Andrea McKoy Zeppuhar
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Summary

Providing all creative direction, Andrea McKoy Zeppuhar combines her extensive knowledge and experience in art, illustration, merchandising, graphic design and multimedia to produce solutions that are engaging and unique, while using best-of-breed technology.

In 1999 after working for Burdines as the Melbourne Visual Merchandising and Display Manager, and more than 4 years graphic design experience, Andrea Zeppuhar Graphic Design—the predecessor to Atuzzi Creative, LLC was formed.

Andrea then continued on to earn her Bachelor of Science degree, in Visual Communications namely for its design diversity—covering subjects in the industry business, management and production for a multitude of media including print, web, video and multimedia.

She continued on to teach as an Adjunct Instructor in Graphic Design at Brevard Community College. Atuzzi Creative, LLC has since created solutions for a myriad of clients from small, local businesses to international companies.

A true passion for typography and art is evident in every successful solution Atuzzi provides.

In her spare time, Andrea can be found painting, enjoying the great outdoors golfing or tending her orchids. She also enjoys horse and Indycar racing.

Experience

8/11 to Present    Visual Communication Specialist

Innovative Technologies by Design, Inc.
Palm Bay, Florida

> Visual communications: print, photography, multimedia and web management, maintenance and updates. Marketing support of two food service industry products utilizing CS4: Photoshop, Flash, InDesign and Dreamweaver on Windows platform.

> Directed product rebranding including initial concepts, initiation and completion

4/99 to Present    President and Creative Director

Atuzzi Creative
Melbourne, Florida

> Visual communications: online applications (intranet and internet), branding, print, photography, multimedia and video for local and international clients in the research, survey, banking, home building, construction and health care industries

> Management, architecture, documentation, maintenance and debug/troubleshoot online applications

> Planning and implementation of SEO, 508 compliance and W3C strategies

> Manage subcontracted designers and software engineers in development of custom applications from customer specification through production release

> Manage account budgeting, invoicing and collection

6/08 to Present    Adjunct Instructor

Brevard Community College
Melbourne, Florida

> Part-time instructor of Graphic Design: Qualified to instruct Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign.

7/01 to 2/05   Webmaster
6/00 to 7/01   Art Director

Mercedes Homes
Melbourne, Florida

> Spearheaded redesign of corporate website including backend database modeling and development of data driven site architecture. Assisted in planning and conversion of website from HTML to ASP utilizing wireframes, flow and block diagrams, peer reviews and user testing.

> Designed UI for on-screen applications: corporate intranet, internet and subsidiary websites

> Collaborated with Marketing Directors in managing corporate advertising for locations in Florida, Texas, North and South Carolina

> Assisted creative director in managing corporate advertising for locations in Florida, Texas, North and South Carolina.

> Maintained production schedules and assisted with advertising budgets

4/99 to 7/00   Graphic Designer

Teleactive Digital Arts
Melbourne Beach, Florida

> Design consultant responsible for planning, design and production of print, web and multimedia projects

9/97 to 4/99   Graphic Designer

Heavy Duty Graphics
Indialantic, Florida

> Collaborated with creative director in development and implementation of concepts, design, layout and production of large scale corporate print and web projects

> Responsible for ideation and creation of custom illustrations; Emphasis on typography principles; newsletters, logos, books and corporate identity projects.

> Assisted with press checks, coordination of photo shoots, outside vendors

4/96 to 4/99   Freelance Artist

> Designed and painted murals, faux finishing, hand painted signs and furniture while obtaining graphic design degree.

• Creative consultant for CoMark Merchandising, Inc.
> Provided promotional concepts for Anheuser-Bush’s 1996 Events Calendar

> Designed the creative and tagline for Campbell Taggart’s 1995 Earthgrains Bread Summer Loafin’ promotion. Graphics were featured on all point of purchase components.

• Visual Merchandising Consultant for Florida Marlins Baseball Club at Space Coast Stadium in Viera, Florida

> Responsible for planning and merchandising new stadium gift shop

3/95 to 4/96   Visual Merchandise Manager
3/93 to 3/95   Visual Merchandise Assistant
4/92 to 3/93   Clinique Sales Manager
5/90 to 4/92   Clinique Sales Associate

Burdines - Federated Department Stores
Melbourne, Florida

> Managed, created, and maintained displays, signing and set-up of promotions and special events for a 90,000 square foot department store.

> Coordinated with regional and local managers in determining target areas and strategy for increasing traffic and sales.

> Consistently exceeded standards in performance reviews and evaluations, including sales and merchandising standards goals.

> Design and display coordination as Visual Manager for August 1995 bridal event resulted in the Melbourne store ranking 4th in company, not in the top five in 1994.

> Supervised and directed department managers and sales associates in maintaining consistent exceptional visual merchandising standards.

Interests
Art, racing: horse and Indy car, hockey, orchids, food, cooking, travel & personal creative business endeavors.

Education
BS, Visual Communication - Westwood College of Technology, Denver, CO
AS, Graphic Design Technology - Brevard Community College, Melbourne, FL

Affiliations
2010 - 2013 Corporate Partner - Space Coast Center for Mothers with Children
2010 - 2009 Relay for Life - Online Chairperson, Melbourne, FL
2009 - 2008 Parks and Recreation Committee - Member, Town of Indialantic, FL
2004 - 2009 American Advertising Federation - 4th District, 5-year Board Member

Accolades
2009 - 2009 Issued a proclamation by The Town of Indialantic - in recognition                 of branding, design and support efforts for Annual Witch Way 5K race
2008 - 2003 Judge for the Florida Newspaper Advertising Marketing Executives                 Tearsheet Contest
2007 - 2008 Multiple Silver ADDY Awards
2003 - 2003 Key to Quality Award - Mercedes Homes
1998 - 1998 Best of Show, 3D art - Brevard Community College
1997 - 1997 Art selected to tour internationally with SIGGRAPH '97                 Student Poster and Animation Competition and Exhibition                 (SPACE) a SIGGRAPH Education Committee Event.

 

 

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Pdf Portfolio
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Pdf Portfolio
(Illustration and Art)

 

Expertise
Branding
Info Graphics
Web Applications
Communication Design
2D & 3D Illustration
Photography
Multimedia
CMS


Tools

Flash
Illustrator
PhotoShop
DreamWeaver
MS Visual Studio
After Effects
Sharepoint
Powerpoint
MS Access
Wordpress
Fireworks
Premiere
InDesign
Act-On
Maya
Prezi


Skills

CSS
HTML
XHTML
Javascript
Actionscript
SEO/SEM
DHTML
Joomla
jQuery
XML


Clients
Synapse Research
Q Research
Universal Survey
Health Information Xperts
Campbell Taggart
Anheuser-Busch
Florida Marlins


Colophon

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