Amanda Dawn Guilmain Design & photography
visual designer | creative genius

Blackstone, MA | January 2010–Present
Full-service design studio. I collaborate with other designers, marketing professionals, companies, and small businesses to create solutions that work. From website clean-up and updating to SEO and online marketing, I have delivered proven results to many companies. Whether I work independently, in-house, or as a remote team member, coming up with innovative solutions is what I specialize in.

partnerships

tracs, inc. | art director

Watertown, MA | May 2014–Present
Work with a talented team providing event management and graphic solutions for athletic events and spaces.

the history factory | designer

Washington DC | February 2013–Present
Concept and design coffee table books as a contract member of the creative team.

Pagoda Group | Art Director

Brookline, MA | June 2011–Present
Concept and design coffee table books for CityScapes division of Pagoda Group. Coordinate with Editor and Photographers to create 9" x 12" pictorial books representing different cities across the United States.

past experience

charles river apparel | Senior print & web designer

Sharon, MA | January 2011–April 2014
Concept and design all print material and manage website. Coordinate catalog, advertising, customer product inquiries, and maintain and update company websites. Support other departments with visual needs. Update and grow all branding efforts. Take part in corporate social media. Plan and edit budgets, work with vendors, as well as in-house clothing designer. Handle in-house photography.

sabre imagery | Senior Graphic & web Designer

Natick, MA | November 2007–January 2010
Concept and design all media, including print, web, video creation and editing, and flash media. Client media includes direct mail, magazine advertisements, email marketing, websites, signage, large-format and specialty printed items, video editing, and interactive media. Participate in event management, planning and production. Photographer for events and products.

The Donning Company Publishers | Senior Graphic Designer

Virginia Beach, VA | September 2004–January 2014
Design pictorial history books and guides for authors and sponsors in a timely manner; 16 to 300+ pages using black and white, full-color, and two-color layouts. Daily use of Mac-platform InDesign, Quark Xpress, Photoshop, Illustrator, and Acrobat. Correct all color images for all designers and training in imaging. Oversee the design team’s work and training of new designers. Communicate with printer regarding all pre-press issues and problem solving.

TriMed Media group | Art Director / Senior Graphic Designer (Contract)

Providence, RI | June 2007–October 2007
Design monthly medical imaging magazines for healthcare industry. Develop corporate identity products such as trade show booths, media kits, direct mail, online newsletters and email blasts. Coordinate production with vendors and advertisers. Manage photography database and usage. Assist in proofreading and client contact.

Strategis marketing communications | Senior Graphic Designer (Contract)

Stoughton, MA | February 2007–June 2007

Bernard C. Harris Publishing | Directory Designer

Norfolk, VA | February 2003–August 2004
Editorial Coordinator | February 2002–February 2003

partial client list

Ovations for the Cure of Ovarian Cancer, Spectrum Health Systems, Genelec Audio US, Equine Audio, American Red Cross, Enterprise Bank, Wrangler, Chi Omega Fraternity, LAX Airport/Flight Paths Learning Center, William McHenry Memorial Association, University of Maryland, Paw Spa, Arxcis Corporation, Centurion Boats/Fineline Industries, Coachshades, James Madison University, The H Agency, PoshOrtho, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Looking Around Mississippi with Walt Grayson, The Whalehead Club, Daughters of the American Revolution, Schneider Children's Hospital, Wake Forest Historical Society, Rural Missouri, Nahant Historical Society, Adrian College, Quincy University, Nebraska Public Power District, Art of Tile & Stone, Cardiovascular Business, Long Auto Group, Perry Buick, KO Auto Group

EDUCATION

Old Dominion University | Bachelor’s Degree

Norfolk, VA | May 2001
Bachelor of Science in Communications (Mass Communications and Public Relations) with a minor in Studio Arts; concentrations in photography and graphic design, advanced studies in English.

related skills

Adobe: InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat, Dreamweaver, Flash; HTML and XHTML, Microsoft Office Suite, Quark Xpress, Final Cut, iMovie, GarageBand (all Mac and PC platforms)
Color image correction and calibration
Extensive pre-press and finishing knowledge
Proofreading and copywriting experience

affiliations

Old Dominion University Alumni Association
Old Dominion University Communications Alumni Chapter
National Association of Photoshop Professionals

awards

New England Museum Association // 2008 Publications Competition
Second Place for books over $10
Sacrifice of Self: Nahant and the Civil War
[published by Donning Company Publishers]

American Advertising Federation // 2001 ADDY® Award
First Place for Photography in Advertising
Tosca for the Virginia Opera
[photographic assistant for Len Rothman Photography]

Old Dominion University // 2001 Student Show
First Place for Photography
Grandma's House, A series in Infrared