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TESTIMONIALS

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We have worked with Melissa Slifer and Sunblue Designs for almost 4 years. Melissa developed our organizational branding and has created eye-catching and creative campaigns that have helped us build a professional non-profit organization in the midst of a difficult economic period. The work was always on time and we feel that Melissa takes the time to understand what we are trying to accomplish. Whether its collateral, web, or business cards we feel we are in good hands. Excellent customer service, honest feed-back and suggestions, and on-time production are the hallmarks of Sunblue Designs.
~Chevese T.

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Melissa is an outstanding designer who delivers on time and within budget. I've worked with Melissa in a corporate setting and as a freelancer for over ten years. She has an easy going professional manner, which makes working with her a delight. She'll do what it takes to get the job done.
~Audrey S.

Sunblue Designs, That's right... I design.

Thankfully, I am one of those people who actually loves what they do.

For business and for pleasure, I design.
For print or for web and interactive, I design.
For corporate solutions or for personal solutions, I design.

Take some time and check out some of my work.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or comments.
melissa@sunbluedesigns.com / 610.716.4315

 

A bit more about me.....
I love to have the opportunity to use my strong design background in just about everything I do. I design and coordinate for print, interactive and web projects from concept to completion. I'm happiest in a creative position with opportunities to use my communication and organizational skills, as well as my experience maintaining client & vendor relationships.

SKILLS

Quark Express, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, DreamWeaver/HTML, Flash and very comfortable working on PC.

EXPERIENCE

2/2004 – Present
Sunblue Designs (my deal-e-o)
Creative Director
Responsibilities include designing and art directing for print, interactive, trade show and web materials for my clients. Communicating effectively with and listening to clients about their project objectives and goals. Maintaining client contact in an Account Executive role. Coordinating all aspects of a project from client contact to vendors and freelancers.


2/2001 – 2004
Hunter, Exton, PA
Art Director/Assistant Creative Director
Working as an Art Director, responsibilities include designing and art directing for print, interactive, trade show and web materials. Communicating effectively with and listening to clients about their project objectives and goals. Maintaining client contact in an Account Executive role. Coordinating all aspects of a project from vendors to staff and freelancers. Initiating and running a daily production meeting to improve in-house production schedules as well as communication among the staff.

2/2000 - 2/2001
Hanson Associates, Inc., Philadelphia, PA
Senior Graphic Designer
Working as a senior graphic designer, responsibilities include designing for print, signage, package and web materials. Communicating effectively with clients about the project status and maintaining project objectives. Work well with other designers and directors to create effective solutions for every client.

6/1998 - 2/2000
Provident Mutual Life Insurance Company, Berwyn, PA
Graphic Designer
Working as a designer in the Marketing Communications Department. Responsible for designs from concept to completion. Working as a member of a team to serve our clients, both internal and external. Preparing marketing concepts for a wide variety of media.

8/1996 - 6/1998
The Homer Group, Trooper, PA
Graphic Designer/Production Artist
Working as a designer/production artist in designing and preparing jobs for client presentations and printing. Responsible for film output to our in–house imagesetter.

6/1996 - 6/1996
DH2, Devon, PA
Freelance Graphic Design
Working as a freelance artist in typesetting, editing, building black and white comps for client approval and preparing completed jobs for pre–press.

6/1995 - 8/1995
The Laser Touch, Inc., Phoenixville, PA
Internship
Interning for a service bureau and design facility. Designed and integrated a job tracking system, which has been highly effective in meeting, job deadlines. Assisted with design and layout for job output. Liaison between customers and service bureau staff.

EDUCATION

10/2000
Berkeley Computer Training, Bala Cynwyd
Certification
HTML, DreamWeaver and Flash.

3/1999
Villanova University, Villanova
Certification
Marketing Communications

5/1996
Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA
Bachelor's Degree
Bachelor of Fine Arts, May 1996
Communication Design Major, Deans List

4/1995
Brunell University, Buckinghamshire College, UK
Student Exchange Program, Graphic Design & Advertising

VOLUNTEER
Co-Founder West Chester Women's Multisport
Chester County Hospital Cuddler