Name

Helen Lona

About

Passionate Senior Graphic Designer | Art Director | Production Artist and Photographer

Concept, design & execute marketing initiatives within branding guidelines across a variety of deliverables for print, digital & retail environments within deadlines.

I am a hands-on, detail-oriented, corporate in-house creative professional with business, design & production experience in marketing campaigns. I have a proven track record executing concepts into successful marketing results and demonstrated ability in managing art workflows from concept to completion within deadlines. I effectively collaborate with marketing personnel to create empathetic, customer-centric concepts that elevate the brand and meet strategic business & marketing goals. I offer:

• Concept Development • Strategic Design Thinking
• Time & Project Management • Adapt, Prioritize & Multi-task
• Collaboration & Teamwork • Organized & Detailed
• Deadline Driven • Design & Production Skills for Print/Digital

Technical Skills
Adobe CC: Acrobat Professional, Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop | Microsoft Office | Photography
Familiarity with: After Effects | Front-end development | HTML/CSS | Wordpress | UX | Artios CAD

I've spent several years digging into photography and enjoying the details and thinking photography requires. I've been approved by Shutterstock as a contributor. You can check out my growing portfolio at www.shutterstock.com/g/Helen+Lona. You can check out my photo blog by clicking the Blog tab above in the menu bar. I enjoy opportunities to use my photography skills in my daily work.

My experience includes:

StandFast Displays & Packaging
Elkay Manufacturing
Jarden Corporation
Excel Displays & Packaging
Dyson
Patterson Medical
Housing Institute
McGraw-Hill
Holt, Rinehart & Winston Publishing - College Division

Experience

Sr. Designer
StandFast Displays & Packaging, Carol Stream, IL
March 2018 – June 2019
Creative Lead
Elkay Manufacturing, Oak Brook, IL
April 2016 – March 2018
Senior Graphic Designer
Jarden Corporation, Aurora, IL
January 2015 – December 2015
Graphic Designer
Excel Displays & Packaging, Aurora, IL
April 2014 – January 2015
Graphic Artist
Dyson, Chicago, IL
November 2011 – April 2014
Graphic Designer/Art Director
Patterson Medical, Chicago, IL
July2007 – September 2011

Location

Bolingbrook, IL