RHONDA MITCHELL

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Cell: 409-499-4014 • e-mail: ipaintwrite@sbcglobal.net

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PROFILE

Highly conceptual, strategic art director/creative director with proven copywriting, problem-solving and multitasking skills

SKILLS

  • B2B, B2C
  • Art direction, graphic design, photography set styling
  • Print production: trafficking, pre-press checking
  • Media: digital, web, social media, broadcast, print, direct mail, catalog, outdoor
  • Multimedia concept strategizing, brainstorming, idea generation
  • Creative direction, team development, management, mentoring
  • Relationship building: internal & external
  • Collateral development
  • Email marketing
  • Corporate identity & brand development & management
  • Integrated marketing communications
  • ROI, Budget management
  • Ethnic marketing
  • Project management
  • Partnership marketing, strategic marketing development, implementation
  • New product launches & product support
  • Copywriting: SEO
  • Media planning
  • Project management

TECHNICAL SKILLS

Proficiency – MAC & PC: WordPress, Adobe CS: InDesign, Photoshop, Acrobat, Illustrator, QuarkXPress, Microsoft Word, Excel
Familiarty – Mac & PC: HTML, CSS, Dreamweaver, Microsoft Office: Excel, PowerPoint. PC: QuickBooks

EMPLOYMENT

INDIA BULLETIN, Chicago, IL (Remote from Beaumont, TX)-  FREELANCE Art Director, Marketing Strategist, Copywriter     2012-PRESENT

I10 EQUIPMENT,LLC, Beaumont, TX – Marketing Art Director (Web & Social Media)     2015-2016

MERCOLA.COM HEALTH RESOURCES, LLC, Hoffman Estates, IL – Creative Team Manager (Ecom Design/Copy)      2013-2014

FREELANCE Art Director, Copywriter, Marketing Strategist       2009 – 2012

SEARS HOLDINGS CORP., Hoffman Estates, IL – (CONTRACT) Catalog Marketing Manager & Graphic Design    2009

STUDIO 41 HOME DESIGN SHOWROOM/RSC, Chicago, IL – Director of Advertising (Design, Copy)     2005 – 2009

NEW IMAGE ADVERTISING, Glen Ellyn, IL – Creative Team Manager (Design/Copy)    2000 – 2005

Other relevant employment: ENESCO CORP./Marketing., Itasca, IL, WINIUS-BRANDON ADVERTISING, Houston, TX

EDUCATION

Syracuse University-Newhouse School of Journalism, Syracuse, NY – BS Degree: News Writing, Minors: English, Art

Moore College of Art & Design, Phil., PA – (Attended 1 year) Major: Fashion Illustration, Minor: English

AWARDS & RECOGNITION

  • 3 Texas Addys – Hispanic Public Service Radio writing
  • 1st Place Feature Writing – South Carolina Press Association
  • Honorable Mention- Illinois Summit Awards-Layout-Design/Direct Mail

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

• Advertising Professionals • The Creative Talent Network • Graphic Design Professional Group • Photoshop Experts • Creative Design Pros • American Marketing Association (Chicago division) • Syracuse University Newhouse Alumni Network • The New Media Professionals • Multicultural Marketing Experts