Freelance Designer/Art Director, August 2015 – Present | Cincinnati, OH
Freelance Designer/Art Director, June 2006 – July 2015 | San Francisco, CA
Provide design and project management services while developing innovative identity, print, packaging, website and social media designs for a range of clients from small businesses and start-ups to design agencies. Clients include Skyroam, Philippe Becker Design, Project Open Hand, Hayes Valley Farm, SF Environment, PAWS, Anthem Worldwide, Double Six Design, Thompson Design Group, Neutron, 5 Spice Design, Landy Creative and LPK.
Designer/Art Director (Part-time), April 2007 – May 2011 | 5 Spice Design, San Francisco, CA
Design and art direct visually appealing identity systems, marketing collateral, and websites from concept through completion to successfully fulfill project goals and objectives. Manage projects and client relationships on multiple projects simultaneously for local architects, engineers, and non-profit organizations.
Designer, July 2008 – April 2009 | The Thompson Design Group, San Francisco, CA
Created brand and packaging design from concept through final art to meet strategic marketing objectives for a variety of national brands. Developed image library with photos of competitive, inventive, and in-store packaging as reference for design team. Clients included Nestlé Prepared Foods, Nestlé Confections, Dreyer’s, Haägen-Dazs, Fancy Feast, Mighty Dog, Marie Callendar’s, Slim Jim, Egg Beaters, and Blue Diamond.
Designer, June 2005 – June 2006 | Libby Perszyk Kathman (LPK), Cincinnati, OH
Designed global packaging, strategic marketing materials, and product graphics as an integral member of the Pampers team. Managed and organized the brand equity resources and photo library. Traveled to Frankfurt, Germany to collaborate on global Pampers brand design objectives and implementation.
Junior Designer, March 2002 – June 2005 | Libby Perszyk Kathman (LPK), Cincinnati, OH
Assisted and trained in all aspects of the design process from research to production creating strategic design solutions for a wide range of brands. Clients include Pantene, Tampax, Bounty, Swiffer, Similac, Pampers, Pringles, Hershey, and Cingular.
B.S. in Graphic Design, 2005 | University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning (DAAP)
I am a graphic designer with 15 years of experience creating strategic design solutions for a range of clients from small businesses and start-ups to design agencies and non-profits. Being a freelancer has given me the opportunity to collaborate with many different people and build strong design skills across a variety of platforms, including brand creation, packaging, print, web and social media.
I returned to my hometown of Cincinnati after living in San Francisco for 9 years where I gained much creative inspiration and a passion for sustainable living, urban farming and permaculture. I love preparing fresh, local foods and exploring the abundance of nature with my husband and our two sons.
Expert in Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, & Acrobat. Proficient in Microsoft Office and iWork. Expert in Squarespace. Proficient in Wordpress.