Graphic Designer with experience in and desire to work predominantly in print design and presentation design. During the course of my most recent 3 years of employment with KPMG as a Senior Graphic Designer, in addition to receiving annual merit increases and performance bonuses, the quality of my work has been highlighted and recognized on 5 separate occasions resulting in my receiving on the spot financial awards and letters of commendation from Senior Management. Driven, positive attitude, with the ability to work efficiently independently as well as part of a team.
Bachelor of Arts, Graphic Design and Business Marketing Minor – 3.47 GPA
State University of New York at Oswego – OSWEGO, NY / Date of Graduation: MAY 2009
KPMG – MONTVALE, NJ
Senior Associate, Lead Graphic Designer of Global Audit Communications
July 2012 – Present
Execute the global communications strategy for Global Services Centre (GSC) Audit. Assist in the delivery of timely, impactful business communications for multiple audiences across a wide spectrum of media, in support of the development, deployment, and change management strategies for leading-edge GSC Audit initiatives. Lead the preparation of extensive PowerPoint presentations, including helping to develop content and taking a leading role in using creative graphical approaches within PowerPoint to help maximize the impact of the presented information. Manage creative decisions and execution of the design of communication deliverables including posters, brochures, presentations, iPDFs, documents, web sites, and postcards.
O’Connor Davies – WHITE PLAINS, NY
Freelance Graphic Designer
December 2011 – June 2012
Collaborate with the Marketing team on a consulting basis to develop ‘Green Initiative’ logos, as well as other marketing deliverables, and their application to promotional items, marketing communications, and announcements. Special interest value: environmental, business, financial.
KPMG – MONTVALE, NJ
Mid-level Assistant/Graphics Specialist
September 2009 – July 2012
Perform administrative and office support activities for multiple supervisors. Assist in the formatting of over 1200 pages of the KPMG Audit Manual, as well as solely creating and maintaining over 200 graphics and flowcharts meant to visually display information to better explain a concept. Also responsible for creating and formatting Power Point presentations for meetings, as well as formatting worldwide electronic e-mails. Additionally, in 2009, redesigned the KAM Audit manual logo and restructured the Welcome screens for both their International and US based sites. Special interest value: business, financial, international.
Hilton WoodCliff Lake – WOODCLIFF LAKE, NJ
Outdoor Waitress/Room Service
May 2006 – September 2009
Spent my summers working at the Hilton Woodcliff Lake as an outside waitress and in room service. Assisted with re-vamping and re-launching the outdoor dining restaurant experience. Developed excellent skills in customer service, communicating, multitasking, financial management, and working under pressure. Special interest value: hospitality, customer service.
Habitat for Humanity – OSWEGO, NY
Fall 2008 – Spring 2009
Solely responsible for the design and creation of the informational brochure for the Habitat for Humanity in Onondaga County. Special interest value: shelter, nonprofit.
BFA Exhibition – OSWEGO, NY
Fall 2008 – Spring 2009
Collaborated with two additional team members to design all collateral for the annual SUNY Oswego Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition. Collateral included post cards, brochures and posters. Special interest value: cultural arts.
Media Summit – OSWEGO, NY
Solely responsible for the design of all posters, table-tents, direct mail pieces, and postcards for their annual event. Special interest value: media, event planning.
Vector Marketing – PEARL RIVER, NY
Worked as a Sales Representative for the Summer. Learned how to market a product: factors to highlight, words to use, attitude, and how to successfully communicate the quality of a product in person. Special interest value: sales and marketing.
Mac and PC Platforms
Microsoft Office Suite [Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook,SharePoint]
Adobe Creative Suite [Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Quark Xpress]
Music, Sports, Hiking, Nature, Beach, Fashion, Food [Common themes in my portfolio]
* Print Portfolio available upon request
* LinkedIn Public Profile