Nicole Smith

Freelance Graphic Designer & Branding Freelancer

Location:Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
2 Skills
Seeking a position as a Graphic Designer in an innovative organization. Aspire to gain further development as well as learn and grow as a designer while working with a creative and dynamic group of graphic design professionals.

Bachelor of Liberal Arts, Graphic Design,
April 2005 – Flagler College, St. Augustine, Fl

Freelance Graphic Designer 05/05 to current Nicole D. Smith Design, Multiple Locations
* Highlighted Specific Projects:
• Conceptualized/designed promotional/marketing e-mails for Kind Coffee.
• Conceptualized/designed wedding-thank you postcards for Nicole Caven.
• Designed logo as well as advertising and promotional pieces for Ed’s
Cantina, a local restaurant.
• Designed logo for Little Big House LLC, a local construction company.
• Conceptualized/designed campaign for 2007 Jacksonville (FL) Film Festival
including posters, postcards and separate holiday campaign.
• Photography for Ruggeri Construction, Inc brochure.
• Conceptualized/designed advertising campaign and volunteer books
for Southeastern Flower Show.

Operations Manager/Graphic Designer 03/08 to 03/11
Kind Coffee LLC, Estes Park, CO
Managed day to day business including completing customer orders from start to finish, responding to e-mails/phone calls and filling orders for retail and wholesale accounts. Became proficient in roasting coffee as well as ground, packed and shipped coffee for distribution. Designed/conceptualized promotional marketing and advertising for seasonal sales, in store promotions and general
information distribution including swag, e-mail promotions and advertisements. Developed and maintained web site with new and current information and sales.

Barista 04/07 to 03/08
Kind Coffee LLC, Estes Park, CO
Served and prepared food and beverages for customer consumption. Preformed opening and/or closing procedures as well as kept a balanced drawer. Maintained a clean, friendly and efficient store while assisting co-workers in day to day tasks.

Digital Production Specialist 08/05 to 01/07
Robin Shepherd Group, Jacksonville, FL
Prepared digital files for print in a fast paced, deadline oriented environment where efficiency and attention to detail as well as focus on quality are critical. Worked with a team of various professional personalities in high stress situations in which implementing solutions with or with out assistance was necessary. Gained industry knowledge of pre-press file preparation, delivery, and archiving.

Internship 09/04 to 01/05
Robin Shepherd Group, Jacksonville, FL
Gained hands on knowledge of advertising environment as well as trained
specifically in production for a period of one month exclusively. Worked with art directors and the production department in conceptualization, preparing files, image searches, and converting files for client review.

Adobe Indesign Adobe Photoshop Adobe Illustrator
Quark Xpress MS Word MS Works

Deans List, Fall 2003 AIGA Member Fall 2004-2008
Skills (2) Rating
Graphic Design