A Bit About Me
I’m Michele Schuman, a visual designer who is detail-oriented, driven, collaborative and has strong management skills. I work in a variety of mediums, including print, email, web, social media, and user experience. In addition, I’m a master at Adobe Creative Suite.
I’m passionate about building and nurturing partnerships that result in creative wins that drive customer interest and profits.
I value hard work and the opinions of others; I believe great ideas come from the most unexpected places. I embrace each project as a unique opportunity to discover and capture its innate essence and find new ways to engage its audience.
Skills, Experience & Education
Freelance Visual Designer–Present
Steve Rosen Law Firm • 2023
Logo, branding, website
Sew Gussied Up • 2022-23
Website, business cards
Chris Woodburn Design Group • 2022-23
Websites, business cards
Indigo Global Investors • 2022-23
Consulting, business cards
Pacific Life Insurance Company • 2020-23
Design, Print & Digital
Branding & Identity • logo design • web • digital image editing & manipulation
• digital & print publication • prototyping • social media
Pacific Life Insurance Company–Digital Creative Director–2020
Manage and lead a team of creatives, print buyer and a project manager in the development of marketing campaigns.
Manage and lead Omnichannel marketing including but not limited to (print, email, web, social, video, podcast...).
Work closely with Meetings and Events Planning in the design and creation of promo items (posters, banners, t-shirts, pins, stickers...)
Stay informed. Seek out and study industry trends, new tools & technologies and learning opportunities to benefit self and team.
Manage assets on a cloud based server. Including naming conventions and file management.
Brand ambassador. Maintain design consistency with brand and overall company strategy. Stakeholder and contributor of corporate brand guidelines website.
Project management. Collaborate with multiple stakeholders to set project deadlines, content goals and measurable wins.
Adjust team focus to changing priorities and deadlines. Attend weekly status meetings with marketing to ensure projects are on track and identify perceivable roadblocks.
Write and deliver creative briefs.
Assist in the creation and presentation of mood boards.
Oversee the creative budget.
Manage vendor relationships.
California State University Long Beach, Bachelor of Arts, Visual Communications
Leadership Journey: Completed an 18 month long Leadership Journey course at Pacific Life
Certificates: Salesforce, NN/g, certified UX