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Frances Gunther

(408) 506-1655

francesg29@yahoo.com

www.superfrances.com

 

 

QUALIFICATIONS

- 18 years experience in print design, art direction and marketing, specializing in dynamic, eye-catching newsletter  

    and brochure design and production

- 10 years experience in web design, creating both business and personal websites

- Experienced in facilitating smooth collaboration between printers and mailing houses

- HTML-based e-mail expert, including template design and reporting statistics

- Highly organized, known for producing high quality materials quickly and on-deadline


                                                           

EXPERIENCE

Graphic Designer, Progressive Solutions, Santa Clara, CA (contract: 3/12 - current)

- Design and create web templates for online card client


Graphic Designer, BMI Fitness, Santa Clara, CA (contract: 9/11 – current)

- Design and create company marketing collateral including logo, web site, brochure and business cards


Graphic Designer, Vuclip, Milpitas, CA (contract: 8/11-current)

- Design and created monthly Global Video Report
- Design web banners for video channels


Graphic Designer, Pandemonium Aviaries, Los Altos Hills, CA (volunteer: 3/11-current)

- Design and create marketing materials for non-profit, including both print and web versions


Graphic Designer, eandi Design, San Jose, CA (4/11-9/11)
- Designed greeting cards, including production of card files for online web sites (Kodak, Shutterfly, etc.)
- Production of wedding invitation packages
- Wrote and contributed design blog entries


Marketing and Communications Director, Decathlon Club, Santa Clara, CA (9/03 – 6/09)

- Designed and created all Club marketing and event collateral, including a monthly newsletter and e-mail  

  newsletter, and promotional fliers for Club programs, events and fundraisers

- Wrote and edited text for website and participated in redesign

- Maintained and constantly updated Club website to ensure current information and graphics

- Worked directly with 15 managers to produce marketing materials for their departments

- Completed a wide variety of design projects working under tight deadlines

- Trained department heads on process and programs to ensure they understood brand guidelines

- Worked directly with outside print houses and direct mail centers to create print schedules and deadlines for

  newsletter and marketing collateral with follow up to ensure timely deliveries

- Designed digital signage screens for internal marketing on lobby television system

- Designed banners and buttons for online ads to promote Club on various websites

- Maintained consistent voice and brand in all internal and external communication

 

Art Director, Silicon Valley / San Jose Business Journal, San Jose, CA (1/00 – 4/03)

- Designed and created display ads for clients, as well as in-house marketing and event materials

- Corrected color on supplied or scanned images using Photoshop

- Worked closely with clients and sales representatives throughout all stages of ad design and offered

  feedback for successful campaigns

- Collected and prepared outside ads for outside printers (pre-flight process)

- Mocked up weekly newspaper layout of ads and editorial product

- Trained incoming designers and production staff on process and programs

 

Graphic Designer, PC Computing Magazine, San Francisco, CA (11/94 – 6/99)

- Designed magazine layouts and feature openers, and created page layout and typography

- Designed icons, spot art, graphs and charts for various magazine sections

- Served as Art Director at photo shoots, including photographer scheduling, and pick-up of film and

  product to photo shoots

- Responsible for payment of photography vendors

 


 

COMPUTER SKILLS

Adept at both PC/Windows and Mac platforms Microsoft Word/Excel

Adobe CS5  (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign)Macromedia Dreamweaver

QuarkXpress           Working knowledge of HTML

 


 

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Arts, Fine Art, California State University Hayward, CA (1993)

Associate of Arts, Art, Ohlone College, Fremont, CA (1990)

Diploma, Interior Design, Brooks College, Long Beach, CA (1987)