About Me

Helena MacDonald

Creative designer who is self-motivated, self-sufficient and comes to you with a strong print and digital background. I have worked extensively in the Trade Show industry and have hands on experience with pre and post press production. I am able to work independently as well as collaborate with clients on their design needs. I'm always willing to take on a challenge and learn new things.

Work Experience
AEX Convention Services / Texas Xpo
January 2012 — Present
Graphic Designer
  • Design and process artwork for popup displays, banners, and large format signage for over 100 national trade shows
  • Manages workflow and staff in a fast-paced, deadline-driven sign shop
  • Able to work on multiple projects simultaneously while meeting tight deadlines
  • Collaborates with clients and sales representatives on design briefs from concept to completion
  • Works with vendors/printers on collateral/large format projects, producing job specs, reviewing proofs and invoices
  • Pres-Press Production work including preflighting, printing, and cutting large format signs.
  • Design custom three dimensional units and floor plans using AutoCAD
Staples, Turnersville, NJ
April 2011 — June 2014
Sales Associate
  • Responsible for helping customers find products throughout the store and on the phone.
  • Would stock shelves received from the warehouse.
  • Assist customers throughout the store including the Copy Center with their printing needs.
Office Depot, Voorhees, NJ
February 2004 — April 2011
Copy Center & Sales Associate
  • Responsible for typesetting and designing for a range of clients.
  • Emphasis on business cards, brochures, and other office and advertising materials.
  • Responsible for prepress and operating all printing and binding equipment, including large-format printer and laminators.
Freelance
Education
Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ
May 2011
Bachelor of Arts
Camden County College, Blackwood, NJ
May 2007
Associates Degree in Computer Graphics
CAD INSTITUTE - www.cadinstitute.org
  • Fundamentals of AutoCad
Technical Skills
Adobe Illustrator CC
Adobe Photoshop CC
Adobe In-Design CC
Adobe Acrobat Professional CC
Web Design
HTML, CSS & Wordpress
AutoCAD
Floor Plans
Microsoft Office
Word, Power Point & Excel
Mac & PC Platform