliance of company identity and logo usage
- Maintained color printers, laminators and all graphics machinery
- Responsible for all company photography: hiring photographers, cataloging negatives/prints, scanning and re-sizing
- Managed departmental budget and hired design personnel
- Created and maintained internal filing system for graphics department
- Designed all print work for the Annual "Terry Fox Run" for charity; included design of brochures, posters, t-shirts, magazine ads, and television commercial spots (2001, 2002 and 2003)
- Designed all print work for the Annual "Run for Gus" for charity; included design of brochures, posters, t-shirts, magnets and flyers (2003 and 2004)

PRODUCTION INTERN    02/98 - 05/98
Capps Digital Studio - Leo Burnett | Chicago, Illinois
•Assisted Production Artists/Art Directors with keylines, paste-ups & die-cuts for high-profile, Fortune 500 accounts
•Went on in-house & out-of-house runs


E D U C A T I O N
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BACHELOR OF ARTS  |  Graphic Design  |  G.P.A. 3.5
Columbia College Chicago in Chicago, Illinois

H O N O R S   &   A S S O C I A T I O N S
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Member, American Institute of Graphic Artists (AIGA)  |  1999-2017
GDUSA American Graphic Design Award for Direct Mail  |  2007
Winner, Friends of the Parks - L.A.T.E. Ride T-Shirt Design Contest  |  2006
Alumni Professional Participant, Mother McAuley High School Career Fair, Chicago, IL  |  2000-2007, 2009
Judge, Mother McAuley High School Annual Art Fair, Chicago, IL  |  2003

Columbia College Chicago Dean's List  |  1996 & 1998
Columbia College Chicago Transfer Scholarship  |  1995-98

C O M P U T E R  /  P R O D U C T I O N  |   S K I L L S
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- Extensive expertise in design programs for Mac & PC including:  InDesign, QuarkXPress, Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat, InCopy (K4), Word, & Excel 
- Hand printing, cutting, scoring and folding 
- Extensive experience with both manual and digital photography (shooting, editing & touch-ups)