E X P E R I E N C E
demands a clear and creative presentation
of information. As a
graphic designer, my role is
to develop compelling communications with
visual appeal, always
with a commitment to quality of production.
O M E
Freelance Designer / 1999-Present
I’ve worked with Washington Mutual Bank, Edmonds Family Medicine, Wells Fargo Bank, The Behnke Foundation,
Harborview Medical Center, CourtLink
Corporation, White Meadow Projects, Real Art Ventures, Bank of America Gallery and Grantmakers For Education
producing print and digital collateral.
Seafirst Bank/Bank of
Art Director, Creative Department / 1989-1999
My role as senior designer and art director allowed me to work independently
on a variety of communication and marketing efforts. Primary design responsibilities
Branch collateral and merchandising materials.
Identity systems and sales pieces.
Special events projects, invitations and signage.
Design review/art direction to Creative Services team.
All phases of production, proofing and press checks.
Nichols & Zweibel
Designer / 1987 — 1989
Design of brochures, calendars, posters, informational literature, identity
systems, and two- and three-dimensional invitations. Projects include
the 1989 Seattle Chamber Music Festival package, Bellevue Place Openings,
and the Bellevue Art Museum Frank Lloyd Wright package.
King County Blue Shield
/ 1986 — 1989
Design and production of annual marketing displays using a variety of
/ 1983 — 1986
Practical experience in all phases of printing.
/ BFA, Graphic Design / 1981—1986
I graduated from the University of Washington’s design program with both
education in typography and visual communication skills. From that solid
foundation, my education has been ongoing, with 24 years of practical
and continued growth and development.
Proficient in Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and Pagemaker,
Macromedia Freehand and Quark X-Press for illustrations and page
layouts. For web design work, I've used Macromedia Dreamweaver, Adobe
GoLive and Microsoft FrontPage I’ve used these software packages to successfully
design a range of products from brochures and invitations to large-scale
posters, permanent signage and web development. I also have experience
designing three-dimensional point-of-purchase sales materials and packaging.
Design / Ardel Chisholm /