© 2017 Manny Neff

Education

 

School of Communication Arts  – 2006 to 2008

Certificate in Web Development (GPA: 4.0 – 2008)

  • Web Animation, Web Development, Internet Technology, Audio and Video for the Web, Web Design, Business Marketing and Broadcast Design

Certificate in Digital Media (GPA: 4.0 – 2007)

  • Layout Design, Color Construction, Print Design, Typography and Photography

Recognitions and Accolades

  • Perfect Attendance Award (2008)

  • Academic Excellence Award (4.0 GPA) (2008)

  • Inducted into the National Technical Honor Society (2007)

  • Best in Category Digital Illustration (Winter Gallery) (2007)

 

Professional Awards

 

National Aster Medical Award (Hickory, NC)

  • Allen Finley Advertising (2012)

Triangle ADDY Awards (Raleigh, NC)

  • ADDY Gold in Single Ad Category (2009)

  • ADDY - Best in Show (2009)

 

Employment

 

Nov. 2015 – Current: Graphic Designer, Re:MEMBER Church Directories, Winston-Salem, NC.

  • Creates customized company directories with the uniqueness of each client and company in mind

  • Develops marketing brochures for companies such as Habitat for Humanity

  • Retouches individual and family photographs per request of the client

Feb. 2013 – June 2016: Graphic Designer, Strawbridge Studios, Inc., Durham, NC.

  • Collaborated with the director of sales and marketing to conceive and produce promotional material

  • Designed a variety of keepsakes for local and national sports associations, school districts, and staffing agencies

  • Conceptualized the vehicle for the collection of data and assets that would be used to compile yearbooks, photographs, and memorabilia sales

May 2011 – July 2012: Art Director, Allen Finley Advertising, Hickory, NC.

  • Envisioned direction of advertisements from the pitch to clients to the distribution of materials

  • Cooperated with other agencies and businesses in order to print detailed and timely material for billboards, magazines, websites, newspapers, and all other venues for promotion

  • Established campaigns for Dale Jarrett, The Beach Boys, and other nationally recognized entities; actualized texting and driving campaign (TXT & DRIVE. KILLR IDEA.) mentioned on “Oprah”

June 2008 – Nov. 2009: Senior Designer, BLD Science, Garner, NC.

  • Oversaw direction of projects while delegating tasks to a team of graphic designers

  • Developed unique print and web designs to enhance marketing and increase sales; 30% increase in first two months of employment

  • Updated website weekly with product photography and sent sales-centered e-letters to clientele

June 2007 – Current: Freelance Graphic Designer

  • Designs promotional material for Advanced Placement programs in school districts

  • Conceives and produces logos, websites, personal contact cards, and brochures for community businesses

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