Graphic Designer (Print & Web)

Karen Sue Schlesinger

PSC 473 Box 1454 FPO AP 96349

Cell: 330-871-7939


Professional Skills Highlights

  • Graphic designer with 20 years experience in marketing\web\print design 
  • Team-player or solo; exceptional performance in high-production, deadline-oriented environments
  • Excels in self-designed Web and Print Brochures, Newsletters, Catalogues, Magazines, Logos, Posters, Flyers & Banners. Calligraphy and original artwork
  • Portfolio:


Software Proficiency

  • MAC or PC
  • QuarkXpress, WordPress
  • Adobe Creative Suite (CS4-6):  InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Premier Pro, Dreamweaver, Fireworks, After Effects (Flash, PDF, PostScript)                   
  • Microsoft Office (2003-2010): PowerPoint, Excel, Word, Front Page


Scripting Languages

  • HTML5
  • CSS
  • Java, JavaScript,
  • PHP


Professional Experience


July 2006-Present: Marketing Rep/Graphic Designer, MWR (Morale, Welfare & Recreation) United States Navy, Yokosuka, Japan

Designs, collects and compiles graphics for the monthly webzine 'Focus', which has a readership of over 20,000 Active Duty Personnel and their families. This go-to Navy Base Webzine provides all the news, events and advertising for six diverse MWR departments: Clubs, Recreation, Adult Sports, Outdoor Recreation and Children’s Youth Programs. Responsible for creation of all advertisements, Front/Back covers and page lay-ups for WordPress processing. In this job role I’ve led more than 300 hours of training for six high school students enrolled in the MWR/ DoDD’s Intern program.


July 2003- June 2006: Graphic Designer, Record Publishing, Stow, Ohio,

Responsibilities included creating advertisements and designing page layouts for 12 weekly newspapers.


April 2000- July 2003: Graphic Designer/Production Artist, Cleveland Jewish News. Beachwood, Ohio

Created advertisements and designed page layouts for a weekly newspaper. 


Kent State University, Ohio, B.A. Graphic Design, 1982
STAR Coaching for Extraordinary Service, 2006

MWR/MCCS-LSFM Leadership Skills For Managers, 2007
University of Maryland, Web Design Development, 2012 (online course)




2008   MWR Grand Illumination Support Award

2009   Japanese Mikoshi Parade Open Base Event Achievement Award


  • ID#: 76482
  • Location: Cincinnati, OH , 45244

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