Chris Meierding
206.790.9826 • [email protected] •
Print – Advanced understanding of current print practices, pre-press standards, RGB to CMYK/Grayscale conversion and color theory.
Web & Coding – Advanced understanding of HTML, CSS, web content management systems, Constant Contact, eCommerce marketing,
Caspio form builder, FTP, and Cloud-based file-sharing systems. Basic familiarity with PHP, Actionscripting, Javascripting, and jQuery.
Adobe Creative Suite – Advanced understanding of InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat, Dreamweaver, After Effects, and Fireworks.
Intermediate understanding of Flash, Livecycle, and Premiere.
Microsoft Office – Advanced understanding of Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Excel. Intermediate understanding of Access.
Windows & Mac – Extensive experience with both operating systems, technologies, troubleshooting, and hardware differences.
Puget Sound Energy
Bellevue, WA
2013 – Present, Senior Production Designer (Contract)
• Maintain strict corporate brand standards in new and existing collateral.
• Provide art direction for photoshoots, videos, presentations, and print and web projects.
• Manage external assets, such as freelance designers, outside agencies, and cross-department production teams.
• Establish new branding, illustrations, and creative style for gas and electric safety campaign materials.
• Lead production on The Voice, a monthly customer newsletter received in every print bill package.
2012 – 2013, Media Content Producer (Contract)
• Maintained and developed company websites, intranet updates, banners, web forms, contact lists and e-newsletters.
• Designed and oversaw production of product branding, promotional materials and package design.
• Created company presentations, case studies, large media displays, vehicle wraps and LED billboards.
• Collaborated with outside vendors and marketing agencies on promotions and contests with a customer reach of millions.
• Analyzed data, web analytics, and propensity modeling scores to improve targeting of marketing materials and site navigation.
Meierding Design
Seattle, WA
2010 – Present, Freelance Multimedia Designer / Trainer
• Providing customized graphic design and training options in print, web, digital and interactive medias.
• Offering copy writing and copy editing solutions.
• Clients include Dan Baker Creative, Seattle7Writers, Shunpike, notable authors, marketing agencies, and many others.
Third Degree Graphics and Marketing
Ventura, CA
2008 – 2010, Graphic Designer / Content Developer
• Designed print and web marketing materials for nine different newspapers located around the country.
• Developed newsletters, brochures, and advertising in an extremely fast-paced agency environment with end-of-day deadlines.
• Built print material for retail, automotive, real estate, and promotional sections of each newspaper.
• Managed and collaborated with ad representatives and their clients to reach consensus on page edits.
Harlan West Design Studio
2007, Graphic Designer
• Designed logos, newsletters, brochures and posters in time-sensitive environments.
Thousand Oaks, CA
California Lutheran University
Thousand Oaks, CA
2006 – 2007, Communications Departmental Assistant
• Managed spreadsheets, web updates, PowerPoint presentations, web graphics, and word processing documents.
• Designed and contributed content to Dotcomm, the departmental newsletter.
2005 – 2008, Graphic and Web Designer / Copy Editor
• Handled page layout, created advertisements, announcements, and graphic content for print and web.
• Managed the UI /UX development, updates, and design of The Echo newspaper’s website.
Community Access Partners of San Buenaventura (CAPS TV)
2001 – 2004, Commercial Editor / Scheduler
• Conducted video editing and aided in the filming and scheduling of multi-camera live broadcasts.
Ventura, CA
California Lutheran University
Thousand Oaks, CA
2004 – 2008, Bachelor of Arts in Multimedia (Major) & Communications (Minor)
• Heavy concentration on graphic and web development, print practices, user experience, and creative process.
• Maintained a Presidential Scholarship and qualified for the Dean’s List throughout four years of college.
Richmond University of London
Spring of 2007, Art, Design, & Media Concentration
• Studied advertising, photojournalism, corporate marketing, logo development, and layout design.
South Kensington, London