Graphic Designer Sample Resume

Angel Reeves
1234 Cobblestone Drive
Pinellas Park, OH
Home: 727-555-5555
Cell: 727-555-5556

Creative and dedicated Graphic Designer seeking a full-time position with advancement opportunity to further enhance my knowledge in graphic design.

Qualifications Summary
  • More than 5 years of diverse, hands-on design experience including experience in web-site design, magazine publishing and marketing.
  • Adaptable, organized, results and detail-oriented with excellent work ethic, strong time management and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to create designs, concepts, and sample layouts based on knowledge of layout principles and aesthetic design concepts.
  • Extensive knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
  • Ability to come up with unusual or clever ideas about a given topic or situation, or to develop creative ways to solve a problem.
  • Team player also capable of working independently with minimal direction.
University of Cleveland, Cleveland, OH
  • Bachelor's Degree in Arts-Graphic Design (July 2001)
  • Associate's in Applied Design
Work Experience
Contract Graphic Designer: Dec. 2004 - Present, The Creative Group, Cleveland, OH
  • Responsible for coordinating and producing of a variety of graphics products and services, providing graphic design and art direction for ads, newsletters, report covers, annual reports, brochures, exhibit displays, maps, slide shows and the government cable TV channel.
  • Other duties: Determining size and arrangement of illustrative material and copy, selecting style and size of type, and arranging layouts based upon available space, knowledge of layout principles, and aesthetic design concepts.
  • Study illustrations, photographs and text to plan presentation of products and services.
  • Review layouts and suggest improvements as needed.
  • Prepare the assembly of final layouts for printing, and review and approve art materials.
  • Provide expert analysis and input on others designs.  
Freelance Graphic Designer: Jan. 2000 - Nov. 2004, MJ Design, Cleveland, OH
  • Responsible for completing various freelance design assignments including creation of a bi-monthly printed newsletter for a lawyers' association, design of various logos, and artwork for the silk-screening company, PQ Design & Silk-Screening.
  • Responsible for the coordination and production of a variety of graphics products and services.
  • Prepared and estimated costs, coordinated graphic production and reproduction by service bureaus.
  • Assembled final layouts for printing and provided graphic design for website.
*Work samples included in my portfolio.