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Kenny Courtenay
Graphic Designer/Art Director/Creative Director

E-mail: kennycourtenay@outlook.com
Cell: 469.222.0655

SUMMARY

Creative and versatile graphic design professional with more than 27 years of experience creating visually stimulating and effective marketing materials. Comfortable working individually or in a team environment. Used to working on several projects simultaneously under tight deadlines. Experienced in taking projects from conception through final production. Skilled in illustration, brand/logo development, layout, and preparing precise pre-press and digital files. Extensive experience in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and QuarkXPress in a Mac environment.

 

EXPERIENCE

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Premedia Technician 3
Meisel/RR Donnelley, Carrollton, Texas (2016)

  • Working on assignment through temp agency.
  • Prepare graphic files for print across digital print platforms while maintaining the integrity of the content art, design, and brand.
  • File setup and preflight.
  • Photo retouching.
  • Color correction.
  • Prepare proofs and make revisions as needed.

 

 Freelance Designer (2014-January, 2016)

  • Worked on a number of projects including logo designs, business cards, web images, and T-shirt designs for various clients.

StonebriarLogoCreative Director
Stonebriar Community Church, Frisco, Texas (2001-2014)

  • In an in-house agency setting, I designed a vast array of projects including quarterly magazines, brochures, postcards, direct mail, posters, CD/DVD packaging, T-shirts, wall murals, trade show displays, way-finding signage systems, and exterior monument signs.
  • Developed and implemented the church’s corporate logo and branding, including sub brands. Also created the church’s graphic & writing style guide.
  • Worked closely with webmaster, creating banners, landing page images, badges, etc.
  • Consulted with in-house clients to determine their needs and worked with a team of designers, writers, and editors to produce effective communications pieces for our clients.
  • Checked all outgoing pre-press files for technical accuracy.
  • Manipulated, color corrected, and edited photographic images.
  • Directed photo sessions, working closely with professional photographers. Also took photographs myself when necessary.
  • Created infographics to illustrate complex biblical events and concepts for the senior pastor.
  • Output files to wide-format printer.
  • Proofread all outgoing projects.
  • Occasionally wrote articles for quarterly magazine.
  • Procured bids from printers.
  • Served as interim Communications Director.

 

mobileoneArt Director
Mobile-One Auto Sound, Metairie, Louisiana (1998-2001)

  • Created all of the company’s print advertising including weekly 32 page newspaper tabloid inserts, and in-store, point-of-purchase materials.
  • Directed photo sessions, working closely with professional photographers.
  • Updated website.
  • Created detailed vector product illustrations for advertising.
  • Manipulated, color corrected and edited photographic images.
  • Researched and wrote descriptive product advertising copy.

 

campoSenior Artist
Campo Electronics, Appliances & Compurters, Inc.,
Covington, Louisiana (1987-1998)

  • Began as the only designer, and created all the company’s print advertising.
  • Hand-illustrated caricatures of the company’s owner, local celebrity Tony Campo, for newspaper advertising.
  • As the company expanded, I eventually led a team of four graphic designers in producing the company’s print advertising for several markets throughout the South.
  • Directed photo sessions, working closely with professional photographers.
  • Manipulated, color corrected, and edited photographic images.
  • Created detailed vector product illustrations for advertising.
  • Researched and wrote descriptive product advertising copy.
  • Output files to imagesetter and produced Matchprints.

 

EDUCATION

DelgadoCommunityCollegeDelgado Community College, New Orleans, Louisiana (Graduated 1987)

  • Associate of Arts degree in Commercial Art
  • Dean’s list