John Arneson | graphic designer

Lead Global Graphic Designer / Cerner Corporation / 2016 – present > Regular communication with marketers across Europe, Canada, Middle East and Asia Pacific regions > Pitch innovative and creative concepts based on diverse regional needs > Brand management and creation of approved templates and sales tools Senior Graphic Designer / Cerner Corporation / 2012 – 2016 > Specialize in listening, understanding and making the intangible tangible tangible > Concept to completion on a wide variety of print and presentation projects > Support events and internal teams with prompt service > Bike Week and Car Free Challenge team founder, Green Team member Creative Director & Owner / Arneson Design / 2007 – 2012 > Research, conceptualize and develop creative marketing and advertising strategies > Expert in brand development, typography, print design and project management > Develop business collateral, print ads, websites, Flash elements, SEO strategies, pre-press setup, photo retouching > Clients: Gerald Hannah Group, Barkley, Community Blood Center, Libretto Communications, 5150 Triathlon Series, UMB Bank > Pro Bono: BikeWalk KC, KCOI Boulevard Cycling, Missouri Alliance for Animal Legislation, Black & Veatch Graphic Designer / UMB Financial Corporation / 2009 – 2010 > Sole designer for the corporate Sales, Marketing & Communications Department > Collaborated with marketing directors, communications managers, copywriters, website development team, freelance designers, printers and external ad agencies > Designed and managed a wide range of projects including: print ads, internal communication projects, promotional items, quarterly fund reports, newsletters, invitations, PowerPoint for conferences and sales presentations, bank center collateral, Flash banners, web ads, landing pages and email campaigns > Confirmed accuracy of files for print production and web deployment > Ensured brand standard consistency and compliance on all projects > Directed the design work of freelance artists and interns > Member of the UMB Green Team, Corporate Challenge and Bike MS150 team Graphic Designer & Production Manager / Best Price Banners & Signs / 2003 – 2009 > Worked with clients to develop marketing messages, implemented these ideas to banners, signs and vehicle graphics > Collaborated with national vendors to provide the best product to value options to clients > Supervised design and production employees > Coordinated project completion and shipping schedules to meet deadlines > Maintained inventory, researched and purchased all production materials > Extensive experience with die-cut vinyl, large format digital printing and screen printing Skills > Proficient in InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, PowerPoint, Publisher > Experienced with Flash, Dreamweaver, Muse, Microsoft Office and WordPress > Knowledgeable in CSS, HTML, Action Script > Well-versed in Mac and PC operating systems Education > B.A. Art / Graphic Design - Minnesota State University Moorhead > Continuing multimedia, web design and search engine optimization coursework Accomplishments > Bronze Quill award winner 2010 > Five time Cerner 'Above and Beyond' award winner 2013, > Kilimanjaro Summit 2011 > Ironman Triathlete: South Africa 2011, Wisconsin 2012, 2013, Kona 2014, IMCDA 2015, Vineman 2016
 > Comrades Ultra-Marathon finisher 2011 > Corporate Challenge participant and bike team coordinator