How to Reach me

samsdawson@gmail.com

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WORK EXPERIENCE

becker&mayer books / Senior Designer / 04.12 to Current

At becker&mayer I work with in-house editors, product designers, and production coordinators to create original books, unique craft kits, and other book-related products. In addition to design, I act as art director for my projects, seeking out illustrators and other freelancers with an aesthetic and budget in mind. Several of the projects I’ve worked on were also my original concept.

 

Seattle Weekly / Designer / 11.07 to 04.12

While with the Weekly, I split my time between marketing, and the needs of the advertising department. I created posters, bracelets, logos, and other miscellany for events like Reverb Music Festival, the Happy Hour Guide, and the Holiday Guides. In addition, I produced ads for a broad spectrum of clients ranging from restaurants to rock venues.

 

First Choice Health / Designer / 05/07 to 11/07

I worked directly with the Creative Services Director as a designer on contract. I was responsible for creating web graphics and original documents such as banners, flyers, pamphlets and other printed materials. I was also responsible for sending files to the printer and checking proofs.

 

EDUCATION

Western Washington University / Bellingham, WA 06.05

Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design

 

TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE

Adobe CC: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat. Printing procedures, and best practices. Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office applications