I have 20+ years experience in many aspects of graphic design, advertising, marketing research and consulting, direct mail promotions, literature production, show displays, and print buying. Currently the owner of RP Designs and Creative Director on each project assigned by various clients in various industries. I have been the Art Director and Graphic Designer for the Door County Official Visitor and Winter Guides for over 13 years. Presently I am an Art Consultant with Door County Pulse responsible for all ad designs for each issue of the Door County Living magazine and the Peninsula Pulse paper since 2006. Work experience includes BIC Special Markets Division in Clearwater, Florida and Distribution America in Des Plaines, IL. Job titles include Art Director, Marketing Director, Production Manager and Print Buyer. Management experience includes up to 35 employees as a Production Manager at a large marketing firm. This included working with various levels of management to cohesively create marketing strategies including design ideas while managing budgets.
RP Designs: Forestville, WI, 3/06 – Present Owner/Graphic Designer/Consultant
Open Door Communications: Sister Bay, WI, Art Director/Account Executive
Hedeen International: Sturgeon Bay, WI, Marketing Director
Distribution America: Des Plaines, IL, Production and Art Manager/Print Buyer
Bic Special Markets Division: Clearwater, FL, Lead Designer
Through education and experience I am well versed in the field of advertising and marketing and understand the importance of design. I have done the work and have managed the work and thrive in a fast paced environment. Please review my education:
Computer and Graphic Design, University of Stevens Point, Wisconsin
Bachelor of Fine Arts
Systems Administrator for Macintosh, Des Plaines, IL
Microsoft Product Management Training Oakbrook, IL
Creative Writing, College of Dupage, Wheaton, IL
Have a strong design background in various industries including retail, large to small corporations in the hardware retail, clothing, hotel/restaurant and numerous other types of businesses. I continue to work in the latest CS programs on a daily basis. Because I work independently, I meet with clients, advise the clients, and do the work including the design and any writing necessary to make the piece or prototype cohesive and presentable. I have also hired outside sources for larger projects including photographers, designers and writers. My technical skills include proficient knowledge in CS6: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver, Acrobat. Microsoft Excel, Word and Power Point. Skilled in social media marketing including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pintrest, TripAdvisor, Snapchat. Knowledge in WIX Web Design, WordPress web editing and design.
Tel - 920-421-1185