This would be Susan

Susan Moulton

Graphic Designer

December, 2016 through February, 2018 KavoKerr
DIGITAL DESIGNER Extended contract (Wunderland). Functions: content specialist duties (site migrations), web design/development, brand development. Environment Agile. Working with html/css locally, Drupal CK editor, WordPress, and other proprietary CMS systems.

August, 2016 through December, 2016 Experian Automotive
WEB DESIGN/DEVELOPMENT Extended one-month contract. Design and production of digital content and coding responsive landing pages. Agile workflow.

Part time, Freelance Designer
80% web design and production and 20% general promotional print and digital materials.

  

A brief career overview begins and continues as a part-time graphic design instructor and part-time graphic designer in education marketing. In addition, I worked with clients in the education industry. Other contract work has been in many other product and service industries.

My current interests are in marketing automation/design, but I have a solid print background. My areas of specialization are: #1 Learning/teaching; #2 typography/layout; #3–User experience/content presentation. I work best in an environment where experience and many skills are needed.

What I can do for you:

  • Work with your creative team
  • Work with your clients
  • Work with your print vendors
  • Design/develop responsive pages
  • Develop more effective content
  • Art direct photo shoots
  • Edit and manipulate digital images and photography
  • Concept, design, and produce simple or complex print layouts
  • Edit your copy/content (light copywriting)
  • Learn quickly and apply your brand and standards to be fully effective
  • Design responsive html emails from scratch or templates
  • Design 508-compliant electronic documents
  • Create banner ads
  • Develop and manage your brand

What I do not do:

  • Illustration–I can edit and create illustrations as they are a large part of my work, however I am not an illustrator
  • Backend developing–I can edit html and CSS, and I can work with JS, however I do not write JavaScript, and I do not backend code
  • 3D imaging/modeling
  • Formal UI/UX–I am consciously focused on UI/UX in my freelance work, however I am not a UI/UX designer
  • Video shoots–I am not a videographer, but I'd be glad to assist the videographer
  • Presentations–I can create great presentations, however I am not a presentation designer
  • One type of project for a long period. I work best (as anyone does) with a variety of projects and responsibilities

Personal Information

Address
1045 Georgian Place
Bartlett, IL 60103
USA
Phone
847-505-9385
630-823-8285
Blog
excitabledesign.blogspot.com Not currently active

Employment

2016 –

Digital and Marketing Designer at KavoKerr

December 2012 to April 2017

Contract full-time marketing/digital designer, Woodridge, IL

Primary responsibilities in helping wth rebrand and launch two new company websites: Updating/designing varous CMS existing and new site layouts and content. Working with Hubspot for template creation and landing pages for two new site launches. Content asset template and content design. Environment: local and international team.

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2012 – 2016

Graphic Designer at Elgin Community College

August 2012 to August 2016

Part-time graphic/digital designer, Elgin, IL

Reduction in workforce layoff. Letter of recommendation can be provided. Graphic Designer/Production/Layout Artist. In-house agency environment: videographer, photographer, marketing specialists, web team, graphic designers and print/digital designer. Primarily services and event marketing for the college. My duties: html email, interactive PDFs college catalog layout and production, marketing collateral, social media graphics.

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2014 – 2016

Production and Layout Artist for a Dental Industry Journal

December 2014 to une 2016

Part-time Production/Layout Artist, Hoffman Estates, IL

I was brought in to Quintessence to help with the production of a journal only. JOMI, The International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants, is internationally recognized for its high editorial and scientific standardsis and is Quintessence' most successful publication. My position was absorbed by their shrinking books division. Duties included working with editors, file management, time management, working with authors, use of templates, heavy use of standardized deep styling, advanced knowledge of InDesign and layout techniques.

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2010 – 2014

Graphic Design Instructor at College of DuPage

January 2010 to May 2014

Part-time instructor, Glen Ellyn, IL

I taught two courses in the Liberal Arts Division: I began teaching typography with a focus on esatablishing readability through knowledge of connotative/denotative qualities (type meaning), theme, contrast, hierarchy, typeface pairing, firm understanding of typographic rules, in-depth styles use, content analysis, layout, and applying basic graphic design principles. I taught Web Design/Interactive 1 and 2, involving coding by hand, html email, CSS for layout and styling, responsive layouts, working with templates using Jquery, and APIs. The layout UI design focused heavily on typography and design principles.

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2008 – 2011

Graphic Designer/Web Content editor at Harper College

July 2008 to September 2011

Graphic Designer and Web Content editor, Palatine, IL

Contract/Consulting position providing on-and-off-site graphic/web design services. Largely print and document-related projects generated working closely with marketing specialists. Projects: integrated print/web/email promotions, advertorials, direct mail, logo design, website content management. Heavy branding focus involving image acquisition/manipulation/compositing using Bridge, Photoshop, and Illustrator; Dreamweaver for microsites (CSS/HTML), long document design/production, ad design, and a heavy typographic/content focus.

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2009 – 2012

Graphic Designer/Production Artist at Riverside Publishing

August 2009 to March 2012

Graphic design/production, contract and client, Rolling Meadows, IL

Contract/Consulting position providing on-and-off-site graphic/web design services. Projects included integrated web/e-mail/direct mail campaign; design and production of general collateral (banner ads, brochures, direct mail, html e-mail, posters), and catalogue ad design. Off-site work involved generation and maintenance of interactive PDFs.

2002 – 2010

Graphic Design Instructor at Waubonsee Community College

January 2002 to May 2010

Teaching position, Sugar Grove, IL

Teaching position. I developed the typography curriculum for the department and taught Graphic Design 1, Digital Illustration (Illustrator), Digital Imaging (Photoshop), and Typography (InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator).

2007 – 2008

Graphic Designer at WMH Tool Group

August 2007 to April 2008

Contract graphic designer/production artist, Elgin, IL

Contract position. Catalog design and production in addition to trade show graphics and signage. Projects: trade show banners and POS, catalogue design and production. I attended press checks and was responsible for managing my projects. Heavy catalogue, and image editing and manipulation. The department became outsourced.

2003 – 2016

Placement/Contract/Various

2003 to 2007

Temporary graphic design/digital design/production/prepress

Experian Auto, Schaumburg, IL – Ditigal Designer – Contracted to create a landing page and other digital online html/css projects. Consulting and training.

Allstate Insurance, Northbrook, IL –Graphic Designer – Flux position involving print production/design of presentation and general collateral material: direct mail design, presentations, brochures, flyers, postcards, and html e-mail design. Applications used: Quark, Photoshop, Power Point, Illustrator and Dreamweaver.

Hans Manufacturing, Oswego, IL – Contract Graphic Design position.
Screen printing, layout, template creation.
National Safety Council, Schaumburg, IL – Contract Graphic Design
position. UI design of proprietary software application and packaging design.

Alpha Graphics, Northbrook, IL – Contract Graphic Design/Project management/prepress functions and working with customers/clients.

Block & Company, Wheeling, IL – Contract Graphic Production Artist. Working with bank supplies and forms, and heavy catalogue production.

J. Wagner Printing, Northbrook, IL – Graphic Production artist. Prepress/production involving offset and digital printing, graphic design, and production skills.

Education

BA - 2002

BA from Columbia College

Graduated 2002

GPA 3.85, Columbia College, Chicago,  IL

I majored in Graphic Design and also acquired 15 hrs. of photography credits. In addition, I was interested in digital photography and web design. I graduated from Columbia College with honors.

AA - 1999

AA from Waubonsee Community College

GPA 3.95

Graduated 1999

GPA 3.95, Waubonsee Community College, Sugar Grove,  IL

I was a member of Phi Theta Kappa and the Waubonsee Art Club. I acquired a strong fine art background in addition to introductory graphic design courses. I was an honors program graduate.

Skills

Design

Print/Publishing/Layout
Primary Skillset
HTML email
Very good
HTML/CSS
Very good
Electronic Publishing
Expert
Digital Imaging/Photography
Primary Skillset

Apps/Technical

Adobe
InDesign Dreamweaver Photoshop Illustrator Acrobat Pro Final Cut Bridge Flash Fireworks
Web
HTML5 CSS SASS (working on it)
Production
Color separations trapping pagination/long document
Office
Word Outlook Excel Powerpoint

Testimonials

Larry Dannewitz

I developed a high regard for Susan based on the outstanding work she did in a short period of time. She was able to produce a very high volume of work while maintaining very high standards of quality. Her strong human relations skills enabled her to interface effectively with many different personalities within our organization. She was able to take charge and get things done.

 

Larry Dannewitz | President, Sandwich Fair Association
Larry Dannewitz

I love the award design! I saw it last week and it is PERFECT! I think the committee will like it. I just registered on the event brite and went through the site and think it looks great! You have done an outstanding job re-designing it and getting content up quickly. Thank you!

 

Scott Peska, Ed.D. | Dean for Students, Waubonsee Community College

Hobbies

Gardening/canning/freezing Kayaking/Canoeing Photography Bicycling Camping Learning Dining

Portfolio

Please choose a category

HTML EMAIL

Responsive Outlook 2013

SCHEDULE/CATALOG

Continuing ed courses


print

interactive

catalog

ECC School Catalog Design/Layout

HTML EMAIL

September 2016 monthly series highlighting dining events at the college restaurant.

DIRECT MAIL

Brochure—tear-off strip


LAYOUT CATEGORY

DIRECT MAIL

HTML EMAIL

Seasonal Calander and highlights of dinners and events at the college's restaurant.

SNAPCHAT
GEOFILTER

New!

LANDING PAGE

WEBSITE
Design and Production

Current

PUBLICTIONS

Newsletters


LAYOUT

DIRECT MAIL

Catalog

ECC School Catalog Design/Layout

WEBSITE DESIGN AND PRODUCTION

Fine artist's website

LARGE FORMAT

Windowshade banners

WEBSITE DESIGN AND PRODUCTION

Responsive Demo

WEBSITE DESIGN AND PRODUCTION

Non-profit website 2012

PRINT BROCHURE AND INSERT

layout with infographics

HTML EMAIL

Save the Date HTML Email, 2013.

MOCKUP

UI Assessment

ILLUSTRATION

Technical Illustration

EVENT MARKETING

Print Colleteral

PUBLICTIONS

Newsletters


LAYOUT

DIRECT MAIL

DIRECT MAIL

Thanksgiving Card 2014


DIRECT MAIL

ILLUSTRATION

DIRECT MAIL

Menu mailer with coupon strip


LAYOUT

DIRECT MAIL

HTML EMAIL

Rebuilding Respect For Women HTML Email, 2012.

WEBSITE
Design and Production

College organization

WEB SURVEY
Design, and production

Catalog promotion.

HTML EMAIL

E-blast for students to sign up for a trip to Hamilton Type Museum

DIRECT MAIL

Various direct mail pieces


DIRECT MAIL

LAYOUT

PDF FORM

Auto-fill labels

HTML EMAIL

Annual Campus Giving drive.

IDENTITY

Various logo designs


IDENTITY

ILLUSTRATION

PDF FORM

Auto-fill labels


DIRECT MAIL

INTERACTIVE

IDENTITY

Various logo designs


Identity
Illustration

BROCHURES

Series of college program brochures

ILLUSTRATION

Watercolor

PDF FORM

Long fillable form


INTERACTIVE

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY

Photo Montage

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY

Panorama from 21 photos.

EVENT MARKETING

Print Colleteral

NEWSLETTER

Print Publishing

RETOUCHING

Digital photo editing

NEWSLETTER

Print Publishing

NEWSLETTER

Print Publishing

CATALOG

Catalog design and production

WEBSITE
Design and Production

Non profit website

WIREFRAME

Interactive Wireframe


Interactive

Web

ADVERTORIAL

Daily Herald ad

HTML EMAIL

Annual Campus Giving drive.

WORKSHOP MANUAL

Interactive instructional manual

HTML EMAIL

Invitation

EVENT COLLATERAL

Annual event at the college

CHANNEL MARKETING

Various pieces

LARGE FORMAT

Hanging banners

PACKAGING

Packaging prototype

LARGE FORMAT

Windowshade banners

LARGE FORMAT

Windowshade banners

WEBSITE BANNERS

 

Photo For Duratran

 

Personal Photography

 

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