Caressa has accumulated 12 years of graphic design and production art experience in both the Private Sector and Fortune 300 distributor of consumer packaged goods (CPG).
Most recently, she was with Pacific Marketing International, where she created and improved production art files for product sampling and manufacturing. Enhanced production art efficiencies to help improve contribution margins. Became knowledgeable and stayed up-to-date on color, material, finish manufacturing processes. Gained an understanding of price constraints and manufacturing parameters to meet product design objectives. She worked closely with a mid-size, product development and design team that consisted of Program Managers, Sourcing Managers, Traffic Managers, Sales Managers, Product Managers, Art Directors, Graphic Designers, and Production Artists. The team worked together to develop and collaborate on ideas for final approval for sampling and or for final purchase order by buyer. Products include drinkware, tableware, barware, paper and ceramics.
Previously, Caressa worked with Core-Mark, a Fortune 300 company, where she produced and handled print marketing material projects from conception to completion and delivery. She worked closely with a small, in-house corporate marketing team that consisted of Marketing Directors, an Art Manager, Marketing Services, Web Developers and Category Managers. The team worked together to develop and collaborate on ideas for print and digital advertisement, brochures, monthly and bi-monthly catalogs, banner ads, annual reports, point of sale displays, packaging, and exhibitions.
Additionally, she has excellent strong interpersonal, customer service and organization skills. Caressa knows how to building and maintaining functional business relationships with vendors and multiple line managers. She is accustomed to a fast-paced work environment, but is easily able to maintain professionalism and adhere to strict deadlines. She is self-motivated, possesses integrity and is a dependable team player with a positive attitude—she is always willing to offer a helping hand. Her Bachelors of Science degree is in Graphic Design from The Art Institute of California, San Francisco. She is proficient in Adobe CC InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Digital Photography, Fireworks, Acrobat Pro, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word and knowledgeable in Adobe Digital Publishing Suite, Microsoft Excel, Sketch, Agamik Barcoder, Adobe Dreamweaver, WordPress, Agiloft and Oracle Agile. Caressa is also open to opportunities that will allow her to grow professionally by tracking industry trends, current design technology and education opportunities.
Caressa enjoys spending quality time with family and friends. She likes running, working out, playing tennis, hiking, watching sports, movies and documentaries. She loves traveling during her spare time and lives with her cat named Shadow.