about kelly maddern
Graduated from Brown Institute in 2001 with an Associates of Applied Science in Visual Communications
Mar. 2013 - Current: Freelance Graphic & Web Designer, madingenuity
Nov. 2006 – Mar. 2013: Product Designer, Perfect Timing, Inc.
Responsibilities: Product design, brand development and catalogue for LANG, Avalanche and other various licenses such as Disney and hoops&yoyo. Product design includes calendars, greeting cards, stationery, boxes, and other various products for both gift & specialty lines as well as fast-paced and demanding strategic account lines. Projects have also required internet research, internet design and development knowledge, editing pieces of sound for production in various formats, working with music licensors to acquire proper permissions, working with licensors and their style guides to put forth approved product and much more.
Oct. 2008 – Feb. 2009: Avalanche Project Manager, Lang Holdings, Inc.
Responsibilities: Oversee a group of six graphic designers, fielding creative requests from the Marketing Vice President, Avalanche Brand Manager, LANG Brand Manager and Assistant Brand Managers; coordinating time between the designers and Creative Director to allow for approval time before deadline; tracking dates between our office and China office; assigning barcodes and sku numbers; coordinating information between our office and our distribution; reporting information to our Operations team.
April 2005 – Feb. 2006: Creative Director, JOY Publications
Responsibilities: Designing ads and layout of our 3 digest-size magazines; managing the workload of 3 magazines and 2 websites as the only designer; working with clients to obtain materials needed for ad design; overseeing photo shoots, including the hiring of models; working with our sales team to receive all necessary information and materials to successfully create an ad that well represents the client’s business.
Feb. 2001 – April 2005: Graphic Designer / Proofing Coordinator, The GEO Group
Responsibilities: Type-setting and formatting any digital format provided by client for translation; overseeing the in-house proofing of our files to ensure quality and accuracy of the formatting; learning the grammar and punctuation styles of dozens of languages; website layout, html and database work.