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Julie (Karaszkiewicz) Kulp
Hello there! My name is Julie Kulp, and I am a graphic designer living in Bellingham, WA. Originally from my hometown in Pennsylvania, I have ventured 3000 miles cross-country (along with my hubby and two kitties) to expand my creative horizons.
My maiden name, Karaszkiewicz, literally translates to "Son of Carp"; truly making me one Son of a Fish. I am a visual thinker, brainstormer, illustrator, sketcher, runner, cat lover, and daydreamer who loves what she does for a living.
Julie (Karaszkiewicz) Kulp
Phone Number - 610-850-5516
Email Address – firstname.lastname@example.org
Online Portfolio: www.coroflot.com/jkara
Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
BFA Communication Design, Summa Cum Laude, December 2009
GPA 3.8 Overall
Strong work ethic, close attention to detail, ability to learn quickly and adapt to new environments, and ability to work in both a group and individual setting
Proficiency in Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, Indesign, Pitstop and Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint. Confident in digital photography, Corel Draw and vinyl plotters, WordPress. Knowledge of Adobe Dreamweaver and HTML/CSS.
Work Related Experience
School Specialty Planning and Student Development - Bellingham, WA
Cover Team Lead
Responsible for designing and processing cover art for custom planners and agendas, as well as other school materials. In charge of training and managing up to 12 seasonal employees during the busy season to ensure all files are set up correctly and at the highest quality for print. Required to meet tight deadlines every week and problem solve daily to ensure customer satisfaction and files get to the plant on time.
JKARA Design - Bellingham, WA
Freelance Branding and Design, September 2008-Present
ReminderMedia, Publishers of American Lifestyle - King of Prussia, PA
Graphic Designer, June 2010-September 2012
Responsible for defining the customizable marketing creative within American Lifestyle. Worked directly with customers to ensure satisfactory results and met tight deadlines every week. Responsible for designing internal creative like posters and informative memos for ReminderMedia.
Mentis LLC - Morristown, NJ
Freelance Graphic Designer, June 2009-February 2010
Redesigned the company’s identity. Work included redesign of logo, business cards, stationery, and website. Collaborated with clients via email.
Grid Engineering Consultants - Pittsburg, PA
Freelance Graphic Designer - Oct 2009 - Dec 2009
Designed the group’s logo as well as two posters for use in presentations. Collaborated with clients via email.
MCS Industries - Easton, PA
Graphic Design Intern, January 2009-March 2009
Designed various products including logo, package, and editorial design as well as designs and patterns for frames, scrapbooks, and scrapbook boxes. Collaborated with art directors as well as other designers to ensure the best creative solutions. Learned to work directly with clients and set up planograms.
Momspace - Drexel Hill, PA
Freelance Web Designer, October 2008-January 2009
Designed creative and fresh solutions for various web banners for momspace.com. Collaborated with art directors via email.
Jkara Creations - Garnet Valley, PA
Freelance Muralist - June 2006 — Present.
Came up with creative and fun designs for various murals. Collaborated with clients directly to go over sketches and ideas and also while painting. Designed and painted two murals for the Rocky Run YMCA in Media, PA as well as murals for four other residential homes in the Philadelphia area.
Rocky Run YMCA - Media, PA
Child Care Provider, June 2003-August 2009
Took responsibility for care of children, singed in members, kept track of numbers, organized and supervised events, kept work room clean and organized
- BFA Communication Design
- 2005 - 2009
Graduated Summa Cum Laude. AIGA Kutztown Cross Country and Track and Field
Deans List, 2005-2009
Rookie of the Year for East Region for Cross Country, 2005
MVP for Kutztown University for Cross Country, 2005
PSAC Conference Honors for Cross Country, 2005
PSAC Region Honors for Cross Country, 2005
Academic Scholar Athlete 2005-2007