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 systems, elements and standards for clients using a focused design process. Designed comprehensive organizational style guides and templates.
INTERACTIVE: Designed and coded both newsletter-format and marketing email blasts that substantially increased clientele and drove traffic. Produced effective and user-friendly graphics, web ads, landing pages 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 (print/interactive/ePub), Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Acrobat Pro, WordPress, Keynote, PowerPoint, Excel, Word, iDVD, Basecamp, DropBox
Intermediate: Final Cut Pro, Numbers, Pages, Google Docs
Beginner: After Effects, Joomla!, Google Web Designer
Mac OSX and Windows
Concepting, branding, print layout, pre-press set-up, email design/coding, front-end interactive design, HTML and CSS, ePub development, presentation design, animation, infographics, photo retouching, workflow process and project management.
Writing, copy editing, proofreading, research, photography, video editing, DVD production and teaching. Typing speed: 75 wpm
Full resume available upon request.