November 2018 – Present
Financial Publishing Specialist
Responsible for managing the production of marketing materials for client presentations and corporate communication materials. This includes presentation books, standard monthly reports for external audiences, product strategy overview documents, white papers, factsheets, and other TCW related corporate communications and marketing material.
Manage production and development of communication and marketing materials used for client prospects or existing client presentations with the input from various TCW portfolio management teams and sales staff. Prioritize project deliverables internally within Communications group and internal clients.
Gather and verify performance data from various sources or coordinate the collection of data with several of TCW's portfolio management teams to implement current strategy data, analysis and information into client materials.
Utilize various computer graphics systems and software to produce marketing (printed and electronic) materials. Ensure printed and electronic materials uphold product specific compliance rules and regulations.
Ensure marketing materials are compliant with current TCW corporate branding principles and TCW policy.
Handle special projects such as advertisements and targeted promotional materials for marketing teams and portfolio management groups.
CAPITAL GROUP | AMERICAN FUNDS
Contract employment through Kforce
October 2016 – May 2018
Graphic Production Artist
Page layout and production of monthly and quarterly reports and presentation books by retrieving variety of data sources from Capital Group systems. Converting existing files to PowerPoint slides for Seismic use and regularly updating content on website.
THE WALL STREET JOURNAL CUSTOM STUDIOS
April 2010 - June 2016
Sr. Production and Graphic Designer
Manage prepress production of custom magazines, newsletters and all other communication content for
existing and new clients based on client’s brand and guidelines
Image retouching, color correction, copy flow and layout adjustments for all publications with client’s
requirements and templates using Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign
Work and communicate effectively with others, perform under demanding deadlines with multi-tasking and
Clients included AIG, Charles Schwab, Fifth Third, Great West, Hartford, Hewitt, Legg Mason, Securian, Silgan, TD Ameritrade, TransAmerica, T. Rowe Price and Valic.
1996 - April 2010
Image retouching, color correction and prepress production of custom magazines and newsletters.
Make press check arrangements with printers for publications and clients such as Ameriprise, BJ’s Wholesale Club, Century 21 Fine Homes & Estates, Fidelity and UBS.
1996 - April 2001
Worked closely with art directors and editors to design marketing features and managed prepress production of special advertising sections of Institutional Investor magazine, targeted to senior corporate executives and
professional investors in the U.S. and abroad. Responsibilities included cover design, page layout, photo retouching, charts, maps, media kit, direct-mail pieces, multi-page special advertising supplements.
1992 - February 1995
Freelance Layout Artist
Page layout and design of yearly magazine, Spa Finder.
DIOCESE OF THE ARMENIAN CHURCH OF AMERICA
1998 - Present
Freelance Graphic Designer
Design and produce books, curriculum textbooks, family activity resources, calendars, direct mailings, newsletters, annual reports and photography.
PRATT INSTITUTE — Brooklyn, NY
Degree: Bachelor of Fine Arts
Major: Computer Graphics | Minor: Photography