Full name

Susan Salehi

Title

Art Director – Graphic Design

Location

Columbus, OH

Biography

As an Art Director, I have specialized in consumer packaging and branding for over 20 years.
Throughout the years I have managed many aspects of design including:

• Managing projects from concept through delivery
• Handling client correspondence
• Leading client presentations
• Piloting brain-storming sessions
• Mentoring associates
• Directing photo shoots
• Selecting talent for photo shoots
• Negotiating and establishing quotations

Most recently I have increased my knowledge of visual merchandising by having the opportunity to concept, design, and prototype: window displays, 3-D signage, POP displays, and fixtures. After researching options for visual magnetic and LED fabric framing systems I was able to provide value engineered solutions to clients.

Additionally, I taught myself Rhinoceros, a 3-D CAD software, and became more knowledgeable about the specific capabilities of several digital presses and Kongsberg XP cutters.

CAPABILITIES:
Branding, consumer packaging, structural packaging, displays, retail signage, web graphics, ads, brochures, catalogs, coupons, direct mailers, door hangers, yard signs, DVD sleeves, banners, exterior signage, trade show booths, copy writing, copy editing, photographic retouching, photographic manipulation, product graphics, product color concepts and more.

SKILLS:
Adobe: Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Acrobat Professional, Rhinoceros (3-D CAD)

CLIENTS:
American Eagle
America Votes
Arie
Bed Bath & Beyond
Chase
Cleveland Clinic
Dress Barn
Elizabeth Arden
Energizer (Schick)
G.E. Lighting
Foot Locker
Kimberly-Clark
Krispy Kreme
Kocher Micro
Kroger
Little Tikes
Mars Masterfoods (Pure Dark)
Melamed Communications
Old Navy
Orlando Baking Company
Pier 1
Procter & Gamble (Crest SpinBrush)
Royal (Dirt Devil)
Rue 21
Superior Dairy
TD Bank
Toys R Us
Unilever (• Dove • Axe • Vaseline)
Vera Bradley

Skills

Adobe: Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Acrobat Professional, Rhinocerous (3-D CAD)

Clients

American Eagle America Votes Arie Bed Bath & Beyond Chase Cleveland Clinic Dress Barn Elizabeth Arden Energizer (Schick) G.E. Lighting Foot Locker Kimberly Clark Krispy Kreme Kocher Micro Kroger Little Tikes Mars Masterfoods (Pure Dark) Melamed Communications Old Navy Orlando Baking Company Pier 1 Procter & Gamble (Crest SpinBrush) Royal (Dirt Devil) Rue 21 Superior Dairy TD Bank Toys R Us Unilever (• Dove • Axe • Vaseline) Vera Bradley

Education

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Graphic Design

Kent State University

Kent, Ohio · 1989 – 1993

Undergraduate Studies, Industrial Design

The Ohio State University

Columbus Ohio · 1985 – 1988