Elle Collins

Graphic Designer, Digital Asset Manager

Location
Greater Chicago Area
Industry
Publishing

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Elle Collins's Overview

Current
  • Design Coordinator at Switchback Books
  • Online Content Manager at Atlanta Metadata Authority
Past
  • Manager at Swen Chinese Restaurant
  • Web Site Manager at Nana Bear's Quilts
  • Student Assistant at West Virginia University
Education
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Elle Collins' Summary

Elle Collins has a strong design background with aesthetics rooted in pop culture, theater, and internet culture. As an early and active citizen of the internet, she has spent over 16 years creating and publishing digital art and the last five years learning digital curation in DAM systems.

Elle knows what it takes to get digital designs distributed - constant experimentation and play within CMS, DAM, and ECM systems in order to make art, graphics, video, and written content accessible to the right audiences.

Elle Collins' Experience

Design Coordinator

Switchback Books

Nonprofit; 1-10 employees; Publishing industry

January 2012Present (2 years 9 months) Chicago, IL

• Strategize and brainstorm marcomm strategies with the editors and marcomm team, including social media and community engagement
• Design flyers and other press promotional materials, staying consistent with press brand identity
• Coordinate any video content for the blog or website
• Meet design and photographic needs for press as necessary
• Design covers and internal layout for full-length perfect-bound books
• Work with editor to implement typographical changes
• Create final edit of book design in accordance with internal style guide and printer specifications
• Communicate with freelance artist to coordinate first draft of cover design
• Interface with printer to insure delivery and successful implementation of design

Online Content Manager

Atlanta Metadata Authority

April 2013Present (1 year 6 months) Greater Atlanta Area (Telecommute)

• Arrangement and description of digital photography files in a DAM
• Manage controlled vocabulary and custom metadata dictionary
• Communicate with various staff at Delta Air Lines and vendors who provide photography
• Upload and catalog archived photography
• Upload and catalog newly approved photography, including usage rights
• Provide reference services regarding descriptive metadata and image searching
• Maintain user access levels in the DAM
• Design and maintain company web site
• Meet design needs for company as necessary
• Primary copy editor for all business publications
• Video Editing for DAM-related presentations
• Adobe CC

Freelance Graphic Designer

Freelance Design Work for Large Corporation (NDA)

August 2011December 2011 (5 months) Greater Chicago Area

Generated creative content under a Non Disclosure Agreement (NDA), including:
Three-minute video loops for presentations from original and existing content
Created original graphics using Adobe products
Worked on a team to generate a potential design system for new product

Graduate Assistant; Instructor of Record

Ohio University

Educational Institution; 1001-5000 employees; Higher Education industry

September 2009August 2011 (2 years) Athens, OH

•Design course curriculum and texts as instructor of record for American Animation, Queer Theory in Film, and History of Horror classes
•Create and implement student assessments and rubrics
•Develop and deliver original lectures
•Utilize web-based learning environment to deliver course materials and content
•Curate weekly film series for students and local community audience
•Create print promotional materials advertising film series

Prescreener; Curator of Animation (2011)

Athens International Film Festival

Public Company; 11-50 employees; Entertainment industry

December 2009April 2011 (1 year 5 months) Athens, OH

•Progressive responsibilities resulting in promotion
•Review and assess submissions for possible inclusion in festival
•Develop detailed critiques and recommendations of finalist submissions
•Curated and designed event program for festival animation content

Manager

Swen Chinese Restaurant

February 2007August 2009 (2 years 7 months) Tuscaloosa, AL

•Progressive responsibilities resulting in promotion
•Manage a team of 20+ employees
•Primary copy editor for all business communications
•Coordinate employee schedule and days off
•Money management
•Build and maintain business social media presence
•Customer service

Web Site Manager

Nana Bear's Quilts

May 2006February 2007 (10 months) Morristown, TN

•Design and develop retail website for small business
•Scan and upload new merchandise to keep website current
•Coordinate online promotions and advertising
•Design print and digital promotional materials for store

Student Assistant

West Virginia University

Educational Institution; 5001-10,000 employees; Higher Education industry

August 2002May 2006 (3 years 10 months) Morgantown, WV

•Create print promotional materials advertising theatrical productions and other departmental events
•Design and create puppets, costumes, and other materials for productions
•Design and run educational and recreational workshops and programs for children
•Clerical work and administrative assistance in department office

Elle Collins' Skills & Expertise

  1. Graphic Design
  2. Editing
  3. Social Media
  4. Blogging
  5. Creative Writing
  6. Research
  7. Copy Editing
  8. Social Networking
  9. Video Editing
  10. Teaching
  11. Microsoft Office
  12. Management
  13. Photoshop
  14. Facebook
  15. Writing
  16. Public Speaking
  17. Photography
  18. Puppetry
  19. Community Outreach
  20. Proofreading
  21. Books
  22. Film
  23. AP Style
  24. Copywriting
  25. Editorial
  26. Final Cut Pro
  27. Wordpress
  28. Twitter
  29. Tumblr
  30. Pinterest
  31. Cooking
  32. Restaurant Management
  33. Videography
  34. Adobe Creative Suite
  35. HTML
  36. CSS
  37. InDesign
  38. Book Design
  39. Film Criticism
  40. Cultural Criticism
  41. Critical Theory
  42. Digital Asset Management

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Elle Collins' Education

Ohio University

MA, Film Theory

20092011

West Virginia University

BFA, Theatre and Dance, Emphasis in Puppetry

20022006

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