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ALLISON ASHTON
alli@ashtondesign.com cell: 832-541-8401 office: 713-862-7475
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Career Objective:
To obtain a rewarding Graphic Design position in a creative environment.

Career Summary:
As a Graphic Designer for 15 + years I have designed and produced brochures, mail-outs, catalogs, ads, tradeshow panels, annual reports, web sites and eblasts. Strong experience with CMS (Content Management Systems) for specialized websites. I am detailed oriented and always looking for ways to help a company save money in design as well as the process of getting there. Having implemented traffic meetings weekly, creating a time sheet for logging time and organizing an archiving system. I am confident in taking a job from concept to completion or to take a job at any stage of the process and completing it. I’ve worked with clients solely or in a team effort to complete a print or web project.


Critical Skills:
• Communicate visually a companies message
• Strong communication and presentation skills
• Self-motivated, good organizational skills, strong
attention to detail and excellent follow-through
• Design to Print
• Agency Management
• Create files correctly for printing
• Press check print jobs

Professional Experience:
7/09 – 08/10 Clearpoint Technology/Agency
contract work for Tramontina
Tramontina produces several types of cookery from stainless steel and cast iron. My role was editing a variety of images using Photoshop to clean up and sharpening color for a variety of digital images of their stainless steel cookery and create jpgs of different sizes. Also, I added packaging design to each cookery. And, I assisted in helping mount large cardboards with a two-sided tape machine and added the packaging graphic design to the card board. Then made into a box of the cookery design and presented to clients.

2/09 – 08/10
Freelance Graphic Designer
Graphic design work for design firms and other short-term graphic projects updating websites, designing and producing tri-fold brochures, logos and specialized business cards. Photo-shoots, photo touch-ups for specialized print companies. CMS updates for Hart Energy Publishing company.
And graphic design work for Weatherford.

8/08 – 1/09 The CreativeGroup/Agency contract work for Baker Hughes
Created miscellaneous brochures and ads. Revised HS&E (Health, Safety & Environmental) brochure from English to Russian, revising graphics
and images from English to Russian. Designed and produced Baker Hughes 2009 calendar (printing 25,000) and a special internal children’s
award’s calendar.

9/05 – 7/08Graphic Designer Sabre Marketing
Actively involved in all phases of jobs: concept, logos, formulation of job specifications, bids, copy writing, layout, type specifications, photo selection and production. Designed specialized exhibit booths produced for OTC for Weatherford, Geomechanics and JDR Cable. Designed web sites and collateral material. Worked with Account Executives and/or clients on various print, web, e-blasts and trade show exhibit panels. Provided conceptual design, layout and/or image manipulation for pocket brochures, exhibit booths, posters, web sites, invitations and e-blasts. Prepared art for both print and web output.

3/03 – 8/05 Contractor–Graphic Designer Clear Channel Halliburton Savage Design
Graphic work for clients, design firms and other short-term graphic projects updating websites, creating rollovers in Fireworks for website. Designed tri-fold brochures, internal brochures, calendars, annual reports, logos. Photo-shoots, photo touch ups on projects and other print media. Creating graphics for OTC 2003. Illustration work on oil and gas equipments.

6/02 – 11/02 Graphic Designer DecisionQuest
Created graphics and illustrations in PowerPoint for courtroom presentation. Also, created graphics for demonstrative art boards for courtroom presentations.

9/93 – 6/02Art Director Artisan Field, Inc.
Art directed graphic designers and illustrators in multiple projects. A strong knowledge of HTML and JavaScript. Developed and updated commercial web sites: www.tanglewoodcorp.com, www.postoakcenter.com. Design projects included: brochures, corporate identity, exhibit booths, newsletters, invitations, posters, web sites, flash projects and other miscellaneous printed material.

6/05 – PresentWatercolorist Martha Turner Realtor
Currently producing watercolor renderings of front elevations of selected homes for Martha Turner Properties. Renderings printed in Martha Turner's "Properties" magazine as well as given as gifts to home owners.


COMPUTER SKILLS:

• Adobe Suite CS4
• Dreamweaver

• Microsoft Word
• PowerPoint

• Flash
• Excel
• Mac or PC environment
• Watercolorist

EDUCATION:
Art Institute of Houston, Houston, Texas • Associates Degree-Commercial Art, November, 1979

SPECIAL INTEREST:
9/98 10/05Glassel School of Art • Watercolorist • Houston, Texas
Classes in watercolor, under  the tutelage of Arthur Turner. Learned a variety of watercolor techniques. My expertise is in portraits, nebulae, galaxies and water scenes. I have shown my work at art fairs in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, art shows.

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