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AMY SMITH
123 Main Street Atlanta, Georgia 30339
Home: (555) 555-1234, Cell: (555) 555-1235 asmith@sample~resume.com


Objective:   Seek the Position of Advertising Art Director

SUMMARY:   Extremely gifted Advertising Art Director with huge background in effective design and timely production of text-bearing advertising, collateral and other marketing materials to convey client's image and message.

Summary of Qualifications

  • Over twelve years experience.
  • Profound knowledge of office practices, procedures and    documentation requirements.
  • Excellent knowledge of print production processes and their    technical requirements.
  • Excellent graphic design skills.
  • Excellent graphic software skills with proficiency in InDesign,    Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat and Mac OS X.
  • Profound ability to work in a multi-project, team environment.
  • Strong ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in    writing, with all levels of management, other employees,    vendors and the general public.
  • Extensive Ad agency experience.
  • Uncommon ability to establish and maintain effective working    relationships with all levels of staff, community leaders,    government representatives, customers, and coworkers.
  • Deep ability to translate the vision of an organization to    design applications.
  • Exceptional ability to operate a motor vehicle.

    Professional Experience

    Zantel Corporation, Minneapolis, MN             2002 - Present

    Advertising Art Director
    • Work independently and with others to develop advertising and marketing concepts.
    • Provide artistic and graphic leadership in all media.
    • Supervise and direct outside suppliers of designs, photography and illustrations on a given project to assure budgets are met and all possible savings are achieved.
    • Direct efforts of Zantel consultants on projects as assigned to assure most cost-effective use of time/resources.
    • Conduct research, data compilation and analysis, and apply findings to projects.
    • Develop specifications for RFPs to allow the Procurement Department to quickly and accurately bid projects.
    • Personally create mechanical/production art when necessary and cost-effective.
    • Independently approve proofs and supervise press runs when necessary.
    • Participate in presentations and Zantel marketing activities.
    • Maintain reference material on projects.
    • Enforce adherence to Zantel design standards at all times.
    • Remain abreast of contemporary design and art direction techniques and technology.
    • Supervise requisition of graphic production material and supplies.

    Rosan Inc., Minneapolis, MN                        1998 - 2002

    Assistant Advertising Art Director/Photo Editor
    • Worked with photographers to locate appropriate images and securing publication rights.
    • Performed high resolution scanning and color correcting of digital images.
    • Conducted follow-up calls to existing photographers and established relationships with new photographers.
    • Planned, produce, implement, coordinated, and followed-up on advertising designs and magazine layouts with the art director.
    • Prepared files for pre-press output including flight-checking, producing color proofs and creating press-ready PDFs.
    • Gathered files for delivery to pre-press or printer and FTP and shipped files and proofs to printer.
    • Created marketing promotion pieces with the circulation manager.

    Rosan Inc., Minneapolis, MN                       1994 - 1998

    Photographer
    • Performed specialized artistic, technical and scientific photo assignments requiring extensive knowledge of photographic equipment capabilities and techniques; determined such elements as equipment to be used, film type, lighting requirements, composition, background and exposure time.
    • Trained and coordinated photo laboratory operations and processing personnel; scheduled and planned photo production by setting priorities for processing and inspecting work for quality.
    • Produced slides and prints from copy materials such as artwork and books, while operating automatic and semi-automatic film and paper processing equipment for this purpose.
    • Created and designed computer generated photographic images using many advanced digital layout, "draw" and "paint" techniques in the creation of computer slides, prints and files for teaching purposes.
    • Conferred closely with faculty, staff and students regarding desired product, projects or service needs; worked closely with clients to resolve technical problems encountered with assignments.
    • Determined techniques, materials and equipment best suited for the job.
    • Monitored inventory of equipment and laboratory supplies; ordered supplies as needed according to departmental policies and budget constraints.
    • Operated a wide variety of traditional photographic equipment in small, medium and large film formats.
    • Operated a wide variety of computer equipment in the creation and manipulation of photographic images, including film recorders, slide scanners.

    Education and Professional Training

    Associate Degree in Photography,
    New York University, NY (1994)



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