Helena MacDonald
Graphic Designer | Production Artist | Graphics Manager
Technical Skills
Adobe Illustrator CC
Adobe Photoshop CC
Adobe In-Design CC
Adobe Acrobat Professional CC
Web Design

HTML, CSS & Wordpress


Floor Plans

Microsoft Office

Word, Power Point & Excel

Mac & PC Platform

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
Graphic Designer / Manager
AEX Convention Services / Texas XpoJanuary 2012 — Present
  • Design, layout and production for over 100 national trade shows including popup displays, banners, and large format signage
  • Translate project objectives and create 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 on an annual basis regarding design briefs and concepts
  • Manage multiple projects simultaneously while meeting deadlines
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as collaborate with clients and other team members
  • Coordinate 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
  • Engineer custom three dimensional units and floor plans using AutoCAD
Sales Associate
Staples, Turnersville, NJApril 2011 — June 2014
  • Worked in the Copy & Print Center on clients small and large format printing needs
  • Performed daily department tasks including stocking, creating merchandise displays, remerchandising, pricing markdowns, transferring merchandise, inventory control, and processing transactions.
Copy Center & Sales Associate
Office Depot, Voorhees, NJFebruary 2004 — April 2011
  • Maintained stock of supplies and requisition any needed items.
  • Cleaned machines, perform minor repairs, and reported major repair needs.
  • Resolved all customer complaints in a professional manner while prioritizing customer satisfaction
  • Built and maintained strong client relationships to ensure leads, future business and maximized productivity
Bachelor of Arts
Rowan University, Glassboro, NJMay 2011
Associates Degree in Computer Graphics
Camden County College, Blackwood, NJMay 2007
CAD INSTITUTE - www.cadinstitute.org2012
  • Fundamentals of AutoCad
Certificate of Web Design
Camden County College, Blackwood, NJ2011