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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, VA, USA
Jan 2015Present
Associate Art Director
Richmond, VA, USA
Sep 2014Jan 2015
Associate Art Director
Richmond, VA, USA
May 2013Aug 2014
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.
Richmond, VA, USA
Jul 2012May 2013
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.
Vienna, VA, USA
Jul 2011Aug 2011
Graphic Design Intern
Designed ads and flyers;
Assisted with proofing for Apartment Showcase and Guide to Retirement Living.
Radford, VA, USA
Jun 2010Apr 2012
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
Education
Radford, VA, USA
 
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Concentration in Graphic Design
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Magna Cum Laude, Concentration in Graphic Design, May 2012
Minor, French
Languages
 
French (Conversational)
Skills
 
Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Powerpoint, Microsoft Word, PC And Mac
Awards
2013
First place, Member Self-Promotion (color)
2013
First place, Home and Garden (color)
2013
Second place, Home and Garden (color)
2013
Second place, Professional/Technology Services (color)
2012
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
2011
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