• June 2014 - Present
Primo Print, Charlotte, NC
Design Team Director - Online printing company that has expanded to offer design services. Brought on to start and develop graphic department. Work directly with customers to design logos, business cards, postcards, EDDM, wedding invitations and other printed material. Also assist with email marketing, copywriting and in charge of all product photography.
• 2008 - 2014
PlayLV Gaming, Las Vegas, NV
Creative Manager - Gaming corporation that owned and operated 3 Las Vegas casinos. Oversaw in-house agency that provided all design for each casino as well as on-property venues. In-house clients included 12 restaurants and bars, multiple full production shows, salon/spa, and 2 hotels. Managed project scheduling and saw each job from concept to completion; making sure all creative met the needs of the requesting department/venue and that each upheld the integrity of the brand. Absorbed many marketing responsibilities including: social media strategy/content/interaction, online & print media plan/buy, marketing strategy, direct mail & email calendar as well as oversaw all vendor relations (printers, web development, retargeting, PPC, SEO, & PR).
• Re-branded the Plaza Hotel & Casino in 90 days during $35 million renovation.
• Re-branded the Las Vegas Club Casino to better fit their customer.
• Solely completed 175-225 jobs each month.
• Laid out 25 unique, tiered direct mail offers and then translated each into eblasts & online offers each month.
• Developed tracking system for all current and completed jobs to ensure timely delivery and proper archival.
• Over $100k savings each year by keeping design in-house and limiting labor.
• 2001 - Present
BrookeErnst.com / Envision Creative
Owner - Design of corporate identity, business packages, postcards, flyers, CD covers, email blasts and all forms of marketing material for large and small businesses all over the world. Photograph fashion, portrait, product, and architectural subjects as well as photo retouching & manipulation.
• 2005 - 2008
American Casino & Entertainment Properties, Las Vegas, NV
Graphic Designer - Gaming corporation that owned and operated 5 casinos nationwide. I designed marketing materials for each of these casinos. Work included print ads, billboards, marquees, on-property collateral & direct mail. I also handled all retouching and photo manipulation and photographed promotional items such as food, prizes and people.
• Saved company over $15k each year in retouching.
• Helped re-brand the Aquarius Hotel & Casino.
• Designed many national campaigns.
• 2004 - 2005
Kevin Barry Studios/Dynamic Photography - Lake Oswego, OR
Graphic Designer - Photography studio that held school district & sport league photography contracts. Also photographed senior portraits, families, business portraits and architectural areas. I was in charge of all design & advertising for in-house and outside clients. Handled all photo retouching, manipulation, and photo restoration. Designed posters, postcards, company website, order forms, CD covers, flyers, promotional material, product design and oversaw all print production.
Adobe Creative Suite (CS6), Digital Photography, Photo Retouching & Manipulation, Microsoft Office
2007 - 2008 College of Southern Nevada - Photography
2000 - 2004 Portland State University - BS in Graphic Design
1998 - 2000 Northwest Christian College - AA in General Studies
Time Management, Multitasking, Problem Solving, Team Leader, Well Organized, Flexible, Customer Service, Ability to Learn New Skills Quickly, Ability to Work as a Team or as an Individual.
References available upon request.