Kristina Franks

Freelance Graphic Designer & Website Designer

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Location:Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/kristinafranks
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Kristina Franks
graphic & web designer
krwestberg@gmail.com
763–639–4876
upnawaydesign.com

Professional Summary

Qualified professional with 3 years of creative experience in creating and developing collateral materials, illustrations, websites, and logos for print or web. Additional skills also include editing photo images, and EPS/vector files for final output. My previous experience in delivering strong customer service to clients has also ensured satisfaction and repeat business.

Education

Bachelor of Fine Art Degree
Concentration in Graphic Design
University of Wisconsin Stout, Menomonie, WI
GPA: 3.05

Relevant Coursework

Advertising, publication, illustration, web site production, identity, signage, packaging, letterform, painting, screen-printing, computer imagery, and photography.

Technical Skills

- Adobe Creative Suite CS6
- CorelDraw X6
- Concept development
- Digital file preperation
- Dream Weaver
- WordPress
- HTML & CSS
- MS Office
- Mac & PC operating systems

Experience

Production Associate
EmbroidMe, Eden Prairie, MN (March 2010—December 2012)
Answered phone calls, managed facility, computer file scanning and imaging creation, also delivered quality client artwork, met with clients, and prepared digital files for final project production using commercial techniques such as, screen printing, embroidery, vinyl and twill.

Graphic Design Intern
Quayside Publishing Group, Minneapolis, MN (June 2009—August 2009)
Created work involving book cover design and layout
design compilations that most cases consisted of 50
pages or more. Text editing, photo corrections and
manipulations were also performed.

Graphic Design Intern
HDI Harmon Design Inc., Mahtomedi, MN (May 2009—June 2009)
Executed a full out flash website and completed other
web related graphic design work. Hand coded CSS
and HTML languages.

Graphic Designer and Teacher Aide
UW–Stout Biology Department, Menomonie, WI (January 2009—May 2009)
Developed logo identity and web layout concepts
to help promote Biology department research.
The main focus to attention was in making a web site containing
an organization that could effectively present different
categories of research content.

Freelance Designer
Graphic & Web Design, Minneapolis, MN (February 2010–Present)
Manage a variety of client projects ranging from website design, brochure creation, to logo design and illustration. My portfolio of work is well rounded and also create personal
portfolio pieces

Volunteering

Committee Member
AIGA Emerging Designers, Minneapolis, MN (May 2010—September 2011)
Collaborate with peers on ideas and events that support AIGA
Minnesota chapter Emerging Designers.

Service Desk Assistant
MIA, Minneapolis, MN (May 2008—January 2009)
Addressed visitor needs by answering questions and taking phone calls.

Memberships

UW-Stout Alumni Chapter Member (2009—Present)
American Institute for Graphic Arts (AIGA) (2008—Present)

Achievements

Stout Student Association diversity poster winner (2009) Recyclable Art competition winner (2008),Deans Gallery Exhibitor (2007)

* References are available upon request.
Skills (2) Rating
Graphic Design
Website Design