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ALY ENGLISH-MURRAY 467 Putnam Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11221 Telephone: 917-678-4860 Email: ae74ebf6@westpost.

net CREATIVE MANAGER, DESIGN MANAGER, GRAPHICS MANAGER Baby, Infant, Toddler & Children's Products, Services and Culture Great Contributions to Creative Project Management. Talented, multi-tasking Creative Professional offering a unique blend of skills including 6 years digital and print design, archive, and collection experience. Builds and sustains relationships with clients, team members and senior executiv es. "Exceptionally creative-always had suggestions on how to improve on a project. S he has a roll-up your sleeves mentality and her work always exceeded my expectat ions. The best part about Aly is her enthusiastic and cheery personality that al ways brought a calm to any situation." - Serena Boyd, Senior Vice President, Media Relations, Universal Music Group STRENGTHS & SKILLS Project Management, Logo Design, Collateral Design, Package Design, Print Design , Publication Design, Typography, Photography, Photo Restoration, Pre-Press Prod uction, PDF Proofing, Digital Graphics Archival, Artwork Collection, Screen Prin ting SOFTWARE & OPERATING SYSTEMS Adobe Acrobat 8, 9; Adobe Distiller; Adobe InDesign; Adobe Illustrator; Adobe P hotoshop; Adobe Dreamweaver; Adobe Creative Suite 3, 4, 5; Quark 6, 7; FlightChe ck; Suitcase Fusion; Font Doctor; font utilities; MS Office 2007, 2008 MAC; File Transfer Protocol (FTP); WAM!NET Content Studio; Transmission Director X (TDX); Fetch; Drop Box Servers; FileMaker Pro; 20-20 Design Layout; StuffIt; file comp ression; MD5 CheckSum; VM Fusion 3; Parallels Desktop 4, HTML and CSS EDUCATION Bachelor's of Arts, Graphic Design & Communications, Baruch College; New York, N Y 2004 PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE BLOG CREATOR, WRITER, EDITOR; WWW.CMONMOM.BLOGSPOT.COM Online Website 2009-Present - Self-starter of urban parent lifestyle blog C'Mon Mom following the birth of m y child. - C'Mon Mom shares parenting experiences and resources with other NYC parents. - Create original content. Acting as both writer and editor. - Generating, developing and executing content ideas and strategies. - Overseeing blog-wide changes, such as updating designs and adding new features . - Copywriting, strong grammar and communication skills and command of language. - Blog publishing and content management systems. - Using Facebook, RSS and other social media as viral marketing tools. CREATIVE CONTENT SPECIALIST; UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP New York, NY 2005-2010 - Led, and worked hands-on, to re-launch a major archiving project with art asse

ts going back 15 years. Increased retrieval of workable art files by 300% since taking over the project. - Updated monthly, quarterly and annual budget & progress reports for major arch iving project. - Managed multiple clients' artwork by working closely with Universal Music Grou p's labels, international partners, and external vendors. - Produced custom graphic design elements and packaging for label clients and di gital / electronic retail partners. - Directed and trained labels on changes and additions to the creative workflow. For example, new and updated creative software training and transitioning. - Collaborated with color separators, Marketing, Creative and Publicity to prior itize and guarantee the timely delivery of art elements. - Proofed artwork and page layouts of packaging and collateral for frontline and catalog releases for artists. INTERIOR DESIGNER; THD DESIGN SERVICES Long Island City, NY 2004-2005 - Created floor plans for re-designs of kitchens, bathrooms, and other interior spaces. - Paid close attention to details of aesthetics, function, and safety. - Worked with product / service vendors and contractors to find the best solutio ns to progress designs from paper to reality. - Empowered clients by sharing product knowledge unique to their project. DESIGN ASSISTANT; IMAGE ONE DESIGN INTERN; IMAGE ONE New York, NY 2002-2003 - Retouched commercial and artistic photography. - Influenced concept development for packaging and publication spreads. - Contributed design solutions in production meetings with senior designers. - Pre flight & quality checked necessary elements for accurate printing of page layouts. - Responsible for scanning and color-proofing artwork and layouts.