Creative, results-oriented, marketing communications professional with over fifteen years experience. Major strengths include project management, multimedia design, and production.

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Zippi Design
1996 — Present

Owner, Graphic Design and Production Services

  • Concept, design and production of marketing materials for a diverse client base communicating key messages and product information.
  • Team with clients to develop and design effective global web pages with the goal of increasing product and brand awareness worldwide.
  • Identify, develop and produce a wide range of promotional materials to include direct mail pieces, brochures, booklets, multimedia presentations in order to support client sales.
  • Manage seminars and special events for the Spring Park Homeowner’s Moms and Tots organization. This includes monthly meetings, special events and booking speakers.
  • Develop new business opportunities and manage client relations.

 

Media Productions Associates (MPA)
Anchorage, Alaska 1993 - 1996

Manager, Business Graphics and Corporate Communications Services

  • Created the graphics division, which included hiring personnel and acquiring resources that provided MPA with corporate materials such as 35mm slides, multimedia presentations, video graphics, digital color posters, overheads, and printed materials that visually enhanced corporate communications.
  • Monitored budgets and established final billing to maintain cost-effective processes and procedures.
  • Managed the design and implementation of a disaster-response system complete with interactive video and real-time information acquisition.
  • Teamed with upper management to develop and implement a focused and effective business plan with the goal of increasing sales and revenue for the company overall.
  • Supervised the implementation of corporate infrastructure improvements that included creating an invoicing database system, installing computer network capabilities for employees, in-house mail system and administrative support personnel.

 

McGrath & Associates
Toronto, Canada 1991-1992

Production Manager

  • Managed production of corporate communications and events for a variety of clients.
  • Supervised production department in the creation of industrial and commercial video, sales collateral, computer animation, and corporate presentations.
  • Managed client relations, budgets and final billing.

 

Autograaf Studios Inc.
Toronto, Canada 1985 - 1991

Owner, Communication Services, Corporate Presentations

  • Managed service bureau specializing in corporate presentations.
  • Developed new business opportunities and client relations.
  • Managed the creation and production of corporate slide shows, commercial videos, training videos, and sales support collateral.
  • Teamed with McNeil Pharmaceutical company and Kraft Foods to develop presentation material and coordinate on-site efforts for annual meetings. Kraft foods involved 25 speakers and 700 attendees. Responsibilities included developing multi-media presentation, supervising photographic sessions and the development of computer graphics, and on-site logistical support.
  • Supervised the development, research, and overall production of multi-image and video presentations.

 

Accuphoto Company Ltd.
Toronto, Canada 1980 - 1985

Lab Technician, Production Coordinator

  • Operation of Hope E-6 Roller Transport Processor.
  • Developing black & white film, lith film and stats.
  • Generating special effects slides using a Forox Optical Printer for multi-image slide shows.
  • Generating 35mm slides using a Pansophic Starburst computer graphics station.
  • Administrative duties such as prepare quotations and invoices, management of staff and delegation of duties.

 

EDUCATION

Part-time studies/Anthropology, University of Alaska, Anchorage, Alaska, 1993-1995

Part-time studies/Anthropology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada, 1989-1992

Applied Photography Diploma, Sheridan College of Applied Arts and Technologies, Oakville, Canada, 1981

 

 

SKILLS

Experienced in use of Macintosh and PC applications such as Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Pagemaker, Powerpoint, Word for Windows, Excel, FileMaker Pro, Canvas, Claris, operation of Hope E-6 Roller Transport Processor, black & white, color and lith film developing. Solid understanding of the internet and web design using Dreamweaver, Adobe Imageready, Fetch and HTML.