VERSATILE GRAPHIC DESIGNER with over 20 years experience developing creative solutions from concept to delivery for a wide range of clients, including healthcare, technology, financial, non-profit and government.

Skilled in conceptual problem solving, merging creative design with thoughtful, effective solutions to achieve client objectives.

SHIRLEY GUNN YEE DESIGN
QUALIFICATIONS PROFILE

Versatility – Crafting designs that resonate with the target demographic, whether the solution calls for elegant typography or bold visual approach; corporate or consumer look and feel.
Ability to visually translate complex/technical information.
Flexibility to carry project from concept to final product; work under creative direction; extend existing branding; or execute within established guidelines/templates. Able to work independently or as part of a team.
Responsiveness, dependability, tact and attention to detail – Attributes brought to every project, earning client trust and retention.

Creative experience includes:

  • brand/logo development and identity systems
  • corporate communications – annual reports, newsletters, report covers
  • sales tools – brochures, presentation folders, sell sheets, postcards, advertising
  • displays – exhibits, posters, banners
  • web graphics, redesign/mockups

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2014 – present   Freelance Graphic Designer, Shirley Gunn Yee Design

1995 – 2014   Art Director/Senior Designer, Wiley Design Communications, Inc.

Developed integrated sales/marketing, informational and outreach communications tools from concept to completion. Worked closely with creative director on all phases of projects, assisting in estimating and project management. Coordinated project deadlines, working with clients, subcontractors and vendors to meet production requirements and milestones. Supervised and trained interns. Maintained the studio’s computers.

KEY ACHIEVEMENTS:
  • Consistently produced on-target creative solutions for clients such as: Sierra Health Foundation, PRIDE Industries, Hospital Quality Institute, Department of Water Resources, California ISO, UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine; and 12 annual reports for the American Cancer Society, California Division.
  • Project work recognized by more than 30 best practice awards, including International Association of Business Communicators [IABC] and Sacramento Ad Club.

1993 – 1995   Designer, Comstock’s Magazine, Comstock’s Design & Litho Division
Graphic design, layout, production for brochures, identity systems, ads, promotional items

1985 – 1993   Freelance Illustrator
Illustrations for editorial, and advertising applications

COMPUTER SKILLS

Extensive knowledge of Mac platform, OSX
Software proficiency/experience:
InDesign
Illustrator
Photoshop
Acrobat Pro

Dreamweaver
Word
Excel
Powerpoint

EDUCATION

Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA
BFA, Illustration 1985