Mairead Reddin Design

Designer  2006 to 2009
Pearson Education, Prentice Hall, Boston

  1. Disseminated visual information from basal product in to well-designed and recognizable packaging for dvd’s and cd’s.

  2. Developed templates and standard designs for discipline specific materials

  3. Worked with various print and digital specifications and materials.

  4. Prepared high resolution digital files for printing and on-line use including manipulating images, PDF creation, and   color correcting

  5. Built 3-dimensional sample packaging

  6. Superior organizational, time management and communication skills 

  7. Fielded projects through FileMaker Pro to editorial and marketing

Art Developer  2004 to 2006
Pearson Education, Prentice Hall, Boston

As an Art Developer I worked with a team of illustrators, editorial and design staff to develop creative solutions for various books including Pearson’s most successful math book for 2005 and 2006. Conceptualized, commissioned, and rendered innovative artwork for multi-disciplinary core products.

Actively engaged in all facets of the design and development process. Collaborated with editorial, marketing, design, and photo teams to provide creative visuals for target markets. Coordinated, selected, and recommended talent portfolios. Managed outside art studios and independent artists and negotiated vendor agreements. Responsible for art and production schedules. Trained in digital asset management system. Researched visual trends in graphic arts and illustration fields.

Art Director 1994 to 2004
Mairead Reddin Design, Medway, MA

  1. Worked with a variety of national and local accounts providing advertising, web, consumer product packaging and collateral design services.

  2. Industries included: pharmaceutical, consumer products, fiber optics,

   electronics and non-profit organizations

  1. Designed and produced highly visible, consumer product packaging for a

   multi million-dollar manufacturing corporation

  1. Managed and coordinated five separate product lines totaling over 200


• Developed original branding and product line messaging

• Negotiated effectively with vendors for lower operating costs

• Managed art department staff and freelance illustrators

I am a versatile, hands-on, creative, graphic designer and producer with many years of design, management, and technical experience. I am an effective team leader who enjoys being part of the team.

  1. Outstanding record of completing projects on time and within budget

  2. Strong negotiation skills with outside vendors

  3. History of achieving significant reduction in operating costs

  4. Informed and experienced with all printing processes

  5. Project management and coordination of design and art teams

Mac design software:
Quark Xpress (fluent)

Adobe CS4: Illustrator, Acrobat Professional, Photoshop and InDesign (fluent)

MS Office (working knowledge)
FileMaker Pro
Dreamweaver (working knowledge)

College of Commerce, Ireland:
BA in Art in Industry and Commerce

Mass College of Art, Boston:  Printing and Reproduction Methods

Printing Institute of N.E.: Dreamweaver and Web Design 

N.E. Printing and Graphics: Print Production and related seminars 

Keefe Tech, Framingham. Dreamweaver Advanced

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Freelance Client List

  1. Addison-Wesley

  2. AMG

  3. Bose Corp.

  4. Canton Advertising

  5. Crabtree & Evelyn

  6. Data Becker

  7. Draka Comteq Group

  8. Everett Communications

  9. Helix Hi-Temp

  10. Hess Design

  11. Hills Advertising

  12. Ibis Publishing Group

  13. JWG Associates

  14. Lightolier

  15. D.C. Heath/Lexington Books

  16. Medina Pharmaceutical

  17. NAMI

  18. Oclassen Pharmaceutical

  19. Pharmacare

  20. Proteus Design

  21. Pointed Communications

  22. Quantum Corporation

  23. Software Arts

  24. Watson Pharmaceutical

  25. Xanthus Corporation