Amanda Young
youngamanda1@gmail.com
(631) 766-9349
www.beachplumdesigns.com
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Attributes  
• Creative, energetic, ambitious, motivated, and work well with others  
• Excellent communication and organizational skills  
• High level of professionalism dedication and passion  
Experience  
HomeoPet, Westhampton Beach, NY April 2013 - current
Graphic Designer and Marketing  
• Developed a style guide to insure consistant brand standards and output
• Successful packaging redesign for a full line of products in the US and Canada (French)
• Created a marketing campaign for print and web advertising
• Designed support materials for sales reps. including brochures, sell sheets and presentations
• Designed inserts for new store product displays
• Managed advertising schedule and submission of all ads
• Maintained and updated HomeoPet's website
 
Blumenfeld and Fleming (b+f), Montauk, NY March 2010 - March 2013
Freelance graphic and web designer for a leading marketing, advertising and design firm.  
• Print ads, high end campaigns, brochures and booklets, signage, posters and postcards
• Front end web design, web banners
 
Children's Hospital Boston, Boston MA December 2008 - February 2010
Graphic and web designer in the marketing department  
• Art direction.
• Conceptual development and execution of design projects for brochures, posters, flyers, and direct mail pieces that pertained to different departments
• Designed templates for plasma screens which advertised events throughout the hospital
• Revamped and updated monthly online web publications
• Worked with writers to create time sensitve publications
• Project management, participated in meetings regarding creative projects, proactively communicated with project managers, proofing design projects for errors
• Made sure all materials are consistent with the Children’s brand and graphic standards
• Created visuals to assisted in presentations
 
STRAN and Company Inc, Boston MA March 2004 - Septembr 2007
Sales coordinator/graphic artist  
• Learned all facets of the Promotional Products business
• Artwork coordination/ logo design /design layout
• Coordinated with vendors and became familiar with screen printing /embroidery / print process
• Built strong client relations
• Responsible for invoice reconciliation, billing of orders
• Managed online stores by creating skins, updating images and pricing
ABC News, New York, NY January 2003
Graphics Intern  
• Learned how editorial information from news events is translated into visual images to help communicate a message
• Immersed in the day to day happenings of a busy news channel with tight deadlines
• Assisted artists by collecting images for research
• Witnessed World News Tonight in real time to see how graphics are applied
Education  
The Center for Digital Imaging Arts, (CDIA) Boston University, Waltham, MA
Certificate in graphic and interactive design.
May 2008
Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH
Bachelor of Art, focus in Graphic Design.
Extensive coursework in: drawing, painting, printmaking and Art History.
May 2003
Universal, Cuernavaca, Mexico
Semester abroad. Extensive coursework in Spanish language.
January - March 2003
key skills  
Web Languages:
HTML, XHTML, CSS, basic knowledge of javascript and PHP.
 
Design Programs:
Adobe CS4 including Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Flash, Fireworks, Microsoft suite, proficient in MAC and PC platforms.