Gregory Hollister

concept to completion

Introduction

Set your project up for success. Whether you want a new sign, packaging for your newest product or you just want something to look great, you came to the right place.

Good design takes time and talent. Resourceful talent with the experience needed to get the results you want. Developing the unique design solution that your project requires, complimenting the message and engaging with customers. Going beyond delivering value, creating an experience that exceeds those customer expectations.

A reliable and resourceful designer producing eye popping, innovative artwork with minimal direction. Viewing challenges as opportunities, transforming creative concepts with the highest level of quality in a timely manner. Taking new ideas to the final print or web design requirement.

I have the experience and follow through whether it is a complex Photoshop manipulation or a simple type change. Committed to delivering unique solutions with powerful results.

skills and experience

SENIOR GRAPHIC DESIGNER / GRAPHIC DESIGNER

I have over nine successful years at the international company, Rhino Linings Corporation. My experience extends beyond the typical. I develop worldwide marketing and maintain the company's brand image for both online campaigns and traditional print strategies that have consistently increased lead generation and customer acquisitions in a fast-paced work environment.

Demonstrating a high level of proficiency in design, graphic fundamentals, print and web capabilities, I continually challenge my creativity to produce unique and captivating work. Being highly responsive, allows me to effectively produce a variety of publication assets, marketing collateral which include brochures, catalogs, posters, flyers, booklets, mailers, PowerPoint slides and promotional merchandise while maintaining graphic files and communicating with outside vendors to complete projects efficiently.

I am searching for a new challenge to focus my creative energy and resourcefulness. My diverse experience and background are a great asset in building a long-lasting and prosperous relationship.


KEY ACHIEVEMENTS
Over 700 ads produced for publication in magazines such as Truck Trend, Diesel Power, Coatings Pro, Sportsman’s Gear, Guns & Ammo, and many others.
• Produced graphics for quarterly promotions, leading to a 408% increase in entries.
• Produced trade show booth and collateral graphics for the SEMA Show in Las Vegas for the past eight years.
• Created graphics campaigns for the 2014 and 2015 company sponsored NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race that takes place at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
• Overlooked and qualified seven large offset printing companies to be compliant in quality and environmental standards relating to ROHS and ISO standards.
• Successful in securing the renewal of Sony Green Partner Program for the environmental management of International Technoprint, Inc.
• Created a high profile graphic wrap for the American Tailgaters Association’s Smithfield Foods tour vehicle.

Thank you for taking the time visit my website and browse my work.
I look forward to the opportunity to speak with you soon.


Experienced in graphic design and an expert using software such as Adobe Creative Cloud Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign, Dreamweaver) Quark Xpress, Corel Draw

As a member of the marketing team, I have been responsible for graphic design for internal and external communications related to marketing and advertising for both business to business (B2B) and business to consumer (B2C). Collaborating with sales and technical teams to deliver consistent results and create visual interest.

I have expertise in Adobe Creative Cloud Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign, Dreamweaver) Quark Xpress, Corel Draw, digital pre-press, PDF workflow, page layout, web design, HTML and CSS, image setting, photo manipulation including still photography, marketing packages, trade show collateral, booth design, advertisements, brochures, flyers, print design, newsletters, logos and hands-on press operation. Professionally, I have a strong commitment to customer service and experience, sound organizational skills, and the ability to meet critical deadlines.

I have enjoyed working closely with marketing directors to ensure that all internal and external communications follow branding guidelines, the position takes design projects from concept to completion including (but not limited to): print and web ads, brochures, newsletters, internal and external signage, posters and social media graphics and program branding.

Additionally, I have managed design projects, including defining budget constraints, planning design concept, determining print materials and production options, coordinating with vendors, presenting designs, making revisions based on feedback and meeting project deadlines.

Lead Graphic Designer
Jan 2008 - Present
San Diego Corporation
Identity disclosed at interview
San Diego, CA

An industrial coatings and linings manufacturer, best known for sprayed-on truck bed linings.
Generate graphics for promotions, ecommerce, web banners, direct mail, posters and brochures
• Produced direct mail piece that achieved 11% response and lead to three new account contracts
• Initiate requests for quotations, purchase orders and ordering print and show collateral
• Design integrated marketing collateral and all other graphic needs (ex. Business cards, letterheads, flyers, web graphics, etc.)
• Assist in UI development, marketing packages and trade show booths and collateral
• Produce technical data sheets and product labels adhering to Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS)

Freelance Graphic Designer
Self Employed
San Antonio, TX

Coordinate and produce graphics products and services, including design and art direction.
Created and arranged graphics and layouts to meet and satisfy a variety of client needs
• Produced graphics for Cinco Solar's Sprinter van leading to immediate customer response
• Produced high profile vehicle wrap for American Tailgaters Association's tour vehicle for Smithfield Foods

Graphic Designer/Manager
Design Interactions
Modesto, CA

A full service custom sign shop that produces large format graphics and vehicle wraps.
Produced large format vehicle graphics for up to 5 vehicles a day
• Increased production 20% by streamlining graphics organization workflow
• Produced vehicle graphics for over 100 customers
• Supervised and coordinated all production activities and schedules
• Confer with clients about budgets, layout design, prepare proofs and attain final approvals

ISO Management Representative
International Technoprint, Inc.
a Yamagata Printing Group company
San Diego, CA

A complete product documentation service for manufacturing companies around the world.
• Achieved implementation of ISO 9001:2000 and 14001:2004 within the company
• Secured the renewal of the Sony Green Partner Program for environmental management
• Verified ISO compliance and quality assurance for 15 million manuals each month
• Certified print vendors for use under ISO 14001:2004 and ROHS standards

Owner, Graphic Designer
Tropicwest Prepress Graphics & Production
San Diego, CA

A full service prepress service bureau providing film output for serveral printers and designers.

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