Kathy Sanderson


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As a graphic designer with extensive experience in project management, I create multimedia materials for marketing across print, web and social media to promote brand awareness, customer engagement and increase revenue.


  • Adobe CC (Acrobat, After Effects, Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign,) Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint,) Wrike, Google tools, Elite Email and Open Broadcaster Software
  • Digital photography with advanced image editing
  • Understand requirements for different media and adapt art to meet those requirements
  • Excellent concept development and problem solving skills
  • Creative, resourceful, organized and detail oriented
  • 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
  • Dedicated and dependable with a strong work ethic
  • Able to learn new software quickly


11/06 — present

ACE Enterprises & ACE Pyro

Manchester, MI


Co-Director of Business Operations

  • Responsible for the complete re-design of, custom e-commerce sites that connect to a complex fireworks inventory management software system.
  • Improve ACE Pyro and StarFire brand recognition, contributing to an increase in sales of over 1300% between 2007 — 2018.
  • Develop staff training materials including slides, videos, process guides, reference charts, info graphics, and posters. This ensures that each staff member receives consistent and effective training.
  • Continual software development, writing technical specifications, as well as developing test plans and conducting quality assurance testing.
  • Manage the Department of Transportation compliance program with over 30 drivers.

Additional Duties:
Marketing/Graphic Designer for multiple “ACE” company brands.
  • Develop several independent brand identities which includes the design and maintenance of brochure type websites
  • Create full color advertisements for magazines and trade newsletters
  • Select promotional items and prepare art as needed
  • Produce sales literature and other marketing items
  • Manage social media content
  • Implement and manage e-mail marketing campaigns

Project Manager for all web development, video production and mailing services.
  • In charge of planning an annual training event and trade show displays
  • Develop sales material, planning guide and contract agreements
  • Design and code 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


12/17 — present

State of Michigan CARES

Ann Arbor, MI


Graphic Designer (freelance)

Design and maintain the coverage map for

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