Maria Hancock

Visual Designer


Phone:  404-663-7410


Core Competencies

Proficient Adobe Creative Suite, [Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign. Microsoft Office Suite. Print deliverables. Marketing Collateral. Branding. Brochures. Newsletters. Logos. Magazine Ads. Postcards. Posters. Digital Illustration. Color correction. Typesetting. Page Layout. Production Art. Training Manuals/Materials. SharePoint. Media Manager. Quark. Filemaker Pro. PowerPoint. WordPress. Facebook banners. Twitter set-up. Proficiency project management, adjusting to deadlines, process development, organized. Mac or PC.


Purefunk Designs - Freelance Visual Design and Branding

December 2013 - Present

• Develop, Design, deliver client requested graphic projects.

• Present executed variations of high-end visual solutions and publish ready pieces.

• Create winning Forsyth County Sheriff campaign, Industry-awarded newsletter, Branding.

• Design marketing collateral, social media set-ups, business cards, brochures, logos and posters.

• Generated web graphics, buttons, banners, menu bars, CD covers for multimedia projects.

• Personalized customer service, project management and collaborative communication.


Experience - Contractor

The BOSS Group: Merial Inc. - Package  Design Contract

July 2012 - Dec. 2013

• Create artwork for animal pharma packaging.

• Template work on labels, cartons, leaflets, blister cards.

• Build templates from engineer drawings of printed components.

• Write and format documentation on the packaging dept process and procedures.

• Controlled artwork from initial request to contractor creation through releasing to printer.


Jim Rowland Group: The TAS Group - Graphic Design Contract

May 2012 - June 2012

• Coordinated with the content production and delivery managers to launch carrier-approved content worldwide.

• Predominantly software manuals teaching sales techniques.


Robin Financial Group:  ICF Macro International - Graphic Design Contract

May - Sept. 2009; July - Oct 2010; July - Sept. 2011

• Create compelling marketing communications to key agencies of the federal government.

• Focus on strategic client goals: brochures/booklets, public service announcements, educational items, proposal covers, Word templates, signage, charts, fact sheets, meeting/training materials, presentations and posters.

• Project coordination with client, document center, editors and project directors.

• Email and face-to-face requestor customer service communication.


The Creative Group: JWT Inside - Graphic Design Contract

Nov. 2002 - Dec 2009

• Built Framemaker templates: TOC, headers, footers, paragraph styles, etc. in book structure so client could implement for future use by internal staff.

• Reconstructed set of corporate new employee HR manuals from InDesign to Framemaker.

• Delivered finalized PDF for the current years materials for print.


Quadras-Production - Catalog Design Contract

June 2002 - Dec. 2002

• Designed and created page layouts in Quark for client comps and post-production.

• Performed with little supervision all graphics required for catalog production project.

• Maintained project files, photo preparation, typography, color separation, master pages, cover to cover prepress.


Siebel Systems - Documentation Specialist Contract

Oct. 2000 - Mar. 2002

• Developed, edited, and maintained corporate/facilitator & student software training manuals.

• Software: Quark, Framemaker and Power Point.

• Designed Flash presentation for corporate intranet.


GA Communications - Graphic Design Contract

Aug. 1999 - April 2000

• Built catalog database of photographic assets.

• Hardware: Mac. Software: Media Manager, Quark, Photoshop and Filemaker Pro.

• Skill set: Photo masking, color correction, contrasting, page layout, typesetting, file management & key wording.



Concepts Sport - Graphic Designer

October 2013 - June 2015

• Create vector art for licensed sportswear.

• Create production art for screen-printing, plus labels & packaging.

• Photograph and Photoshop prep sample garments for catalog and web.


Scientific Games, Inc. - Desktop Publisher/Designer

June 2003 - Feb. 2009

• Designed/formatted large-scale RFP responses.

• Customized RFP graphics to enhance the marketing value and simplify difficult material.

• Developed corporate level publishing standards style guide to maintain corporate branding consistency by all departments and affiliates.

• Established and maintained MS Sharepoint site with graphic assets and completed proposal response materials for company wide use.

• Mentored other with software use.

• Coordinated with SMEs to develop RFP content.

• Occasionally developed sales materials upon request.


Internet Security Systems - Senior Graphic Designer

Sept. 1999 - May 2001

• Create graphic standards and database for Engineering Department.

• Produce documentation graphics for software applications.

• Developed facilitator materials for instructional designers to teach the application and to be distributed with software.

• Developed Powerpoint templates for co-workers to do in-house presentations.



University of Florida - Bachelor’s Degree Fine Art

January 1989 - May 1992

• Minors in: Photography, Art history, Architecture, and Printmaking




We're always looking for partners to achieve best in class service. If you're a web developer, illustrator, photographer, freelancer, let us know and we may work together.


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