WORK EXPERIENCE

BRAND
DIRECTOR
 
Freelance, Katie Miller Design
Leeds, UK, Champaign, IL, & Dublin, OH
June 2018 - Present

Advising clients on brand creation and development. Designing branding and corporate identities.

 

Developing marketing strategies, through research and analysis, and marketing content.

 

Conducting brand audits to determine the strength and value of brands.

COORDINATOR OF
GRAPHIC DESIGN
University of Illinois
STORIED
Champaign, IL
November 2018 - December 2019

Design, photography, and illustration for the award-winning online and print publication of STORIED.

 

Preparing press-ready files and conducting proof and press-checks when necessary.

 

In-house photography including portraits, detail shots, and studio shots when needed.

SENIOR PUBLICATIONS COORDINATOR
UCLA
New Student & Transition Programs
Los Angeles, CA
April 2015 - August 2017

Designing all print and electronic publications, including advertisements, recruitment and orientation materials, website content, bi-weekly newsletters and other supportive materials.

 

Developing brand design strategies for a variety of orientation sessions and programs.

 

Preparing press-ready files and conducting proof and press-checks. In-house photography.

GRAPHIC DESIGN SUPERVISOR
Watchfire Signs, Marketing
Danville, IL
June 2014 - January 2015

Manage and design all print projects for internal departments. Communicate with vendors to retrieve print quotes, approve proofs, conduct press checks and quality-check final products.

Direct, prioritize and balance work loads for lead and junior designers. Review and evaluate work performance, approve time off and payroll.

In-house photography (product shots, jobsites, internal events), coordinate photo shoots and manage the photo library.

For complete work history and references, download resume here.

EDUCATION

UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS

Leeds, UK

September 2017-August 2018

 

M.A. in Design, Specialism in Branding

Distinction

ILLINOIS STATE UNIVERSITY

Normal, IL

August 2005-May 2009

B.A. in both Graphic Design and Photography

Dean's List Spring 2009

AREAS OF CAPABILITY

EXTREMELY PROFICIENT
 KNOWLEDGE IN

Adobe Illustrator 

Adobe InDesign 

Adobe Photoshop 

Adobe Lightroom

Adobe Acrobat 

Trello

INTERMEDIATE
KNOWLEDGE IN

Adobe After Effects

Wordpress

Google Suite

Adobe Bridge
ExpressionEngine

Proto.io

SOME
KNOWLEDGE IN

Adobe Premiere

Adobe Dreamweaver

Media Pro 

Capture One Pro 

Download complete resume here.

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