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Hello! I'm Kess

I'm passionate and ambitious about what I do. I love learning new design styes and want to try a little bit of everything. I started studying Graphic design at Maryville University, then learned about the wonderful challenges of Interactive design. I graduated from Maryville in May of 2018 with a BFA in Interactive design. I have done web design, graphic design, app design, game design, packaging design, magazine and layout design and much more. 

Recipient of the Maryville University 2018 Interactive Designer of the Year

Recognizes an outstanding graduating senior in the BFA Interactive Design Program for excellence, growth and achievement in the field of Interactive Design.

WORK EXPERIENCE

Kess.jpg

Hello! I'm Kess

I'm passionate and ambitious about design. My previous work involves everything from graphic and interactive design to game design and gamification. I started studying Graphic design at Maryville University, and quickly found the gratifying challenge of interactive design. I graduated from Maryville in May of 2018 with a BFA in Interactive Design with a focus in Game Design. I love learning new design styes and want to try a little bit of everything. My portfolio has a wide range of items, including web design, graphic design, app design, game design, packaging design, magazine and layout design and much more.

Recipient of the Maryville University 2018 Interactive Designer of the Year

Recognizes an outstanding graduating senior in the BFA Interactive Design Program for excellence, growth and achievement in the field of Interactive Design.

BUILD-A-BEAR

October 2018 - Current

Digital Graphic Designer

Create digital assets for social, web and email campaigns. Social platforms include: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest. Create animations for social media and emails. Code emails using Dreamweaver and test emails. Work within creative briefs for partner work. Attend weekly creative reviews to present works and attend team meetings to communicate ideas and workflow.

BIGWIDESKY

Graphic/Interactive design intern

February 2018 - October 2018

Graphic support for full-service marketing, design futures and organizational strategy agency. Conceptualize, illustrate and produce animated type, graphics, icons and infographics for a number of videos, blogs and interactive projects. Create logo-build animations and titles for client videos. Create 3D tracking animations for corporate videos. Design and produce social media ads, postcard designs, PowerPoints, reports, proposal decks, posters, print ads and other marketing materials for the agency and its clients. Assisted with custom coding blog themes with HTML and CSS. Photoshop images for use in blogs and print materials. Create InDesign templates for emails and reports. Create EventBrite invitations. Participate in digital strategy/UX/UI strategy sessions. Participate in client project strategy and kick off meetings. Participate in agency organizational workshops.

MARYVILLE UNIVERSITY

November 2015 ­– August 2017

Graphic Designer Work Study

Created event identities and graphic printed works for the Martin May Gallery.  Provided printing for student work on an Epson Stylus Pro 9900. Scanned materials per faculty request, and maintained technical updates and studio upkeep. Communicated with students as well as teaching them adobe programs. 

MARYVILLE UNIVERSITY

Spring 2017 & Spring 2018 

Graphic Designer

Worked with Business Communications students and non-art faculty to teach Adobe programs such as: Illustrator, Indesign, Photoshop and Bridge. Worked effectively with students whose first language was not English.

MARYVILLE UNIVERSITY

Spring 2017 & Spring 2018 

Graphic Designer

Worked with the Maryville Wrestling coaches to design and create their yearly magazine of achievements and experiences as a team throughout the year. Primarily worked in Photoshop and InDesign to create a 150-page magazine.

MARYVILLE UNIVERSITY

Summer 2016

Summer Teaching Assistant

Helped high school students experience college classes for two weeks. Assisted in teaching students Adobe programs and photography as well as printed their projects for their student show on the last day.

FEATURED PROJECTS

I want to create experiences for others. I hope to inspire others the way I have been inspired my whole life.

GET IN TOUCH

Interested in learning more about me, my work or how we can collaborate on an upcoming project? Feel free to reach out anytime, I would be more than happy to chat.

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