I am intensely creative and have developed expertise conceptualizing and creating visual solutions for diverse audiences using a variety of mediums. 10 years experience in graphic design, photography, marketing. In addition to fine art, event planning, trade show management, cake decorating, videography, interior design and more.
Experience with Windows and Mac operating systems. Experience using Adobe Create Cloud Software, including Acrobat, Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign. Experience using Microsoft Office Software, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. Experience with multiple online marketing platforms including Mail Chimp, Constant Contact, Prezi, Hootsuite and Godaddy Advanced knowledge and experience with Canon DSLR cameras, lenses and accessories, video production and screen printing. Experience working on corporate design, logo design, brand development.
DEC 2010 - NOW / Gillian Mackenzie Photography & Design / Owner & Artist / Olympia, Washington
Create relationships and develop rapport with customers to establish project details, audience, intended use, and budget. Determine and negotiate schedules and equipment needs. Develop pricing strategies, balancing firm objectives and customer satisfaction. Create unique graphics including company logos and brand identities. Develop layouts and graphic elements for print materials, social media, and Internet websites, promotional materials and large-scale signs.
FEB 2019 - AUG 2021 / Safeway 543 / Baker II - Cake Decorator / Lacey, Washington
Frost and decorate visually appealing cakes.Box, weigh and package cakes and other bakery products. Produce frostings and creams for cakes and other edibles. Clean display cases, utensils and work space to ensure sanitary environment. Assist customers with planning cake vision, including color, theme, size and decorations.
JULY 2016 - MAY 2017 / Windsong Custom Homes / Marketing Director & Graphic Designer / Williston, North Dakota
Develop, design and schedule advertisements and promotional print campaigns. Correspond with department heads to discuss highlighted properties. Plan and execute photoshoots. Develop graphics for web and print materials including; advertisements, business cards, brochures and more. Restructure companies use of social media and increased Facebook presence by 1,567%.
JAN 2015 - MAY 2016 / Hy-Brid Lifts by Custom Equipment Inc. / Graphic Designer & Marketing / Richfield, Wisconsin
Refocus corporate brand identity, including the redesign and successful company-wide implementation of new logo and brand standards. Create custom illustrations, maps, and graphic elements to be used for designs. Design and manage orders of various marketing materials. Design layouts for text-intensive user manuals and technical reports. Redesigned the company trade show booth to highlight product features and increase sales.
JUN 2013-DEC 2014 / Graphic Designer & Artist / Brew City Promotions / Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Design custom illustrations for apparel. Study trends and identify target markets for designs considering factors; age and gender, season and internet trends. Maintain an archive of images, photos, and previous work products. Receive, fulfill and file design briefs.
2013 / University of Wisconsin - Stout Menomonie, WI Bachelor of Fine Arts Emphasis in Graphic Design