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  • Katie Scully

    Art Director and Designer

    Chicago, IL

Katie Scully is a creative nerd who does ethical work, makes lasting things, and is currently looking for full-time and contract work in Chicago and Philadelphia. Specialties: art direction, print design, responsive web design, HTML 5, CSS3, Wordpress design, development and deployment, jQuery, light JavaScript and PHP, Adobe-everything, photography. Herding cats.

Work Samples

  • Photography for Chicagoist

  • EuroFurniture brochure

  • KinetiZine logo

Work History

  • Freelance Art Director and Graphic Designer

    • Self-Employed Freelancer
    • Chicago, IL
    • Aug 2014 - Present (3 years 3 months)

    Freelance art direction, responsive web design/development, WordPress design/development, print design/development, and copywriting.

  • Graphic and Web Designer

    Responsible for migrating the college’s website from CoreDNA to Wordpress. Built custom Wordpress tools for managing faculty and course catalog online. Designed and coded responsive emails and landing pages within Hubspot. Responsible for all of the college’s print collateral and signage for students and internal use (from conceptualization to press). Managed a variety of vendor relationships.

  • Graphic Designer

    Design and production for trade show display, print, and advertising collateral. Book design, typesetting, prepress, and production. Data visualization for quarterly reports. Responsive email and landing page design. Primary client: Canon Solutions America

  • Art Director

    • Killian Branding
    • Chicago, IL
    • Dec 2004 - Apr 2014 (9 years 4 months)

    Art direction, company naming, branding, print design/production, advertising design/direction/production, traditional and responsive web design, front-end web development, SEO, WordPress development, email design/campaign management, photography, illustration, proofreading, occasional copywriting, last-resort tech support, and bearer of ice-cream sandwiches. Clients: Peapod, U.S. Foodservice, CNN Accent Health, U.S. Waterproofing, DePaul University Graduate School of Business, Hermitage Art, Hill & Valley Desserts, Child’s Voice, EuroFurniture, Family Credit Management, Grippo & Elden, IHC Construction Companies, North Shore Pediatric Therapy.

  • Graphic Designer & Front-End Web Developer

    • Screen Dreamer
    • Cherry Hill, NJ
    • Sep 2004 - Dec 2004 (3 months)

    Website design and development for real estate and mortgage sector. MLS integration with websites. Advertising design and production for print.

  • Graphic Designer & Front-End Web Developer

    • Software Technologies Laboratory
    • Blacksburg, VA
    • May 2002 - Aug 2004 (2 years 3 months)

    Web design, front-end development and light back-end development for various groups within the U.S. Department of Energy and D.O.D. Print collateral design and production. Internal promotional marketing materials (print and interactive).

  • Flash/Authorware Developer

    • Classmate Software Inc.
    • Blacksburg, VA
    • Jan 2002 - Aug 2004 (2 years 7 months)

    Flash/Authorware development for educational software.

  • Graphic Designer

    • Architecture and Urban Design Associates
    • Blacksburg, VA
    • Jan 2004 - Feb 2004 (1 month)

    Branding and identity.

  • Research Assistant Intern

    • Optical Image Processing Laboratory, Virginia Tech
    • Blacksburg, VA
    • May 2000 - Aug 2000 (3 months)

    Research assistance with holography and Fourier optics.


  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

    • BA Visual Communications
    • 1999 - 2004