COURTNEY HOWERTON

GRAPHIC DESIGNER

ABOUT ME

I am a versatile graphic designer with a proven track record of strategic planning and delivering beautiful collateral that bolsters the brand and delights the client along with the consumer.

EXPERIENCE

SKILLS

ADVENTIST HEALTH WHITE MEMORIAL, LOS ANGELES, CA. SEP 2017 - PRESENT

GRAPHIC DESIGNER

As part of a small design team, my focus was primarily on rebranding all external and internal collateral for each department at Adventist Health White Memorial.

  • Transformed the Oscar De La Hoya Birthing Center’s entire maternity packet, including: Kick Count Log, Aftercare Instruction Booklet, and Maternity Passport, to create a more useful tool for expectant mothers and fit within Adventist Health’s Brand Guidelines
  • Partnered with Adventist Health White Memorial’s diabetes educators to create low literacy educational materials, that fit their needs while also adhering to the new Adventist Health look and feel

DYNOJET RESEARCH, NORTH LAS VEGAS, NV. APR 2014 - FEB 2017

GRAPHIC DESIGNER

As Dynojet Research’s primary Graphic Designer, my focus was to develop and design the majority of the company’s print and digital collateral, ensuring that all work was effective, appropriate and delivered within agreed timescales.

  • Restructured the entire email marketing strategy to achieve a 20% above industry
    standard open rate
  • Translated complex technical data into accessible design for direct mailer campaign increasing product awareness by 12%
  • Conceptualized and executed national print and digital advertising campaigns
  • Spearheaded and organized a creative job log to improve department communication

ORLY INTERNATIONAL, LOS ANGELES, CA. JAN 2013 - SEP 2013

GRAPHIC DESIGNER

Lead graphic designer assigned to company-wide rebranding project across all collateral for

two distinct brands.

  • Collaborated with art directors to formulate 117 unique products consisting of brochures, packages and labels
  • Conceptualized and executed promotional packaging designs
  • Assisted art directors in preparing creative briefs

ELLIOTT HUNDLEY STUDIO, LOS ANGELES, CA. JAN 2009 - JAN 2013

ARCHIVIST & ARTIST ASSISTANT

Primary archivist, responsible for archiving all materials: press, photographs, source material, artwork records, and shipping documentation.

  • Tracked all sales of artwork including hours of labor spent on artwork
  • Documented all collector information ensuring the location of each at work was known at all times
  • Controlled a digital photo archive of over 3000 images
  • Implemented naming conventions and introduced meta-data to all digital assets
  • Contributed to art production by preparing collage materials and assisted in staging photoshoots

LAS VEGAS ART MUSEUM, LAS VEGAS, NV. APR 2006 - JUL 2008

GRAPHIC DESIGNER

Responsible for the design of all promotional materials, books, exhibition catalogs, cards, fliers,

VIP event invitations and brochures for the Las Vegas Art Museum.

  • Partnered with artists and curators to design ephemera for 7 exhibitions, including 5 books,
    7 invitations and print collateral for 3 galas
  • Managed all print production including press checks and scheduling
  • Assisted with exhibition design and installation

FREELANCE

DEMAND MEDIA, JURLIQUE SKINCARE, SOURCEPLAY, CAMINO NUEVO CHARTER ACADEMY, KBDA, RENIE DESIGNS

Partnered closely with clients to create digital and print projects and communicated openly about their needs to ensure satisfaction.

  • Contributed to successful international email marketing campaigns and social media roll outs
  • Interpreted clients’ needs to strategize and implement brand guidelines resulting in cohesive pitch decks for 3 start-ups
  • Collaborated with clients to create infographics shared over multiple social media platforms

Print Production

Digital Design

Layout

Design Strategy

Brand Strategy

Visual Narrative

Typography

Infographics

Copy Writing and Editing

Photo Retouching

Asset Management

Advertising

Packaging Design

Email Marketing Management

Social Media Management

Photoshop

Illustrator

InDesign

Lightroom

Bridge

Powerpoint

Content Management Systems

Filemaker Pro

Mailchimp

Google Analytics

EDUCATION

CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY LOS ANGELES, LOS ANGELES, CA. 2011

MASTERS OF GRAPHIC DESIGN

UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA LAS VEGAS, LAS VEGAS, NV. 2005

BACHELORS OF ART

ABOUT ME

ADDRESS

I am a versatile graphic designer with a proven track record of strategic planning and delivering

beautiful collateral that bolsters the brand and delights the client along with the consumer.

Los Angeles, California

ch@chowgraphic.net

323-300-4864