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Toma Williams

Associate Director of Art and Design

Lima, OH, USA
Detail oriented, organized, creative individual with a very strong work ethic and demonstrates an approachable positive demeanor. Skilled in CreativeSuite 6 software with a strong understanding and experience in file formats and preparations. Self-motivated and independent yet works collaboratively with a team or stands as a reliable resource to a magnitude of clients.

Work Experience

Ohio Northern University

Associate Director of Arts & Design

Responsibilities include design and print coordination of an average of 200 publications per year. Art direct photo shoots for various publications or graphic needs. Manage print production with in-house and outside printing vendors including requesting quotes, providing files, coordinating payment of funds, staying within print budgets and meeting deadlines. Work collaboratively with other staff designer and freelancers, as well as writers, web designers and videographers. Responsible for enforcing the visual style guide and approving appropriate logo designs on university related clothing merchandise, promotional products and vehicle signage. Have been the lead designer for 15 years with the university. Solely responsible for the recruiting, hiring, training and managing a student staff of 2-3. Designed the Ohio Northern University logo in 2001 that continues to represent the university.
July 1997 Ada, Ohio, United States

Designs By Toma

Freelance Designer

Design for local companies ranging from a logo creation and identity projects for a manufacturing company, multiple html graphic emails for a boutique/gift shop advertising sales and special promotions, and a promotional postcard design and print coordination for a cover band.
July 1997 Lima, Ohio, United States

Compu-Sign & DeSign

Sign Maker and Designer

Design and production of signage. Worked directly with customers to design and produce signage according to the client’s specifications.
November 1996 - June 1997 Lima, Ohio, United States

CSS Publishing Company,

Designer and Typesetter

Layout of ads, design of newsletters, programs, business cards and letterhead.
August 1996 - November 1996 Lima, Ohio, United States

Blanchard Valley Regional Health Center

Graphic Designer Intern

Layout and design of hospital advertising/informational literature. Responsible for proofing of documents and collaborating with outside printing vendors during duration of projects.
March 1996 - May 1996 Findlay, Ohio, United States

Education

Ohio Northern University

Bachelor of Fine Arts

September 1992 - May 1996 Ada, Ohio, United States