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Sarita Geisel

Freelance Graphic Designer/Illustrator/Art Director

Austin, TX, USA

Work Experience

Self-Employed

Freelance Senior Graphic Designer

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

Create marketing materials and illustrations for a wide variety of clients: large companies, small businesses and non-profits. Medical Device industry clients comprise over half of the client list.

Areas of experience include: creative layouts for print and web, logos, brand identity design, book and album covers, digital illustration, photo editing and manipulation, design/print production, packaging and label design, presentation design, animated ads, mobile app design, and more.
2010 - United States

St. Jude Medical

Graphic Artist/Project Coordinator – Marketing Communications Team

Designed a variety of marketing collateral including calendars, invitations, ads, white papers,
booklets, web banners, posters and brochures, according to brand standards

Collaborated with internal creative team, project managers, outside agencies, printers,
freelance writers, photographers and vendors to execute strategic deliverables

Coordinated projects from conception to completion, while meeting tight deadlines
Created detailed, accurate product illustrations and performed complex photo retouching
August 2008 - August 2010 Austin, Texas, United States

Eatonform

Graphic Artist

Designed printed materials, ad specialty items, forms, logos and stationary.

Prepared files for printing and coordinated with outside printers and vendors.

Initiated and drove the expansion of the company’s creative design services.

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

City Of Cincinnati

Graphic Designer – Printing Services Department

Designed and project-managed a wide variety of printed materials under strict deadlines

Coordinated with City agencies, print shop personnel, vendors and outside designers

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

Prepared files for print, reviewed proofs and assisted with printing and bindery as needed
February 2005 - November 2006 Cincinnati, 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

Awards

Graphic Design USA

American Packaging Design Award

2012

Skills

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

Memberships

National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP)

Freelance Austin

AIGA Design Mentor at LASA High School in Austin, TX