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, I am constantly improving my time management. Working with businesses such as The Ted Lindsay Foundation, things like professional communication skills, research, and creativity are 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 Chelsea at CR designs, helping her take her business and give it the trendy, current, and up-to-date look she was searching for.
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, research, and public relation roles. And for that reason, I believe I would make a qualified candidate for any design team.
Adobe Creative Suite:
Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
Other Core Skills:
Social Media Setup and Management
Data Collection and Analytics
Written and verbal communication
The Art Institute of Pittsburgh
Central Michigan University
December of 2015
B.S., Child Development
Completed 17 classes (57 credits) in Graphic Design