I am currently looking for an entry-level graphic design position.
To be a good graphic designer, I believe that there are several important qualities one should focus on. Communication, time management, creativity, and knowledge of current technology and trends. As I continue to take on new clients while maintaining a fully time job as a therapist, I am constantly improving my time management. Working with businesses such as The Ted Lindsay Foundation, professional communication skills, research, and creativity is crucial to produce successful pieces for the large-scale foundation. Staying up-to-date with current trends and technologies helps to reach out to larger target populations when working with small-scale organizations, such as when I worked with the CMU Women’s Hockey team.
There are so many aspects that come into play as a graphic designer. And with history in public relations, data analysis, multi-media design, and psychology, I believe I encompass attributes that would be an asset to any design team. I am well-rounded in more than just the design aspect, but in areas of marketing, advertising, designing, and public relation roles. And for that reason, I believe I am a qualified candidate for any design team.
Adobe Creative Suite:
Other Core Skills:
Social Media Setup and Management
Data Collection and Analytics
Written and verbal communication
Time Management and Multi-Tasking
December of 2015
B.S., Child Development
Completed 17 classes (57 credits) in Graphic Design
*Find more information on these projects in my graphic design portfolio
Designed, developed, and launched personal graphic design/fine arts business, SKS Designs.
Solely ran and covered all areas of business (PR, marketing, Finances, business analysis etc.) in order to build and grow a successful, professional, and respected business.
Created and regularly maintaining business-specific materials and social media accounts in order to connect with target populations and stay better organized and up to date as a professional business.
Designed and created company website from the ground up.
Assisted with logo design and fine-tuning.
Regularly maintaining professional relationship with business owners to aid in any current designing needs
Designed, printed, sold, packaged and distributed Christmas, birthday, and greeting cards, as well as wedding ceremony and shower invitations.
* This particular card features hand drawn mandalas edited on Adobe Illustrator.
Designed business cards and car decals for company trucks and various equipment.
Designed and maintained team website.
Budgeted, created, ordered and distributed merchandise.
Researched high quality, yet fair priced printing businesses for various merchandise due to tight budgets.
Designed flyers, weekly newsletters and promotional information.
Assisting as social media coordinator.
Working on new styles, trends, and layouts to better reach target populations.
Assisting in preparation of main fundraising evens where necessary, whether that be in graphic design, public relations, marketing, or other promotional tools.
Designed apparel and merchandise.
Priced, budgeted, ordered and distributed clothing merchandise.