Resumé

Profile

Unique background in design, fine art, project management, and teaching. Proficient at taking projects from brainstorming stage to finish. Skilled in many software programs, creating production schedules, and ensuring high-quality production. Proven ability to meet tight deadlines on time and on budget.

Core Strengths

Graphic Design
Illustration
Organization and Leadership
Typography
Project Management/Scheduling
Teaching
Effective Communication
Color Correction
Teamwork and Collaboration

Technical Proficiencies

Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, QuarkXPress, Dreamweaver, WordPress, Microsoft Powerpoint, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Constant Contact, MailChimp, Facebook, and HTML

Professional Experience

Graphic Designer/Project Leader/Owner
sue wheeler design (2005–present)
Design and management of print collateral projects for clients including: Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Dartmouth College, Bike Vermont, Sotheby’s International Realty, Northwestern University, Youth Art For Healing. Work with company stakeholders and marketing coordinators to create effective promotional pieces.
• Design, production, and project management for print collateral
• Fine-art illustration, Photoshop and typography experience
• Creation of brochures, posters, catalogs, logos, newsletters, book covers
• Posting articles and information to social media

Graphic Designer
Upper Valley Aquatic Center White River Junction, VT  (2016–present)
Design compelling promotional material for print and web in a deadline-driven environment. Includes brochures, posters, newsletters, advertisements, and fliers for fitness and wellness programs. Post to social media.
•  Brainstorm, design, produce, and project manage marketing materials
•  Create brochures, posters, catalogs, logos, newsletters, and advertisements
•  Edit and proofread marketing collateral
•  Manage extensive photo archive

Project Leader/Senior Graphic Designer
ANSYS, Inc. (formerly Fluent, Inc.), Lebanon, NH (2005–2009)
Managed print collateral projects for worldwide corporate marketing department of international engineering software company. Designed brochures, advertisements, and printed collateral. Coordinated schedules and purchase orders with outside printers and inside product managers. Performed magazine press checks for color quality and accuracy.
• Received Platinum MarCom Award for ANSYS corporate brochure
• Provided extensive image manipulation to enhance artistic and marketing value of materials
• Art directed award-winning quarterly engineering magazine with worldwide circulation of 110,000

Publications Project Manager
Wild Apple Graphics  Woodstock, VT (1997–2005)
Designed posters and promotional items, including 424-page catalogs and numerous supplements for fine-art print publisher. Directed complete production of catalogs, including design collaboration, layout, prepress, and press checks. Color corrected and manipulated high-resolution images through extensive use of Photoshop. Served as the company’s charity liaison to the community.
• Managed project, and designed extensive catalogs; coordinated designers, editors, proofreaders and printers
• Completed all projects in accordance with tight schedules and within defined budget
• Developed fine-art licensing prototypes to distribute to stationery companies
• Manipulated fine-art images according to market trends and industry requirements

Production Coordinator/Graphic Designer
Countryman Press/W.W. Norton and Company, Inc., Woodstock, VT (1995–1997)
Designed book covers and created catalogs for book publisher. Managed inventory of books, including cost control for reprints. Coordinated production with prepress houses and printers.
• Designed and produced catalogs for entire book list with hundreds of titles
• Coordinated with editors and proofreaders, as well as printers, in creation of catalog to meet printing schedules and to ensure quality control
• Created original book covers and hiking/biking series covers

Hospitality Experience

Pastry Chef
Kendal at Hanover Retirement Community, Hanover, NH (2010–2012)
Developed recipes, baked breakfast pastries and desserts, ordered inventory, scheduled production, and catered to special dietary needs for upscale retirement community of 600 residents and staff.
• Created dynamic dessert presentations
• Controlled cost and menu portions to achieve projected budgets
• Coordinated with service staff, nutritionist and food service manager for new dessert promotions

Pastry Chef
Hanover Inn at Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH (1989–1993) Hired, trained, and supervised bakery staff for four-diamond hotel property, including three restaurants and assorted banquet facilities. Ordered inventory, scheduled staff and production, developed dessert selections and promotions.
• Managed staff of five employees, including hiring, training, and scheduling
• Created dynamic dessert presentations for upscale restaurants
• Controlled cost and menu portions to achieve projected budgets
• Designed elaborate baked displays, including national award-winning gingerbread village

Education

Bachelor of Science:  Major in Business Administration, Minor in Marketing
University of Denver, Denver, CO

Associate in Occupational Studies
Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park, NY

Certificate in Graphic Design
Endicott College, Beverly, MA

Continuing Education: Advanced Drawing, Illustration
School at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

Continuing Education: Advanced Typography, Advanced Graphic Design
MassArt, Boston, MA

Continuing Education: Graphic Design
University of New Hampshire, Manchester, NH

Activities

•   Volunteer Work – The Prouty, Vermont Food Bank, and Michael J. Fox Foundation. Past board member for Headrest and Outreach House. Past volunteer for Listen Community Services and the Upper Valley Haven.
•  Traveling, long-distance cycling, swimming, skiing, nutrition, baking, painting, and quilting.

Art Shows

Northshore Unitarian Universalist Church, Danvers, MA – solo exhibit, 2017
Reading Foot & Ankle Specialists, Reading, MA, 2016
Lebanon Food Coop, Lebanon, NH – shared exhibit, 2005
Howe Library, Hanover, NH – solo exhibit, 2004
Northshore Unitarian Universalist Church, Danvers, MA – solo exhibit, 2004