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Katherine G. Meyerson
dingoes@comcast.net

Summary
Experienced, creative multimedia designer with a diversified background, that combines artistic talent with strong cross platform computer graphics and design knowledge. Expertise in graphics, illustrations, animations, web design, presentations and print. Ability to multitask, troubleshoot, maintain high standards and quickly grasp new programs while maintaining a positive attitude.
Experience

Motorola, Horsham, PA                                  August 2004 - Present
Web Based Training Developer, Contractor

Develop interactive web based training and product tutorials for Motorola's Broadband Division.
· Produce interactive technical courses and assessments.
· Create graphics and interactive animations.
· Coordinate documentation review cycles on training
  projects with engineers.
· Incorporate feedback and modify materials as needed.
· Work closely with Training and Engineering.
· Assist the team with graphics and animations.

Steps To Literacy, Bound Brook, NJ      February 2002-April 2004
Graphic Designer, Print & Web

Manage all web site creation, print, production, and marketing. Provide design expertise on all projects. Responsible for creating new company web site, new print materials and updating older print materials and products. Carry projects from concept to completion. Provide corporate consistency. Launch major wholesale venture and providing marketing products and new corporate identity.
· Perform complete critical analysis of all aspects of web site.
· Design company look and establish consistency throughout
  product line.
· Execute design and functionality of web site pages and
  update content.
· Increase in internet sales of over 200% since implementation
  of new web site in 2/03.
· Increase in catalog sales of over 75% annually since 2/02.
· Create original graphics and photos for print and web.
· Present and execute marketing solutions.
· Project manage all graphic design projects.
· Create new pieces and update existing products including
  items such as flyers, posters, catalogs, labels and packaging
  in two to five colors.
· Work closely with printers on printing, pricing and providing
  specs and files.
· Perform photo selections/manipulations.
· Partner with company presidents and vendors.
· Learn new software as needed.

Eclipse Networks, Eatontown, NJ      April 2001-September 2001
Multimedia Designer, Contractor

Responsible for updating company web site including design and navigation changes and the integration of old and new content into new format.
· Redesign/reformat site pages.
· Integrate old and new layouts and content.
· Execute navigation updates.
· Create animated ad banners.
· Analyze site for platform, code and browser 
  incompatibilities.
· Update graphics.
· Partner with web team members located across the U.S.

Eclipse Networks, Eatontown, NJ          April 2000-February 2001
Multimedia Designer

Manage projects from design standpoint. Responsible for web sites and user interfaces from overall screen presentation to individual navigation buttons.
· Design and create web and intranet sites.
· Execute web and intranet sites.
· Successfully integrate styles of different sites in same page.
· Resolve challenges of proposed site navigation needs.
· Provide art direction.
· Responsible for all drawn and photographic and composed
  graphics for all internal and external products.
· Partner with programmers and developers.
· Perform photo selections, photo manipulation & retouching.
· Generate graphs, charts, tables, pictograms.
· Learn new software, as needed.

Prudential Insurance Co.                                      1997-March 2000
Prudential Investments, Newark, NJ
Marketing & Communications
Associate Manager, Multimedia Design
Project manage electronic marketing materials from inception to completion. Design presentations. Create graphics, animations, and conference web "sites". Video editing for executives, internal and external clients. Responsible for branding of national meetings.
· Create illustrations and graphics by computer and by hand.
· Perform on both PC and Mac platforms.
· Direct and create video animations.
· Provide art direction.
· Produce CD-ROMs and conference web "sites".
· Partner with other designers, production department,
  clients and vendors.
· Develop templates for executive presentations.
· Perform photo selections, photo manipulation & retouching.
· Generate graphs, charts and tables.
· Provide software training and support for department.

Prudential Securities                                                             1991-1997
Prudential Mutual Funds, New York, NY
Graphic Designer, Print
Produce two to six color promotional kits, direct mail pieces, brochures, newsletters, slides, overheads, financial reports, from concept to pre-press preparation, including mechanicals and separations.
· Develop corporate and fund identities.
· Work closely with art director.

Freelance Artist/Designer                                                 1992 2003
· Office.com "Guest Expert": Critically review clients sites
  including layout, design, color usage, navigation and focus
  in relation to business. Suggest solutions and continue
  dialogue as client requests.
· Individual freelance projects: Graphics, logos, room design
  and art, original characters, wall plaques, brochures,
  business cards, and other design solutions.
· Christine's Bake Shoppe, Keyport, NJ: Menus, business cards,
  graphics and logo.
· Johnson & Roth, Inc., Eatontown, NJ: Executive
  presentations, handouts, charts, graphics.
· EMC Industries, Flemington, NJ: Web site, stationery, logo,
  business cards.
· Fordham University, Social Services Dept., New York, NY
· Sculthorpe Contracting, Port Hope, Ontario, Canada

Technical Skills

PC & Macintosh experience with Acrobat, After Effects, BB Edit, Content Creator, CorelDraw, Delta-Graph Pro, Director, Dreamweaver, Excel, Flash, Flightcheck, GIF Construction Set, HTML, Illustrator, ImageReady, LiveMotion, Paint Shop Pro, PhotoShop, PowerPoint, Premiere, QuarkXpress, Word .

Education
· MFA, Printmaking, Hunter College, New York, NY
· BA, Program in the Arts, Visual Art, Barnard College, 
  Columbia University, New York, NY
· United Digital Artists, New York, NY
· Milo School of Computer Graphics, Totowa, NJ
Additional Experience
Guest Lecturer at:
· Fairleigh Dickinson University, Teaneck, NJ
  Design in Technical Writing
· Fairleigh Dickinson University, Madison, NJ
  Audio Visual Media
URLs and references available upon request.
 
URLS
Flash/
Animation
Print
Graphic
Resume