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MY NAME IS MELINDA. I HAVE A PASSION IN VISUAL COMMUNICATION AS A
DESIGNER & ILLUSTRATOR.
 
PRINT DESIGN IS MY MAIN SPECIALTY.

I enjoy creating Traditional and Digital work.

I have talent to create visual illustrations

for a vast array of graphic design projects.

I'm passionate about providing design solutions for a variety of clients in Advertising or Marketing.

I have extensive experience in Direct Mail Marketing utilized at QuantumDigital for 

15 years. I have a strong skill set developed

with this printing vendor.

DESIGNER & ILLUSTRATOR

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PROFESSIONAL

MY KNOWLEDGE LEVEL IN GRAPHIC DESIGN
DESIGN SKILLS

SketchesComposition LayoutGridAestheticsTypographyColor Theory Print DesignBranding Illustration

Digital Content CreationPatterns Animation  Deck Design • Photo Editing

SOFTWARE SKILLS

InDesignIllustrator Photoshop Acrobat ProAfter Effects • Fresco  Spark Procreate  Google Suite

PROCESS SKILLS

CreativityArt Direction Communication • Design ResearchDesign CritiqueAttention to Detail Meet Deadlines
Critical ThinkingGreat Eye for Design • Excel in Teamwork •
Marketing and Advertising Knowledge

 

PORTFOLIO

MY LATEST WORK

Experience

Freelancing Experience

Work Experience

JULY 2020 - FEB 2021

DEAF & HARD OF HEARING GAMERS
Stream Team on Twitch

2005 - PRESENT

QUANTUMDIGITAL.COM
Online Printing Company

Production Graphic Designer

  • Design custom templates from scratch
    for direct mail applications, including a popular real estate banner template that has generated 860+ orders to date.

     

  • Illustrate a “Thank You” postcard design, which was chosen from dozens of designer submissions  to be featured on the site.
     

  • Demonstrate attention to detail for by reviewing all design samples before publication and meticulously troubleshooting all elements of the user experience, resulting in an average of <1 client refund annually.
     

  • Provide technical assistance for clients, offering support for customization challenges and  correcting low-quality logos and imagery.

Project: Logo Rebranding

Volunteered as a staff member to rebrand the DHHG logo from a simple text logo to a custom slant-style concept to help spread deaf awareness and elevate the team’s branding.

Created new logo and visual concept from scratch, incorporating elements of ASL with an  “entertainment” feel to modernize the brand and more accurately reflect the tone of the streaming page on Twitch.

OCT - DEC 2019

1UPONCANCER
Non-profit 501(c)(3) organization

Project: Charity the Chinchilla

Commissioned to illustrate an adorable character, Charity the Chinchilla, in support of a gaming community-based organization that offers financial assistance to adults undergoing cancer treatment in the US.

Aligned final design with digital and print applications including social media graphics and t-shirt and mug designs.

 

2014 - 2019

PFLUGERVILLE ROTARY CLUB
Pflugerville, TX

Casino Night Campaign

 Hired five years in a row to design assets for a themed Casino Party event, with past themes  including Cowboy Up (2016), Sockhop (2018), and Hawaiian Luau (2019).

Crafted exciting and informational illustrations for campaign materials: flyers, posters, tickets, poker chips, banners, and an ad featured in the Pflugerville Community Impact Newspaper.

JUNE - AUG 2002

HOT PINK, INK
Ad Agency

Intern Graphic Designer

  • Self-taught motion graphics and visual effects in Adobe After Effects to produce a 30-second TV commercial for a Children’s Miracle Network charity race event.
     

  • Collaborated with a team of designers and copywriters on design for assets including catalogs, brochures, websites, and other marketing materials.

 
 
 

Hey, recruiters!

I'm currently looking for a full-time job. Please contact me for my resume, references, and to set up an interview. Thank you for your time!

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