Yael Konowe
2055 Swans Neck Way, Reston, VA 20191-4023
ykonowe@mac.com   |   LinkedIn
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Career Objective
Leverage more than 25 years of hands-on experience creating business development proposals, brand identity systems and integrated marketing materials for a variety of corporations and non-profits.

Highlights
- Proposal design, including iconography and infographics, for SOSi’s new medical support capability to grow the company’s base operation services for the U.S. Army in Taji, Iraq.
- Branding to launch two technology companies, encompassing logos, direct mail, brochures, trade show panels and specialty items. One also required a style guide covering franchisee interior and exterior signage, wearables, as well as customized collateral.
- Annual campaign with a music-themed logo, later adapted for 12–15 specialty items. RFPs for producing the products included coordinating all item specs and soliciting specialty vendors, negotiating prices, securing approvals and managing contract awards. Coordinated a photo-shoot with live models. Print pieces, such as magazine ads and a sales brochure, rounded out the campaign.
- Publications spanning the full range of issue briefs, journals, conference guides and books. These involve the organization of extensive, constantly changing text, photos, charts and other elements. Projects were bid out to several vendors, quotes secured and jobs awarded. All publications were printed on schedule and on budget.
- Website designed for the American alumni network of a UK-based university. The site needed to complement the home university’s brand, but still reflect the U.S. association’s independent status. The site was conceived, built and launched in less than a month.

Work Experience
ManTech International—Herndon, VA
March 2018–present
Lead graphic design associate at client site in Alexandria, VA, for the Business Intelligence Support Services (BISS) contract, supporting CBP/OIT/TASPD. Design services relate to administration of the contract, including new hire on-boarding materials, PowerPoint presentations and marketing informational sheets on various contract topics. Additional materials present and promote the BISS contract at ManTech events. 
DoD secret-level clearance has been maintained.

YAEL DESIGN—Reston, VA
August 2008–present
Freelance graphic designer, building successful relationships with clients through personalized, dedicated service.
- Designed wide variety of print and online deliverables
- Clients: Acute Long Term Hospital Association, Airline Ratings, Alliance for Health Reform, American Medical Student Association, Computer Sciences Corporation, Defense Systems, Desktop Aeronautics, e-Agent, Envirian, Keele University, Miles Stiebel Entertainment, National Art Education Association, National Association for Music Education and Virtual Homeschool Group

SOS International LLC—Reston, VA
March 2015–October 2017
Senior graphic designer (proposals and marketing) serving a business-to-government company providing logistics, construction, training, intelligence and information technology solutions to clients in defense, diplomacy, intelligence and law enforcement.
- Earned and maintained a DoD secret-level clearance
- Created and produced RFP responses including covers and interior informational graphics
- Assisted in rollout of corporate brand redesign
- Designed templates and presentations, corporate marketing materials, posters and large display materials supporting internal and external programs

TETRA TECH, INC.—Fairfax, VA
May 2009–July 2014
Senior marketing graphic designer at a $2 billion environmental science engineering and construction firm, whose customers included the EPA and Army Corps of Engineers.
- Created RFP responses, including cover designs and interior charts and other graphics.
- Designed PowerPoint templates and presentations, corporate marketing materials, posters and large display materials
- Produced reports and guides for print and online use, as well as make PDFs compliant with Section 508
- Created digital illustrations related to various proposals and ongoing contracted projects

National Assn. for Music Education—Reston, VA
February 2000–August 2008
Art director/production manager, led the in-house creative team in a complex decision-making environment.
- Conceptualized, designed, copy edited and produced bi-monthly magazine, newsletters, journals, books, logotypes, associated collateral, convention/promotional pieces and specialty products
- Supervised junior-level designer and production assistant
- Coordinated print-buying and mail-house services
- 2003 Mercury Award (Bronze), 2004 MIOSM® “Connect with Music” logo

Pensaré Design Group, Ltd.—Washington, DC
June 1991–January 1999
Senior graphic designer at a prestigious design firm; provided outstanding client service in a fast-paced environment.
- Designed publications including magazines, newsletters, annual reports, source books and curriculum guides, as well as convention/promotional materials; supervised printers
- 1998 Print Magazine Design Annual, Joe Light business card

Computer & Other Skills
- Apple Macintosh and Windows 10 platforms
- Adobe Creative Cloud 2018 [InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash (Java script), Acrobat, Dreamweaver (CSS3, HTML 5, Bootstrap, Fluid Grid Layout, JQuery mobile), Premiere]
- WordPress (CSS3, HTML 5, PHP)
- Microsoft Office 10 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
- Editing using AP Stylebook and Chicago Manual of Style

Education
STAFFORDSHIRE UNIVERSITY—Stoke-on-Trent, UK
2015–2018   •  MA in Design Management

NORTHERN VIRGINIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE—Sterling, VA
2011–2012  •  Web Design Specialist Certificate

MARYLAND INSTITUTE, COLLEGE OF ART—Baltimore, MD          
1986–1990  •  BFA in Visual Communication (Graphic Design)

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