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SKILLS:
Strong computer experience in both Adobe and Microsoft applications, including Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Excel, and Word
Familiarity with CSS, PHP, JavaScript, and HTML
Working knowledge of CMS using WordPress and Joomla
Interested in new techniques and emerging technologies with the ability to quickly adapt to new situations and systems
Superior leadership and team collaboration with strong organizational capability and mind-set
Excellent in customer service and communication

EXPERIENCE:
ADVERTISING ACCOUNT COORDINATOR / DESIGNER | November 2009 - Present
tba | PR + Advertising, Roanoke, VA
Collaborate in development of client campaign concepts and design for both interactive and print
Maintain and update company and client websites using WordPress and Joomla CMS
Prepare internal advertising and marketing materials for print, online, and social media
Facilitate efforts to develop, implement, and refine tracking procedures for client and prospect data
Endorse strategy, development, and implementation of firm’s advertising accounts
Assist with production process across all mediums including print, broadcast, interactive, and PR
Support and reinforce organization identification and securing of new business opportunities

INDEPENDENT DESIGNER | January 2006 - Present
Aimee Drysdale Design, Blacksburg, VA
Concept and design interactive and print projects for client marketing materials
Communicate status and next steps with clients during development and delivery stages

TEACHERS ASSISTANT | August 2009 - November 2009
School of Visual Arts, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA
Facilitate advanced packaging course together with Truman Capone, department head
Prepare and present history, trends, and layout methods for modern packaging design
Assist with photography and presentation of concepts and final projects completed by students

OFFICE MANAGER / EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT | January 2007 - November 2009
Olty Realty L.L.C., Blacksburg, VA
Digitally update financial data and forms while streamlining office management processes
Manage and maintain relationships with vendors, service providers, and administrative personnel
Oversee all office projects and operations including rennovations and tenant transitions
Handle accounting functions for a $2M company

GRAPHIC DESIGN ASSISTANT | May 2008 - September 2009
Virginia Bioinformatics Institute at Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va
Design company's promotional materials, including posters, brochures, and publications
Update website content using PHP for Public Relations and Education and Outreach divisions
Photograph events and personnel for media and internal communications

PHOTOGRAPHER / MANAGERS ASSISTANT | June 2003 - August 2003
St. Augustine Alligator Farm, St. Augustine, FL
Photo documentation of crocodile analysis by University of Florida and Animal Planet TV
Full-time work assisting with animal care, customer service, sales, and office needs

RECOGNITION:
ADDY, gold: regional level, professional division (tba | PR + Advertising) | Spring 2011
SUMMIT AWARD, silver: regional chapter (tba | PR + Advertising) | Fall 2010
ADDYS, one gold, one silver: district level, student division | Summer 2010
ADDYS, one gold, two silver: regional, student division | Spring 2010
ADDYS, one gold, three silver: regional, student division | Spring 2009
SCHOLARSHIPS, Derek Meyers + Nadine Allen Memorial Departmental | Fall 2007 - Spring 2008

INVOLVEMENT:
Multicultural Chair, AAF "American Advertising Federation" - District 3 | Spring 2011 - Present
Programs Chair, AD2 Roanoke | Summer 2010 - Present
Designer/Account Executive, CreateAThon 24hr Design Event | Fall 2009 and Fall 2010
Student Portfolio Review Co-Chair, AD2 Roanoke | Fall 2008 - Spring 2009
ADDY Co-Chair, AAF Roanoke | Fall 2008 - Winter 2010
Treasurer and Member, AIGA “American Institute of Graphic Arts” | Fall 2008 - Spring 2009
Graphic Designer and Volunteer, Kids’ Tech University | Fall 2008 - Spring 2009

EDUCATION:
Professional Development Seminar | Summer 2009
HOW Design Conference, Austin, TX
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Communications Design GPA In-Major: 3.4 | May 2009
Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA
Graduate with Photography Concentration | June 2004
Saint Catherine’s School, Richmond, VA

REFERENCES:
A complete list of references is available upon request


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