Carrie Kirkpatrick

Freelance Graphic Designer & Stationery Designer

Location:San Jose, California, United States
2 Skills
Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, California
Bachelor of Arts, 2009
Art History Major, Studio Art Minor (focus on graphic design/computer imaging)

Designer, Out of the Envelope, Los Gatos, California June 2011 - present
- Managed roughly 4 large projects per month and 10-20 small projects per week
- Designed and implemented new order forms to make designer work and communication more efficient and consistent
- Created original designs and copy that were used by numerous customers
- Completely owned custom orders from concept to print
- Worked with high profile clients and international brands, such as local professional sports teams and organizations
- Calculated price estimates and final invoices successfully for orders upwards of $4,000

Camping/Climbing/Action Sports Sales Specialist, REI, Saratoga, California April 2010 - June 2011
- Helped customers make educated decisions about buying products and gear specific to his/her activity
Proactive learning and understanding of new products and technologies implemented by featured brands
Provided timely service to customers in three departments
Collaborated with clients in order to find what they need within a given budget
Excellent understanding of custom, in-house inventory application

Museum Experience & Education Department Intern, San Jose Museum of Art January 2010 - October 2010
- Researched and developed Teacher Educator Packets for 2009-2010 Wayne Thiebaud Exhibit
- Took initiative to learn, apply, and transition department to new software and technologies, such as Adobe InDesign
- Integral part of team that hosted private Museum events

Children’s Fine Art Department Intern, Palo Alto Art Center, California July 2009 - May 2010
- Designed the Children’s Fine Art Program Flyers from concept to final printing
- Aided art instructors by designing classroom material and preparations for 100 children per week for various art classes and camps
- Successfully restructured department materials storage system and check in/out procedures
Simultaneously aided multiple supervisors with administrative assignments

Administrative Assistant, Kirkpatrick Architects, Bainbridge Island, Washington 2000 - 2005
Played significant administrative and creative roles in a small-business office setting
Reported directly to CEO and CFO
Interacted with clients in a professional manner
Managed all incoming calls, faxes, reprographics, and deliveries/post

“Eyes on the Sixties”
- Worked with team to write all museum display text
- Communicated with collection donors to ensure donor interests match museum intent
Published in “Eyes on the Sixties” art exhibition catalogue for de Saisset Museum

“Wayne Thiebaud Educator Packet”
- Collaborated with Director of Education and Manager of Youth/Family Audiences to determine content
Took sole leadership of design process from concept to publication
Packet included as part of a recent San Jose Museum of Art Education Grant

2002 - Academic All-State Champion
2003 - Honorable Mention in Washington State Photography Competition
2005 - WIAA 3A Team Gymnastics State Champion
2004/2005 - National Honors Society President
2004/2005 - Gymnastics Team Captain
2007/2008 - Women’s Club Sport Team with Highest GPA (Ultimate Frisbee)
2008/2009 - Ultimate Frisbee Team Captain

Proficient in both Windows/Microsoft Office and Mac OSX platforms
Completed multiple commercial projects using Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop
- Familiar with QuarkXPress and Dreamweaver
High quality photographic experience using digital and manual SLR cameras (Canon, Nikon, Olympus)
Able to type 60 wpm
Skills (2) Rating
Graphic Design
Stationery Design