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Priscilla OConnor

O'Connor Graphic Design

Golden, CO, USA
If your company could use someone who has a lot of experience both in life and on-the-job, that can contribute to team efforts or step up to the plate and be a leader, has excellent communication skills, computer saavy, a people-loving heart, and wants to leave the world a better place than when they got here… well, then I might be your girl. By the way, I'm an excellent designer and project manager. Please review my skills and qualifications on my resumé. If I interest you at all, please contact me before I'm snatched up by another company. :)

Work Experience

O'Connor Graphic Design Inc

Graphic designer, Owner

As a freelance graphic designer, I’ve assisted over 60 companies, usually with 2,000 employees or less with marketing campaigns and collateral for print and web. Implemented marketing plans with budget and timeline constraints. Collaborated with printers, attorneys, business consultants, marketing consultants, media buyers, advertising executives, art directors, website programmers and developers, and other graphic designers. I’ve wowed the crowds at networking events and prepared presentations for public speaking at business events. As a company of one, I’ve also been responsible for internal marketing and sales, hiring and supervising administrative staff, mentoring junior graphic designers and tolerating web developers.
2001 Denver, Colorado, United States

Bark Busters USA

Graphic designer, Webmaster

Despite a major allergy to canines, I helped to grow this worldwide dog-training franchise Entrepreneur Magazine Top 100 business from 20 franchises to over 100 in one year. Created and maintained marketing collateral, worked in coordination with the national marketing director, president and chief operating officer of the company. Assisted in training of the national franchise owner network by providing visual aids and coordinating itineraries and events for 10 – 20 franchisees for a three-week period every three months. Provided customer care and franchise owner. Supervised and trained a junior graphic designer and administrative assistant.
2003 - 2005 Englewood, Colorado, United States

Loma Linda University Medical Center

My Favorite Job Ever as a Corporate Graphic Designer

Planning, designing and implementation of marketing efforts to 15 account executives and 20 sub-organizations within a world-famous non-profit medical institution in Southern California. Team planning and collaboration with other graphic designers, art directors, and upper management. Major responsibility maintaining digital assets and abiding by graphic standards. We were held to a high standard of ethics and personal conduct because of their religious affiliation with the Seventh Day Adventist church. Every once in a while, they let me plan a birthday party.
2002 - 2003 Loma Linda, California, United States

Colour Concepts Printing Company

Production Artist, Graphic Designer

Preflighted, trapped, stripped and ripped files for film output and offset printing. (Designers usually don’t have to strip nowadays for money, now that everything is digital. A lot has changed in the last decade!) Designed brochures, flyers, business cards and other marketing materials for customers of the print shop. Collaborated with other lowly graphic designers and power-tripping account executives.
2001 - 2002 Riverside, California, United States

Trademark Cosmetics

Graphic Designer

This is the job I really cut my teeth on as a green designer. I was responsible for overseeing all customer and company artwork while tolerating a constant assault of strange chemical smells working on the floor directly above the laboratory. Designed labels for private label cosmetic products in collaboration with five internal account executives. Designed internal marketing materials. Prepared graphics for silk screen printing onto plastic bottles and jars. Worked full-time and while holding a full course load earning my degree. Supervised and trained a junior graphic designer.
2000 - 2001 Riverside, California, United States

Education

Platt College Of Graphic Design (Ontario)

Associate of Computer Graphic Design

Formal training: Besides the experience of being a graphic designer since 1999, I hold an Associate of Arts Degree in Computer Graphic Design; formal training in Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, InDesign, Apple computers; 3.9 GPA.
Informal training: If I don’t know something but need to, I pursue it until I can add it to my toolbox. I’m an active self-learner to stay up-to-date on latest software, design, and printing techniques, i.e., Adobe Creative Suite (Dreamweaver, InDesign, Acrobat). My philosophy is the best education is on-the-job and real-life experience.
September 1997 - September 1999 California, United States

Languages

English (Native),

Skills

Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Photoshop, Apple Macintosh Computers (OS X 10.8 And Below), CSS, Dreamweaver, Excel, HTML, Illustrator, Indesign, Microsoft Word, Office Technology, Powerpoint, Proficient On Windows Platform (Windows XP), Technology And Software, Website Content Management Systems, Website Development, WordPress. Database Functions,

Other Skills

Communications: Exceptional verbal and written communication skills. Excelled in formal English courses for writing, grammar and spelling. Able to communicate clearly and effectively. Several years of experience networking at public events to expand business opportunities.

Interpersonal: With an easygoing personality, I get along well with coworkers, management, and accept supervision when needed. I thrive when there is a mix of team collaboration and independent time.

Leadership: Comfortable working alongside team leaders or accepting a project manager or creative director role. Able to strategize, create and effectively execute a project plan. Excellent at planning projects from start to finish, adhering to a schedule with tight deadlines, identifying resources and delegating tasks to others.

Attention to detail: Highly concerned with quality. My work is typically very organized and well thought out. When time allows, I prefer to have a written plan or instructions for any project I handle.

Hardworking: I work well under pressure and a strenuous workload.

Reliable and loyal: I am punctual for appointments, and I’m trusted with highly sensitive information on a regular basis, such as credit card information, account passwords, and trade secrets. If I got paid a dollar for every NDA I’ve signed, I wouldn’t need to apply for this job.