Melanie Dogan

Vigor Creative Inc.

Raleigh, NC, USA
I am a multidisciplinary designer and photographer seeking an exciting opportunity where I can apply my 18+ years of creative experience. I have a great appreciation and enthusiasm for crafting beautiful yet practical design pieces and working with fellow creatives. I am focused and reliable, meet deadlines and have effective time management skills. I freelanced as a graphic and web designer developing a rapidly growing referral-based client list before opening my design studio in April 2004.

Work Experience

Vigor Creative Inc.

FOUNDER/CREATIVE DIRECTOR/LEAD DESIGNER

Led projects from concept to completion through strategic design and creative direction in a fast-paced, team focused environment. Logo design/branding, print campaigns, websites, vehicle wraps, signage & exhibit design, were just a few examples of daily design projects. Oversaw designers and interns, assisting in enhancing the overall project work. Created and managed project scopes and timelines, client meetings and designer assignments. Managed communication and collaboration with creative partners such as photographers, website developers and print vendors.
April 2004 - Present North Carolina, United States

Page Progressive, LLC.

PIXEL PERFECTIONIST/GRAPHIC DESIGNER

Collaborated with a team of designers, developers and copywriters. Led or assisted with a variety of graphic and web design projects which included: logo creation or refreshing, flyers, brochures, postcards, ads, product labels, vehicle wraps, web mock-ups and social media graphics, website design and maintenance using Balsamiq Mockups, HTML/CSS, FTP, WordPress, and Divi. Managed communication with clients directly or through ticket management system. Picked up tickets for small projects and website updates through the ticketing system.
August 2008 - Present North Carolina, United States

Looking Glass Communications, Inc.

VISUAL MAESTRO/LEAD DESIGNER

Managed projects from brainstorming sessions to completion for a variety of projects in a fast-paced Public Relations agency setting. Projects included: logo design/branding, business card & stationery design, brochures and unique print marketing materials, signage and vehicle wrap design, package design, PowerPoint presentation and template design and custom illustration. Assisted with web design, event planning/set-up and photography. Collaborated with other designers, photographers and vendors.
May 2010 - November 2013 North Carolina, United States

Education

Living Arts College

Digital Media Diploma

Graduated with a 3.9 GPA | Diploma includes certificates of Graphic Design and Web Design | Received "Top Dog" award for best portfolio in my class, as voted by my peers
August 2000 - May 2002 North Carolina, United States

Wake Technical Community College

Associate of Arts

Graduated with a 3.6 GPA | Honors: Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society Scholarship winner and National Dean's List recipient | Activities: Phi Theta Kappa (Beta Alpha Zeta Chapter) President-elect, Drama Club President, and Science Club Treasurer
August 1997 - May 2000 Raleigh, North Carolina, United States

Languages

English (Native),
Spanish (Conversational),

Skills

Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Indesign, Adobe Muse, Adobe Photoshop, Balsamiq Mockups, CSS, HTML, Illustration, Microsoft Office, Photo Editing, Photo Manipulation, Photography, WordPress,