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Zach S.

Houston, TX, USA
Total impact
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Professional Experience

Graphic Designer, Houston Methodist Hospital Foundation

February, 2015 - Current

Responsible for the designs of multiple $500k+ giving proposals annually

Oversees the art direction and collateral for multiple galas, retreats, and similar high level functions annually

Responsible for maintaining and policing brand standards of the Houston Methodist Hospital system and all affiliates, entities, and recognizing authorities

Manages the development and design of several of Houston Methodist's online giving forms and webpages

Maintains key relationships with outside vendors, printers, suppliers, freelance designers and copywriters

Key Achievement: Helped contribute to an overall increase of $60M in donations annually, from 2015-2019, culminating in the opening of Houston Methodist's Paula and Joseph C. "Rusty" Walter III Tower in the Texas Medical Center.

Graphic Designer, Harbor Healthcare System

September, 2012 - February, 2015

Responsible for multiple areas of design -- including direct-to-mail advertisements, environmental signage, quarterly reports, and company-wide brand implementation

Policed brand standards on all company collateral and partnerships with outside agencies -- including all brand identities created in-house

Key Achievement: Designed brand identity systems -- including standards, plans for implementation, and effective collateral -- for dozens of companies under the corporate umbrella of Harbor Healthcare System.

Graphic Designer and Illustrator, Stroeher Design & Illustration

July, 2011 - Current

Leading with an emphasis in brand development, type design, and illustration

Has successfully produced and implemented brand identity systems for multiple companies and non-profits in and around the Houston area - including Chester Street Foundation, Local Notables, and Montrose Detective Agency

Designed infographics for the national agricultural supplier, MountainKing -- seen in grocery stores nationally -- resulting in increased brand awareness

Key Achievement: Produced stroke F.A.S.T. infographics for Houston Methodist, which led to full-time employment.

88M, United States Army Reserve

June, 2010 - June, 2013

Bachelor's degree, University of Nebraska at Omaha

January, 2008 - January, 2012

Master-at-Arms, US Navy

December, 2004 - June, 2010

Conducted military police work.