May 2010 - Present
Freelance Graphic Designer
RENEE MINETTE DESIGNS
Experienced Graphic Designer with a demonstrated history of working in the marketing and advertising industry. Skilled in Graphics, Vinyl Vehicle Wraps, Logo Design, Advertising, Typography, and Adobe Creative Suite. Strong arts and design professional with an Associate’s Degree focused in Communication, Art & Design from Central Lakes College.
March 2018 - September 2018
Graphic Designer / Sign Shop Operator
Created signage for our clients for whom we distributed alcoholic beverages. Designed print marketing for all brands of beverages by accessing their company image database. Kept current with all of their brand standards as well as our companies brand identity. Outputted all signage to large format printers using multiple media types such as banners, backlit signage, posters, vinyl floor / wall decals. Paid high attention to detail proofing all materials for correct pricing, spelling, and grammar. Maintained printers and ordered all supplies.
November 2016 - June 2017
FIRST IMPRESSION PRINTING
Designed print materials with Adobe Creative Suite programs; such as business cards, signs, flyers, menus, logos, banners, brochures, raffle tickets, re-created forms. Ripped completed design files to printing press, for completion. New job intake in person and over phone, billed customers, took payments, ran can register. Communicated with team members in other departments explaining cutting, packaging and delivery instructions.
May 2008 - December 2010,
April 2012 - May 2013,
July 2014 - September 2016
Graphic Designer / Vinyl Graphics Applicator
Designed business cards, signs, banners, vehicle lettering, flyers, menus, web headers and all print collateral within their brand standards. Fabricated metal signs and banners from design concept to finished. Designed decals, lettering for vehicles using Composer then outputting design to vinyl printer and plotter. Maintained vinyl printer (Gerber Edge 2 & FX) switched out foils for CMYK format printing, operated Envision plotter. Greeted clients, job intake process, answered phones.
June 2013 - June 2014
GRAND CASINO MILLE LACS
Designed Grand Casino Mille Lacs and Hinckley promotional mailers, print collateral, large back-lit signs, digital collateral for the slot machines displays, animated videos for LCD's for businesses within the casino, experience with variable data for mass mailers. Digital specialist assistant, scheduled designed and created animated videos using Adobe Flash for 3 different sizes of LCD's throughout both locations which advertised promotions and concerts.
2009 - 2011
Communication Art & Design
CENTRAL LAKES COLLEGE - STAPLES
2007 - 2009
CENTRAL LAKES COLLEGE - BRAINERD
1999 - 2002
High School Diploma
BRAINERD HIGH SCHOOL