Résumé

Angela Frankson • Graphic Designer
Gilbert, AZ 85233
hello@craftandbrand.com

Design Experience

 

Western Retail Advisors

Commercial Real Estate Services

Graphic Designer

Phoenix, AZ

May 2021 to June 2022

• Update macro and micro aerial maps designed with Adobe Creative Suite and other marketing material (eblasts, brochures) for commercial real estate brokers, verifying that logos are updated as well as locations are accurate for current businesses

• Update and manage the symbols library on an ongoing basis

• Gather and update materials (maps, vector-based strategy maps, brochures, area demographics) for market tours

• Pull demographic reports from ESRI 

• Set up KMZ/KML Google Earth files for interactive maps

• Design and update marketing maps for large retail centers

fastSIGNS Sign & Design

Graphic Designer

Mesa, AZ

November 2021 to May 2022

• designed a multitude of signage products including: cut vinyl lettering and simple graphics; printed vinyl for multi-color design; designs to be directly printed in aluminum, e-panels, acrylic, and coroplast

• designed graphic-intense high school senior sports banners

• frequent design of business cards and ordering them through a popular trade website

• set up files to send to other contacts for outsourced production of large-format signs and building signage

• set up and often convert customer files for print and/or cut

• set up a proof for each job for customer approval

• set up permits for governmental approval of outdoor signage

• high degree of self-direction required

• interpreted customer instructions and ask relevant questions to design a satisfactory product when initial instructions were not completely clear

• worked with the sales and production teams to consistently produce high-quality graphics and foster a good working relationship with all team members

• managed a fast-paced workflow where priorities shift frequently and multiple jobs were currently in production

 

Lee & Associates

Commercial Real Estate Services

Graphic Designer

Phoenix, AZ
 

September 2018 to July 2020

• Update brochures and marketing material for commercial real estate brokers

• Design custom brochures and email marketing campaigns

• Maintain the calendar for eblast scheduling

• Overhauled the eblast scheduling procedure to add clarity and consistency

• Balanced the work load of 40+ individual brokers across the office



Social Ally USA

Graphic Designer

Scottsdale, AZ

 

October 2016 to September 2018

• Creating custom content for clients, to be posted on the major social media sites: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest

• Designing print assets such as brochures, business cards, posters, and flyers

• Logo design and creation of branding guidelines for clients

Craft+Brand Graphic Design

Freelance Graphic Designer

May 2012 to April 2017
 

Freelance work for the Committee for Colour & Trends:

• Redesign of website and rebrand of logomark

• Ongoing and consistent content set-up and posting to a WordPress CMS for a fashion forecasting service, catering to fashion designers

• Photo retouching for retail and trade fair photos

• Organization and creation of galleries for each post

• Site maintenance and technical support for client

• Post deletion and organization of WP CMS

• Design of promotional pieces for distribution at trade fairs

• Design and circulation of Constant Contact updates to clients

• Migration of site to Squarespace hosting in February 2016

 

Craft+Brand Graphic Design

Freelance Graphic Designer

May 2003 to January 2016

 

Freelance design work for FashionFACTSFolio:

• Ongoing design and posting of product highlights for online fashion blog

• Creation and distribution of posts to social media sites

• Helped facilitate the consolidation of fashionFACTSfolio and the Committee for Colour & Trends into one organization

Craft+Brand Graphic Design

Freelance Graphic Designer

August 2015 to August 2015

Freelance design for Vegas Bright:

• Logo design & branding for a blog focused on Las Vegas

• Business card design

Skills

 

Overview

• deep appreciation for the design process, with an emphasis on exploring concepts by hand before using technology

• strong research skills

• excellent writing skills

• experience designing marketing &

social media campaigns

• knowledgeable in both print and web layout

• values in-depth brainstorming

Specific

• typography

• book layout design

• information visualization

• photography

• photo retouching

• social media marketing

• project management

• website/ux design

Technical

• Adobe© Creative Cloud 2022

• Apple OS

• Windows OS

• Microsoft Office

• All modern browsers

• ArcGIS Pro

• ESRI Business Analyst

• Placer.ai

• ChainXY

• Google Earth/KMZ/KML

• Wordpress (self-hosted)

• Squarespace site design

• Sendible social media scheduling dashboard

Education

Bachelor's of Science

Visual Communication Design

Arizona State University

Tempe, AZ

August 2007 to May 2010

 

 

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