Sarah Bolton

Graphic Design & Fine Arts

Resumé/CV


SKILLS

  • Over a decade of experience throughout all areas of print design.
  • Adobe Creative Cloud, Quark XPress, and Esko pre-press software proficiency on both Mac and PC.
  • Working in a corporate creative team environment.

  • CURRENT POSITION

    Graphic Artist
    The Hartley Press
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Since February 2014
    Ensuring print quality & consistency for one of North Florida’s largest commercial printers • Meeting client needs for a spectrum of artwork • Developing custom die lines and art for emboss and foil stamping • Image editing, color correcting, reproductions, photo retouching
    Clients include: ARBUS Magazine, Cabana Life, The Cummer Museum, Florida State University, Jacksonville Jaguars [NFL], Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp [MiLB], Jacksonville Transportation Authority, Natural Life, Ocala Magazine, Ronald McDonald House of Jacksonville, South Florida Opulence Magazine, The Women’s Board of Wolfson Children’s Hospital, University of Florida, Wake Forest University

    RELEVANT EXPERIENCE

    Production Artist
    Pilot Pen Corporation of America
    Jacksonville, Florida
    January 2013 – February 2014
    Designing product packaging, marketing materials, internal paraphernalia, and web content • Maintaining strict adherence to Pilot’s branding standards • Networking between the Creative Services & Marketing teams • Pre-flight and quality control • Building physical compositions and mock-ups for blister packaging and retail point-of-purchase displays used in presentations for nationwide retailers and trade shows

    Art Department Manager
    Louisiana Unlimited
    New Orleans, Louisiana
    April 2011 – August 2012
    Creating artwork for screen printing, heat press, large format printing, and embroidery • Overseeing art department workflow • Color separation of client-supplied art files, output of film positives for screen printing • Producing original apparel for stores and organizations in the New Orleans area

    Graphic Artist
    Apartments For Rent Magazine
    Atlanta, Georgia
    February 2007 – March 2009
    Producing customized marketing materials for communities in the metro Atlanta area • Maintaining magazine production on a strict bi-weekly deadline • Communicating with in-house sales team and off-site production offices • Creating digital mock-ups and retouching photographs

    Production Manager
    Swoozie’s at Brookwood Center
    Atlanta, Georgia
    September 2006 – February 2007
    Developing high-end custom cards and stationery for weddings, parties, and formal events • Personalized client consultations for new orders and throughout all stages of the design process • Overseeing all in-house laser printing • Coordinating with off-site print facilities for lithography and thermography • Maintaining a strict 2-day turnaround time for all orders

    ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE

    Painting Instructor
    Painting with a Twist
    New Orleans, Louisiana
    January – May 2011
    Leading classes of up to 50 adults or 20 children • Guiding students through a one-session painting, allowing for all ages and experience levels • Administrative assistance for the studio


    EDUCATION

    Bachelor of Fine Arts
    Valdosta State University, Valdosta, Georgia
    2005
    Internship with VSU Publication & Design Services • VSU Juried Student Competition participant • Five week art study abroad program in Montepulciano, Italy


    sarah@sarahbolton.net