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  • I am a ten year design veteran in search of an in-house, agency or contract position. I have experience working in various industries from vinyl graphics to print advertising to in-house marketing. I am organized and work comfortably with deadlines either independently or with in a group. I am fluent in Adobe Creative Suites and have experience in Microsoft Office software such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint. I am looking for a position offering an opportunity to grow and learn creatively, personally and professionally. I hope that you will consider contacting me for a position or your next freelance project.
  • SOFTWARE Adobe Creative Suites Microsoft Office OPERATING SYSTEMS Microsoft XP MAX OSX SKILLS Branding Print design Magazine layout Web design Illustration Digital Photography Video Editing
  • Vanity Independent Creative Design 8.2008 – Present Spartanburg | South Carolina Industry: Graphic Design Independent Visual Artist The Palladian Group 12.2007 ­– 8.2008 Spartanburg | South Carolina Industry: Marketing and PR Services Creative Department – Art Director Horschel Brothers Precision 4.2007 – 10.2007 Springville | New York Industry | Manufacturing Title | Marketing Director H&K Publications Metro Community News 4.2000 – 4.2007 Springville | Cheektowaga |New York Industry | Newspaper / Print Title | Graphic Designer Vinyl Signz Plus 7.1999 – 4.2000 Chaffee | New York Industry | Automotive / Advertising Title | Graphic Artist
  • Black and white display ads Branding KIP Connections LLC I was contacted by Suzanne Kiefer in Dallas, Texas regarding the development of her new companies’ brand. She had just gone into the IP business and didn’t have so much as a logo. I created a concept and designed everything from her logo to her print to her website design. I enjoyed working on this project so much because the client allowed me a lot of creative freedom while giving out very good direction. I think we created a beautiful brand for her company.
  • Color display ads – published in 20+ publications monthly Branding Paw Pages Among the most fun was this project. A pet directory due to be unleashed on South Carolina sometime in the near future. Again, I created the concepts and designed the logo, brochures, sample publication and website as well as developing the preliminary text. This project is one that I eagerly look forward to continuing.
  • Catalog cover concepts Magazine Layout Men of Distinction Glenn Springs Academy boy’s home in Pauline, South Carolina launched it’s first annual fundraising gala in May 2008. Twenty five of the area’s most successful men were nominated and appeared in the limited print publication along side South Carolina’s own Governor, Mark Sanford. I laid out the entire magazine from photos to copy to advertisements and beyond. I worked closely with the photographer and edited photographs of the men who could not schedule a sitting. The publication came out beautifully and is still talked about.
  • Ad campaign and invitation for groundbreaking of remodeled emergency room. Print Campaign Mary Black Health System As creative director at The Palladian Group one of my favorite projects was the campaign for a local hospital’s groundbreaking on a renovated ER facility. Many concepts were thrown around and finally this light, family oriented campaign was chosen. Included were ads, a 12x12 direct mail invitation and many other promotional pieces.
  • Identity for pet clothing line – web design, display ads, packaging and catalog concept Catalog Layout American Metric Corporation One of the great parts of working independently is that you can work for as many different clients as you can juggle. I loved this project because I felt there was so much room for improvement in their printed pieces. I really wanted to blow them and their customer’s away. I think I accomplished my goal and got a pretty nice piece out of it as well.
  • Web Design and Programming My first attempt at web design was in 2007 when I redesigned Jaybrake’s website in a mere two weeks. It’s been updated again since then but it was the catalyst that sent me into the great beyond of web design. It wet my appetite and got me very excited about all the design possibilities out there. My favorite projects are the ones that offer me the opportunity to hone these skills and learn new ones. You can view my finished work by clicking on a client name. KIP Connections LLC | Design and Programming Innovative Roofing Inc | Design and Programming Congaree Capital Development LLC | Design SCNRS | Design SJWD Water District | Design
  • Logo development of four separate clients. Digital Photography, Photo Editing and Original Artwork On the next few pages you’ll see various photography and artwork I’ve produced over the last ten years. When I get a chance to paint I work mostly in watercolor, pastel and oil but there’s soft spot in my heart for black and white photography and photo manipulation. Enjoy! See the online portfolio at www.VanityAsArt.com
  • Various freelance projects – special occasion invitations, wine label, web banners, display ads and large display banner design.
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  • Thank You for taking the time to consider my portfolio. I hope we can work together in the very near future. Heather M. Schiefer [email_address] 864.285.0982