Senior Graphic Designer & Social Media Marketing Professional

Skills

  • Mac OSX
  • Mac-Based Applications
Print and Digital Design
  • QuarkXPress
  • Xdata 
  • Adobe Creative Suite
    • InDesign
    • Photoshop
    • Illustrator
  • Microsoft Suite
    • Word
    • Excel
    • PowerPoint
Web Design
  • Dreamweaver
  • WordPress
  • HTML
Social Media Design
  • Instagram
  • LinkedIn
  • Facebook
  • Pinterest
  • Twitter
CRM
  • Hubspot
  • Email Design

Experience

Senior Graphic Designer

Grape Cat LLC, Pipersville, PA

Grape Cat sells high-quality vegan and eco-friendly clothing and accessories made without cruelty online and through events.

I manage the production of multimedia graphic design solutions, from
concept to delivery and implementation, as well as the marketing,
finances, and daily operations of an independent business.

  • Experience using Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Sketch, InVision, and
    Adobe Experience Manager.
  • Develop and implement design projects including logos, websites,
    videography, and brand imagery, as well as marketing strategies
    including social media presence and newsletters.
Key Achievements:
  • Provided Senior Web and Graphic Design leadership to Wakefern Food
    Corp., the nation’s largest retailer-owned cooperative with 300+ retail
    supermarkets comprising ShopRite, Price Rite, The Fresh Grocer, and
    Dearborn Market.
  • Developed multi-channel marketing materials including circulars, in-
    store posters, flyers, etc. in a high-volume production environment.
  • Created unique, brand-specific design projects for the distinct stores
    within the Wakefern family.
  • Exercised quality control over final products.
  • Identified process improvement opportunities and proposed
    implementation methods.
  • Worked independently as well as in a leadership position within a creative
    team to develop and deliver graphic design elements, marketing initiatives,
    and brand strategies for Grape Cat, LLC.
  • Increased sales by 200% through Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.
  • Designed and/or directed conceptual visual communications.
  • Adhered to tight deadlines while creating simple solutions for complex
    concepts.
  • Sourced printing, requested quotes, and collaborated with designers to
    get pre-pressed files to print.
  • Mentored new designers on the art and business of design.

Senior Graphic Designer

Mondrian Investment Partners, Philadelphia, PA

Mondrian is an employee-owned investment management firm with offices in London and Philadelphia. We are value investors across the globe in both equity and fixed income asset classes. Founded in 1990, we have employed a rigorous fundamental research process that is the foundation of our success. Mondrian’s well-resourced investment team manages assets on behalf of over 250 institutional clients.

I started as a Consulting Graphic Designer providing graphic design expertise for major technology and financial management companies including Panasonic, Dow Jones, MetLife, Bloomberg, The Wiz, and Merrill Lynch, and was promoted to full-time in 2005 to Senior Graphic Designer.

  • Provided art direction and design, technical, and production oversight for an international investment firm managing $64 billion in assets for the global clientele.
  • Coordinated with the company and departmental leaders and other internal
    stakeholders to assess project requirements; developed campaign strategies,
    budgets, and timelines to meet objectives.
  • Collaborated with the in-house design team to manage multiple projects
    simultaneously; ensured brand and strategy consistency across all designs.
  • Created marketing tools including sales books and presentations for account
    executives, contributing to a 170% sales increase over seven years.
  • Mentored colleagues in sales book production for greater workflow efficiency.
Key Achievements:
  • Provided direct and key support to Star Group on Comcast advertising.
  • Spearheaded creative solutions for Panasonic, handling all internal graphic needs from concept through delivery.
  • Contributed to optimization of layout for Wall Street Journal by leveraging
    expertise in composition and electronic pre-press processes to create and test
    scripts, decreasing layout time.
  • Streamlined internal workflow for sales book production by generating
    technology-based solutions for recurring errors.
  • Created Excel, Word, and xDATA scripts to automate the correction process, saving the company $100K annually.

Education

Leadership Coaching

Next Level Trainings

Master of Business Administration

Marketing

Keller School of Management

Bachelor of Arts

Art and Graphic Design

San Jose State University

 

James Lucas

James has been a graphic designer for over 25 years and has an MBA in Marketing.

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