Art Director | Creative Designer | Creative Services
Highly creative and multi-talented Art Director and Creative Designer with extensive experience in web, digital and print design. Passionate and inventive creator of innovative marketing campaigns. Dynamic team player, highly skilled in client and vendor relations, accustomed to deadline-driven environments and working within budgets.
Vicki Valentine Design
April 2003 ~ Current
Successfully manage and coordinate graphic design projects from concept to completion. Collaborate with clients to create vision, conceive design and consistently meet deadlines. Coordinate consultants and vendors to meet all requirements. Creative expertise in both print and web: Branding and Logo Development, Annual Reports, Annual and Endowment Fund Campaigns, Books, eBooks, Brochures, Invitations, Posters, Infographics, Websites, Microsites, Landing Pages, and Email Marketing; Branding across platforms; Coordination of large complex multi-year projects with numerous contributors; Quality control and maintaining high standards with 100% satisfied customers; Communication with overseas vendors. Manage all operational, financial and administrative functions of design studio.
July 2013 ~ December 2014
Designer of print and web projects under direction of the Communications Manager. Successfully translated rough copy into concrete designs under tight deadlines. Provided dynamic designs for their 10 Year Anniversary Celebration and Annual Report for both print and web. Consistently provided creative solutions on numerous projects including Program Logos, Invitations, Brochures, One-Page Product Descriptions, Posters, Banners, Table Throws, Table Banners, Trade Show Booth Displays, Ads and T-shirt Designs.
San Francisco Art Department
January 1995 ~ April 2003
Collaborated with creative team to design and produce marketing and collateral materials including Logo Development, Magazines, Newsletters, Books, Ads, Posters, Signs and Product Packaging that were consistently recognized as fresh and innovative. Supervised over junior designers in printed materials and managed all consultants and vendors.
California State University, East Bay
Academy of Art University, San Francisco
Scuola di Duro Bussa
Inner Research Institute, San Francisco
Student and teacher for over 20 years
InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Muse, Flash and Acrobat
HTML5 and CSS3
Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
A very experienced designer, Vicki is fun, hard-working, smart, quick, creative, calm, listens well, and is all-together a delight to work with. We’d hire her again in a heart-beat!
Partner, LifePrints Video
As the book editor for The Diary of Rywka Lipszyc, I worked closely with Vicki and found her to be a remarkably versatile and creative individual.
Owner, Cooper Communications