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Sarah Barton

Richmond, VA, USA
I create type-centered pieces that make a statement. An excellent understanding of typography and striking colors enhance my clean and simple designs. I believe that white space is crucial—everything needs room to breathe.

Work Experience

Richmond Magazine

Associate Art Director

January 2015 - Present Richmond, Virginia, United States

Royall & Company

Associate Art Director

Assisted in the creation of direct marketing materials for colleges and universities to attract and engage students in order to fulfill enrollment goals. Worked in a fast paced environment with web designers and copywriters to ensure a cohesive design was achieved.
September 2014 - January 2015 Richmond, Virginia, United States

Richmond Magazine

Graphic Designer

Create and edit advertisements for clients in Richmond magazine, Richmond Bride, R•Home and other specialty publications such as Richmond Visitors Guide and Meeting Professionals Guide;
Design and revise editorial sections of publications with the creative director, art directors, and editors;
Work with the creative director and special projects editor to create overprint sections of Richmond magazine for clients, including Go Red for Women, Habitat for Humanity, and the Visual Arts Center of Richmond;
Produce branding and marketing materials for annual events through collaboration with the circulation and event director, as well as the editor-in-chief;
Work with the marketing coordinator and editor-in-chief to create The Keys to Richmond. This specialty lookbook publication is produced annually and provides clients with a high-end advertisement, including a photoshoot with a professional photographer and stylist. I gather materials from the creative team and interact with the clients to ensure the advertisements I create meet their expectations.
May 2013 - August 2014 Richmond, Virginia, United States

Richmond Ballet

Graphic Design/Social Media Specialist

Worked within strict deadlines to design ads, posters, e-blasts, and direct mail pieces;
Assisted with the production of multiple playbills, which involved working directly with all departments to ensure accurate and updated information was communicated to the printing company;
Designed an innovative new concept to promote Swan Lake;
Worked with Public Relations and Promotions Coordinator to raise social media following by implementing contests and having consistent interaction with followers.
July 2012 - May 2013 Richmond, Virginia, United States

Greater Washington Publishing, Inc.

Graphic Design Intern

Designed ads and flyers;
Assisted with proofing for Apartment Showcase and Guide to Retirement Living.
July 2011 - August 2011 Vienna, Virginia, United States

Radford University

New Student Programs

2010 - New Student Orientation Leader
2010 - University 100 Peer Instructor
2011 - Parent Orientation Guide
2012 - SORTS (Students on the Road to Success) Mentor
June 2010 - April 2012 Radford, Virginia, United States

Education

Radford University

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Concentration in Graphic Design

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Magna Cum Laude, Concentration in Graphic Design, May 2012
Minor, French
Radford, Virginia, United States

Languages

French (Conversational),

Awards

Virginia Press Association

Best of the Best (the first-place-winning entry that is deemed superior to all other first places)

2014

Virginia Press Association

Best-in-Show, Hard-Copy Advertising Product

2014

Virginia Press Association

First place, Home and Garden (color)

2014

Virginia Press Association

Second place, Multimedia feature report

2014

Virginia Press Association

Third place, Member Self-Promotion (color)

2014

Virginia Press Association

First place, Member Self-Promotion (color)

2013

Virginia Press Association

First place, Home and Garden (color)

2013

Virginia Press Association

Second place, Home and Garden (color)

2013

Virginia Press Association

Second place, Professional/Technology Services (color)

2013

American Advertising Federation (AAF) - ADDY Awards

Gold Student ADDY Award, Book Cover, Ad Club of Western Virginia

2012

American Advertising Federation (AAF) - ADDY Awards

Silver Student ADDY Award, Poster, Ad Club of Western Virginia

2012

American Advertising Federation (AAF) - ADDY Awards

Gold Student ADDY Award, Non-Traditional Advertising, Ad Club of Western Virginia

2011

American Advertising Federation (AAF) - ADDY Awards

Silver Student ADDY Award, Out-of-Home, Ad Club of Western Virginia

2011

Radford University Graphic Design Student Show

Silver Award, Book Cover Design

2011

Skills

Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe Illustrator, Microsoft Powerpoint, Microsoft Word, PC And Mac,