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Karen Stagemyer

Karen Stagemyer

Philadelphia, PA, US

 

About 

With more than 13 years of creative experience, I am confident that my combination of practical work experience and solid educational experience has prepared me for making an immediate contribution to Archinect. I understand the level of professionalism and communication required for long-term success in the field. My background and professional approach to business will provide your office with a highly productive Graphic Designer.

Elsewhere:

Employment 

Delaware County Technical High School, Aston, PA, Graphic Designer/Teacher

Responsible for designing all the educational PowerPoint presentations, posters, banners, ceremony booklets, postcards, direct mail pieces and stationery. In addition, I teach all areas of graphic design and digital pre press. I develop the student curriculum for the year as well as projects, class
lectures and assignments, ensuring each student has a portfolio that is ready
for college admission.

Sep 2009 - current
 

Maxwell Systems, King of Prussia, PA, US, Graphic Designer

Managed all art and creative responsibilities for a software company. Created the corporate identity and corporate branding style by generating logos, brochures, newsletters, advertisements, email blasts, packaging and trade show graphics.

Sep 2006 - Jun 2008
 

Hartline Design (KStag Graphics), Kennett Square, PA, US, Art Director/Graphic Designer

My freelance company where I had a multitude of clients from print shops and interior design firms to specialized advertising agencies. Work pertained to creating logos, ads, trade show graphics, annual reports, packaging, HTML email blasts and corporate identities.

Jan 2002 - Jan 2008
 

United States Liability Insurance Group, Wayne, PA, US, Graphic Designer

Best known for designing and developing the identity for The Hit Zone Underwriting Manual used by all insurance underwriters and colleagues. Designed brochures, newsletters, logos, posters, sales collateral, PowerPoint presentations and email blasts.

Jan 2002 - May 2004
 

Entertainment Games, Inc. (formerly eGames, Inc), Langhorne, PA, US, Graphic Services Coordinator

Managed the design and production of packaging for software games. Created box and jewel case packaging concepts, game identities, graphics and logos. Designed product catalogs, ads, annual reports, sales collateral, and mural artwork for trade shows and premiere gaming shows.

Sep 1998 - Jun 2001
 

Education 

Art Institute of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, BArch, Graphic Design

Studied Visual Communications at the Art Institute in Philadelphia. Programs of study included Photoshop, Illustrator and Quark Xpress as well as color and design and page layout classes. I also studied painting, typography and illustration.

Sep 1996 - Jun 1998
 

Awards 

Best of Quarter Award, 1st Place

I scored the Best of Quarter Award for a painting I did. It won over 50 students of the Art Institutes Graphic Design program.

1997
 

4.0 GPA Award, 1st Place

Won an award for having a 4.0 GPA.

1996
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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