Summary

I am an accomplished, results-driven, creative graphic design and marketing professional with a record of original designs which exceed employer expectations while respecting budget concerns. I am a proven strong leader with excellent interpersonal, time-management, organizational, and project execution skills. I work well independently and in team environments. I am looking for a professional atmosphere where I am able to utilize my experience as both a leader and designer to brand, market and increase positive visibility through my designs.

Portfolio

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Professional Experience

Graphic Department Supervisor — May 2014 to Present
Infiniti Decor — Godley, TX

• Supervise team of five graphic designers/production artists
• Delegate both design and production projects to team members
• Developing processes and procedures for productive workflow
• Ensure procedures are followed and recommend adjustments for improved workflow
• Conduct client meetings with internal departments regarding project specifications
• Respect budgetary considerations and deadlines
• Schedule projects, coordinate materials purchase; monitor projects
• Help resolve technical issues to ensure deadlines were met
• Design internal/external signage and décor for retail outlets and sporting events
• Assist team with design and prepare production files using industry standard software
• Design and construct visual displays
• Conduct onsite surveys for live action set design and installation
• Assist with project cost estimates

Marketing Manager / Graphic Designer—April 2013 to January 2014
CenTex Aerospace, Incorporated—Waco, TX

•    Brand/marketing manager
•    Developed marketing strategies for national and international advertising
•    Solely responsible for electronic media, direct mail and trade show creatives
•    Conducted photo shoots of products
•    Responsible for tracking advertising campaign success; reported directly to president
•    Strengthened dealer partnerships through development of marketing strategies
•    Tracked partner and customer contact and creatives disbursement

Marketing Manager / Graphic Designer—September 1999 to March 2013
RAM Aircraft, LP—Waco, TX

•    Brand/marketing manager
•    Developed new marketing strategies from concept through production
•    Created, executed, and facilitated effective world-wide marketing strategies
•    Developed and initiated marketing plan
•    Managed marketing budget of over $250,000
•    Developed advertisements, brochures, flyers, catalogs, logos, and direct mail
•    Produced and executed electronic media marketing
•    Tracked advertising campaigns—both print and electronic media
•    Conducted and managed photo shoots for annual catalog and creatives
•    Wrote copy for ads, brochures, websites, and press releases
•    Reduced marketing and printing costs by 30% while increasing target market share
•    Increased parts sales by $2 million in one year
•    Reduced trade show logistics costs by 20% with increased trade show appearances
•    Managed partnership campaigns for conferences, trade shows, and other events
•    Strengthen and expanded partnership market share through increase B2B relationships

Graphic Designer—May 1996 to September 1999
Cargill, Inc./Plantation Foods—Waco, TX

Senior Instructor—April 1991 to May 1996
Texas State Technical College—Commercial Art and Advertising Department—Waco, TX

Art Director—June 1986 to March 1991
39 KHTV — Houston, TX

Contact

254.386.6366
markwennin@embarqmail.com

Software and
Technical Proficiency

Strong PC skills with experience
on Mac; Photography; HTML and WordPress experience

Adobe Illustrator Adobe Illustrator Adobe Photoshop

Applications: Adobe Creative Suite CS6,
Acrobat, Dreamweaver, CorelDraw x7,
Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

Education

AAS—Commercial Art and Advertising
Texas State Technical College—Waco, TX 76705

Awards

Four Student Addy Awards
Best Magazine, Newspaper, Outdoor, and Direct Mail Advertisement

DECA’s Outdoor Advertising Safety Belt Campaign
First Place Southern Region/Second Place Nationally—Sponsored by Walt Disney World, National Department of Transportation, and American Outdoor Advertising Association

Emmy Award
Gaylord Broadcasting Company—Logo Creation and Opening Animation

Four-time winner of Award of Excellence
Potlatch Paper Company—Three Design of Excellence and One Outstanding Creativity in Paper

Texas Statewide Lottery Ticket Design Contest
Second Place—Competed against over 30,000 entries

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