Design to Fit Your Needs

I am a dedicated team player with academic and professional successes in project management graphic design and art direction.

A highly motivated, detail-oriented multi-tasker with a proven record of delivering quality work without compromise. With over 20 years of extensive communications experience from prelaunch to post-marketing initiatives.

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EXPERIENCE


Szabo Designs, San Diego, CA

November 2008 to Present

October 2001 to November 2006

Freelance Designer

Brand and Design Consultancy – Producing advertising, corporate identity, branding, exhibit/signage, packaging, printing, promotional material, wearables, email campaigns, blogging, social media, Web design. Offering project management, creative strategy, production and supervision.

Partial Client List: Alfa Scientific, Aviva Biosciences, bio Theranostics, Boswell Neuropsychology, BrightSpots Games, Carling Comm., Celladon, Girls Club of SD/SD Futures Fnd., Hansa Marketing, Illumina, Livings Life Science, MD Revolution, MedAccess, Move San Diego, Neal Electric, Pan Pacific Real Estate, Qualcomm, Regan Campbell Ward West, San Diego Yacht Club, SANDAG, SDSU Alumni, SEA San Diego, Select Electric, Sharp Healthcare, Skin Medica, Torre Lazur-McCann West, Townsend Inc.

Artes Medical, San Diego, CA

December 2005 to November 2008

Art Director

NASDAQ: ARTE. Medical technology company focused on the development, manufacture, and commercialization of injectable aesthetic products for the dermatology and plastic surgery markets. 

Concepted, designed, and managed creative department and projects. Responsibilities included creation of collateral, direct mail, advertising, branding, tradeshow booth tactics, sales training, practice development, photoshoots, Web/video. Supervised literature fulfilment, project estimation, monthly budgets, vendor resourcing, project completion, regulatory approval process, and inventory tracking.

Fruehling Communications / Red Lizard Creative, San Diego, CA

May 2004 to February 2005

Production Manager

Managed art department and projects; created estimates, budgets; oversaw vendor resourcing and project completion.

BioGenesis Communications, Inc., San Diego, CAA Division of McCann-Erickson Healthcare Worldwide, San Diego, CA

October 1999 to October 2001

Art Director

Managed the art direction of advertising, animation, illustration, corporate identity, promotional material, logos, Web design, signage, photoshoots, production and printing, and served as client liaison.

Clients included: Amgen, Baxter, Chiron, Dynacin

INDUSTRY KNOWLEDGE


Client interaction/presentations

Vendor relations

Multimedia/Web design

Environment/Tradeshow

Package design

Photo art directing

Production art

Self illustration

Offset lithography/Digital printing/Screen printing/Letterpress

Prepress through film negative

Press checks

Project and team management skills

Budget management

Social Media

TECHNICAL SKILLS


Macintosh/PC All Applicable Graphic Design Software: Adobe CC Acrobat, InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, Dreamweaver, HTML, Quark 6.5. Clients and Profits, Quickbooks. Basecamp, Constant Contact, Mailchimp, Microsoft Powerpoint, Excel, Project and Word. Wordpress, HTML, Salesforce.com

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Fine Arts
with emphasis in Graphic Design

Old Dominion University
Norfolk, Virginia

AWARDS & RECOGNITION


The RX Club – Award of Excellence 2002, Med Ad News –Top 3 Web Site 2002
http://www.onyx-pharm.com

Potlatch Award of Merit, San Diego State Alumni Awards Invite

Better Homes & Gardens 2007: Best Kitchen Redo Under $15,000

5 Time US National Sailing Champion

CLIENTS & BRANDS


RECOMMENDATIONS


Stacey is a very talented and professional creative designer who makes sure everything is done right and done right the first time. She is very knowledgeable regarding buying promotional products which made my working with her a pure delight.

– Susan Fielder
President at Susan Fielder & Associates, Inc.

Stacey has an excellent eye for design and is passionate about getting it right. She believes in global brand consistency and strives to have her art direction reflect the brand, the message, and the target audience. She is also an organized production manager who handles vendors, estimates, and press checks at the highest level. Stacey is very experienced designing for biomedical clients including sales training, practice development, ads, and the web.

– Cita Walsh
Vice President, Marketing & Communications at Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest