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Charlene ErbThank you for your interest. I have many years experience as an Art Director, Graphic Designer, Commercial Photographer, Image Processor, and Web Designer. Most recently I completed a 5 mounth temporary position as a Coordinator, Multimedia Graphic Designer with American Honda Corporate. Designer of “LDR” magazine print and interactive versions. Contributing in development team meetings for three magazines. Provide website update, planning, archive, support and training to many departments. Design various types of communication materials for Honda Parts and Service and Acura using Adobe CS5 InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat, Word and Excel on both PC and a Mac. Photography, RAW and Photoshop processing images for print, website and communications. Coordinate external photography assignments, file management and communications. Video capture and edit using Final Cut, and Premier Pro. PowerPoint presentation slides instructional, performance, recognition and studio video production purposes and maintaining routine updates,daily website news, monthly videos and email communications using Lotus Notes. Assistant to senior staff and management.
I have been the Art Director on a temporary contract basis of Dirt Sports Magazine and other temporary and freelance projects. I was the Advertising Art Director for Mission Viejo News Group, publisher of 5 local newspapers. Previously I was the Art Director of Personal Watercraft Illustrated, and Designer of Cycle News.
I was an Advertising Art Director and Graphic Designer for ProMedia Publications, Fastest Street Car and Race Pages. I was responsible for magazine production. Print and web ad design. Design of various promotional items such as trade show booth, media kits, bind in cards etc. Work with advertisers and agencies to coordinate and troubleshoot ads from external sources. Coordinating from editorial production to press. Web site maintenance.
I worked for catalog and e-commerce sporting goods companies such as Ski Limited and Bike and Spike Nashbar coordinating work flow, planning design layout, photography style or locations for catalogs and web site. Photography and styling of products and models, lighting both in studio and on location and direction of photography assistants or interns. Web, email newsletters and other advertising publications. Web site design and maintenance.
I have done photography, graphic and web design for many years under my own business name as Country Side Studio in Youngstown, Ohio and Studio On the Shores in Roaming Shores, Ohio.
I earned my Bachelors Degree in Studio Arts studying Graphic Design and Photography from Youngstown State University. I have attended many continuing education seminars and on-line classes am am certified in QuarkXpress 8, and Adobe CS5 applications.
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