Kathy Sanderson


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  • Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver, QuarkXPress and Microsoft Office
  • XHTML, CSS and Server Side Includes
  • Familiar with both Macintosh and Windows platforms
  • Able to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines
  • Self-motivated and work well independently or on a team
  • Excellent concept development and comping skills
  • Digital photography, photo retouching and restoration
  • Creative, resourceful, organized and detail oriented
  • Dedicated and dependable with a strong work ethic


11/06 — present

ACE Enterprises & ACE Pyro

Manchester, MI


Graphic & Web Designer, Marketing & Office Manager

The complete re-design of, custom e-commerce sites that
connect to a complex fireworks inventory management software system.
  • Developed new architecture to improve organization of expanding content
  • Designed new graphical interface to support the new architecture, improve visual interest and create a better user experience
  • Coded front end HTML for site template with two style sheets to support the different identities and color themes
  • Photographed products, masked and optimized images for site
  • Performed quality assurance testing on layout and functionality of web site and software. This included identifying, reporting, troubleshooting and tracking issues
  • Responsible for site updates and maintenance

Improved the ACE Pyro brand recognition and more than doubled gross sales of firing systems
and equipment after the first year.
  • Increased advertising efforts to include graphical ads and full color inserts
  • Implemented Search Engine Optimization techniques to increase web traffic
  • Created art for control panel on two different types of fireworks firing systems

Project Manager for ACE-E’s web development, printing and mailing services.
  • Quoted projects and prepared proposals for larger projects
  • Developed sales material, planning guide and contract agreements
  • Designed and coded custom web sites for various clients
  • Produced a variety of print projects and mailings

Marketing Campaign Manager for multiple “ACE” company brands.
  • Developed several independent identities which included the design and maintenance of brochure type web sites
  • Created full color advertisements for magazines and trade newsletters
  • Selected promotional items and prepared camera ready art as needed
  • Produced sales literature and other marketing items
  • Assisted in managing social media content
  • Implemented and managed several email marketing campaigns

Office Manager for several companies under the ACE-E & ACE Pyro umbrella.

8/12 — 10/12 &
10/09 — 12/09

University of Michigan

Ann Arbor, MI


Graphic Designer (freelance)

Designed the 2010 — 2012 & 2006 — 2009 Progress Reports for the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology.

3/09 — 6/09

Word Alchemy

Round Lake, NY


Graphic Designer (off site)

Designed the Mélange Press logo and the Channel Surfing with God book cover.

1/07 — present (freelance)

Voices in Harmony Chorus

Ypsilanti, MI


Graphic & Web Designer

Designed logo, web site and marketing materials.

5/06 — 1/08

The Creative Group

Southfield, MI


Web Designer (off site)

Designed web sites for various clients as assigned.

5/06 — 11/06

Malloy Lithographing, Inc.

Ann Arbor, MI


Electronic Prepress & Plate Maker

Produced book proofs, processed art files through plate imposition program and operated computer-to-plate equipment.

10/05 — 2/06

Washtenaw Community College

Ann Arbor, MI


Graphic Designer

Designed an event poster for Student Activities and various pieces for WCC Foundation’s 21st Annual Mardi Gras.

9/98 — 5/06

Stony Creek Preschool

Milan, MI


Web Designer (8/04 — 5/06)

Designed web site, which included all the photography for original site.

Toddler Coordinator (9/98 — 5/06)

Managed staff, created lesson plans and cared for the children.

3/98 — 9/98

Cyber Saver

Southgate, MI


Graphic Designer

Designed coupon style ads for Cyber Saver’s web site.

12/96 — 12/97

Na Leo Lani Chorus

Honolulu, HI


Graphic Designer

Designed logo and marketing materials.

5/91 — 12/93

Sun Press of Castleton

Indianapolis, IN


Prepress & Office Manager

Managed the job flow to insure that deadlines are met.
  • Assisted customers
  • Created camera-ready artwork for variety of print projects
  • Processed PMT‘s, photo screens and negatives
  • Stripped negatives ­ multi-colored and/or perfect registration plates

10/89 — 2/91

Marine Corps Exchange

Camp Lejeune, NC


Visual Merchandiser

Designed and implemented window displays, display tables and end-cap displays to showcase merchandise.
  • Created props and reproduced logos (by hand) to be used in displays
  • Produced in-store signage
  • Updated interior and exterior seasonal decorations.


2002 — 2006

Washtenaw Community College

Ann Arbor, MI

  • Web Technology Certificate, graduated with high honors – 2006
  • Graphic Design Certificate, graduated with high honors – 2005
  • GPA 3.91 – National Dean's List
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