Mary Cowles

Design, Production & Marketing

Email: info@marycowles.com
Phone: (815) 321-1472
Web: www.marycowles.com
References provided upon request

Introduction

Welcome to my website! I have a graphic design background, with experience creating a broad spectrum of materials  in print or digital formats, which may include ads, logos, brochures, signage, email marketing newsletters, packaging, or websites. I love handling the details. I also like to research, collaborate, proofread, and suggest ways to save money if possible.

Feel free to browse my portfolio, below, to see my work. If you’re interested in possibly working together, send me an email at info@marycowles.com, and I’ll be happy to get back to you.

Sincerely,

Objective & Skills

Marketing professional with experience creating a broad spectrum of materials for print or digital mediums. I am seeking a position where I can utilize my design and productions skills in a collaborative work environment.

• Proficient in Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator [Creative Cloud], Microsoft Office, Drupal, Word Press, and MailChimp
• Seasoned artist in creative services and marketing support
• Skilled in proofreading, vendor and project management
• Team-oriented, flexible, problem-solver, and enjoy a challenge

Portfolio Samples

Catalogs, Books & Newsletters

Packaging

Brochures

Campaigns

Logo Design

Web, Email and Banners

Job Experience

NOVEMBER 2017 – PRESENT

FREELANCE DESIGN & PRODUCTION

Various Clients – Chicago & Suburbs

• Production of catalogs, books, and packaging
• Incorporate branding of all collateral in order to keep consistent look and feel per each company’s standards
• Editorial: proofread and edit materials, ensuring correct grammar and product information
• Bi-language translation coordination, per deadlines and project scope
• Creation of email and landing page banner ads

APRIL 2015 – NOVEMBER 2017

GRAPHICS & MARKETING ASSOCIATE

A highlight was completing a comprehensive 160-page Chicago Marketbook, which is an informative sales tool for client meetings. I researched demographics, created graphics and maps, and designed the look in Adobe InDesign.

Great Street Realty Partners – Rolling Meadows, IL
• Developed brochures, ads, maps, banners, and online brochures
• Researched merchant trade areas, and create maps with Regis software
• Created e-mail marketing campaigns using Mail Chimp
• Managed branding & content, vendor quotes, pre-flighted files
• Managed and updated all text and graphics for website using Drupal

2009 – 2014

MARKETING ASSOCIATE

MC Software Development – Coral Springs, FL

• Updated graphics materials for online and print marketing promotions
• Coordinated files and asset organization
• Managed quotes and project timelines with outside vendors
• Coordinated items for production and pre-flighted files
• Created budget plan and organized hundreds of files
• Collaborated on marketing launch direction

2005 – 2008

SENIOR GRAPHIC DESIGNER

National Safety Council – Itasca, Illinois

• Collaborated with customers for project scope & timelines
• Brainstormed creative direction, colors, type, and imagery
• Designed ads, brochures, catalogs, direct mail, logos, sell sheets, and event materials
• Met with customers and presented initial and follow-up concepts
• Managed multiple project timelines and prioritized workload
• Provided graphics support to various departments
• Coordinated pre-flighting and instructions for print collateral

Skills

This is a short list of some of the skills I’ve acquired over the years, but I love new challenges and learning new software.

Graphic Design
Production Skills
Proofreading & Grammar
Project Management
Website Maintenance
E-mail Marketing

Education

International Academy of Design and Technology

Chicago, IL

Associates of Applied Science: Computer Graphics
Graduated with honors GPA: 3.6/4.0

Lewis University

Romeoville, IL

Bachelors of Arts Degree: English

Awards

• Received an Extreme Progress Award for coordinating a marketing presentation
• Received company award for PowerPoint and graphics support in helping procure a $1.2 million contract
• Received an Excellence in Action award for conversion to new computer system
• NJCAA National Qualifier for Cross Country and Track

LIFE & VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE

PROMISELAND CHILDREN’S MINISTRY

Willow Creek Community Church, Crystal Lake, IL

• Managed classroom activities, directed volunteers, encouraged children to behave age-appropriately, and assisted children with special needs

TEACHER’S ASSISTANT

Ramblewood Elementary, Coral Springs, FL

• Assisted children with academics and behavior management for grades Pre-K through 3rd grade