Sarita Geisel

Art Director / Senior Graphic Designer / Digital Illustrator

Austin, TX, USA

Work Experience

Sarita Geisel Graphic Design

Art Director / Senior Graphic Designer / Digital Illustrator

(Part time since Apr ‘03; full time since Aug 2010)

Spearhead daily design projects (in print, web, branding and illustration) for a variety of clients: large corporations, small businesses, start-ups, and non-profits – from concept to delivery while juggling multiple projects, clients and deadlines

Recommend and consult with clients on the most appropriate graphic design strategy based on their marketing goals and budget

Procure and manage freelance designers, web developers, photographers, and others as needed

Received Graphic Design USA Magazine’s “American Packaging Design Award” for O3 Skincare’s product line labels & branding – December, 2012

Designed poster for Rebiotix awarded “Poster of Distinction” at Digestive Disease Week – May, 2015

Clients include: Medtronic, Covidien, Rebiotix, Vomaris, The Community Roundtable, Ayata, SiEnergy, Pwnie Express, Pulselight, O3 Skincare, Driven Performance Training, Bolo Patisserie
2010 - United States

St. Jude Medical

Graphic Artist/Project Coordinator – Marketing Communications Team

Designed marketing collateral including brochures, product illustrations, calendars, invitations, ads, white papers, booklets, web banners, posters as part of SJM’s in house creative team

Produced professional, creative materials while adhering to strict brand standards

Coordinated projects from conception to completion, while meeting tight deadlines

Created detailed, accurate product illustrations and performed complex photo retouching

Collaborated with internal creative team, project managers, outside agencies, printers, freelance writers, photographers and vendors to execute strategic deliverables
August 2008 - August 2010 Austin, Texas, United States

Eatonform

Graphic Artist

Designed print materials, ad specialty items, forms, logos, stationary, illustrations for agency clients

Prepared files for printing and coordinated with external printers and vendors

Recognized for fresh and innovative ideas and designs, with great attention to detail

Initiated and drove expansion of the agency’s creative design services – directly increasing revenue

Maintained design department’s computer hardware, software and file server
November 2006 - July 2008 Ohio, United States

City Of Cincinnati

Graphic Designer – Printing Services Department

Designed and project-managed printed materials under strict deadlines for City agencies

Coordinated with City agency clientele, print shop personnel, vendors and outside designers

Created and managed the weekly publication of The City Bulletin for both print and web

Prepared files for print, examined proofs for accuracy and assisted with printing/bindery as needed
February 2005 - November 2006 Ohio, United States

Sterling Cut Glass

Graphic Artist

Created artwork/positive films for etching on crystal and glass items

Collaborated with internal design team to create brochures and 30 – 100 page catalogs

Conducted elaborate photo editing and retouching for product catalogs
June 2004 - February 2005 Erlanger, Kentucky, United States

Education

University Of Cincinnati

Bachelor of Applied and General Studies: Graphic Design

Graduated Cum Laude with a GPA of 3.75
September 2001 - March 2004 Cincinnati, Ohio, United States

Sinclair Community College

Associate of Applied Science: Visual Communications

Graduated with honors and a GPA of 3.5, Phi Theta Kappa
September 1998 - June 2001 Dayton, Ohio, United States

Languages

Spanish (Beginner),

Awards

Graphic Design USA

American Packaging Design Award

2012

Digestive Disease Week

Poster of Distinction (awarded to my client, Rebiotix for a poster I designed for them)

2015

Skills

Acrobat Professional, Flash, HTML, Illustrator, Indesign, Mac, PC, Photoshop, Powerpoint, Word,