James Gleason

Graphic Designer - Web Designer

Rockaway, NJ, USA
Creative and professional graphic and web designer with extensive work experience in advertising and sales in a corporate environment for a broad range of clients. Reliable team player with outstanding customer service, communication and organizational skills. Successfully created print and digital designs using the Adobe Creative Suite. Proven ability to accept assignments and deliver desired and effective results often under tight deadlines.

Work Experience

B2B Design Group

Freelance Graphic Designer - Part Time

Creating a wide range of advertising materials in many different formats including: Brochures • Trade Show • Direct Mail • Catalogs • Logos • Business Cards
April 2015 - Present New Jersey, United States

Dex Media

Senior Graphic Designer

• Senior Graphic Designer for the Dex Media sales office in Paramus, NJ. Worked independently with media consultants, sales managers and clients to supply all creatives to a sales team of 60 media consultants. Responsible for the entire Northern NJ market representing approximately 2400 clients in Bergen, Hudson, Morris and Passaic County with annual revenues of $35 million.

• Designed print campaigns for local and national small to medium-sized businesses, creative advertisements, magazine ads and direct mail postcards.

• Collaborated directly with media consultants to effectively formulate advertising strategies to meet customer needs.

• Worked independently in a fast paced and intense deadline-driven environment with emphasis on production, accuracy, creativity and turnaround.
June 2006 - April 2015 New Jersey, United States

Verizon Communications

Graphic Designer

• Worked with a team of designers to supply creatives to a sales team of over 100 sales representatives throughout Central and Northern New Jersey.

• “Beta artist” for the client team launch, an initiative which featured graphic designers, sales and marketing representatives going on site to clients location to secure sales increases.

• Successfully trained new designers in graphics applications and procedures, helping enhance art quality and productivity.

• Rated 118% in ads production speed with 100% accuracy, consistently surpassing art team performance average of 105%.
August 1991 - June 2006 Somerset, New Jersey, United States

Education

The Art Institute Of Pittsburgh

Diploma - Web Design & Technical Web Development

HTML, CSS, PHP, MYSQL, UXD, JavaScript, Wireframes, 45 Credits, GPA 4.0
January 2010 - January 2012 Pennsylvania, United States

Montclair State University

Bachelor of Arts - Graphic Design

1987 - 1990 Montclair, New Jersey, United States

Skills

Adobe Creative Suite, Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe Flash, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Indesign, Adobe Photoshop, CSS, HTML, Logo Design, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Powerpoint, Microsoft Word, Web Banner Ads, Web Design,