Horseshoe Bay Resort | 2012 - Present | Graphic Design Manager
Manage all creative design for the resort, including but not limited to digital ads, print ads, signage, internal promotional pieces, website design and maintenance. Responsible for all creative design related to signature festivals throughout the year – Balloons over Horseshoe Bay Resort, Beer by the Bay, Wine & Dine and Horseshoe Bay Shootout. Manage all creative design projects related to group sales including golf brochures, wedding guides, meeting & event guides and more.
Managed the entire re-branding of the resort from a Marriott franchised property to an independent AAA four-diamond resort – development of new website design, new messaging throughout the resort including a new resort logo, re-design of all in-room materials, resort-wide signage. Resort property includes four golf courses, full-service spa, marina, private airport, tennis facility, and private club.
visarkasapi.com | 2003 - Present | Freelance Designer
Develop personal working relationships with businesses like LePa Skincare, Austin BMW Repair and Athenian Bar & Grill to develop branding, marketing, and advertising has given me the opportunity to conduct every project with a creative approach that consistently brings the client’s vision and my design concepts to life in a way that is simple and beautiful.
RanchRoad Creative Solutions | Jul 2005 - Dec 2010 | Sr. Graphic Designer / Production Manager
Managed the design team, production team and internship program where responsibilities included hiring, training, and art directing. Successfully translated the client’s vision and needs into concrete marketing solutions through strong design and out-of-the-box creativity. Acquired vast knowledge in pre-press best practices for both offset and digital printing and further advanced my skills in managing multiple projects with various moving parts and deadline driven goals.
IKON Office Solutions | Aug 2001- Dec 2005 | Document Specialist
Print preparation of legal documents for high volume output (200,000+ units). Developed ability to produce a high volume of prints under high pressure deadline situations. Acquired confidence in multitasking and managing many projects at the same time.
Software: Adobe Acrobat, InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop
Web: Front end & User Interface design
Print: Offset, 4 Color Digital, Large Formats
Languages: Fluent in written and spoken English, Albanian, Bosnian & Croatian
Additional Skills: Communication Skills, Project Management
I AM A GRAPHIC / LAYOUT / USER INTERFACE / PACKAGE / PRODUCTION / PRINT DESIGNER
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Austin Canoe and Kayak
Austin Ice Bats
Barretts Coffee House
Barringer Legal Copies
Bicycle Sport Shop
Children's Medical Center
Darren Poore Photography
Direct Events, Inc.
Good Life Team
Horseshoe Bay Marriott
Innovative Print Management
Jana Birdwell Realtor
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Nashville Granite & Marble
Old World Concrete, Inc.
Profit Consulting Co.
Sandy Kerr & Company Realtors
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Texas Disposal Systems
Texas Honey Ham
The Swann Group, Inc.
Third Rail Creative