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Susan WILSON
www.susanWILSONdesign.com
susanWilsondesign@gmail.com
cell: 919.414.5582

EDUCATION

BA in Graphic Design, Fall 2008
North Carolina State University, College of Design

HONORS

Graduated Magna Cum Laude
Worked on a grant funded project for the South Park/East Raleigh Initiative
Chosen to work with the Raleigh City Museum on a future exhibit design
Awarded the Above and Beyond Library Service Award for 2008
Interviewed and work showcased for the book Eco-Graphics
Work published and discussed on DesignObserver.com, SpeakUp.com, New Raleigh, and DallasNews.com
Selected to study abroad at the Prague Institute of Design, Summer 2008

EXPERIENCE

In-House Graphic Designer, Trimaco, LLC. (September 2010–Present)

Summary: Designing for one of the largest paint supplies manufacturers in the industry. Rebranding the entire look of Trimaco through new & innovative designs…pushing all limits within the home improvement industry. Packaging seen in Lowes, Sherwin Williams, The Home Depot, Walmart & other leading stores.

Tasks: Packaging design & innovation, Website design & development, Ad design & marketing, MS tag & QR code creation & maintenance, Photography & Art direction, Image editing, Logo design, Print design, Print prep/production & more. Basically building a new brand for Trimaco with the creative director.

Graphic Designer, Clean Couture (January 2012–Present)

Summary: A new line of fashion forward, eco friendly home & body care products. I’ve helped design & develop the modern & fun brand for Clean Couture. From the logo, blog, website, ads, photography, packaging design & more!

Tasks: Ecommerice website design, Blog design, Photography, Logo design, Ads, Eblasts, Packaging design & Literature.

Graphic Designer, Kompleks Creative, Inc. (October 08–September 2010)

Summary: Head Graphic Designer for all clients.

Tasks: Branding, Identity design (logos, letterheads, business cards), Publication design, Website design and complete coding, Banner design (flash), Utilizing CMS, Album design, T-shirt design, Posters, Newsletters, Invitations, Online advertisements, Communicating with clients, Print prep/production, Photo retouching, Packaging design, Website maintenance, Promotional materials and much more.

Graphic Designer, North Carolina State University College of Design (September 09–January 2010)

Summary: Working with former Professor through a grant funded project for the South Park/East Raleigh area.

Tasks: Design, Collection of Data and Coordinating with outside sources to create a successful pamphlet to educate and preserve the rich heritage of the SP/ER area.

Graphic Designer, North Carolina State University (December 07–December 08)

Summary: Internship as the head Graphic Designer for NCSU libraries. Helped all employees of the library with any design task.

Tasks: Logo design, Eboard design (digital advertisements), Presentation design (Power Point and animation), Information graphics, Website design and coding, Banner design & Meeting with clients.

COMPUTER SKILLS

Much experience with both Mac and PC platforms
Much experience with InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat & Microsoft Office
Much Experience with pre-press qualifications, packaging files & managing files
Confident with coding (xhtml, php, css), Dreamweaver, & Wordpress, Web optimization
Adequate experience with After Effects & Flash
Experience with Javascript & section 503 guidelines

PROFESSIONAL SKILLS

Hard-worker, Excellent communication, Great organization, Ability to multi-task and work in teams as well as individually, Ability to meet tight deadlines, Always reliable and punctual, Professional demeanor and attitude, Strong attention to detail, Great with time management, Devoted designer who will go above and beyond expectations.

INTERESTS 

Traveling, Typography, Meeting new people, Learning new things, Ballet & of course Design.