About Me

Helena MacDonald
Graphic Designer | Production Artist | Graphics Manager

Senior Graphic Designer with eight years of experience in the management of the complete design process, from conceptualization to print production. Exceptional collaborative and interpersonal skills; dynamic team player with well-developed written and verbal communication abilities.

Work Experience
AEX Convention Services / Texas Xpo
January 2012 — Present
Graphic Designer
  • Design graphics for over 100 national trade shows including popup displays, banners, and large format signage
  • Translates project objectives and creates solutions that combine functionality and aesthetics
  • Manage two person staff in a fast-paced, deadline-driven sign shop while overseeing warehouse staff in setting up graphics in trade show structures
  • Collaborate with an average of 80 clients an annual basis on design briefs and concepts
  • Manage multiple projects simultaneously while meeting deadlines
  • Effective independently as well as collaborate with clients and other staff members
  • Coordinates with vendors/printers on collateral/large format projects, producing clear job specs, reviewing proofs for accuracy, and ordering material
  • 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
  • Worked in the Copy & Print Center on clients small and large format printing needs
Office Depot, Voorhees, NJ
February 2004 — April 2011
Copy Center & Sales Associate
  • In charge of ordering supplies for all copiers including binding and lamination supplies
  • Typesetting and Designing for a range of clients
  • Compiled a database of repeat customers
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