2201 Otis Street • Durham, NC 27707 • 919.824.2707 • erica@ericalking.com


1992-2015
Freelance Graphic Designer

- Produced books, brochures, posters, business cards, signage, banners, corporate identity packages, packaging, invitations, programs, stationary, coloring books, calendars, backdrops, and t-shirts.

 

2007-2008
McKim & Creed
Graphic Designer

- Layout and design of various university publications and advertisements
- Design of marketing publications and advertisements and e-newsletter
- Write printing specs and prepare pre-press files for printing
- Take photos/photo editorial content and photo retouching

 

2003-2007
North Carolina Central University
Information and Communication Specialist

- Layout and design of various university publications and advertisements
- Review departmental publications
- Approve university seal and logo requests/ university standards
- Write printing specs and prepare pre-press files for printing
- Writing stories and press releases
- Stage photos/photo editorial content and photo retouching
- Supervise interns and student workers

 

2000-2003
Family Health International
Information and Training Specialist

- Designed training materials, books, Cds, binders, ect.
- Designed trade show displays, posters, brochures and fliers.
- Write printing specs, prepare pre-press files, and create die lines for
promotional pieces

- Produce promotional items

 

1998-2000
BuildNet Inc.
Graphic Designer

- Designed CDs, CD jackets and other package and promotional materials
- Designed various application graphics, logos, headers, and banners
- Production of Sales and Marketing presentations

1999-1999
North Carolina Central University
Art Department, Visiting Adjunct Instructor

Course: Visual Communications Senior Seminar

- Conducted labs and classes twice a week
- Instructed students on use of Photoshop and QuarkXPress

 

1995-1998
Persimmon Inc.
Senior Graphic Designer

 

 

1992-1995
North Carolina State School of Design, Raleigh, North Carolina

Master of Graphic Design

1988-1992
North Carolina Central University, Durham, North Carolina

Bachelor of Arts in Visual Communications - Graduated with Honors

 

- Mac and PC applications: Adobe InDesign, Adobe PhotoShop, Adobe Illustrator, Quark Xpress,
  MS Word, Go Live, Adobe Acrobat Professional, Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint.
- Programming Language: HTML
- Pre press and Die line experience

- Computer illustration with Adobe Illustrator, Freehand
- Photo and color manipulation and image rendering with Adobe PhotoShop
- Desktop Publishing with InDesign and Quark Xpress
- Conceptual designs, logos, graphic montages, 4-color prepress, web design

 

 

 

Poster to promote NCCU
BRITE program.
 
Invitation for to "Jonh Hope Franklin Day" honoring John Hope Franklin.
Intitation for Formal Annual Gala
Poster for "February One" film viewing
Erica's face painting business card design.
 
Postcard invitation for Early College High School Ribbon Cutting.
Poster for Cornell West Lecture.
VIP Pass for Russell Simmons reception