Kurt Shepard

Resume

Education

1993

ASSOCIATE OF ARTS

Tampa College

Commercial Design & Marketing

1990

ASSOCIATE OF ARTS

Santa Fe College

Business Studies

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Experience

Aug 2004 - Present

Graphic Design Specialist

Mantra Creative

Owner/operator. Mantra Creative is a small Advertising & Marketing Boutique that offers large agency experience and performance partnering with both national and global companies. Services include print design and production of collateral materials, event conception, trade show display design, brand development and implementation, email campaigns, and website design.

Aug 1996 - Aug 2004

Graphic Designer

GRAFX Design of Tampa

Graphics team member reporting to Sr. Creative Director. Grafx is a Advertising Agency that pairs powerful design with insightful business strategies to create compelling, highly effective campaigns that deliver measurable results for clients. A state-of-the-art graphic communications company, offering a complete suite of web and print marketing services.

March 1996 - Aug 1996

Graphic Designer

Weekly Planet

Graphics team member reporting to sales team and publisher. Responsible for design of retail advertisements, publication design, and production of Weekly Planet - a cutting-edge weekly news publication known as the area’s best source for information regarding happenings, restaurants, concerts and shows, visual arts reviews, news and opinion.

June 1994 - March 1996

Graphic Designer

Tampa Tribune

Reported to Sr. Art Director. Responsible for design of retail advertising in one of the markets largest circulated newspapers with a nationally recognized creative services department. Projects include: Daily ad conception and design within client direction; design and layout of special sections and inserts.

Design Skills

Graphic Design

Concepting

Branding and Brand Extension

Marketing Collateral

Trade Show Display

Presentations

Email Marketing

Web Graphics

Software Skills

Photoshop

Illustrator

InDesign

Word

PowerPoint

Wordpress