Elizabeth Mack

elizabethmack@att.net

http://elizabethmack.net


Accomplished, ambitious and dedicated design industry professional and communicator, adept at managing multiple projects simultaneously. Creative, personable, analytical, innovative and organized. Team Player.


I am a highly creative and multi-talented graphic designer and artist with extensive experience in multi-media marketing productions, event planning and print design. Successfully managed and coordinated creative design/multi-media projects from concept through completion in a team environment, collaborated with clients and teams to create vision, conceive designs and consistently met deadlines and requirements. Provided global corporate identity (badging and graphic design), print, web design and multi-media design for internal and external Design automotive exhibits, productions and presentations.  Founding member of Design Center Fine Art Committee for major automotive organization, creating exhibits, exhibit graphic displays, media graphics and fine art contributions.


EDUCATION

Michigan State University   East Lansing, Michigan-BA, (1987)


College for Creative Studies   Detroit, Michigan-BFA

                                              

Madonna University  Post-Graduate BA And Michigan Teaching Certification-Visual Art Education, 2011 (LQ endorsement)


RELEVANT EXPERIENCE

PCMI, Professional Contract Management Inc.  (January 2012 - Present)

Substitute Teacher for Novi School District, South Lyon School District, Birmingham Community Schools and Southfield Public Schools. (primarily in Novi and South Lyon Districts).

Long term substitute for Deerfield Elementary in Visual Art, February 23 - March 30, 2012


Professional Education Services Group (September 2010-Present)

Substitute Teacher for Oakland, Washtenaw and Livingston Counties, MI


Freelance Designer  (May-2009 to Present)

Fine Art clients: exhibit design and multi-media graphic design and marketing consultant. Creating fine art for exhibition and currently working on post-graduate studies at Madonna University.


General Motors Design Center

Creative Designer

Produced multimedia designs and event planning for corporate identity, internal and external automotive productions in multimedia marketing and print design. I enjoyed being involved in the GM Design intern, student recruitment mentor program and founding member of the GM Design Center Fine Art Committee.


Strategic Communication

Visual designer and speech writing consultant, (personnel team assistant) for former GM Vice President of Design, Wayne Cherry, brainstormed and designed through to graphic production (print and multi-media). Researched and monitored industry trends, and emerging technologies to incorporate in executive brand identity productions.


Engineering Artist and Illustrator

Created engineering illustrations for product manuals and produced graphic displays for executive presentations.


TECHNICAL SKILLS

Photoshop CS6, Illustrator CS6, In Design, Flash, HTML, Dreamweaver CS6, Microsoft Office 2008,

Mac OS X and PC platforms. Coordinated with audio-video production for event and multi-media productions including Maya and Alias interfacing.


Print

   Visual Marketing Strategies

   Web, Multimedia

   Web Site Design and CD Cover Design

   HTML and Animation Designs-team based

   Video Editing and Video Photomontages-team based

   Large scale murals and graphics for studios, exhibits, and products

   Product Design Graphics

   Brochures and Newsletters

   Logos and Business cards, Posters, Post Cards and Stationary

   Events

   Exhibit design for multi-media productions (auto-shows, press releases)

   Executive presentations, internal and external productions

Photography

   Black and White Photography

   Lithography

   Retouching and Photograph Restoration


Industrial Design

   Product and Graphic Design Ideation

   Exhibit Display Ideation-multi-media productions


AWARDS

   GM Design Mark of Excellence 2008

   GM Design Fast Eddie Award 2008

   GM Design Mark of Excellence 2005

   GM Design Mark of Excellence 2003

   Spontaneous Recognition Awards: 1997, 1998, 2001, 2005, and 2008


PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATION

   DIA Detroit Institute of Art Member

   AIGA Professional Organization for Design

   NAEA National Art Educators Association


INTERESTS

Founding Member of Design Center Art Committee (non-work related, volunteer activity), from 1995-2009, responsible for creative ideation of exhibits, exhibit design and produced all graphic needs for exhibits and panel member judging. Created fine art that regularly contributed to these exhibits and installations.


Provide portfolio preparation tutoring toward college acceptance in visual art programs to high school students.


Art Smart teaching volunteer for Novi Community School District.


Substitute (PESG) Teacher for Oakland, Wayne and Livingston counties, Southeastern Michigan


Passionate about fine art, inspired to create works in oil painting, drawing, and multi-media for exhibition.


Traveled extensively: Europe; Italy, Germany, East Africa; Tanzania, Kenya, Zanzibar, Canada; Montreal, Toronto, Quebec, Mexico, Caribbean Islands, Jamaica,  and widely traveled throughout the United States


GRAPHIC DESIGN PROFESSIONAL

FINE ARTIST

EDUCATOR