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Rick L. Tenney

200 Carolina Ave.

[email protected] (330) 368-0680 East Liverpool, OH 43920

with over 22 years experience optimizing work efficiency, and exceeding corporate objectives.


Goal-oriented professional graphic artist offering innovate design concepts across diverse mediums with solid years of experience providing support for various institutions. Expert in using technology to enhance speed and accuracy of tasks. Promotes working environment procedures conducive to improving productivity, increasing efficiency, enhancing quality, and strengthening financial results. Motivated to work efficiently without direct supervision in busy environment, handling many tasks simultaneously; able to prioritize workload and multi-task. Consistently "gets the job done" and exceed expectations. Excellent interpersonal skills and able to communicate and collaborate effectively with co-workers at all levels.


Design responsibilities include package design for various national brands. Layout design; direct marketing packaging, web page design, poster and brochure design, logo design, slide show presentations, promotional ideas for new business, animation using computer graphics for television promotions, TV commercial ideas for HJ Heinz using storyboards, floor-stand designs, magazine ads, flyers, menus, newsletters, photo-retouching, internal communication projects, direct marketing packages (copywriting and design), sign painting, spot illustration, airbrush work, cartoon character creation, and other design related projects.


Adobe Photoshop Adobe Illustrator Dreamweaver (css/html) FrontPage Flash QuarkXpress

InDesign FreeHand PageMaker

SymArt Pro

PC & Macintosh platforms

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES Sr. Creative Designer September 2005 to Present National Church Service Chester, WV Manages a staff of 8 designers, coordinates various agencies in relation to outsourced projects, controller of project management, budgeting, initiates new product design and promotion thereof, web site design, trade show display design, designing ad and promotional materials, develops marketing campaigns, improvement of quality control and facilitates pre-press training. Planned and continues to implement changes throughout the company to improve customer service and product quality as well as production efficiency and performance. Fabricates both flexographic and lithographic forms of printing. Senior Graphic Designer 1998 to 2005 GlaxoSmithKline Pittsburgh, PA Senior designer for all oral care retail products. Package design and presentation development management for GlaxoSmithKline. Work includes design of packaging, magazine ads, signage, floor stand displays & floor talk. Products designed: Aquafresh Toothpaste, Flex Toothbrush, Tums, Commit, Nicorrette, NicoDerm, Gaviscon, Denavir and many other GSK products. Coordinate oral care package design projects with agencies in the U.S. and Europe. Migrated pre-press from an outsourced function to an in-house process to reduce expense and provide a more personal service to the client. Provide pre-press training to streamline production. Manager Photographer 1999 to 2000 COM-TEK Photography East Liverpool, OH Assisted a local investor to plan, build and operate the first all-digital professional portrait studio in the state of Ohio. Generated $89,000.00 in sales from the opening in June 1999 to December 1999. Selected by the Lou Holtz Hall of Fame to be the official photographer for the taking of promotional portraits of Joe Montana, Reggie Jackson and Kareme Abdul Jabbar. Professional portraiture of weddings, sporting events, H.S. Seniors, families and children. Produced designs for advertising materials, Logo design, promotion pieces, signage & photo retouch.

Rick L. Tenney

200 Carolina Ave.

[email protected] (330) 368-0680 East Liverpool, OH 43920

Computer Graphic Designer 1996 to 1998 Matthews International Pittsburgh, PA Modeled package designs and corrugated development management for GlaxoSmithKline. Acted as a customer service representative. Serviced national accounts coordinating customer supplies for corrugated imprinting plates. Planned and tracked orders from order entry to approval of artwork and shipping of imprint plates. Owner Photographer 1991 to 2001 Rick Tenney Studio of Photography Chester, WV Owned and operated a photography studio taking professional portraiture of weddings, sporting events, H.S. Seniors, families, children and other general photography. Public Relations Graphics Coordinator 1990 to 1991 Ketchum Advertising Pittsburgh, PA Managed a staff of designers, working on various advertising needs for our clients as well as internal projects. Produce magazine ads, logo design, brochures, direct marketing packages, business proposals, promotional material and slide show presentations. Design services performed for various clients which include Pepsi, Pizza Hut, Texas Instruments, McDonalds and many other companies. Managed national accounts and coordinating timelines for artwork scheduling. Coordinate vendors for ordering supplies and services. Architectural illustrations, layout & design W.C. Bunting Co. East Liverpool, OH Moderne Glass Co. East Liverpool, OH ACTIVITIES Free-lance artist of numerous private commissions in direct marketing package campaigns, web development, sign painting, logo design, spot illustrations, photography work, videotaping of weddings, comic book character design, airbrush artwork onto cars and trucks, poster design and T-shirt designs for benefit events. CLIENT LIST GlaxoSmithKline Pepsi HJ Heinz Wal-Mart Walgreens Pizza-Hut Central Blood Bank McDonalds Dollar General Target Giant Eagle Blue Cross Landmark Banking Texas Instruments 1991 to 1996 1989 to 1990 1986 to 1989

MSA Other misc. clients in US & Europe


International Academy of Design & Technology Online studies: Bachelor of Fine Arts in Web Development November 2008 to Current (will graduate May 2011) Associate in Specialized Technology Degree, majoring in Visual Communication. Art Institute of Pittsburgh, PA 1985 to 1988 Oak Glen High School New Cumberland, WV Graduated 1985.

Completed a course in graphic arts: Operating various printing press machines, Typesetting, and processing printing press image plates. John D. Rockefeller Vocational-Technical School New Cumberland, WV January 1985 to June 1985


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