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Eric Michael Washington

2010 Portfolio
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Eric Michael Washington


Profile
Business Communications, Internet Media, and Graphic Design professional with broad corporate and consulting experience in RFP/
RFI development, company branding, press releases, E-Newsletters and internet marketing strategies. Proven leader in corporate,
consulting, and academic work environments. Adept at: developing executive relationships, design strategies that strengthen business
brands, improve client communication, project coordination, and, at increasing business unit ROI, while reducing potential costly
and disruptive miscommunication.

Professional Proficiencies
Adobe CS4 Master Collection Web/Online Audio/Video Production
• Photoshop • HTML • Digidesign ProTools 7.4.2/8
• InDesign • CSS • PropellerHead Reason 3/4
• DreamWeaver • JQuery • Finale 2008/2009
• Flash • JavaScript • Ableton Live 7
• Illustrator • XHTML • Apple Logic Pro
• Sibelius 6
Microsoft Office Opertating Systems • Cool Edit Studio
• Word • Macintosh 10.x.x • Superior Drummer 2.0
• Excel • Windows 7 Developers Edition • Final Cut Pro 6
• PowerPoint • Windows XP/Vista/XP • Steinberg Cubase
• Linux Red Hat • Nuendo 4
• Ubuntu

Professional Experience
Diversified Search Odgers Berndston (DSOB) March 2008 - Current
Graphic Design Associate Washington, DC

Diversified Search Odgers Berndtson is the number one woman-owned executive search firm worldwide supporting 150
practitioners, and reporting over $80 million in annual revenues. Diversified Search Odgers Berndtson provides a breadth
of human capital services to Fortune 500 companies. The DSOB operating model demands excellent client relationships,
organizational, and project management skills that combine to meet the complex requirements of clients focused on growth,
transformation, or pipeline development.

• Developed the Diversity business unit’s 2009 Brand & Style manual; specifically, designed document templates that
maintained company brand identity. (e.g., logo sizes, brand colors, typefaces, letterhead, business cards, brochures, proposals)

• Developed design concepts from the International Marketing Director based on written and creative breifs. Offered
suggestions as well as integrated feedback from internal clients into final product.

• Presented design concepts and expressed new creative direction to the board of directors revelant to new projects, marketing,
and advertising while adhering to corporate brand guidelines.

• Collaborated with international marketing director to standardize RFP, RFI, and RFQ style manual for implementation
across 56 offices in 32 countries.

• Facilitated 2-day internet- media marketing and electronic publication-optimization instructional session for 28 national
offices.

Eric Michael Washington 23185 Barley Court Lexington Park, MD 20653 eric.michael.washington@gmail.com 301-481-3263
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Selected Client Service Engagements Odgers Berndtson Group (OBG) Consulting

Corporate Events - Developed brand design for 30 Fortune 500 global defense contractor’s corporate luncheon. (i.e., BAE, Lockheed
Martin, Boeing, ITT, Raytheon and SAIC)

• Created and implemented the comprehensive branding strategy; particularlly, applied branding style across event signage,
event brochure and schedule, E-invitations, and, online web registration.

• Partnered with printers and print suppliers during the print production process to guarantee consistency, clarity and quality.

• Instructed design techniques and basic branding strategies to encourage creative senior-leadership input, reducing approval
times and potentially costly priting errors.

Print Publications - Developed the publication and planning strategy for several large-scale organizations which represented the
organizations to the public and national chapter memebers.

• Conceptualized and implemented the design, layout, and heirarchy of information for small business contracting to 80,000
American Institute of Architects (AIA) chapter members nationally.

• Controlled and revised all development costs associated with design and publication; determined potential profitability and
business unit ROI.

• Worked with the contracts manager in organizing the solicitation, timetable, and writing of the draft documents; specifically,
familiarized and understood all of the components of the solicitation and contract to determine proposal design strategy.

• Designed graphics which clearly established a scope of authority, clear lines of communication and reporting and specific
individuals who will interact directly with the contractors.

Eric Michael Washington Graphic Designer, Media Publications, Web Productions


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Selected Client Service Engagements (cont.)


Proposals - Conceptualized and led multiple winning proposal designs for a global Fortune 500 defense contractor.

• Worked with the contracts manager in organizing the solicitation, timetable, and writing of the draft documents; specifically,
familiarized and understood all of the components of the solicitation and contract to determine proposal design strategy.

• Designed graphics which clearly established a scope of authority, clear lines of communication and reporting and specific
individuals who will interact directly with the contractors.

• Ensured the propsoal design and hierarchy of information accurately reflected delievery requirement. (i.e., print or electronic,
length, size)

Web Applicatoins and E-Materials - Converted McKesson Corporations print materials to E-materials for web efficacy and
online sharing.

• Determined approprite compression ratios between images and text to optimize download speed, minimize megabyte size, and
viewability between PDF readers.

• Developed encrypted online database allowing employees to upload/download various company documents; online database
reduced wasted server space cause by the repetitive emailing of documents.

• Developed encrypted online database allowing employees to upload/download various company documents; online database
reduced wasted server space cause by the repetitive emailing of documents.

Eric Michael Washington 23185 Barley Court Lexington Park, MD 20653 eric.michael.washington@gmail.com 301-481-3263