Rebecca Gallagher

Senior Graphic Designer

Baltimore, MD, USA
The joy of creating and the need for analytical thinking are why I love what I do.

I've gained experience in a variety of design areas as an independent freelancer and working for various companies. As a freelancer, I've worked one-on-one with local business owners to design logos, identity packages and marketing materials. My in-house tenures include being the sole graphic designer for a local retail chain, a production team member of a large city newspaper, an internal corporate marketing designer, and creating interactive designs for an online education company.

I hold an MA in Publications Design and have garnered a passion for publications, education and general digital (UX) design. I find myself driven by a need to use my talents to forge positive change for other people and the world we live in.

OTHER TALENTS:
• Accessibility design.
• Out-of-this world organizational skills.
• Compulsive attention to detail.
• Strong proofreader and writer.
• Analytical thinker + eager to learn.
• Whiz at assimilating loads of copy into beautifully useful pieces.

Work Experience

Connections Academy

Senior Graphic Designer

Connections Academy helps each student maximize his or her potential – and meet the highest performance standards – through a uniquely individualized learning program.

Our team of graphic designers work on a wide variety of educational projects from short multimedia presentations to complex customized instructional apps. We produce work supporting all subjects science, art, math, social studies, language arts, and more.

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• Collaborate with Instructional and Multimedia designers to develop graphics for use in Captivate and After Effects presentations and animations.
• Develop UI design for interactive experiences in Captivate and HTML-based online tools.
• Support developers with graphics for interactive online tools and products.
• Create video presentation graphics for the Audio Visual team.
• Coordinate with other teams throughout the company on a variety of print and digital services and products including logos, newsletters, presentations, and email templates.
• Application of WCAG Accessibility design standards.
• Design accessible Microsoft Word and PDF forms and documents.
• Present ideas to internal clients.
• Mentor in-house designers and independent contractors.
• Review and provide feedback on production work and designs.
• Develop, document and QC design standards and templates for products and tools.
November 2012 - Present Maryland, United States

Rebecca Gallagher Design

Owner / Art Director / Graphic Designer

SPECIAL OLYMPICS
Provide design support for in-house Creative Department. Projects include: conference materials (brochure, program, credential), national youth Unified Sports program guide, and translation material.

KTD CREATIVE
Provide design support for busy creative agency serving various clients. Projects include: manuals, CD/DVDs, flyers, one sheets, brochures, business cards, posters, folders.

STARR'S SWEETS
Logo, business card, product packaging.

INSPIRED POSSIBILITIES
Logo, business card, letterhead, envelope and brochure for therapist.

RIZZOTTI'S GOURMET
Logo, business card, letterhead and signage.

ITECH CDs
Box and software disc art for a CD organizer.

LOOK UP LOTTERY
Logo and designs for iPod application.

CIRCLE 9
Designed and project managed CD packaging for 3 musical albums.
January 1999 - Present Maryland, United States

CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield

Senior Graphic Designer

[Marketing + Communications Dept.]

• Designs print pieces, logos, and displays.
• Develops and produces campaigns for conferences and large events.
• Project trafficking.
• Creates and updates pieces for content management.
• Redesigned magazine distributed to 1 million members.
• Wrote and designed internal manuals, style guides and templates.
November 2006 - November 2012 Owings Mills, Maryland, United States

Baltimore City Paper

Senior Graphic Designer

• Managed 4-person production team.
• Designed display ads, postcards, marketing campaigns and web banners.
• Laid out weekly newspaper.
• Contributed to a team environment.
January 2001 - November 2006 Baltimore, Maryland, United States

Record & Tape Traders

Graphic Designer

• Designed print materials for main office and 10 store locations.
• Worked under tight time schedule and budget.
September 1999 - December 2000 Owings Mills, Maryland, United States

Education

University Of Baltimore

Masters in Publications Design

January 2008 - May 2012 Baltimore, Maryland, United States

University Of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC)

BA Graphic Design

September 1996 - December 1999 Baltimore, Maryland, United States

Towson University

Undergraduate Studies

September 1994 - May 1996 Towson, Maryland, United States

Skills

Acrobat, Acrobat Professional, Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Analytical Thinker, Book Design, Color, Concept Development, Content Management, Corel Draw, Digital Photography, Facebook, Freehand, Interactive Forms, Layout, Layout Design , Magazine Design, Microsoft Office, Out-of-this World Organizational Skills, Page Layout, Photo Editing, Proofreading, QuarkXpress, Tagging, Writing, Adobe Muse, Compulsive Attention To Detail, Graphic Design, Magazine, Organized, Project Management, Tagging In Adobe InDesign For Content Management Systems, Twitter,

Software

Adobe InDesign
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe Photoshop
QuarkXPress
Freehand
Corel Draw
Microsoft Word
Microsoft Excel
Microsoft PowerPoint
Mac/PC

Working knowledge of:
Adobe Flash
Adobe Dreamweaver
XHTML and CSS