Deidre Crane, Graphic Designer: (847) 421-2573,

Deidre Crane

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Qualifications

Authority | Creativity | Management | Organization
  • 6+ years experience planning and executing informative materials
  • Trained and managed colleagues on project specifications
  • Project editor for informative graphics materials
  • Created a new company identity across multiple brand lines
  • Co-hosted and photographed local car shows for customer appreciation functions
  • Direct customer contact while providing exceptional customer service

Skills

Logos & Branding
  • Liv-IT! logos
  • Liv-IT! product lines: cleaning, air fresheners, and food storage
  • Aquamax logo redesign
  • Logo designs for services
Packaging
  • Liaised with Chinese factories to manufacture products and packaging
  • New product packagings
  • Aquamax label redesign
  • Physical package mock-ups
Editorials
  • Writing manuals for safety and use of wood working tools
  • Creating line art for manuals
  • Informative brochures for 14+ auto shops
  • Company catalogs from concept to printer
  • Designed sell sheets
  • Updated sell sheets

Education

The Illinois Institute of Art – Schaumburg, Illinois
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design, December 2009
Dean’s List, GPA 3.5

Independent Study – Grayslake, Illinois
HTML5, CSS3, and Web Design

Adobe Creative Cloud Suite

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Work Experience

  • Milescraft – Elgin, Illinois: Marketing Support
  • Liv-IT! - Bensenville, Illinois: Graphics & Sales Support
  • Global Décor d.b.a. BSI-Bath Solutions, Inc. - Elk Grove Village, Illinois: Graphics & Sales Support
  • Opus CMC – Lincolnshire, Illinois: Intern Graphic Designer
    • SKAN National Radiology Services
  • Metro Paint Supplies, Inc. - McHenry, Illinois: Marketing Specialist
    • B-TEC North America: Logo and label redesign
    • Black & White Auto Body & Paint: Brochures
    • Body Builders Automotive: Brochures
    • Evergreen Auto Repair: Brochures
    • Hopp’s Auto Body: Brochures
    • Raymond Chevrolet: Brochures
    • Dream Car Classics: Brochures
    • High Tone Auto Body: Brochures

Freelance Experience

  • Society of Permanent Cosmetic Professionals – Des Plaines, Illinois
  • Faith United Church of Christ (a.k.a. Six Corner Faith) – Chicago, Illinois: Logo Design
  • Truck N Go: Logo Design
  • Tina & Tom’s Tax Service: Logo Design
  • Pete’s Plumbing Services: Logo Design
  • LTF Technology – Northbrook, Illinois: Helped produce catalog
  • Pat Marth: Photo manipulation/restoration
  • Ushman Interactive – Schaumburg, Illinois: Logo Design

Accomplishments

Trained & managed graphic designers

Participated in International Housewares Show

  • Created displays
  • Booth setup
  • Interacted with guests
  • Informed customers about products and services
  • Fulfilled customer requests: samples, catalogs, and sell sheets

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