I design with emotional impact and emphasis on pin-point details.
Lodged into my brain is an area that is constantly thinking about
how to solve creative “problems”.
Kory Stokes Creative designs. writings. ideas.
International Academy of Design and Technology (IADT) | Present
Currently enrolled in the Visual Communications Bachelors program.
Former representative of the Graphic Design SAC (Student Advisory Council) IADT-Detriot
ITT – Troy Campus 2004- 2007
Graduated, with an Associates degree in Multi-media Design and applied computer science.
Adobe Creative Suite CS2/CS3/CS4
Print Production/Web/Creative Writing/Research/Marketing
August 2007 to Present: Kory Stokes / Creative Contractor / Freelance
Designing posters, logos, business cards, brochures, flyers and ads. Supplying branding ideas and marketing ideas as well. Clients include Alliant Insurance, Premier Eye Care, and Fountains Golf and Banquet. Built own clientele base, and presented ideas and designs to clients in person and via e-mail. Able to work with numerous projects at one time, while presenting quality pieces of work and projecting a positive image for the company.
2010: Olive Mediterranean Grill / Creative Director
Appointed Creative Director for-up-and-coming franchise. Monitored and directed interior and apparel design team.
March 2010 to Present: Print Stuido / Production Artist / Designer
Pre- and post-print production. Creating concepts, internal promotional and marketing materials for International Academy of Design and Technology - Chicago.
March 2009 to October 2009: WRD Advertising / Graphic Designer / Part-Time
Creating newsletters, logos, basic web sites, marketing materials and storyboards for commercials. Planning and hosting events,as well as creating social media (such as facebook and youtube) to help drive more business and up the clients SEO. Created brands and presenting brand identity packages to potential clients. Some of the clientele base Artist 2 Market, Reel Action FX, WADL TV, Yaldo Eye Center, Brighton Ford Mercury, and many more.
September 2006 to March 2007: Daniel Brian & Associates / Intern:
Working on projects for Henry Ford Medical Group, Citizens Bank, and HAP. Creating logos, Vector Drawings using Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop and Adobe InDesign. Image Searching, Mocking up presentations, Editing Ads, Storyboards, and Brainstorming ad campaigns.
• Studying life/surroundings
• Going overboard
• Being funny
• Smells on the train
• Design without a purpose