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I love to make things--things you can see or hold in your hand.
I make brochures, posters, flyers, postcards, large and small banners, catalogs, invitations, all manner of print production, artwork for websites and
Word-designed email blasts.

I'm also that rare thing--a designer who can also write. My work in se… Read More
I love to make things--things you can see or hold in your hand.
I make brochures, posters, flyers, postcards, large and small banners, catalogs, invitations, all manner of print production, artwork for websites and
Word-designed email blasts.

I'm also that rare thing--a designer who can also write. My work in seven years of public relations was picked up by the wire services and printed in the New York Times and many other publications.

Every day I demonstrate how to tailor artistic solutions for specific client groups. Read Less
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Denise M. Jacob Cell phone: (708) 699-1154
3801 South Home Avenue Website: cottonwoodgraphics@me.com
Berwyn, IL 60402-3932 Email: Denise.Jacob8@gmail.com

Skills: Graphic design from concept to pri… Read More
Denise M. Jacob Cell phone: (708) 699-1154
3801 South Home Avenue Website: cottonwoodgraphics@me.com
Berwyn, IL 60402-3932 Email: Denise.Jacob8@gmail.com

Skills: Graphic design from concept to print production; Research and writing to specifications; Marketing messages to target groups, designing and developing brochures, catalogs, posters, ads, publications, newsletters, and collateral sales items. Fluent with scientific and medical terminology, excellent proofing and spelling. Extensive portfolio, samples available upon request.

Experienced with: PCs and Macs, InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop CS5, Acrobat, Quark 8, Word for Windows 7, Excel, PowerPoint presentations, Access database,
and other software.

Graphic designer Concordia University Chicago, River Forest, Ill.
Responsible for design and production of university and marketing communications projects for Chicago area liberal arts university. This includes design and production of graduate and undergraduate catalogs, brochures, newsletters, advertisements and other collateral materials for departments including large banners, posters and other items on demand. Have taught students occasionally and continually provide graphic assistance to university production personnel.

Graphic designer ComPsych, NBC Tower, Chicago, Ill.
Responsible for design and production of communications/marketing materials prepared for Fortune 500 clients of ComPsych’s Employee Assistance Programs and managed mental health care services. ComPsych uses a network of thousands of clinical therapists worldwide to service a client employee population in the millions. Built in-house graphic services operation from nothing to meet the needs of the company as it grew from 60 clients to more than 320 at that time, and quadrupled overall in size. Developed items for a client base including American Express, ACNielsen, American National Can, Chase Bank and Chase International, Dun & Bradstreet, Dean Foods, GE, Mikasa, Tiffany & Co. and Walgreens.

Media relations manager American Academy of Dermatology, Schaumburg, Ill.
Non-profit educational association that develops and implements medical education programs for 10,000-member physician specialty group. Responsible for year-round promotions, issues advocacy and public information to national and local news media. Enlarged, improved and scripted a program of monthly public service announcements to 710 subscribing radio stations in the U.S. and Canada. Advised, trained organization spokespersons for press interviews, booked numerous physicians on major broadcast shows. Conducted many press events and successful Washington, DC and New York news briefings. Wrote hundreds of releases and articles, as well as op-ed pieces, pamphlets, newsletters and background materials for press promotions.

Photographic corrections Crest Photo Lab, Elgin, Ill.
Full-time photo printer at Osco Drug film processing laboratory. Operated a wide variety of Kodak film-processing equipment on the night shift, promoted to color correcting photo print orders.

Copywriter & graphic designer Cole-Parmer Instrument Company, Niles, Ill.
Cole-Parmer is an international distributor and manufacturer of scientific and laboratory equipment marketed chiefly by direct mail at the time. Wrote catalog copy to multiple monthly deadlines, specifying type, producing layouts, overseeing photography, doing keyline and pasteup of multiple product magazines and flyers. Worked with a five-member team to produce bi-annual, 500-page 4/color catalog.

Education: Cum laude advertising graduate of Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Ill.
Have done years of ESL instruction with Literacy Volunteers of West Cook County; for this reason I completed 60 hours of graduate work at Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, Ill. in ESL/linguistics. Have also kept graphic skills up-to-date by taking classes such as advanced Illustrator at Triton College, River Grove, and online via lynda.com. Read Less
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