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Cindy Chang

Cindy Chang

La Palma, CA, US

 

About 

Creative, versatile professional seeking challenging Graphic Designer Position within organization that will benefit from the following unique qualifications:

 

• UCLA graduate with BA in Design for Digital Media; Years of experience in print/web design, marketing and advertising
• Translate product information, tools and services into digestible and effective visual marketing material to drive successful sales, new business developments, clients/customers generation and retention
• Work closely in collaboration with sales and management team to turn great ideas into marketing campaigns that strengthen corporate branding and increase market visibility
• Strong organizational skill in managing the creative workflow; Strong interpersonal, team building, and presentation skills; offers insightful advice and solutions to others
• Expert in corporate branding, layout design, color theory, typography, web and multimedia development, art-directing photo shoots, and print publishing; excellent image-retouch and color correction skill
• Innovative problem-solver with exceptional analytical skills; makes sound judgment through thorough research and in depth understanding
• Knowledge of MS Office suite, Adobe CS 6 suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Flash, Acrobat), QuarkXpress, HTML, Mac and PC Operating Systems
 

CAREER PATH

 

SENIOR GRAPHIC DESIGNER               First Team Real Estate (Irvine, CA)                  2011-2012
• Create marketing materials for print and online corporate marketing campaigns from concept to production
• Create logos, business cards, flyers, postcards, signage, presentations and brochures for First Team’s 1,850 agents in California; interface with agents/clients to discuss client needs
• Design luxury marketing materials for First Team’s luxury real estate division
• Oversee and train up junior designer, making sure all materials adhere to the First Team brand and design standards
• Create logos, design style and brand guidelines to support new area of business development
• Create wall panels and displays for public exhibition of corporate identity

GRAPHIC DESIGNER/INSTRUCTOR  Camelot Academy (Orange, CA)                2010-2011
• Develop lesson plans for digital arts classes in a MAC based environment utilizing iWorks and Adobe CS software
• Design booklet, brochure, catalog, and other marketing materials; art direct photo shoots as needed

 

GRAPHIC ARTIST  Nien Made USA / Norman Shutters (Santa Fe Springs, CA)              2006-2009
• Design packaging and in-store displays for window fashion products to sell in Home Depot, Lowes, and JCPenny creating or following existing guidelines
• Create brochures, booklets, sample kit, and advertising campaigns for the product distribution channel
• Develop style guides and manage the Norman Shutter brand
• Create multimedia presentation and trade show displays to support trade show events
• Provide graphic support for consumer and distributor websites
• Art directing product photo shoots; advanced Photoshop skills in product photo retouching

FREELANCE DESIGNER                         2002-2004
• Develop marketing material for internationally recognized educational institutions
• Create and produce event/conference marketing materials for non-profit organizations
• Website design for private companies in various industries

MULTIMEDIA / WEB DESIGNER Planet Media Corporation (Tustin, CA)        2000-2001
• Create cutting edge business marketing solutions using Flash for online advertising campaigns, web content development, multi-media CD-ROMs, and corporate presentations
• Design websites for clients ranging from EPSON, TOSHIBA, OPENWAVE, to BOSCH; oversee website production, working closely with programmers
• Design Flash banners and HTML mail advertisements

 

WEB PRODUCER / EDITOR  Comcast Online (Tustin, CA)         1999-1999
• Provide daily graphic content creation for Comcast Online, Comcast Cable’s high-speed internet division
• Manage and develop web content for www.InOrangeCounty.com using editorial and graphic design skills
• Design company marketing materials such as coffee mugs, magnets, and direct marketing ads

DESIGNER / ARTIST   Technological Assistance Program, UCLA (Los Angeles, CA)     1997-1998
• Provide creative technological assistance by producing interactive multimedia instructional CD-ROMs, and websites for professors
• Develop the UCLA botanical garden website from concept to production, including HTML coding

EDUCATION

BACHELOR OF ARTS    Design of Digital Media                   1998
University of California, Los Angeles, CA


LANGUAGE

ENGLISH, CHINESE
Capable of both written and verbal English to Chinese and Chinese to English translation


PERSONAL INFORMATION

US CITIZENSHIP

Elsewhere:

Employment 

First Team Real Estate, Irvine, CA, US, Graphic Designer

• Create marketing materials for print and online corporate marketing campaigns from concept to production
• Create logos, business cards, flyers, postcards, signage, presentations and brochures for First Team’s 1,850 agents in California; interface with agents/clients to discuss client needs
• Design luxury marketing materials for First Team’s luxury real estate division
• Oversee and train up junior designer, making sure all materials adhere to the First Team brand and design standards
• Create logos, design style and brand guidelines to support new area of business development
• Create wall panels and displays for public exhibition of corporate identity

Jan 2011 - Sep 2012
 

Camelot Academy, Orange, CA, US, Graphic Designer / Digital Arts Teacher

• Develop lesson plans for digital arts classes in a MAC based environment utilizing iWorks and Adobe CS software
• Design booklet, brochure, catalog, and other marketing materials; art direct photo shoots as needed

Sep 2010 - Jan 2011
 

Nien Made USA / Norman Shutters, Santa Fe Springs, CA, US, Graphic Artist

• Design packaging and in-store displays for window fashion products to sell in Home Depot, Lowes, and JCPenny creating or following existing guidelines
• Create brochures, booklets, sample kit, and advertising campaigns for the product distribution channel
• Develop style guides and manage the Norman Shutter brand
• Create multimedia presentation and trade show displays to support trade show events
• Provide graphic support for consumer and distributor websites
• Art directing product photo shoots; advanced Photoshop skills in product photo retouching

Jan 2006 - Nov 2009
 

Education 

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Los Angeles, CA, US, Bachelors, Design - Digital Media

Print, Web, Interactive Multimedia, 3D Animation

Sep 1993 - Jun 1998
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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