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Katherine Razzi Graphic Designer

Grayslake, Illinois
224.358.8966
katherinerazzi@att.net
Web Portfolio: www.krazzi57.com
Linked-In Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/katherine-razzi-01a65030

Summary
Dependable graphic designer experienced in all areas of print and vector production, illustration and corporate communications.
Adobe expert with a passion for art, typography, vector illustration and marketing communications. Fluent in MS Office Suite.

Experience

2008 - Current Moonlight Artist Graphic Designer


Create artwork for print production: surveys, restaurant menus, direct mail, labels, signs, greeting
cards, brochures, social media banners, display ads, media builds, and template designs.
Work well with clients remotely across states.

2016 2016 Grainger, Inc. Catalog Page Layout Designer


Ten month contract position to layout catalog pages for Acklands-Grainger 3600 page catalog.
Pages designed exclusively in In-Design using flatplans created by project managers via db.
Special attention required for the French-Canadian language pages.

2015 2016 Boys & Girls Club of Lake County Marketing & Community Engagement Manager
Support the strategy for all communications, website and public relations messages including
creation and design of all marketing materials, mailers, social media and other collateral to
consistently articulate BGCLCs mission.
Work closely with peer group within the organization on a variety of initiatives.
Support and manage Club community engagement initiatives, including the development of
partnerships with the broader community (churches, businesses, schools, chambers, civic groups,
other nonprofits) to support Club programming, i.e., employee drives, volunteer events, employee
workplace giving, holiday activities, etc.
Steward and communicate with donors to maintain partnerships.

2008 - 2015 TNS Employee Insights Graphic Designer/Illustrator


Designed multi-language surveys and marketing collateral for print production.
Assisted Business Development in market research, planning and proposal work.
Created Power Point presentations geared toward clients and professional presentations by CEO.
Coordinated and managed all yearly trade shows.
Developed a method to merge unlimited number of foreign language translations into survey
templates at a fraction of the time it used to take.
Designed, wrote and maintained company intranet.
Designed social media banners, backdrops and email blasts.
Wrote blogs discussing critical issues in the workplace and maintained Word Press site.
Awarded 5 spot bonuses for finding measurable solutions to improve work procedures.

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2007 - 2008 Abbott Labs Graphic Designer


Ten month contract position to create Case Report Forms (CRFs) from templates in Framemaker,
which Abbott investigators use to record the data points for their clinical studies.
Created multi-language CRFs and worked closely with overseas project managers.
Flawless proofreading skills were required.

2003 - 2007 FTS International Express Account Executive


Sold freight forwarding services for worldwide import and export markets.
Developed and maintained good customer relationships.

1997 - 1999 Ameritech Corporation Graphic Designer


Designed and maintained instructor and student guides for Customer Service Support Team.
Maintained inventory of all technical training documents.
Created database in Lotus Notes of Methods and Training Instruction Guides.

1990 - 1996 Fel-Pro, Inc. Graphic Designer


Designed labels and packaging for various Fel-Pro gaskets and products.
Designed and created brochures, calendars, newsletters, catalogs and posters.
Produced both digital and hand-drawn illustrations.
Education
1998 - 2002 National-Louis University, Evanston, IL
Bachelor of Arts Applied Behavioral Science
2001 - 2002 Everett Community College, Everett, WA
HTML, JavaScript, Computer Graphic Design I & II,
Magazine Publishing I & II, Professional Projects I, Linguistics 283
1995 - 1996 Oakton Community College, Des Plaines, IL
Liberal Arts Degree
Skills
Adobe Suite: Adobe Pro, InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop
MS Office Suite: Word, Excel, Outlook, Power Point, Publisher
Catalog Production: Sharepoint, STEP
Design Expert: Scantron Survey Forms
Framemaker, Corel Draw, Freehand, Quark
Word Press: Website and Blog
Web Builders: Joomla!, Weebly, Dreamweaver
Knowledge of HTML, JavaScript and CSS
Exceptional illustrator; hand drawing skills
Proficient in writing & grammar

References Professional and personal references available upon request.

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