In order to save valuable ad creation time at both Apartment Guide and Apartment Finder, I developed templates that could be selected and customized by clients. Here is a sample of their look, complete with meaningless filler text.
I've was honored with a few recommendations on my LinkedIn page, mostly from my last full-time gig. I don't usually get recs from a job until it's not my job anymore. I imagine that's common. Here is a sampling:
“Steven is by far the best graphic artist I have worked with at Houston New Home Guide! He is professional, provides a quick turnaround, and has gone the extra mile in very tight deadline situations. Our market has been “assigned” quite a few artists over the last few years and we presented a strong case to make sure Steven was our designated creative resource once we saw what he could do. Corporate will have to pry him away from the Houston team with a crowbar and we won’t let go quietly!” April 23, 2008
Laurie A. Wilson, Senior Account Executive, Consumer Source, Inc. – Houston New Home Guide
“I have had the pleasure of working with Steven for the past couple of years. He brings to the workplace, not only a calm temperament, but more than that he brings a genuine sense of commitment and a strong work ethic. Steven is not only a very talented designer, but is also loyal and very easy to work with. I feel certain that he would be a real asset to your organization.” May 15, 2012
Jennifer Boehm, Creative Supervisor, Consumer Source, Inc.
“Steven is a consistent, creative and dedicated designer. While part of my team Steven completed many different types of design projects, from designing print ads for many publications to animated Web banners for websites as well as miniature billboards for Point-of-sale advertising. He is proficient in the Adobe Creative Suite and a talented PhotoShop artist. Steven has served in a few positions at Primedia, and he very much excelled in his creative work.
Steven is very easy to work with. He is very dedicated and finishes projects well within their allotted deadlines. I would easily recommend Steven for a creative design position.” May 11, 2012
Scott Gassman, Creative Supervisor, Primedia / Consumer Source Inc