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Deani Ryder Career Portfolio


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Deani Ryder Career Portfolio

  1. 1. Career PortfolioDeani Ryder
  2. 2. Contents• Introduction• Education• Career P.E.A.K.S.• Professional Experience• Samples
  3. 3. IntroductionHello, my name is Deani Ryder. I am currently working on mybachelor’s degree in Business with a minor inMarketing, anticipated to graduate in May 2013. I have 15 yearsof experience in the graphic design industry. I am seeking acareer change to work in the field of marketing while utilizingmy graphic design skills. I have extensive experience dealingwith clients and managing multiple creative projects at once. Ihave produced quality work on a consistent level with a strongattention to detail in a deadline driven environment. I can workindependently and manage own priorities or function in a teamenvironment. I have excellentcommunication, organization, time management skills. I am ateam player who is creative, enthusiastic and likes to get thingsdone.
  4. 4. EducationKeystone College | La Plume | PABachelor of Science | Business(Anticipated) May 2013Minor in MarketingCurrent GPA: 3.93Luzerne County Community CollegeNanticoke | PAAssociate in Applied Science | Graphic DesignMay 1992
  5. 5. Career P.E.A.K.S.• Personal Characteristics That Add Value:• People Skills – Maintain sound working relationships with co- workers, including peers, employees and other team members.• Reliable – Getting the job done.• Excellent Work Ethic – Set of values based on morals of hard work and commitment.• Experience:• Graphic Artist with over 15 years of experience in the graphic design industry seeks career in marketing.• Extensive experience dealing with clients and managing multiple creative projects at once.
  6. 6. Career P.E.A.K.S.• Accomplishments:• Acted as a consultant in design, production and communications with internal and external customers to develop ad layout & content for publication.• Served as a liaison for team members to ensure other artists understood graphic bulletins, updates, rules & regulations & techniques used in Adobe Illustrator CS for better productivity.• Worked with fellow team members to coordinate and monitor workflows and represented the Graphics department in sales management meetings.• Coordinated art assist needs between sales offices as needed to cover manpower shortages.
  7. 7. Career P.E.A.K.S.• Knowledge:• Graphic artist for over 15 years with knowledge of ad layout, color, typography, readability, photo corrections, and clean-up to produce desired results to ensure customer satisfaction.• Partial list of business courses completed: Advertising & Sales, Strategic Marketing, Financial and Managerial Accounting, Statistics, Economics, Organizational Behavior, Employment Law, Global Issues, and Business Ethics.• Customer Service – Services to a client before, during and after a purchase, enhancing the level of customer satisfaction.• Ability to Communicate.
  8. 8. Career P.E.A.K.S.• Skills:• Adaptability – Easily adapt to changing conditions.• Comprehensive – Learn effectively and retain job knowledge.• Self-Managed – Take initiative.• Computer Skills - Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Quark Xpress, Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Font Folio, Microsoft Office, and other mainstream desktop design programs.• Customer Service Skills - Extensive experience dealing with clients acting as a consultant in design, production and communications. Worked with sales to help meet the needs of the client.• Multitasking Skills - Ability to manage multiple creative projects at once with a strong attention to detail in a deadline driven environment.
  9. 9. Professional Experience• Graphic Artist | Dex One | Dunmore | PA• 1992-2010• Designed, composed and revised sold | speculative advertisements in a team environment for the Embarq & AT&T Yellow Pages, also working with sales and additional graphics offices.• Assisted pagination support with urgent ads that were holding book production, provided advice on design and prepress concerns, volunteered for projects and special assignments.• Performed technical tasks with contemporary knowledge of ad layout, color, typography, readability, photo corrections, file compression, vectorization & clean-up to produce desired results to ensure customer satisfaction.
  10. 10. Professional Experience• Generated design concepts for the composition of creative and impactful speculative advertising.• Reproduced customer’s logos & designs in addition to my own original designs.• Trained new hires on departmental workflow to meet company standards before sending them in their team environment.• Trained team members on new computer programs.• Attended various seminars: cost containment measures, harassment in the workplace, methods of conflict & resolution.• Maintained a 98.5% or higher accuracy to cut the cost of claims.
  11. 11. Professional Experience• Technical Writer | Graphic Artist | Bucilla Corporation | Hazelton | PA• 1991-1992• Composed instructions, charts and graphs for a variety of needlecraft kits to be distributed globally.• Reproduced artist’s designs, originally using standard paste-up and layout techniques, later using computer software for reproduction.• Attended technical artist|writer seminar.
  12. 12. Above: Flyer for a local car club. Top Right: Package Design. Bottom Right: Handmade Cards. Samples
  13. 13. Left: Composedinstructions, chartsand various graphsfor a variety ofneedlecraft kits to bedistributed globally.Below: Iron-Ondesign with chart.
  14. 14. Above: Class assignment to work directly with the photographer. Myresponsibilities were to design several different ad layouts for a brand ofmy choice. I created the thumbnails, top left. The photographer and Ithen decided on the best ad layout, top center. The photographer thenused my layout to recreate the advertisement. Samples
  15. 15. Above: Assignment to create amagazine cover.Top Right: Still life drawing, pencil.Bottom Right: Painting, acrylic.
  16. 16. • Samples of speculative ads to appear here. Samples