Kathy Sanderson


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As a graphic designer with extensive experience in project management, I create multimedia marketing materials across print, web and social media that promote brand recognition and increase revenue.


  • Proficient with Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver, QuarkXPress, Microsoft Office, XHTML and CSS
  • Market and product review to create custom merchandise: selecting products, creating the artwork and placing orders with vendors
  • Understanding requirements for different media and adapting art to meet those requirements
  • Excellent concept development and comping skills
  • Creative, resourceful, organized and detail oriented


11/06 — present

ACE Enterprises & ACE Pyro

Manchester, MI


Marketing/Graphic Designer & Project Manager

  • Responsible for the complete re-design of, custom e-commerce sites that
    connect to a complex fireworks inventory management software system.
  • Improved ACE Pyro and StarFire brand recognition, contributing to an increase in sales of over 1300% between 2007 and 2017.
  • Developed staff training materials including process guides, info graphics/posters, slide presentations and tests. This ensures that each staff member receives consistent training.
  • Continual software development, writing technical specifications, as well as developing test plans and conducting quality assurance testing.

Marketing/Graphic Designer for multiple “ACE” company brands.
  • In charge of planning an annual training event and trade show displays
  • Developed several independent identities which included the design and maintenance of brochure type websites
  • Created full color advertisements for magazines and trade newsletters
  • Selected promotional items and prepared art as needed
  • Produced sales literature and other marketing items
  • Manage social media content
  • Implemented and manage e-mail marketing campaigns

Project Manager for all web development, video production and mailing services.
  • Developed sales material, planning guide and contract agreements
  • Designed and coded custom websites for various clients
  • Lead the creative team for the production of Safety First Data Systems’ web commercials
  • Responsible for print job quoting, scheduling and managing the production of a variety of print projects and mailing services


Various Dates

University of Michigan

Ann Arbor, MI


Graphic Designer (freelance)

Designed multiple editions of the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology's Progress Reports. Digital copy of 2012 – 2015 edition is available at:

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

Voices in Harmony Chorus

Ypsilanti, MI


Graphic & Web Designer

Designed logo, website and marketing materials.

5/06 — 1/08

The Creative Group

Southfield, MI


Web Designer (off site)

Designed websites 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.

4/06 — 6/06

Graduation Foto

Ypsilanti, MI



Photographed graduates during commencement ceremonies.

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.

5/91 — 12/93

Sun Press of Castleton

Indianapolis, IN


Prepress & Office Manager

Managed the job flow to ensure that deadlines are met.
  • Assisted customers
  • Created camera-ready artwork for variety of print projects

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