Brian Lancaster-Mayzure

Graphic Designer
Graphic Designer
  • Chicago, IL
  • June 25, 2019

Chicago-based Graphic Designer with over 10 years experience in design, comfortable designing for both print and digital. Recent graduate of Columbia College Chicago.

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BFA, Graphic Design @ Columbia College Chicago
Sep 2013 — Dec 2017
Photography minor. 4 semesters on Deans’ list. Final GPA: 3.752. Graduated cum laude.


Graphic Design Intern @ Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce
May 2017 — Current
• Fast-paced work environment handling multiple projects with tight deadlines, often shifting priorities as needed
• Work closely with Marketing Director and Vice President of Communications and Marketing to plan and set goals for the Chamber’s marketing needs
• Create, update, and maintain marketing collateral supporting the Marketing, Events, and Membership departments
• Deliverables include: web, email, and social media graphics for upcoming events; informational pieces; sales brochures; event flyers; PowerPoint presentations for Chamber programs; and signage and environmental graphics for events
• Have worked collaboratively with Events Director and Marketing Director to manage complete branding of all four of the Chamber’s annual signature events: The Exchange, Annual Meeting of Membership, the Jerry Roper Corporate Golf Outing, and the Daniel H. Burnham Award Dinner
Freelance Graphic Designer @ Self-employed
Jan 2007 — Current
• Client Projects have included: Front-end Website Design; Branding and Identity; Event Flyers; Newsletters and Brochures; Product Catalogs; Product Sell Sheets; Trade Show Graphics
• Clients have included: The Murfreesboro Pulse, Murfreesboro, TN; Higher Education Innovation, LLC., Waco, TX; David Gray, Realtor, Woodridge, VA; My Free Travel, Chicago, IL; Ryno Tools Supply Co., Addison, IL
Graphic Designer @ Keating of Chicago, Inc.
Sep 2005 — Dec 2006
• Produced marketing brochures, product manuals and spec sheets, internal documents, and marketing collateral
• Coordinated printer and vendor relations
• Managed reproduction of manuals and service bulletins internally
Production Operator @ Kinko's, Inc.
Oct 2003 — Apr 2004
• Responsible for processing and output of customer jobs, required knowledge of different digital output solutions and procedures, including Xerox DocuColor, Xerox DocuTech, and wide-format HP DesignJet
• Followed established PDF document workflow and quality control procedures.
• Took orders for customer jobs, assisted walk-in customers with operation of self-service equipment, ensured the customer performed final QC on presented orders, corrected any problems customer may have had with their order experience
Pre-Press Support Technician @ Express Media Corp.
Apr 1998 — Feb 2000
• Implemented PDF workflow and assisted customers in creating print-ready PDF files
• Coordinated proofing of electronic files, as well as the scanning and proofing of hardcopy documents
• Redesigned corporate logo and introduced graphics standards for all company publications, marketing materials and forms
• Designed and maintained company website.

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