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Laura Shoup

Associate/Graphic Designer

Falls Church, VA, USA
Award-winning Graphic Designer with more than 13 years of experience orchestrating direct mail, web, and print graphic design operations. Combine innovative and creative leadership strengths to effectively lead projects that target diverse audiences. Dynamic background providing design expertise / services to corporate and government entities. Reputable imaging specialist with a history of success elevating design through implementation of advanced skills and acute attention to detail. Expertise in creating marketing material for English, German, Dutch, Japanese, and Russian audiences.

Work Experience

Booz Allen Hamilton

Associate/Graphic Designer

Visualize and create both interactive and print-based infographics to assist a government client with daily publications, briefings, and other various collateral. Help lead a team promoting the department's interactive capabilities.
July 2015 - Present Virginia, United States

Booz Allen Hamilton

Senior Consultant/Graphic Designer

Conceptualize and design cutting-edge information graphics to assist a government client with daily publications, briefings, presentations, and other various collateral.
March 2014 - July 2015 Virginia, United States

Targeted Creative Communications

Senior Graphic Designer

Similar position was previously held with this company, March 2008 - April 2012.
August 2012 - March 2014 Alexandria, Virginia, United States

ACS Creative

Graphic Designer

Communicate directly with clients to help determine goals and implement various marketing collateral upon those needs. Generate and manage numerous print compositions, interactive PDFs, and HTML designs simultaneously. Correspond, prepare, and deliver projects to printers for output. Schedule HTML emails to clients’ email lists at specific dates and times.

Key Achievements:

--Ensured updates of existing marketing collateral while maintaining excellent organizational
file management.
April 2012 - August 2012 Fairfax, Virginia, United States

Targeted Creative Communications

Graphic Designer

Creative developer and leadership force of design department focused on the innovative creation of direct mail, newsletters, brochures, and flyers within tight deadlines. Prepare projects for delivery to printers. Provide overall design of websites and marketing materials, coordinating all creative phases from planning to design and implementation. Assign and manage workflow, maintain collaborative process, and properly document all assignments.

Key Achievements:

--Successfully maintained superior levels of design quality within challenging time restraints.
--Commended for successful planning, development, and completion of complex design projects in one day, delivering top-quality designs within strict deadlines.
--Achieved praises, including the American Association of Political Consultants Honorable Mention Award in June 2011.
March 2008 - April 2012 Alexandria, Virginia, United States

New Pig Corporation

Production Artist / Photo Studio Coordinator

Promoted to coordinate and collaborate with design team charged with print and web assignments. Performed image editing, pre-flight, and transfers to printers. Spearheaded photo shoots and media events, liaising with photographers and models to communicate vision. Worked collaboratively with graphic designers in the implementation of image changes.

Key Achievements:

--Ensured effective maintenance and upkeep of comprehensive media library on department server.
--Led highly successful staged media events, achieving quality completion within tight deadlines.
July 2006 - February 2008 Tipton, Pennsylvania, United States

New Pig Corporation

Graphic Designer

Participated in the development of catalogs, newsletters, flyers, magazine advertisements, and direct mail copy. Administered all project phases from concept planning to completion. Teamed with marketing, copywriters, and design team throughout brainstorming sessions for new assignments. Planned, prepared, and delivered comprehensive presentations to clients.

Key Projects:

--Contributed to generating more than £100K in 10 days and £250K in 30 days with the design of a four-page purchasing flyer for the UK Ministry of Defence.
--Successfully designed award-winning specialty products and B2B catalogs. Honors included Multichannel Merchant (Catalog Age) Gold Award and Catalog of the Year Award.
October 2001 - July 2006 Tipton, Pennsylvania, United States

Education

Pittsburgh Technical Institute

Graphic Design

4.0 GPA
October 1999 - October 2001 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

Northern Virginia Community College

Certificate in Web Design and Development

May 2013 - Present Annandale, Virginia, United States

Languages

English (Native),

Awards

Booz Allen Hamilton

First Year Impact Award

2015

American Association Of Political Consultants

Honorable Mention Award

2013

Multichannel Merchant

Gold Award - Business Specialty Products Catalog

2007

Multichannel Merchant

Gold Award - International Business to Business Catalog

2007

Multichannel Merchant

Catalog of the Year

2006

Multichannel Merchant

Gold Award - Business Specialty Products Catalog

2006

Multichannel Merchant

Gold Award - International Business to Business Catalog

2006

Multichannel Merchant

Gold Award - Business Specialty Products Catalog

200506

Multichannel Merchant

Gold Award - International Business to Business Catalog

2005

Multichannel Merchant

Gold Award - Business Specialty Products Catalog

2004

Skills

Adobe Acrobat 9 Pro, Adobe Bridge CS5.5, Adobe Dreamweaver CS5.5, Adobe Flash CS6, Adobe Illustrator CS5.5, Adobe Indesign CS5.5, Adobe Muse, Adobe Muse, Adobe Photoshop CS5.5, Coda, Microsoft Office, Proficient On Windows And Macintosh OS, QuarkXPress 8,