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Katie Hildreth is an entrepreneur, business manager, marketing guru, producer, promoter, and graphic designer with over 25 years of experience. Her career has included providing services such as print, web, and packaging design, social media management, booking, artist development and management, event and studio… Read More
Katie Hildreth is an entrepreneur, business manager, marketing guru, producer, promoter, and graphic designer with over 25 years of experience. Her career has included providing services such as print, web, and packaging design, social media management, booking, artist development and management, event and studio recording production, and non-profit work. Her long and varied list of clients includes: Lee Roy Parnell, Keb' Mo', Travis Tritt, Chas Sandford, Wendy Moten, Joseph Wooten, E1 Entertainment, Fleur de Son Classics, and the Donna Summer estate, among many others.


Her work as the former board president of The Buffalo Music Hall of Fame, along with her involvement in the rich and diverse music scenes in Buffalo and Nashville, have lead to her love of live music venues, and the stories and communities that surround them. When she's not designing, brainstorming, or project planning, you can most likely find Katie mingling and taking photos at Nashville's many music venues. Read Less
February 2006 - Present
Freelance Graphic Designer
Design for various clients including web, print and packaging.

March 1999 - February 2006
Art Director – Department Manager
ESP, Inc., 37 John Glenn Drive, Amherst, NY
Management of graphic services department includes responsibility for design of packaging and… Read More
February 2006 - Present
Freelance Graphic Designer
Design for various clients including web, print and packaging.

March 1999 - February 2006
Art Director – Department Manager
ESP, Inc., 37 John Glenn Drive, Amherst, NY
Management of graphic services department includes responsibility for design of packaging and related projects for multi-media manufacturer; hiring and development of staff; delegation of work; design and implementation of company-wide and department procedures to ensure quality, profitability and growth of the print and graphics division; job estimating, sales support and customer service; vendor relations including price negotiation and purchase of print products, packaging, software, equipment and supplies.

May 1989 - March 1999
Graphic Artist
Batavia Newspapers Corp., 2 Apollo Drive, Batavia, NY
Design, layout, typesetting and paste-up of advertisements and special promotions for publication in The Daily News, The Livingston County News and The Drummer Pennysaver. Also responsible for production management of the advertising and promotions in the Livingston County News.

November 1987 - May 1989
Graphic Artist
Rama Advertising/Metro Community News
25 Boxwood Lane, Cheektowaga, NY
Design, layout, typesetting and paste-up of ads and promotions for weekly publication

June 1987 - November 1987
Assistant Manager
St. Clair Paint and Wallpaper
Part-time sales in Liverpool, NY store, promoted to Assistant Manager of
Southgate Plaza store in West Seneca, NY after relocation

April 1987 - August 1987
Graphic Artist
Syracuse Printing., 2136 W. Genesee, Syracuse, NY
Assisting clients with design and printing decisions, preparing estimates, paste-up, bindery operations and graphic design.

REFERENCES
Joseph Wooten, Musician / Songwriter (615) 804-5835
Zoran Busic, Owner - CD Experts, Inc. (716) 807-7708
Chas Sandford, Musician / Songwriter / Owner - Secret Sound Studios (615) 791-0292
Brooke Miller, Musician / Songwriter (902) 449-0857 Read Less
Advanced Mac Operating System Skills
Also Proficient on Windows System & Microsoft Office

Advanced Design Skills Using:
Adobe Creative Suite 5, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Adobe Acrobat, Suitcase
Have also used: Quark, Freehand, Pagemaker, Font Reserve

Hardware Knowledge:
Flatbed scanners, Epson, HP and Xe… Read More
Advanced Mac Operating System Skills
Also Proficient on Windows System & Microsoft Office

Advanced Design Skills Using:
Adobe Creative Suite 5, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Adobe Acrobat, Suitcase
Have also used: Quark, Freehand, Pagemaker, Font Reserve

Hardware Knowledge:
Flatbed scanners, Epson, HP and Xerox laser and inkjet printers

Advanced Knowledge of Printing Processes:
Offset, Screen Printing, Flexographic, Thermographic, Digital and Conventional Prepress Processes, File Pre-Flight and Preparation

Management Skills:
Advanced customer service and communication skills; highly effective at managing multiple projects and deadlines with minimal or no supervision; easily prioritize and delegate work as necessary while meeting company goals for profitability and growth; ability to research vendors and supply sources for the best value, negotiate prices, estimate costs and effectively cultivate relationships with vendors, suppliers and clients for positive and profitable long-term relationships; highly motivated, detail-oriented individual with excellent creative problem-solving, organizational and teamwork skills.

EDUCATION
Onondaga Community College, Syracuse, NY
Graphic Arts Major (GPA: 3.20)

Cazenovia College, Cazenovia, NY
Business Management Major
(GPA: 3.65 - Dean’s List)

Genesee Wyoming Vocational, Batavia, NY
Word Processing/Office Systems 1985 Graduate
(GPA: A)

Attica Senior High School, Attica, NY
1985 Graduate - Regents in Business & Math
(GPA: A - 9th In Class - National Honor Society) Read Less
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