Specializing in growing small businesses by developing a brand to advertise and market by using a variety of mediums at a cost-effective rate. Combining corporate efficiency with individualized creative solutions to grow businesses. I am passionate about art, design, marketing and advertising. I want to bring the corporate advertising mentality to small businesses cost-effectively. I have all around experience from Fine Arts, Graphic Design to Web Design and Social Networking. I strive to grow both personally and professionally, while helping small businesses grow.

Work Samples

  • Allie's Custom Designs

  • Allie's Custom Designs

Work History

  • Owner

    • Allie's Custom Designs
    • Jun 2008 - Present (8 years 11 months)

    All around experience from Fine Arts, Graphic Design to Web Design. Specializing in growing small businesses by developing a brand to advertise and market using a variety of mediums at a cost-effective rate.

  • Project Manager/Graphic Designer/Web Designer

    • Webaloo
    • Stillwater, MN
    • Mar 2014 - Nov 2014 (8 months)

    Managed website development projects, created standard procedures to maintain websites and on-site training. Plan, budget, oversee and schedule projects on deadlines.

  • Electronic Ad Coordinator/Graphic Designer

    • United Hardware Dist. Co
    • Nov 2010 - Mar 2014 (3 years 4 months)

    Develop cost-effective marketing and advertising plans combining print, email marketing and social networking strategies. Maintain company’s social networking and teaching a new way to advertise.

  • Graphic Designer

    • The Upper Mississippi Harvest
    • Feb 2011 - May 2011 (3 months)

    I designed the 2011 Art and Literary Magazine for Saint Cloud State University

  • Project Manager/Graphic Artist in the Creative Services Department

    • Machalek Communications, Inc.
    • Feb 2010 - Nov 2010 (9 months)

    Design and market postcards and solo email blasts for clients. Maintain company’s website and marketing materials. Project Manager of FOODSERVICE-DEK, GROUNDS-DEK and
    DENTAL-DEK; Cliche’ Business to Business Marketing.

  • Graphic Designer/Pre-Press/Production

    • Minuteman Press
    • Jun 2009 - Nov 2009 (5 months)

    Managed the print shop while being involved with every project that came into the shop. Marketing partner, administrative work, customer service, the Go-To-Person.

  • Graphic Designer/Pre-Press

    • JP Printing
    • Nov 2008 - May 2009 (6 months)

    Worked on a variety of projects from start to finish. Set up for pre-press, helping clients with marketing. Administrative work; doing anything that needs to be done.

  • Graphic Designer/Editor

    • The Upper Mississippi Harvest
    • Sep 2008 - Apr 2009 (7 months)

    Designed a 60 page Art and Literary Magazine. I was a part of the whole process from start to finish, including the printing and production of the book.

  • Graphic Designer

    • Graphic Design Internship: GCCI
    • Sep 2008 - Dec 2008 (3 months)

    Logo research and design, updating websites and e-mails and designing promotional items. Also, administrative work.

  • Graphic Designer

    • Graphic Design Internship: SCSU Student Health Services
    • May 2008 - Sep 2008 (4 months)

    Logo research and design, designing posters and brochures for SCSU Health Promotions.

Education

  • St. Cloud State University

    • Bachelors Bachelors of Fine Arts with an emphasis in Graphic Design
    • 2003 - 2008

    Graphic Design, Marketing, Advertising, Art, Photography, Printmaking, Drawing, Painting, Video, Installation

  • Hutchinson High School

    • 1999 - 2003

Specialties

Awards

Student Art Show NASAD Exhibition The Upper Mississippi Harvest

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