KimberLeigh Schartz is a versatile designer with a proven track record of creatively and concisely communicating a message, while adhering to branding—or creating something completely new. She can translate a look and feel, a campaign or a piece across multiple channels, sizes and formats—print or interactive.
BRANDING: Worked both independently and collaboratively to produce a variety of print and interactive projects that adhered to company branding standards. Developed effective branding elements and standards for clients using a focused design process. Designed comprehensive organizational style guides.
INTERACTIVE: Designed and coded both newsletter-format and marketing E-mail blasts that substantially increased clientele and drove traffic. Produced effective and user-friendly graphics, web ads and small web sites using Dreamweaver, WordPress, hand coding, CSS, forms, graphic optimization and animation. Produced interactive documents and effective e-books.
PRINT: Designed and produced high-quality marketing collateral, advertisements, publications, indoor and outdoor signage, training materials, custom folders, etc.
PRESENTATIONS: Created high-level presentations, presentation templates, promotional loops, and video slide shows, including multi-media elements, animation and infographics.
PROJECT MANAGEMENT/ORGANIZATION: Managed multiple projects to meet deadlines and client expectations; acted as liaison with clients, printers, and mailing houses throughout the process; assisted in production scheduling. Consulted with clients to rework or improve workflow process, project filing systems and job tracking.
DIGITAL IMAGERY: Chose and prepared images for both print and web, including color correction, touch-up, and digital manipulation.
Expert: InDesign (interactive and print), Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Acrobat Pro, Keynote, PowerPoint, Excel, Word, iDVD, Basecamp, DropBox
Intermediate: WordPress, Flash, Fireworks, Final Cut Pro, Numbers, Pages, Google Docs
Beginner: Joomla!, Google Web Designer
Mac OSX and Windows
Concepting, branding, print layout, pre-press set-up, E-mail design/coding, front-end interactive design, presentation design, animation, infographics, photo retouching, work process management and project management.
Writing, copy editing, proofreading, research, photography, video editing, DVD production and teaching. Typing speed: 75 wpm
Full resume available upon request.