This would be Susan

Susan Moulton

Print and Digital Product Designer

susan@susanmoulton.com
847-505-9385
       

December, 2016 through November, 2018

KaVo Kerr, (a Danaher Company)
DIGITAL DESIGNER, Contract through Wunderland, Inc.

Digital project design and development (site migrations), web design/development, brand development. Environment Agile. HTML/CSS, Drupal CK editor, WordPress, and other proprietary CMS platforms. Collaborative in-house agency/marketing. Design/develop web pages, templates, style guides.

FREELANCE DESIGNER

80% web design and production, and 20% general promotional print and digital materials. Strong layout skills (print and web).

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Background

History Teaching and contracting part time, full time, and freelance, my experience areas are print and digital design, production, layout, and digital project design and coding. Core interest areas are html email, landing page design/dev, front end HTML/CSS, JQuery, and working in CMS environments and/or within a Bootstrap framework.

Current engagements Hubspot training, Sketch, workflows and productivity, marketing automation, researching best practices, enrolled in UX web design master course.

Expertise

Focus and end goal for my work To design and arrange layout elements utilizing a user-centric approach to deliver effective messaging and valuable content, fostering marketing strategy and goals.

  • Typographic hierarchy, contrast, pairing, systems
  • Beautiful layouts
  • Engaging users/readers in content
  • Style guides
  • InDesign
  • Content composition and structure (grammar nazi)
  • Brand champion
  • HTML and CSS
  • HTML email coder
  • Bootstrap framework, and familiarity with other frameworks
  • Structure and template design
  • Landing pages
  • Photo retouching, optimizing, and photography
  • Research/analytics

Employment

2016 –2018

Digital Designer at KavoKerr

December 2016 to April 2018

Contract full-time digital designer, Wood Dale, IL

Primary responsibilities in helping wth building, templating, rebranding, and launching two new company websites. Updating/designing varous CMS existing and new site layouts, styles, and content. product page, landing page, services pages, navigation and UI design. Content organization/presentation and content layout. Environment: Marketing and IT; local and international teams. Highly collaborative workflow and variety of workflow tools.

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2012 – 2016

Graphic Designer – 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

Layout Artist – Quintessence Publishing

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 –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 – 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. Working closely with marketing specialists for department-specific informational, integrated print/web/email promotions, advertorials, direct mail, logo design, website content management, micosites, and photo retouching/compositing, layout. Software: Bridge, Photoshop, Illustrator; Dreamweaver  (CSS/HTML), InDesign.

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2009 – 2012

Graphic Designer/Production Artist – 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 – Waubonsee Community College

January 2002 to May 2010

Teaching position, Sugar Grove, IL

Teaching position. I designed 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 – 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

Contract/Part-time

2003 to 2017

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 – Print production/design of presentation and general collateral material: direct mail design, presentations, brochures, flyers, postcards, and html e-mail design. Software: Quark, Photoshop, Power Point, Illustrator and Dreamweaver.

Hans Manufacturing, Oswego, IL – Contract Graphic Design position. Screen printing, layout, template creation. Software: Illustrator.

National Safety Council, Schaumburg, IL – Contract Graphic Design. UI design of proprietary software application and packaging design. Dreamweaver/Adobe design applications.

Alpha Graphics, Northbrook, IL – Graphic Design/Project management/prepress. Customer facing.

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

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

Education

BA - 2002

BA from Columbia College

Graduated 2002

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.

Endorsements

Jon Kula

I just want to say how amazingly helpful Susan has been with the new i-CAT website. With months of back and forth of not really getting anywhere I was able to talk it over with Susan and she accomplished what I was looking to have done in a day. All the work she has dedicated to the site so far has helped tremendously to both function and look its best!

Jon Kula | Art Director, KaVo Kerr
Julie Fragoso

Susan is a rockstar front-end developer that anyone would want on their team. She joined ours in the middle of a website project and jumped right in — embracing the dental business, learning about the products, building out web pages and offering a ton of value with her UX and typography skills. Within a year her responsibilities grew a ton. In our next website relaunch project, to retrofit one site into an existing site infastructure, she helped define the content migration production process, standardize product templates and content, implemented SEO file naming, enforced brand standards and improved functionality in the live site and CMS, to name a few things. I would work with her again anyday.

Julie Fragoso | Digital Marketing Manager, KaVo Kerr
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

Portfolio

KaVo Service & Repairs

Web Template

Responsive Layout

HTML EMAIL

Responsive Outlook

COURSE CATALOG

Continuing Ed


print

interactive

COLLEGE CATALOG

Design/Layout

HTML EMAIL

Calendar of Events

DIRECT MAIL

Brochure–tear-off strip


LAYOUT

DIRECT MAIL

Landing Page

KaVo Kerr Assessment

GEOFILTER

Snapchat

LANDING PAGE

Experian Auto

BLOG

Mockups

WEBSITE

Event

PUBLICATION

Newsletter


LAYOUT

DIRECT MAIL

WEBSITE

Fine Artist

MAGAZINE DESIGN/LAYOUT

American Bar Association

LARGE FORMAT

Large Banner

WEBSITE DESIGN

Responsive Demo

WEBSITE

Non-profit website

HTML EMAIL

Save the Date

MOCKUP

UI Assessment

ILLUSTRATION

Technical Illustration

EVENT MARKETING

Print Projects

NEWSLETTER

Alumni Biannual


LAYOUT

DIRECT MAIL

ILLUSTRATION

Thanksgiving Card

MENU MAILER

Tear Off Strip


LAYOUT

DIRECT MAIL

HTML EMAIL

Rebuilding Respect For Women

HTML EMAIL

Retro-Style

DIRECT MAIL

Various


LAYOUT

DIRECT MAIL

INTERACTIVE FORM

Auto-Fill Labels

HTML EMAIL

Campus Giving Drive

IDENTITY

Various logo designs


ILLUSTRATION

POSTCARD

Auto fill PDF


DIRECT MAIL

INTERACTIVE

IDENTITY

Various logos


Illustration

BROCHURES

College Program Brochures

INTL. APPLICATION

Long fillable form


PRINT

INTERACTIVE

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY

Photo Montage

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY

21 Photo Panorama

EVENT MARKETING

Print Colleteral

NEWSLETTERs

Various

RETOUCHING

Digital Photo Editing

CATALOG

Design, Layout, & Production

WEBSITE

Non Profit Project

WIREFRAME

Interactive


Interactive

Web

ADVERTORIAL

Daily Herald ad

HTML EMAIL

Campus Giving Drive

MANUAL

Instructional

Print

Interactive

HTML EMAIL

Event Invitation

CAMPAIGN

Various pieces

LARGE FORMAT

Hanging banners

PACKAGING

Packaging Prototype

LARGE FORMAT

Windowshade banners

LARGE FORMAT

Windowshade banners

PHOTOGRAPHY

Duratran

PHOTOGRAPHY

Personal