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Sara Sowles

Freelance Book Designer & Comic Artist

Location:Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
2 Skills
2014-Present The Wave of Savings
Proofreader & Graphic Design Assistant [Grand Rapids.MI]
•Proofread and correct errors in all publications. Bi-Monthly publication plus mobile app.
•Create and correct ads to client and Sales Rep specifications.

2009-Present Killustration Studios & Freelance Work
Owner/Artist [Grand Rapids.MI]
•Assist in artwork creation •Invoice clients and handle all company accounting and business operations.
•Handle all graphic design and layout elements including logo design and comic book lettering.

2013-2014 Fusionary Media
Marketing & Sales • Michigan Micro Caps [Grand Rapids.MI]
•Manage and seek advertising accounts. •Curate brewery listings and multiple social media outlets.
•Plan marketing and advertising for app, follow through; often appearing at trade shows/festivals.

2011-2013 Stafford Media Solutions
Marketing Consultant • Daily News/Buzz Publications/The Gazette [Greenville.MI]
•Manage large sales territory • Vertically grow client accounts. Daily publication plus.
•Work closely with creative dept. and clients to create successful and attractive ad campaigns.
Circulation Marketing Lead/Interactive & Niche Pubs Specialist [Greenville.MI]
•Circulation Marketing, created new ad campaign and marketing materials for Circulation Department.
•Worked on niche pubs/special sections with reps to create new media and interactive robust campaigns.
Marketing Consultant • Rockford Independent [Rockford.MI]
•Track Client interactions, prospect, and grow sales territory. Weekly publication and specials

2009-2011 Bounce Party
Promotions and Marketing [Kentwood.MI]
•Handled public contact, creation of all marketing materials including print and billboard advertising.
•Planned, marketed and managed public and private events at facility

2008-2010 Health Motion Physical Therapy
Promotions and Bulk Mailing Agent [Kentwood.MI]
•Design and print posters, postcards, newsletter, etc. for company promotion. •Handle Bulk Mailings

2013 KCAD Continuing Studies • InDesign
2001-2007 Kendall College of Art and Design
B.F.A: Illustration • Minor in Photography • Academic Honors • Photography Club Treasurer
Other areas of study: Sculpture, Art Education, Graphic Design, Digital Illustration, Fashion

Mac & PC • Adobe PS, AI, IND • MS Office • Google Platforms • Facebook • Twitter • Instagram & More • Wardrobe Assistant on a Feature Film • Multiple Positions in Framing • Customer Service Expert • Seasonal Costume Consultant • Sign Shop Internship • One Year of Interior Design Courses
Skills (2) Rating
Book Design
Comic Art