Melissa Schwab

Freelance Graphic + Web Designer

Amesbury, MA, USA
I am a graphic + web designer based out of the Greater Newburyport, Massachusetts area who creates high content, fact based material that is creative and beautiful.

Work Experience

OROURKE

Art Director

Managed process and workflow of all creative projects throughout the agency.

Lead designer for all agency projects.

Responsible for recommending process and procedure changes to maintain agency efficiencies on over-budget projects.

Act as the liaison between executive management, project management and creative design teams to maintain inter-office agency synergy and ensure that executive objectives are carried out and met.

Maintain the agencies “high quality” image and creative output by driving creative direction, maintaining inter-team collaboration and increasing the effectiveness of project/employee management procedures to ensure alignment with the agencies vision and mission.

Reported directly to CEO and CCO. Act as advisor on day-to-day operations and higher-level, strategic decision making for the agency.
Managed copywriting staff and projects (internal/outsourced).
December 2009 - July 2015 Newburyport, Massachusetts, United States

The Dahl Group

Designer & Marketing Account Manager

Website and graphic design as well as marketing and account support for full service ad agency with a diverse group of clients.

Responsibilities included website design, maintenance and management. Also design marketing collateral including; print ads, brochures, newsletters, postcards, letterhead, business cards, signage, and unique promotional items.

Tracked website traffic and results of marketing campaigns for clients.
Proof and managed content on client websites.

Independently managed multiple accounts and provide them with ultra personalized customer service and results.

Assist the president of the company with the handling of accounts and daily operations.

Manage small staff of designers and interns.
June 2003 - May 2009 Boxford, Massachusetts, United States

Education

Center For Digital Imaging Arts

Graphic & Web Design Certificate

Coursework: Typography, Layout and Color, Illustrator, Photoshop, Indesign, Prepress, HTML, CSS, Flash.
May 2009 - December 2009 Waltham, Massachusetts, United States

Roanoke College

Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration with a Concentration in Marketing

Coursework: Business Policy, Buyer Behavior, Marketing, Marketing Research, Sales and Accounting.

Member of Alpha Kappa Psi, National Business Fraternity

Attended Coast Guard Leadership Program in Outer Banks, North Carolina
September 1999 - June 2003 Salem, Virginia, United States

Skills

Flash, HTML/CSS, Illustrator, Indesign, Photoshop, WordPress,