Kimberly Granstrom

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Joel Oppenheimer, Inc. February 2008 - Present

Production Manager and Digital Services Director

Responsible for all projects meeting deadlines and complex specifications. Organize production schedules for multiple departments. Manage outgoing shipments. Implement procedures to create efficiency and improve service and workflow. Coordinate layout design and prepress work for catalogs and books with publishers. Manage nearly 8000 images for production in web and print.

 

Summer Weeds January 2003 - Present

Artist and Owner

Management of wholesale/retail e-commerce business. Create social media marketing campaigns while maintaining a creative atmosphere. Detailed painting skills. Designed and published wholesale catalog and website. Idea driven.

 

Archival Imaging February 2003 - February 2008

Vice President, Manager, and Imaging Specialist

Trained and supervised 2-4 people. Developed and designed marketing plan and materials. Maintain costs and balance budget. Acted as liaison between owners and employees.

 

Allegoric October 2007 - October 2008

Co-owner and Curator

Organized international and local exhibits. Conceptualize a business from scratch - including marketing materials and website. Worked with artists nationwide.

 

Ai Gallery April 2006 - August 2007

Gallery Director

Curated and organized an exhibit every six weeks while managing budget for advertising and costs.

 

The Roupp Group March 2001 - January 2003

Production Manager

Designed and edited reports on tight deadlines while managing workflow between 2-4 people. Organized projects such as moving the office, creating the initial website, and upgrading database.

 

Columbia College Chicago

BA equivalent, Art & Design

Ended study with nearly 60 credits - 33 of 42 required credits for Art & Design BA

 

Skills

Adobe Creative Suite (expert use of Photoshop and InDesign). Spreadsheet/Excel. Understanding of basic website and database production and organization. Google Analytics.

Also skilled in color-correction, image retouching, giclée printing, and digital photography of artwork.

Handle rare and fragile artworks.

 

Projects

 

Botanical Panels Wholesale 2015 - Present

Made By Kim

While reducing costs and creating effective production plan, I designed over 50 products to be sold wholesale. Contacted and created relationships with wholesale buyers. Produced and designed product packaging and marketing materials. Create and maintain e-commerce presence.

 

“The Bien Chromolithography Edition” by Joel Oppenheimer November 2011 - January 2013

Joel Oppenheimer, Inc.

Worked directly with a book publisher in Italy to produce a high-end coffee-table book. Photographed, organized, and proofed over 200 images.

 

“Audubon’s Aviary” New-York Historical Society Edition of Audubon’s Watercolors July 2008 - March 2009

Joel Oppenheimer, Inc.

Worked closely with Rizzoli Publications in the production of “Audubon’s Aviary”, as well as a limited print edition. Managed the photography of 474 watercolors at the New-York Historical Society. Proofed and color-corrected the images to the approval of the curator of the museum.

 

Bridge Art Fair, Trafalgar Square, London October 2007

Allegoric

Co-curated international art fair booth involving more than a dozen national artists. Dealt with international customs and press. Set up website, credit card acceptance, insurance, etc.


Ai Gallery Marketing Campaign April 2006

Ai Gallery and Archival Imaging

As Vice President of Archival Imaging, I came up with the idea of Ai Gallery to attract artists, our main client base, to our printing and photography studio. Limited edition prints were produced for each exhibit to further spread the word of our printing, and to create an affordable product for the emerging collectors. The exhibits were very popular, and created a spike in sales for Archival Imaging.


Lenten Roses Series for St. Louis Hotel 2005

Made By Kim

Created a series of six custom paintings for a lobby of a luxury hotel in St. Louis. Matched fabric and paint samples. Worked with interior designers to match client’s specifications on a tight deadline.