MONIQUE TAYLOR

PHONE: 2817 S.W. 83rd Ave, Miramar, FL 33025 | E-MAIL: Monique@niqueydesigns.com


SOFTWARE

Adobe CC • iWork • HTML 5 • CSS • JavaScript • Twitter Bootstrap • Mac OSX • Windows OS • Microsoft Office • HTML • CSS • Joomla • WordPress


DESIGN EXPERIENCE

GRAPHIC DESIGNER, APRIL 2015 - PRESENT

Jazwares LLC, Sunrise FL

Create package comps/ mock-ups for presentations and production

• Help to create and support marketing content to socialize and use for social media purposes

• Create, deploy, and manage social media strategy and calendar

• Create and maintain branding and style guidelines thought different media

• Create, design and manage 360° campaigns

• Support local marketing efforts by developing the appropriate materials and tools for execution

• Design and manage the company email newsletter

• Develop content for social media that aligns with brand identity and social strategies

• Help to create brand marketing sheets

• Help manage your various social media accounts

• Ensure that all content is on-brand, consistent in terms of style, quality and tone of voice

• Develop and design materials, including but not limited to flyers, posters, brochures, and ads

• Create and maintain company presentations


FREELANCE PROJECT MANAGER, JUNE 2009 - DECEMBER 2015

  Coordinate production of materials including gathering printing bids, packaging artwork and assembling final layouts for printers, preparing notes and instructions for printers and other vendors

• Managed catalog and price list production, including creative direction, photo shoots, bid process and press checks

• Developed POP signage supporting brand, lifestyle, product and promotional initiatives.

• Ensure that all projects are delivered on-time, within scope and within budget

• Coordinate internal resources and third parties/vendors for the flawless execution of projects

• Manage changes to the project scope, project schedule, and project costs using appropriate verification techniques

• Measure project performance using appropriate tools and techniques

• Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation

• Create and design identity and branding materials


GRAPHIC DESIGNER, SEPTEMBER 2014 - DECEMBER 2015 (Contract)

Disguise Inc, Poway, CA

Create package comps/ mock-ups for presentations and production

Prepare files for production on packaging for print

Maintain branding and style guidelines thought different media

Prepare files for production on packaging for print

Work within parameters set by senior execs, licensors, product, marketing and engineering to keep projects on time and within budget

Responsible for production and design of licensed or in-house consumer brands, preparing packaging files for print.


REMOTE GRAPHIC DESIGNER & WEB DESIGNEr, JUNE 2014 - PRESENT

XR Studios, Ontario, Canada

Create and design identity and branding materials

From concept to completion, design and implement websites

Develop and design materials, including but not limited to flyers, posters, and brochures


CREATIVE DESIGN SPECIALIST, JANUARY 2012 - JUNE 2014

Infosonics, San Diego, CA

  Design and maintain company’s corporate and product website as well as our other online presence

• Work with SEO company to implement SEO and social media strategies

• Help to create and support marketing content to socialize and use for social media purposes

• Monitor and administer web analytics dashboards, reports and key reporting tools

• Implement link building campaigns

• Design materials, including but not limited to flyers, posters, brochures, banners, etc.

• Design outdoor media including, billboards, vehicle wraps, trade show booths, and furniture toppers

• Photograph and retouch products for the company’s website and all other media

• Manage and mentor freelance developers, interns, and designers

• Organize and archive files on the shared drive and marketing server on a regular basis

• Coordinate production of materials including gathering printing bids, packaging artwork and assembling final layouts for printers, preparing notes and instructions for printers and other vendors

• Manage the company’s graphic standards and branding


GRAPHIC DESIGNER, OCTOBER 2011 - JANUARY 2012

University Readers,  San Diego, CA

Design textbook covers for professors around the country

Print management

GRAPHIC DESIGNER, JANUARY 2011 - JUNE 2011

American Physical Society, College Park, MD

Develop and design materials, including but not limited to forms, posters, brochures, flyers, certificates, and web banners

Work with print vendors to prepare artwork for pre-press, press and finishing

Create illustrations and info graphics to be placed in brochures, on flyers and websites


OTHER WORK EXPERIENCE

CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE, JULY 2005 - DECEMBER 2008

Nordstrom Rack, Woodbridge, VA

  Provide outstanding customer service and safeguarded company assets

  Supervise closing team on a day-to-day basis

  Communicate with customers about upcoming events

  Provide quick, friendly and efficient check out experience for customers: including purchases, returns and exchanges

  Conduct price checks and price correction on merchandise

  Maintain the department, minimize clutter and ensure merchandise fixtures are organized and fully-stocked

  Maintain a well-organized stockroom while keeping an accurate record of inventory


EDUCATION

BFA IN GRAPHIC DESIGN, DECEMBER 2010   – CUM LAUDE

Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

AA IN LIBERAL ARTS & AS IN GENERAL STUDIES, JULY 2007 – MAGNA CUM LAUDE

Northern Virginia Community College, Woodbridge, Virginia


SKILLS & ATTRIBUTES 

  Detail-oriented and deadline-driven, with very strong project management and organizational skills

• Passionate

• Excellent writing and editing skills

• Planning, customer service, interpersonal and communication skills

• Clerical Skills including but not limited to, typing, labeling, fling, copying and faxing

• Reliable, innovative, team-oriented and professional

• Self starter, quick learner and a team player

• Digital photography

• Make-up application