To whom it may concern:
I am seeking a Graphic Designer opportunity. I believe my background and skills are a perfect fit for your design needs. I received a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts degree in Graphic Design from the Art Institute of Portland in 2009 and have been working in the field ever since. In addition to my BFA, I also hold an Associate’s of Applied Science in Web Design from Portland Community College, and am currently working on a Marketing Associate’s from PCC as well.
In addition to my formal education, I have comprehensive experience researching and developing design concepts for projects ranging from non-profit to small business and corporate. The projects I worked on for Mobile Technologies Inc. (MTI, my current position), Acumed, Big Brothers Big Sisters CW, and Oregon Business Magazine required consistent usage of branding identity, which I was able to do successfully.
I personally make an effort to stay on top of the current design technology, making sure I jump right in to the newest versions of the Adobe Creative Suite on both Windows and Macintosh platforms to ensure that my skills stay sharp. I am also comfortable working with printers and other vendors to ensure successful projects. While at Mobile Technologies Inc, and on several freelance projects I was the primary contact between my client and the printer. Additionally, during my retail experience at Home Depot, my primary position included daily communication with vendors on special order projects.
One of my biggest projects at MTI was the creation and organization of all of the Graphic design assets, including web graphics, print collateral and a photo library. I voluntarily took on this project when the Marketing department was without leadership, leaving just myself as the marketing department. My day-to-day activities at MTI also include working with the Sales and Industrial Design teams to ensure accurate marketing and instructional collateral for our customers. I have received several accolades for being able to prioritize projects in a way that ensures that most projects are completed before their deadlines. This, as well as the Homer Awards I earned while at Home Depot, should show that I am quite capable of providing top-notch customer service.
Overall, I believe my experience, education and work ethic are a perfect match for your company. I appreciate your taking the time to review my credentials and experience. Again, thank you for your consideration.
Amber Catherine Taylor