Sandi Smith

Graphic Designer

Port Bolivar, TX, USA
20+ years of skills, knowledge and experience with a fresh eye for design; creating
eye-catching, effective advertising that's done well, done right and done on time.

Work Experience

Freelance

Graphic Design, Advertising Production, Copywriting, Photography, Social Media

I provide a wide variety of clients with multimedia graphic design, advertising production and marketing services.
May 2007 - Present Texas, United States

Mj's Embroidery, Signs & More

Graphic Designer/Media Specialist

I created custom digital graphics for vehicle wraps, signs, embroidery and printed materials for this large-format, multimedia print shop. I created social media posts, video segments and web sites, met with clients and maintained equipment.
March 2016 - January 2017 Texas, United States

AWG Inc. - Associated Wholesale Grocers

Advertising Production Artist

Working freelance through Bonded Print Solutions, I do advertising production for several AWG-serviced stores in the Gulf Coast Region. I produce weekly advertising circulars and promotions for Cash Savers, Fairhope Market, Grocery Basket and Food Center retail grocery stores.
August 2007 - Present Memphis, Tennessee, United States

Concussion Advertising

Advertising Production Artist

Production of print ads and collateral materials for this award-winning Fort Worth ad agency.
March 2007 - August 2007 Fort Worth, Texas, United States

The Image Factory

Owner/Art Director/Graphic Designer

Owner and senior designer for this family-run apparel printing and graphic design business. Customer service, sales, purchasing, graphic design, web design, printing and print brokering.
August 2005 - January 2007 Fort Worth, Texas, United States

Albertsons Food & Drugs, Inc.

Freelance Advertising Production Artist/Graphic Designer

Worked as a contract artist through Vertis Inc. for Albertson's Food & Drugs to create the monthly Shopper's Guide, a co-op ad distributed throughout the southern market. Also worked with Advo to create weekly direct mail materials for Albertson's. Direct contact with Albertson's merchandisers, corporate advertising staff and printers to coordinate production and printing.
August 1999 - July 2006 Fort Worth, Texas, United States

Vertis, Inc.

Advertising Production Artist

Performed advertising production, job training, proofing, preflight and direct-to-digital file output for web press. Left my on-staff positon here when an opportunity was offered to work from my home office exclusively on Albertson's jobs as a contract artist through Vertis.
March 1999 - July 1999 Irving, Texas, United States

Great Western Publishing, Inc.

Prepress Manager/Graphic Designer

Managed prepress operations in the Dallas office and traveled frequently to other plants to perform software training, troubleshooting, proofing and preflight operations as well as management duties. Met with clients, designed layouts and participated in client presentations for this Salt Lake City based national web printer.
March 1997 - October 1998 Dallas, Texas, United States

Tracylocke Advertising

Freelance Advertising Production Artist

Created print materials for clients like Pepsi, Frito-Lay, Dallas Zoo, Miller, Southwest Airlines. Worked on diverse projects from magazine ads and billboards to packaging and POP products and more.
June 1994 - March 1997 Dallas, Texas, United States

Fleming Foods, Inc.

Advertising Production Artist/Graphic Designer

Coordinated and executed all print advertising for Fleming’s Alabama Division, meeting tight weekly deadlines. Created artwork and layouts for ad campaigns, special events and in-store promotions. Maintained heavy telephone contact with printers, division managers and retailers. Photo styling and photo editing.
May 1991 - March 1997 Fort Worth, Texas, United States

Rice Food Markets

Advertising Production Artist/Graphic Designer

Created various ad materials which included a monthly newsletter, weekly grocery inserts, newspaper ROP’s, posters, recipe cards, forms, store floor plans and maps.
September 1989 - May 1991 Houston, Texas, United States

Education

Sam Houston State University

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Advertising Graphic Design

August 1985 - May 1989 Huntsville, Texas, United States

Skills

Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, CSS, HTML, Microsoft Office, QuarkXpress, WordPress,