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PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

STACEYCASTLE.COM | Cincinnati, Ohio

Contracted 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

REFERENCES

Brian Breittholz
Assistant Vice President, Alumni Relations Executive Director
CSU Alumni Association Cleveland State University
216-687-2078
b.breittholz@csuohio.edu

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

 
 

513.594.0206

Stacey Castle | Cincinnati, Ohio 45067 | stacey@staceycastle.com