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Cody Powell

powelldesigns@gmail.com
832-566-9000

Objective
To achieve the highest quality of design for the client through research, imagination, creativity, and an open mindness toward new ideas.

Experience
Graphic Design/ Art Production 8/13/08 - 8/18/08
Unleaded Communications Houston, TX
A temporary position to fill-in for a full-time employee involving various creative & production projects
from large tradeshow graphics to magazine advertisements.

Graphic Design/ Prepress Technician 6/12/04 - 7/8/08


Printmailers, Inc. Houston, TX
Graphic Design & Layout of Direct-Mail materials such as brochures, postcards and various corporate identification;
Design, layout & typesetting of newsletters, menus and other promotional materials. Preflighting customer files
to insure effective printing with fewest cost & time ratio. Imposition and stripping files to go on the HP INDIGO Digital Press.
Worked diligently and effectively with Customer Service Representatives (CSR’s) and Sales to get the customers idea to life.

Account Manager/ Graphic Designer 8/21/03 - 1/16/04


Desktop Service Bureau /Desktop Digital Printing Houston, TX
Established contact with present and new customers who require printing services, and handling all aspects such as
problem solving, and building partnerships; as well as filling in the need for Graphic Design services there, and built
promotional brochures such as pricing lists, printing services offered, and promoting variable data marketing
from a company’s database, to that targeted audience.

Graphic Designer 9/13/02 -8/13/03


BEST Publications Yellow Pages - Heart of Houston Houston, TX
Layout and design of Best Publications Ads for a total of 24 sales representatives, 2 marketing directors, office, and staff.
Designed, and kept close contact with representatives from the City of Houston to help build the Community Magazine
section of the directory. Coordinated technical, and educational Macintosh systems hands on, as well as all aspects
of design throughout the office.

Graphic Designer 3/02 - 6/02


Stone Studio Graphics Kemah, TX
A temporary position involving some menu, brochure, and logo designs. Helped to build a school yearbook
using QuarkXPress. Designed ads for Best Publications Yellow Pages - Clear Lake.

Intern 5/01 - 8/01


Sachnowitz & Co. Houston, TX
Assisted in designing booklet for The Children’s Museum of Houston, brochures
and magazine ads for Hermann Hospital and Depelchin Children’s Center. Collected files for archive in Quark.

Graphic Designer 2/01 - 5/01
The Galveston County Daily News Galveston, TX
Layout and design of newspaper advertising and created full page covers for special events.
Education
The Art Institute of Houston - AAS in Graphic Design, Gall 2001 GPA: 3.0
Continuing Education - Web Design, Spring 2010

Achievements
Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo
“Best of Show” Rodeo Poster Contest 1993 & 1995 Houston, TX

Contributed to the successful launch of the Houston office for BEST Publications
in Graphic Design. Developed Logo, Community Pages Section, Cover of book,
and most ads throughout the first year of publication. 9/13/02 - 8/13/03 Houston, TX

Skills
Experienced on both Mac and PC computers

Photoshop Illustrator QuarkXPress InDesign


Acrobat Microsoft Office Soundcheck Pro PitStop Pro
Flash Dreamweaver Nexus RIP Freehand
Suitcase X Flightcheck Pro iMovie iDVD
RapidWeaver iWork HTML