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Annette Sage's Experience / Resume


Annette Sage ExperienceQualifications:

Creative and reliable team player with personal and professional goals to excel. My background and expertise is in small businesses development and corporate branding. My satisfaction comes from helping businesses grow and succeed because their success is my success.


Specialties:

Advertising, Marketing, Branding, Corporate Identity, Business Development, Business Consulting, Public Relations, Graphic Design, Web Design, Print Graphics, Copywriting, Video Production, Interactive Media, Illustration, Animation, Presentation Design, Photography and SEO.


Technical Skills:

Adobe Creative Suite Master Collection, Creative Cloud, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Fireworks, Bridge, Premiere Pro, After Effects, Soundbooth, Dreamweaver, Flash, ImageReady, Multi-Ad Creator, Quark, PageMaker, Freehand, MS Office, PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Visual Studio, Final Cut Pro, Camtasia, DVD Studio Pro, HTML, CSS, and some JavaScript and ActionScripting on both MAC and PC platforms.

Experienced with the use and knowledge of various lighting, techniques, cameras and other photographic studio equipment.


Work Experience:

President (2/2005 - Present) 
Sage Design Group, LLC
 Advertising, Marketing, Branding and Public Relations
Product placement and positioning
Business Development and Relationship Building
Web2.0, SEO and Internet Marketing (social media, email campaigns, content creation, banner ads, etc.)
Conduct market research and analysis
Implement results oriented marketing strategies and campaigns based on research
Measure and track marketing initiatives
Creation of marketing collateral (print, web and interactive media)
Graphic design, web design and presentation design

Marketing Consultant (11/2013 - 7/2014) 
Camargo Associates, LLC, Cleves, OH
Create and maintain effective visual branding.
Copywriting, graphic design, web design, and presentation design.
Web development, technology implementation and troubleshooting.
Community building through groups and social media.
Manage social media presence, marketing and networking.
Create, produce, distribute, track and manage email marketing campaigns.
Business development and creating BtoB partnerships.
Responsible for internet marketing, search engine optimization (SEO), visibility, directory listings and press release distribution.
Implement new marketing strategies based on analytical data.
Create and implement various advertising and internet marketing collateral materials (whitepapers, presentations, banner ads, webinars and blogs).
Responsible for legal, administrative and other related tasks.

Marketing Consultant (8/2012 - 3/2013) 
BusinessLeads.com, Montebello, NY
Responsible for lead generation of new businesses seeking advertising and recruitment of "Bounty Hunters" (independent sales professionals).
Community building through groups and social media.
Manage social media presence, marketing and networking.
Create, produce, distribute, track and manage email marketing campaigns.
Events and tradeshow planning and organization. 
Business development and creating BtoB partnerships. 
Responsible for internet marketing, search engine optimization (SEO), visibility, directory listings and press release distribution.
Implement new marketing strategies based on analytical data.
Create and implement various advertising and internet marketing collateral materials (whitepapers, presentations, banner ads, webinars and blogs).

Marketing Manager (12/2011 - 8/2012) 
Country Floors (Marble Systems), Los Angeles and New York
 Responsible for Country Floors branding, awareness, positioning and public relations.
 Manage social media presence - Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Houzz, etc.
 Responsible for internet marketing, SEO, visibility, directory listings and press release distribution.
 Create, produce, distribute, track and manage email campaigns.
 Design and produce collateral materials, such as online and print advertisements, banner ads, landing pages, brochures, product bulletins and other marketing materials. 
 Create and improve the look and feel of existing sales and marketing communication materials, product updates, and other promotional materials (internally and to the public). 
 Responsible for website updates and maintenance.
 Multi-tasking at a corporate level in support of operations and business development.
 Introduce new technologies such as CRM platforms and other technologies to manage and track marketing and advertising efforts to maximize ROI.

Marketing / Art Director / PR (Volunteer) (4/2011 - 5/2012) 
Citizens for Sheltered Animals, Santa Clarita, CA
 Assisted in raising awareness of animal abuse, abandonment and homeless animals.
 Oversee re-branding of the organization.
 Re-design website and marketing collateral.
 Responsible for technology implementation.
 Implement new marketing strategies and campaigns.
 Responsible for SEO and Internet marketing (social media, email campaigns, banner ads, etc.)
 Responsible for expanding the market from a local audience to a national level.

Marketing Consultant / Graphic Designer (8/2008 - 1/2011) 
InsuranceLeads.com, North Hollywood, CA
Design and produce collateral materials, such as online and print advertisements, multimedia presentations, tradeshow displays, banner ads, landing pages, email campaigns and other marketing materials.
Work closely with the Marketing Department on corporate branding, marketing strategies and business development.

Art Director (10/2007 - 6/2008) 
Jobar International, Inc., Carson, CA 
 Generate and maintain effective visual branding. 
 Create and improve the look and feel of sales and marketing materials. 
 Manage design teams in-house and overseas. 
 Coordinate and assign all photos, illustrations, graphics, layouts and other art.
 Review and approve art materials, copy materials, and proofs of printed copy developed by staff.
 Review illustrative material to determine if it conforms to standards and specifications.
 Create custom illustrations or other graphic elements.
 Negotiate with printers and estimators to determine what services will be performed.
 Managed and cataloged digital assets.
 Maintained client brand guidelines and design standards.
 Managed multiple projects simultaneously.

Marketing/Art Director (3/2006 - 10/2007)
Applica Inc. (SmartAVI), Burbank, CA 
 Provide graphic, multimedia and photography support for company products, manuals, brochures, graphic user interfaces and marketing and presentation materials.
 Formulate basic layout design or presentation approach and specify material details, such as style and size of type, photographs, graphics, animation, video, and sound.
 Worked with multimedia elements including photographs, graphics, animation, video, sound.
 Responsible person for website design and maintenance.
 Assist CEO with the development of new products and promotional materials.
 Managed multiple projects simultaneously.

Freelance Graphic Artist (1/2007 - 7/2007) 
LA Times (Apple One), Chatsworth/Los Angeles, CA
 Take advertisers' messages and turn them into designs in support of clients' marketing and advertising efforts.
 Create art and copy layouts for advertisements published in the LA Times.

Multimedia Instructor - Adjunct (6/2006 - 3/2007)
ITT Technical Institute, Torrance, CA
 Teach students how to perform technical tasks associated with the design and creation of interactive multimedia communication.
 Instruct students on visual design principles, authoring software, motion graphics development and other related technical subjects through classroom theory and practical applications in a laboratory environment.
 Observe and evaluate students' performance, behavior, development, and progress.
 Prepare materials and classroom for class activities.
 Instruct students individually and in groups, using various teaching methods, such as lectures, discussions, and demonstrations.
 Instruct students in the knowledge and skills required in a specific occupation or occupational field, using a systematic plan of lectures, discussions, audio-visual presentations, and laboratory workshops.
 Prepare, administer, and grade tests and assignments to evaluate students' progress.
 Assign, evaluate and grade class work and homework.
 Guide and counsel students with adjustment or academic problems, or special academic interests.
 Meet with other professionals to discuss individual students' needs and progress.

Freelance Graphic Designer (9/2005 - 2/2006)
McNall Advertising, Monrovia, CA
 Primary responsibilities include video production, web and print design.
 Assist clients in finding smart and simple marketing and design solutions using the latest graphic design applications available.
 Review final layouts and suggest improvements as needed.
 Managed multiple projects simultaneously.

Freelance Photographer (5/2004 - 12/2005)
LA Mounting & Precious International Jewelry, Los Angeles, CA
 Photograph a variety of jewelry products for print and web.
 Determine desired images and picture composition, selecting and adjusting subjects, equipment, and lighting to achieve desired effects.
 Enhance, retouch, and resize photographs and negatives, using airbrushing and other techniques.
 Design online and print catalog for company products.

Graphic Designer (8/2004 - 9/2005)
Computer Circuit Inc., Gardena, CA
 Creative thinker for strategically focused and effective concepts for a variety of clients.
 Responsible for the design, layout, and production of a variety of products.
 Determine size and arrangement of illustrative material and copy, and select style and size of type.
 Confer with clients to discuss and determine layout design.
 Maintain archive of images, photos, or previous work products.
 Managed multiple projects simultaneously.

Photographer (Enlisted Aviation Warfare Specialist) (4/2000 - 4/2004) 
US Navy, USS Winston S. Churchill and USS Nimitz
 Captured, created, edited and archived visual records of newsworthy events as they happened for historical permanence, evidence, investigation, and valuable training for the men and women in our Navy.
 Photographer, editor and printer during deployment.
 Qualified in various watch standing positions and Damage Control.

Assistant Director (5/1999 - 11/1999) 
Catskills' IDEA (Institute for the Development of Entertaining Arts) and Kidskills Theatre, Monticello, NY
 Assist the Director with scheduling classes and workshops.
 Responsible person for all graphics, advertising and public relations materials.
 Attend classes and workshops to assist when needed.
 Assist with general office work when needed.

Graphic Artist (5/1997 - 5/1999)
Ross Industries, Liberty, NY
 Responsible for the design, layout, and production of various products including: posters, signs, buttons, catalogs, brochures, pens, bookmarks, etc.
 Responsible person for pre-press of silk-screening and lithographic production of various products.

Assistant Director (6/1995 - 6/1996) 
Catskill Art Society, Hurlleyville, NY
 Responsible for the design, layout and production of monthly newsletter, flyers, posters and signs for various shows and exhibits.
 Public Relations photographer for the museum.
 Acted as the liaison between SCCC and Catskill Art Society.
 Organized SCCC Student, Faculty, and Staff Art Exhibit.
 Assisted with a variety of tasks when needed.
 Internship for 1 year.

Teachers' Assistant (2/1992 - 6/1996)
Sullivan County Community College, Loch Sheldrake, NY
 Opened and closed labs.
 Assist students in open labs.
 Prepaired materials for classes and lectures.
 Student representative at legislative meetings.
 Gave lectures and tours to prospective students.
 Assisted with a variety of tasks when needed.


Education:

MBA - International Marketing - 2006 (AIU - Los Angeles, CA)

BA - Visual Communications - 2005 (Platt College - Alhambra, CA)

Multimedia and Web Design (The Art Institute of California - San Diego, CA)

AAS - Commercial Art - 1996 (SCCC - Loch Sheldrake, NY)

AAS - Photography - 1996 (SCCC - Loch Sheldrake, NY)

 

For more information on how Annette Sage can help you grow your business, call (310) 382-6326 or email annette@sagedesigngroup.biz.


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