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Melba Searcy

Designer

Atlanta, 30338

Skills

Office Superhero

Print Design

Project Management

UI Design/Development

About

Hello, I’m Melba. I am a graphic designer currently living in the Atlanta, GA area with over 10 years experience in the industry. With familiarity with both Mac and PC platforms, advanced knowledge of all current design and web software and experience in many markets, I can be a fantastic asset to your company.

Education

Hampton University

B.A. in Fine Art/Design , B.A. in Fine Art/Design

May 2000 - May 2000

Experience

Senior Designer

Kellen Company , Atlanta

April 2006 - January 2012

Worked with clients to help develop and design trade show booths and signs, annual meeting materials, magazines, UI design, web sites, and marketing materials. Worked with clients in construction, education, airline, healthcare, finance and food industries. Met with new clients to discuss design schedules and expectations.

Project Management
Print Design
UI/Web Design
Graphic Specialist/Literature Coordinator

EIS, Inc. , Atlanta

June 2005 - April 2006

Helped organize graphics department and manage team members on all EIS internal and external publications. Maintain the EIS Internet and Intranet and rebuilt the website. Maintained all Macintosh computer equipment.

Project Management
Design
Macintosh Specialist/Business Team Representative

Apple Computer Company , Atlanta

September 2004 - February 2006

Helped Apple customers determine proper business/home solutions for their computing needs. Helped to execute visual floor plans, software demonstrations, Power Point/Keynote presentations and events within the store.

Sales
Software Demonstrations/Classes
Design Specialist

State of Tennessee Economic and Community Development , Nashville

July 2003 - August 2004

Assisted Director of Advertising with development of collateral, advertising, and presentations for the Economic and Community Development Department as well as other departments within the state government. This included presentations, marketing materials, annual reports and strategic plans, all with the purpose of business recruitment and retention within Tennessee.

Design
Graphic Specialist

Bredex Corp/McGraw-Hill Digital Learning , Nashville

April 2001 - July 2003

Developed more than 16,000 original graphics for and assisted in the development of web–based educational assessment, reporting, and improvement system for grades K–6. Worked with team to edit questions and problem–solved graphic issues such as making graphics and stories age-appropriate for elementary school children. Helped take project from infancy to completion in a year. Supervised team of eight to ensure accuracy, completeness, and correctness of more than 30,000 audio files.

Design
Project Management

Workplace personality

100+

Company Size

12

Day Length

25+

Team Size

Loud

Noise Level

Formal

Dress Code

Benefits

N/A

Commute

Relocate

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