Hello, My name is Sarah and I am a Graphic Designer with over 12+ years of professional experience. I also have a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design where I graduated with honors from the University of Tennessee. I am a professional Design, Branding, Marketing & Advertising Consultant.
I possess the ability to work well under pressure and can produce high-quality work in short periods of time while remaining highly organized and deadline-oriented. I have strong interpersonal skills and work well with a wide variety of people.
I am a self-motivated, driven visionary. My truest passion is design of all types, which is why I have built my resumé and career to have encompassed a wide variety of industries, skills and materials.
Graphic Designer and Assistant Office Manager
Flash Graphics - Dalton, GA - 2017-06 - 2018-01
Graphic Design, Marketing, Advertising and Branding Strategy for all clientele.
Design for print production on both digital and offset presses.
Project management of print production on digital presses.
Competitive, detail-oriented and deadline-driven environment.
Processing orders over the phone and in a direct to consumer sales floor.
Proper filing and time management.
Cashier and opening/closing shop.
Lead Jeweler Apprentice
Sterling Jewelers Inc. - Chattanooga, TN - 2013-09 - 2017-06
Contribute to an environment of total customer satisfaction by making the customer’s needs the first priority.
Management of all incoming and outgoing job tickets from all assigned corporate stores. Responsible for the reconciling and accuracy of incoming and outbound packing lists and shipments. Communicating and updating job status updates in POS system, as well as appropriate store representatives to resolve any delays.
Monitoring and recording of daily, weekly and monthly production margins, supplies and invoicing amounts. Updates records and maintains inventories of all shop metals, findings and gemstones. Job-specific ordering of stock precious metals, gemstones, and mountings or semi-mounts through vendor websites and proprietary database systems.
Assists in the transfer/moving of merchandise in strict compliance with security and loss prevention guidelines.
problem-solving, project management, clerical data entry, research and develop proprietary software, daily customer service needs, accomplishing production tasks in a timely manner, assist shop manager with any and all assigned tasks.
Graphic Design and Marketing Specialist
Tennessee Valley Federal Credit Union - Chattanooga, TN - 2009-10 - 2013-07
Coordinates in-branch marketing efforts including: design, scheduling, print production and inventory control of in-branch display graphics, duratrans, and signs/posters.
Maintains the Inlighten in-branch video system, creating content and controlling schedules as needed to ensure all messages are current.
To design graphics like banner ads, for all web, social media, mobile, and other electronic delivery channels. To design and write things like member newsletter, member benefits guide and other flyers/brochures.
To oversee print production, maintain inventory and distribute printed materials to branches. To design and place print ads, write statement messages and manage insert schedule with external statement processor.
Creates a positive team atmosphere and facilitates teamwork beyond the scope of her own functional area. Interacts with co-workers to facilitate positive and productive working relationships. Provides positive assistance and support at all times when dealing with members, co-workers and other departments or branches. Proactively communicates with all those impacted by Marketing and Community Involvement activities to ensure that everyone is informed and up to date.
To design graphics for printed Annual Report and to design, write and program Annual Report PowerPoint Presentation. To do photography for newsletter and all various internal/external events.
Represents TVFCU in a professional manner at civic functions, TVFCU Community Involvement activities and Marketing events, creating a favorable impression and new opportunities for the Credit Union.
3D and Photomanipulation Production Designer
Tricycle Inc - Chattanooga, TN - 1999-10
Research and Development of proprietary software
Creation of 3D samples for customers
Photomanipulation of product samples.
Lillian B. Feinstein Scholarship
Juror's Purchase Award, 2004, UTC Annual Juried Student
Exhibition Juror Leslie Rech, Asst. Professor SC State University
Art Accent Award, April 2004
Outstanding Achievements in Printmaking
Dean's List 2000-2005
Golden Key International Honor Society
Scholar In Residence Award 2000-2005
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Graduated May 2005 Magna Cum Laude
BFA Graphic Design, Anthropology Minor
ACT 28, GPA 3.875
Cleveland High School
Graduated May 2000
Academic Honors Graduate