Resume

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QUALIFICATIONS

Graphic Designer: Highly motivated graphic designer with multiple years of print experience. Easy to work with. Open to ideas and excited to share thoughts. Works well under pressure. Good communication skills. Able to provide the following services with current industry tools including InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere Pro, Quark XPress, Microsoft Word and PowerPoint, HTML, and CSS on both PC and Mac platforms: brochures, product sheets, banners, stationery, reports, posters, and advertisements for both print and web. See samples: http://www.kolbergdesigns.com

Proposal Coordinator: Enthusiastic team member driven to maintaining schedules, producing professionally prepared/attractive products; and ensuring submission compliance.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Corman Construction, Inc.  – Proposal Coordinator/Marketing

July 2014 – December 2016

  • Worked with DBIAs, engineers, and estimators to produce Statements of Qualifications and Technical Proposals for large transportation construction projects in a deadline driven environment
  • Designed covers and formatted content for proposals
  • Updated resumes and project summaries
  • Compiled submissions for various industry association awards
  • Conceptualized and produced posters, ads, and various promotional materials
  • Collaborated with Project Managers/Engineers to develop reports for ongoing projects

Publication: “Reconstruction of Berth 4 of the Dundalk Marine Terminal” by Susan Kolberg, Pile Driver Magazine, Q2, 2016, Volume 13, No. 2

Gannett Fleming, Inc. – Jr. Proposal Coordinator/Marketing Assistant

September 2011 – July 2014

  • Worked with staff to produce proposals
  • Designed and produced covers and and graphics for proposal submissions
  • Produced posters and ads for industry events and media
  • Created PowerPoint presentations
  • Searched websites for RFPs and procurement solicitations
  • Entered information into CRM database

a2z, Inc. – Web Design Intern

January 2011 – September 2011

  • Customized website interfaces using HTML and CSS, Photoshop, and Illustrator to match client websites
  • Designed iPhone app graphics
  • Created demo videos using Camtasia and Premiere Pro
  • Designed various print material using InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator

MidAtlantic Fly Fishing Guide – Graphic Designer (Freelance)

December 2008 – October 2016

  • Redesigned and laid out 44 page magazine
  • Performed monthly updates of content including text, artwork, and advertisements
  • Proofread and made editorial changes
  • Checked press proofs

Gemstone Publishing – Production Manager/Graphic Designer for
Disney Comic Books

April 2004 – March 2009

  • Oversaw production of four monthly comic books
  • Coordinated with freelance writers, colorists, and letterers
  • Compiled art and lettering in Photoshop
  • Assembled stories, advertisements, and publication elements
    in Quark Xpress
  • Colored and lettered various stories
  • Designed and assembled graphic novels
  • Conceptualized, wrote, and developed artwork for all advertisements and promotional material for the books
  • Fashioned and assembled graphic novels
  • Attended conventions and assisted authors with book signings

Custom Direct, LLC – Graphic Designer

May 1999 – April 2004

  • Created artwork for check designs
  • Set-up and tested printing plates for custom check orders
  • Compiled Matchprint proofs
  • Designed advertisements for national distribution
  • Laid out brochures and promotional materials

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine – Graphic Designer

May 1997 – May 1999

  • Set-up stationery
  • Designed various promotional materials for various departments
    within the University
  • Created brochures, posters, and flyers for the Office of Continuing
    Medical Education

Midatlantic Cardiovascular Associates – Secretary

May 1992 – May 1997

  • Provided secretarial support for a busy cardiology practice

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine – Secretary

May 1978 – May 1992

  • Support staff for various physicians at the Institution

EDUCATION

  • Maryland Institute College of Art, Certificate in Graphic and Digital Design
  • American Career Institute, Certificate in Digital Multimedia