Introduction

About Me

I'm a local (Woburn, MA) designer with nationwide reach, serving virtual clients both here in the Boston area and coast-to-coast. In my former corporate life, I was a "roadie," on the ground with management consultant teams serving c-suite clients in Fortune 50-100 companies from industries such as pharmaceuticals, utilities, finance, manufacturing and health care. So I understand business as well as design and integrate that perspective into everything I provide to my clients.

Oh, and did I mention that I have a well-honed business sense of humor? To me, a little levity (but not frivolity) makes everything go just a little smoother.

Business Description

As sole proprietor of Anemone Graphics, I provide virtual or on-site design and project support to clients in industries that include consulting, finance, publishing and change management.

My core competency is in executive-level PowerPoint presentation design and production, with emphasis on a collaborative approach that focuses on the needs and goals of the client. Strong complementary skills include logo design, identity package design, desktop publishing and editing expertise.

My Skills

microsoft-office
powerpoint
ms-word
adobe-creative-suite
writing
editing
design
logo-design
photoshop
graphic-design
excel
indesign
illustrator
word
dreamweaver
outlook
microsoft-excel
microsoft-word
management
event-planning
time-management
graphics
marketing-communications
coaching
project-management
web-design
social-media
social-networking
customer-service
social-media-marketing

Work/Experience

Graphic Designer (contractor) at Milestone Group

January 2006 - Present
Executive PowerPoint presentation design and production

Graphic Designer at Anemone Graphics through nSight

January 2004 - January 2012
Provide short-term, contract design services, primarily PowerPoint design and production; coach client teams in advanced PowerPoint skills with focus on integrating design principles for enhanced quality and readability of output.

Barista at Starbucks Coffee Company

January 2002 - Present
(A part-time position that provides access to quality medical/dental/vision benefits.)

Practice exceptional customer service skills as part of a team providing both visible (preparing beverages and pastries, cash handling) and non-visible (brewing, cleaning, inventory tracking, etc.) services in an extremely fast-paced, multi-tasking environment. Initiated and continue to spearhead our store's "Customer of the Month" program.

Graphic Designer at Anemone Graphics

November 2000 - Present
Provide virtual or on-site design and project support to clients in industries that include consulting, finance, publishing and stress management.

Core competency is in executive-level PowerPoint presentation design and production, with emphasis on a collaborative approach that focuses on the needs and goals of the client.

Strong complementary skills include logo design, identity package design, desktop publishing and light research.

Offer a unique seminar to coach administrative staff with basic to moderate PowerPoint skills in the four crucial elements of highly successful presentation support: design sense, business sense, program skills and communication. The seminar can also be modified to help the presenters themselves prepare more powerful documents through learning basic design principles and advanced PowerPoint techniques.

Sr. Client Delivery Specialist at CSC

September 1994 - November 2000
Provided on-site, client-facing graphics and light administrative support for consulting teams on Fortune 50-100 engagements in fields that include Utilities, Health Care, Financial Services, Manufacturing, Pharmaceuticals, Government, Chemicals and Corporate Training. Responsible for:

Graphics Production and Document Management – Producing and graphically enhancing documents for consultants and clients in a highly confidential and time-pressured environment

Administrative Support for Consulting Team and Client – Coordinating calendars, space, conference call and meeting schedules; participating in large event planning, including on-site support; managing day-to-day team needs

Document Quality Control – Editing documents for quality of graphics design, logic, grammar, consistency and presentation flow

Research – Basic research performed via Internet and intercompany resources

Graphic Designer at CSC Index

February 1981 - September 1994
Presentation design and production for consultants.

Sr. Client Delivery Specialist at Index Systems

January 1981 - January 2000
On-site project support for consulting teams. Primary focus on Microsoft Office design and production, with team administrative support as needed.

Education

Southern Illinois University, Carbondale

Field of Study: Liberal Arts: English

Location

Contact Information

2 Park Drive
Woburn, MA
Phone: 781-933-9755

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