design graphx nicole clayton




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Owner, Design Graphx, Saratoga NY. June 2003 -present:
Design services including: print advertising, logo design, book cover design, web design, design consultation.

Art Director, True Temper Sports, Memphis TN. Sept 1999 -June 2003:
Responsibilities: Management of art program and advertising program for sports equipment manufacturer. Designing logos for sporting equipment for internal, external and international customers; hiring and direction of photoshoots for products and equipment, in house advertising pieces such as brochures, flyers, catalogs, web banner ads, national ads, business cards, marketing materials, etc. Web site design & development for and hiring, managing and negotiating with photographers, printers, and promotional item vendors; maintaining budgets and schedules for same; designing large scale 3D conference booth graphics.

Art Director, Delmar Publishers/Thomson Learning, Albany NY, Nov 1994 - Sept 1999:
Responsibilities: Designing 4 color textbook covers; including conceptualizing design, creating electronic mechanicals, hiring freelance vendors/designers, negotiating fees, obtaining prepress services, and obtaining printing services. Also 4C insert design and production, text design, 2C & 4C CD design, preparation of traditional art manuscripts, preparation of electronic text and art manuscripts, establishing production schedules for 30+ titles per year. Design/production for all on-demand team marketing pieces; including design/production of t-shirts, business cards, and packaging. Art Director/designer and
developer for various web sites.

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design; Alfred University,
School of Art and Design, Alfred NY. May, 1993
Associate Degree in Graphic Design; cum laude,
Sage Junior College of Albany, Albany NY. May, 1991

InDesign, QuarkXpress, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Acrobat, Adobe ImageReady, Macromedia Dreamweaver, Flash, Fireworks, Freehand, Keynote, Powerpoint, Microsoft Office