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Agency quality work with a personal touch. Through more than a decade of professional design experience, Holly Lambert has built a solid background in creative design, displaying versatility in the style and scope of projects. Working directly with high profile clients in the technology, software, education and retail industries, she has designed pieces ranging from identity packages and trade show booths to responsive websites and annual reports. Over the years, she has gained extensive experience in project management, carrying numerous designs from concept to final delivery, while building collaborative working relationships with clients and colleagues. Located in Orange County, CA, Holly has helped large and small businesses achieve their creative goals.

SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS

  • Strong typographic and conceptual skills
  • Able to carry a design from concept sketches to final press check
  • Capable of leading a creative team or working independently
  • Innovative thinker and problem solver
  • Accomplished in creating a broad range of identity logos, packaging, marketing materials and trade show graphics, utilizing 1-7 colors
  • Fluent in all of the latest graphics programs on Mac OS platform
  • Knowledgeable in WordPress, Dreamweaver, UX/UI and responsive design for the web
  • Effectively create for the eCommerce space, and understand functionality of enterprise level CMSs like Magento
  • Experienced with social media
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Thrive under the pressures of a fast-paced work environment
  • Well versed in marketing principles, branding, and copywriting
  • Skilled in supervising outside creative resources and coordinating with vendors
  • In-depth knowledge of printing techniques and processes

RELATED EXPERIENCE
Freelance Art Director/Creative Consultant, Holly Lambert Creative
September 2004 – Present
Provided art direction and design services to local creative agencies and clients nationwide. Revitalized and updated websites, packaging, e-mail campaigns, marketing materials and trade show signage for companies in the technology, software and retail industries. Fostered client loyalty and expanded reach to new business sectors by leveraging relationships with contacts in hospitality, engineering and eCommerce markets.
Art Director/Department Manager, Western Lithographics
July 2002 – September 2004
Managed in-house art department, supervised outside creative resources and coordinated projects with vendors. Worked directly with prominent clients including Emulex, The Discovery Science Center and Del Mar Reynolds Medical to increase their profile and market share through marketing campaigns, trade show graphics, and direct mail pieces. The success with these clients resulted in increased business for the art department.

Graphic Designer, Anthem Group
March – July 2002
Worked on internationally known brands including Pedigree, Uncle Ben’s and M&M’s, designing packaging and sales collateral that appealed to a broad consumer base and helped enhance sales.

Senior Graphic Designer, Interplay Entertainment Corp.
January 1998 – October 2001
Created a wide variety of packaging, advertising, and point of purchase elements for high profile games on such platforms as Sony PlayStation 2, Microsoft Xbox, Nintendo Gameboy Color, Mac, and the PC. Also, mentored and collaborated with junior designers on team projects.

Graphic Designer, Public Affairs Office, Cal Poly Pomona
May – September 1997
Coordinated and executed the design of the University’s public relations materials including the Cal Poly Pomona Annual Report,
and the alumni magazine “PolyTrends.”

Freelance, College of Environmental Design, Cal Poly Pomona
December 1996 – April 1997
Re-designed the College newsletter, and created various printed pieces to advertise university events.

Intern, Warner Bros. Consumer Products
June – August 1996
Utilized graphic standards for Warner Bros. characters, building mechanicals and color specification sheets for such product programs as
“Father’s Day,” “Garden,” and “Kid’s Core.”

COMPUTER APPLICATION KNOWLEDGE

Adobe Illustrator
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe InDesign
Adobe Acrobat
Adobe Dreamweaver
Adobe Lightroom
WordPress
Adobe Flash
HTML/CSS
jQuery
Microsoft Office
QuarkXPress

EDUCATION
BA in Graphic Design from California Polytechnic University, Pomona – Valedictorian, College of Environmental Design
Richmond College, The American University of London

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