Justin Mikkelsen

Freelance Graphic Designer & Photographer

Location:Rochester, New York, United States
2 Skills
Graphic Designer and Photographer seeks to make a positive impact using edgy, eye-catching designs in the creative industry. A tenacious and ambitious thinker. Possesses a transferrable skill-set including strong oral and written communication, excellent time management skills, and a natural leadership ability.

Adobe Creative Suite:
• Photoshop: Master user.
• Illustrator: Typographical Design, Digital Illustration
• InDesign: Page Layout, Master Pages
• Flash: Edit Actionscript 3.0, Interactive Animation
• Dreamweaver: Basic Web Design, CSS, Basic XHTML
Quark XPress: Page Layout (supplemental to Adobe InDesign)
Ability to manage multiple projects at the same time.
Photography: Digital & 35mm Film, Portraiture, Still Life, Action, Events, Products
Technical Troubleshooting: Microsoft Windows (XP, Vista, Windows 7), Mac OS X (Basic)
Microsoft Office 2003: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook
Keyboarding: 75-100 WPM

• Movie Posters: Designed two posters for “ASL,” a film in pre-production. Project ended at spec.
• (Pro-Bono Project) Developed graphics for film animatic for International Food Security Treaty as
pre-production work. Included a variety of typographical pieces.
• (Pro-Bono Project) Developed logo for Oregon Girls Youth Lacrosse Association. Ended as spec.
• Designed fully-customized web-site with a one-week deadline for Earthen Vessels Renewal. Completed client project to their satisfaction ahead of schedule.
• Designed retail website template for Netrush.com. Included jquery and javascript elements.
• Custom designed wedding projects including Flash and HTML web sites and print collateral.
• Developed PowerPoint Presentations for college orientation team at International Academy of Design and
Technology during design internship.
• Developed seasonal postcard series for returning students at International Academy of Design and
Technology during design internship.
• Developed logo and mascot illustration for Touch of Bavaria, a German-Import re-seller.
• Developed logo for Engel Tracht, a German imitation product retailer.

Design Experience
Graphic Design Intern: IADT Online (5/3/2010 – 7/10/2010)
Freelance Graphic Designer • Portland, Oregon (05/2007 - present)
Freelance Photographer • Portland, Oregon (05/2007 - present)

Work Experience
Admissions Advisor: AIU Online • Beaverton, Oregon (11/2009 –8/2010)
Customer Support: Yahoo! Inc. • Hillsboro, Oregon (9/2008 - 11/2009)
Customer Support: T-Mobile, USA • Salem, Oregon (7/2007 - 9/2008)

Memberships & Awards
AIGA Associate Member
JD Power & Associates Award for Customer Service Excellence achieved while working at T-Mobile, USA

Bachelor of Fine Arts: Graphic Design • IADT Online Completed July 2010
Philosophy Major: 2005 - 2007 • Mount Angel Seminary, St. Benedict, Oregon
Music Major, Photography Minor: 2002-2005 • Pacific University, Forest Grove, Oregon
Skills (2) Rating
Graphic Design