Phyllis Gillentine

Graphic Designer
  • New Braunfels, TX
  • October 18, 2018


I am currently working a remote contract job at Harland Clarke. Throughout my career, I have worked for top organizations such as Houston Methodist Hospital, The University of Texas Medical Branch, The University of Houston, AIM Management and McDonnell Douglas Space Systems. I earned my Bachelor of Arts degree in Applied Design and Visual Arts from The University of Houston - Clear Lake. My expertise includes leading and designing a variety of projects such as corporate logos, posters, brochures, editorial publications, and websites. I enjoy creative challenges, working directly with my clients, and pushing myself to produce the best work possible. Many of my works have garnered top awards from national organizations. My creativity also extends to my personal life. I painting with watercolors, travel, and photography. I also have a blog on tiny living. I believe if you love what you do, and you are passionate about it, you will always be successful.

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Bachelor of Arts in Applied Design and Visual Arts @ University Of Houston - Clear Lake
Sep 1988 — Dec 1991


Graphic Designer @ Harland Clarke
Apr 2018 — Current
Designing all print and web ads for the new Walmart PromoShop, which includes creating mock logos for their promo items. Also updating and designing various pieces for Mark Kay, Sage, and Costco. Recently began designing new check designs, labels, and check covers for American Business Checks and Checks Supply Store. This also entails creating html email blasts for check promotions. Basecamp is used to document all phases of the projects. Position includes working remotely part of the time.
Creative Director @ Mostyn Law
May 2016 — Jan 2018
Designing and managed all marketing projects for the firm for digital and print design. Managed advertising budgets. Worked with vendors on quotes, printing, production schedules and press checks. Approved all marketing pieces to assure they adhered to branding standards. Provided art direction on photoshoots and video shoots. Managed Newsletter and send out via constant contact. Ensured that website was up to date. Designed coordinating pieces for MS150 event. Created all print and digital images for the Mostyn Moreno Foundation. Photographed the foundation’s programs. Designed a new website for the foundation.
Sr Graphic Designer @ Houston Methodist Hospital
Apr 2012 — Oct 2015
Provided graphic design, marketing, and photography for the Nursing Department. Created a high volume of printed material, which included annual reports, quarterly magazines, flyers, posters, brochures, newsletters, invitations, signage, etc. Art director of Houston Methodist Nurse Magazine on a monthly, bi-monthly and quarterly basis. Led editorial board meetings and collaborated with writers to gather content for the magazine. Managed and approved projects to assure that they were aligned with company brand standards while meeting tight deadlines. Planned events and conferences, and strategized marketing to promote the events. Managed, trained and assigned jobs to intern designers. Also managed teams to assist in completing projects and events. Advised and strategized with VPs, directors, and managers to develop marketing campaigns, creative project budgets, and marketing plans. Organized and created presentations of design work to clients. Managed budgets for nurse advertising and promo items. Worked with vendors on quotes, printing, production schedules, and press checks. Photographed training sessions, events, and portraits that were used in nursing publications. Updated nursing intranet website via Dreamweaver and CVENT.
Sr. Graphic Designer @ University of Houston
Apr 2001 — Oct 2009
Designed the University of Houston Magazine. Art directed all photo shoots and collaborated with writers for the UH magazine. Supported the individual colleges, as well as the admissions office to produce booklets, brochures, calendars, invitations, logos, and posters. Project managed jobs, which included coordinating all phases of project development from the client interface to obtaining quotes and getting printing done. Press checked projects as needed.

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