I am a passionate & hands-on creative mind who desires to produce beautiful & functional concepts that can improve the quality of life for people & the planet. My interests lie not in one sole type of design & I intend to continue to develop into an innovative interdisciplinary designer touching on Architecture, Product Design, Graphic Design, & beyond. My design aesthetic is fresh & leans often towards simplicity. I have a deep connection with handmade design & I strive to add personal touches to spark an emotional reaction from viewers & to tell a story. Specialties: Product Design, Architecture, Interior Design, Branding & Identity, Social Media, Research

Work Samples

  • food styling 2014

  • food styling 2014

  • food styling 2014

Work History

  • Founder

    • Belle Detroit
    • 2013 - Present (1 year)

    ABOUT
    As a resident of Detroit, I am exploring the city & want to promote its beauty & delight that most are told not to see. I will be highlighting art, food, culture, nightlife, street art, local business, & so much more.

    BELLE DETROIT WANTS TO CONNECT WITH…
    | photographers & other artists to feature & help design/document
    | local businesses to feature
    | writers to help with articles
    | Detroit residents to interview/highlight
    | passionate individuals who want to share why they love Detroit
    | interested sponsors to show support in a variety of ways

    Belle Detroit would also love to hear feedback, helpful criticism, what you’d like to read & learn about, etc.

    GET INVOLVED
    Send an e-mail to “belledetroit(at)gmail(dot)com“ detailing how you want to help.

  • Freelance Interdisciplinary Designer

    • Madalyn Knebel Design
    • Oct 2010 - Present (3 years 11 months)

    | Food & product styling for The Granola Tree of Brighton, MI
    | Logo design & catchphrase refinement for K Pilates in Brighton, MI
    | Large order custom formal invitations & specialty correspondence cards

  • Graphic Designer

    • Crain's Detroit Business
    • Jul 2013 - Mar 2014 (8 months)

    | Compose web & print graphics while adhering to brand style guidelines
    | Layout presentations for webinars & large-scale special events
    | Manage e-newsletter design, including pulling database content

  • Leasing Agent

    • JS Dean & Associates
    • Apr 2013 - Sep 2013 (5 months)

    | Produce social media, website, & other promotional content
    | Conduct clerical duties - from lease preparation to accounts receivable
    | Brainstorm & execute services & procedure methods for residents & staff

  • Senior Student Ambassador

    • College for Creative Studies - Admissions Office
    • Sep 2011 - Dec 2012 (1 year 3 months)

    | Assisted the Administrative Assistant including handling sensitive documents
    | Developed receptionist manual & Student Ambassador handbook
    | Created content & monitored social media such as Facebook & Pinterest

  • Receptionist

    • Woodbrook Painting & Powerwashing
    • Apr 2011 - Aug 2011 (4 months)

    | Organized office & computer files allowing for easier access
    | Scheduled appointments & created client portfolios for new customers
    | Introduced company to social media networking such as Twitter

  • Student Ambassador

    • Lawrence Technological University - Admissions Office
    • Aug 2008 - Oct 2009 (1 year 2 months)

    | Managed multi-line phone system & scheduled appointments
    | Supervised mass mailings & logged student information
    | Conducted campus tours & welcome events for prospective students

Education

  • College for Creative Studies

    • Product Design
    • 2011 - 2012

    | Focus on Product/Industrial Design, Furniture, Lighting, & Sustainable Design

  • Lawrence Technological University

    • Architecture
    • 2007 - 2010

    | Focus on Interior Design, Sustainable Design, Photography, & Graphic Design | Secretary of Electoral Board for Delta Tau Sigma 2009-2010 | Secretary of Electoral Board for Student Government 2009-2010 | Public Relations Chair of Delta Tau Sigma 2008-2009 | AIAS Member 2007-2008

Specialties

Affiliations

AIAS, Delta Tau Sigma, Lawrence Technological University Student Government

Awards

2012 Finalist of Challenge Detroit, Fall 2011 Honors project at CCS, Published film photograph in the Spring 2011 PRISM Artist Guild Publication, Published digital photograph on the cover of New Identity Magazine in Fall 2010, Published digital photograph on Washington D.C. Schmap Guide, Invitation to join Alpha Sigma Pi Leadership...
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