Renea Leathers

Graphic Artist / Web Designer / Photographer

Contact Information available upon request

Qualifications

13 years experience in graphic design, 9 years in web design and 3 years art direction experience
Experience in corporate training, specifically graphic and web design
News, portrait and product photographer
Adept at managing people and projects while working in a deadline-driven, multi-task environment

Experience

Owner of Creative Reboot   2006 - present

  • Design and implementation of open source content management systems
  • Conceptualize and design national advertising and marketing campaigns
  • Conceptualize, design and maintain commercial and non-profit websites
  • Photograph product and people, both in-studio and on-location
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with clients

Art Director at Brueck Advertising and Design   2001-2006

  • Conceptualized and designed national advertising and marketing campaigns
  • Conceptualized, designed and maintained commercial and non-profit websites
  • Photographed product and people, both in-studio and on-location
  • Assisted in scripting and direction of training and sales videos
  • Supervised design team and streamlined job standards and workflow
  • Developed and maintained strong relationships with key customers
  • Acted as the agency's technology purchasing agent
  • Troubleshot and maintained all computer issues in a cross-platform network

Owner of curlgirldesign   2000-2001

  • Provided individualized and group training in web site creation and maintenance
  • Provided group training to corporate and commercial clients in graphic design and prepress
  • Developed and design web sites and print materials for commercial and private clients

Graphic and Web Designer at PIP Printing   1998-2000

  • Conceptualized and designed advertising, marketing and promotional material
  • Conceptualized and designed commercial web sites
  • Developed and maintained strong relationships with key customers and coworkers
  • Troubleshot and maintained all Macintosh issues in a cross-platform network
  • Reduced overhead and job turn-around time by streamlining several processes:
  • Created and refined electronic files for digital and large format printing
  • Replaced hard copy proofs with electronic files utilizing Adobe's PDF file format
  • Implemented and trained customers in the use of FTP to transfer large files quickly

Photographer at Rupert Yen Photography   1995-1997

  • Produced the first comprehensive product catalog for Sofamor Danek, Inc.
  • Served as client's key contact and maintained excellent customer relations
  • Completed layout and design of catalog on time and largely unsupervised
  • Digitally photographed and retouched more than half of their product line
  • Developed specialized skills including the use of conventional and digital 35mm, medium and large format cameras and B&W darkroom equipment

News and Photo Editor at The Daily Helmsman  1994-1998

  • Edited copy for and designed 8- to 16-page daily publication for The University of Memphis
  • Provided B&W photos for daily student publication and created photo essays on a variety of topics
  • Internships at The Daily News and the Collierville Herald

Computer Skills

Highly proficient in the following:
Acrobat, Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop and Lightroom
Quark Xpress
Microsoft Office Suite
Macintosh and Windows networking/troubleshooting/maintenance

Basic proficiency in the following:
Maya (Modeling and Texturing)
Bryce / Daz|Studio / Poser (Character and Landscape creation)

Programming Languages
Highly proficient in the use of HTML, XML, Javascript, CSS
Basic knowledge of PHP and mySQL

References Available upon request