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
MY KNOWLEDGE LEVEL IN GRAPHIC DESIGN
Sketches • Composition • Layout • Grid • Aesthetics • Typography • Color Theory • Print Design • Branding • Illustration
Digital Content Creation • Patterns • Animation • Deck Design • Photo Editing
InDesign • Illustrator • Photoshop • Acrobat Pro • After Effects • Fresco • Spark • Procreate • Google Suite
Creativity • Art Direction • Communication • Design Research • Design Critique • Attention to Detail • Meet Deadlines
Critical Thinking • Great Eye for Design • Excel in Teamwork • Marketing and Advertising Knowledge
MY LATEST WORK
JULY 2020 - FEB 2021
DEAF & HARD OF HEARING GAMERS
Stream Team on Twitch
2005 - PRESENT
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
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
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
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.
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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