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PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE     

05-present StaceyCastle.com | Cincinnati, Ohio
Freelance Graphic Design

  • Designing print graphics for a variety of businesses
  • Original website creation, manage, maintain and hosting services                              
  • See website www.staceycastle.com for samples of my designs 

                      
03-05 CENTRAL BUSINESS GROUP | Cincinnati, Ohio
Marketing Manager, for a distributor of information management and furniture products.

  • Create marketing plans related to securing new business development and growth
  • Develop and manage marketing collateral materials and print buying (newsletters, case studies, brochures, fact sheets, media correspondence, scripts, presentations, power point presentations, business cards, stationary, flyers, self mailers, press releases).
  • Rely on experiences and judgment to plan and accomplish long and short-range goals, to ensure the profit, growth and expansion of the company.
  • Consistently promote CBG's message to effectively expand lead prospecting through a variety of means. 41% Increase in lead generations.
  • Design, develop, all advertising needs for web, print or audio. (Magazine, trade papers, trade show program books, newsletters, telephone on-hold services, broadcast advertising, etc.)
  • Design and maintain company website
  • Develop mailing lists for direct bulk mailings
  • Trade shows; responsible for evaluating, reserving booths, handling shipping, electrical connections, advertising, show marketing materials, design of booth, track effectiveness of shows, making sure booth is manned and booth presentation for any and all trade shows
  • Develop target market campaigns. Design, develop and orchestrate all marketing campaigns
  • Database maintenance; expansion, lead tracking and campaign development
  • Developed/maintain Marketing department budgets and manage staff

97-03  PHI KAPPA TAU FOUNDATION Laurel Magazine | Oxford, Ohio
Art Director, for the Phi Kappa Tau Foundation, a public, charitable, and educational foundation.

  • Design all aspects of their magazine and all other print materials
  • Supervise production of all printing required for the company
  • Art direct all photography requirements
  • Execute all electronic prepress activities
  • Maintain website
  • Maintain all MAC computers on site

96-97 CINCINNATI MAGAZINE CM Media | Cincinnati, Ohio
Art Director, for a monthly city magazine

  • Design all editorial and special advertising sections for the monthly magazine
  • Supervise production of all printing required for the company
  • Updated the department from the mechanical age to the digital age
  • Manage staff
  • Supervise the advertising art department
  • Develop all production schedules
  • Maintain yearly budgets
  • Art direct all photography requirements for the magazine

92-96  MTNA, MUSIC TEACHERS NATIONAL ASSOCIATION | Cincinnati, Ohio
Art and Advertising Director, for a private organization for music teachers that produces a bimonthly magazine

  • American Music Teacher and supporting print collateral.
  • Design and handle production of bimonthly magazine
  • Design and produce supporting print collateral for the national association
  • Develop convention media and print materials
  • Marketing of American Music Teacher
  • Advertising space promotions $200,000 advertising dollars, contracts and placement
  • Ad creation and development
  • Manage staff
  • Direct all print buying purchases

87-92 SDRC STRUCTURAL DYNAMICS RESEARCH CORPORATION | Milford, Ohio
Graphics Coordinator, for a worldwide fortune 500 mechanical engineering firm

•   Supervised internal graphic department
•   Managed staff
•   Interfaced directly with clients/customers
•   Developed slide and video presentations
•   Conducted photo shoots
•   Upgraded internal typesetting system to desktop publishing
•   Developed translations of print media for foreign offices
•   $500,000 print buying a year
•   Worked with outside vendor sources, ad agencies, commercial printers and suppliers

TECHNICAL EXPERIENCE

MAC/PC All Adobe products; InDesign, PhotoShop, Illustrator, Acrobat, PageMaker, QuarkXpress, Microsoft Office products; Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Access
Mainframe; SUN System with Interleaf
Typesetters; Monotype, Varityper, Compugraphics
MacroMedia Dreamweaver

EDUCATION                      

Art Academy of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio
BFA Bachelor of Fine Arts in Communication Design 1986
Continued Education: Miami University, Xavier University, Cincinnati State, Great Oaks and other advanced Adobe Seminars

AWARDS                            
2001 CFEA Awards 2001        Certificate of Merit             Feature Article Layout
2001 CFEA Awards 2001        2nd Place Profile               Article Content
2000 CFEA Awards 2000        3rd Place Annual               Report
2000 CFEA Awards 2000        3rd Place Feature              Article Content
2000 CFEA Awards 2000        Certificate of Merit             News Article Content
2000 CFEA Awards 2000        2nd Place                            Newsletter
1999 CFEA Awards 1999        1st Place                             Annual Report
1999 CFEA Awards 1999        1st Place                             Feature Article Content
1999 CFEA Awards 1999        1st Place                             Fred F. Yoder Overall Excellence
1999 CFEA Awards 1999        3rd Place                             Innovative Handling of Material
1999 CFEA Awards 1999        3rd Place                             Multimedia Presentation
1999 CFEA Awards 1999        1st Place                             Two Color or Less Article Layout
1998 CFEA Awards 1998        1st Place                             Annual Report
1998 CFEA Awards 1998        3rd Place                             Feature Article Content
1998 CFEA Awards 1998        Certificate of Merit             Feature Article Layout
1998 CFEA Awards 1998        1st Place Profile                Article Content
1997 CFEA Awards 1997        1st Place                             Critics Choice Cover
1997 CFEA Awards 1997        Recipient                             Evin C. Varner Award
1997 CFEA Awards 1997        Certificate of Merit             Fred F. Yoder Overall Excellence
1997 CFEA Awards 1997        Certificate of Merit             Innovative Handling of Material
1997 CFEA Awards 1997        Certificate of Merit             Profile Article Content
1996 Cleveland Press Award

REFERENCES

Brian Breittholz
Miami University
Associate Director Alumni Relations
513-255-2954
bbinoxford@gmail.com

Elizabeth Runyon
Delta Sigma Pi Fraternity
Communications Coordinator
513-523-6953
runyon.es@gmail.com

Bill Jenkins
Phi Kappa Tau Foundation
Director (past)
513-586-8345
billjenkins.art@gmail.com

 

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