Hello and welcome to KK Design!

My name is Kristin Knoerlein, I've been working as a professional, full time designer since February 2004 (almost 10 years for those that don't feel like counting). In that time, I've worked on all types of projects and learned many different skill sets... such as: production, sign design, print, direct mail, package design, web design, content management systems, html email blasts, youtube channel development, design trainer, project management and even running my own design business. In that time, I've realized first how lucky I am to be able to do what I love and make a living. Second, I've learned that design is much more than making attractive or stylish materials. Ultimately each client has a desired idea, image or message which they strive to effectively communicate. Creating a solution to each individual's design project in a creative and unique manner is my goal. I want the audience to come back for a second look and engage them in a personal way.

In addition to my work, I'm currently attending University Baltimore where I'm working towards a Master of Fine Art (MFA) in Integrated Design. I use a combination of my previous experience and my new found classroom knowledge to better serve my current and future clients and employers.

Thanks for stopping by and if you have any questions, leave us a message or a drawing!

~KK Design LLC~

Resume


Work Experience

KK Design LLC - June 2004 to Present
Title - Proprietor / Creative Director
Job Description - Running design business, working with clients to meet their print, web and video design needs | Business Consulting | Creative Marketing Solutions

University Baltimore - September 2012 to Present
Title - Graduate Assistant & Adjunct Professor
Job Description - Assisting Students in the Digital Design Studio | assist with design and software questions | Running 2 laser printers and 1 large format inkjet printer | Running the cash register and making drops to the University | Taught undergrad class: CMAT 211 - Publishing class the Fall 2013 semester

Simple Information - August 2011 to August 2012
Title - Private Contractor - Web Designer / Graphic Design Ninja
Job Description - Content Management Systems: Wordpress | Joomla | Drupal | Setting up local servers | Small amount of PHP and Javascript Work | Facebook Like Buttons

Full Potential Marketing - October 2007 to June 2011
Title - Creative Director / Graphic Designer
Job Description - Creation of Identity | Branding | Marketing and Advertising Campaigns for Multiple Consumer Based Events in Maryland and DC | Organize Advertising Schedules | Design, Build and Manage Multiple Event Websites | Design and Manage Print Advertising Campaigns | Design and Write HTML Code for all Email Marketing Campaigns | Print Sales Packages | Exhibitor Information Kits | Creation of all Direct Mail Materials | Directional and Advertising Signage | Managing Hired Employees at each event

Minute Man Press - June 2007 to October 2007
Title - Graphic Designer / Pre-Press Artist
Job Description - Customer Consultations | Creative Design of New Print Jobs | Updating Existing Orders for Print | Proofing Fellow Artists’ Work | Ordering Paper | Printing Plates

Solo Cup Company - December 2005 to June 2007
Title - Graphic Designer / Digital Pre-Press Artist
Job Description - Package Design | Commercial Cup Design | Creative Expressions Group (the only artist to be cross trained across all 3 departments to date) | Color Separation Specialist | DCS2 Abilities | Manual Trapping | Pre-Flight Department | Process Improvement Team Leader | Creating Pantone Accurate Mock-Ups and Booklets for Clients
Clients - Blue Bell Ice Cream | Hershey’s Ice Cream | Bareman’s Yogurt | 7up | McDonald’s | Panda Express | Eastern Shore Stock Cup used today.

Fastsigns - February 2004 to December 2005
Title - Sole In-House Graphic Designer / Head Trainer
Job Description - Taking Customer Concepts and Translating them into Signs | Fast Pace Deadlines | Ordering Materials | Equipment - Gerber enVision Plotter, Edge2 Printer, Mimaki

Skills

Efficient on both Mac and PC | Solid Comprehension of Design Concepts and Color Theory | Project Management | Identity Design | Print Design | Web Design | Wordpress | Joomla | Drupal | JQuery | Javascript | Social Media Branding | Package Design | Photography | Illustration | Fine Art | Vehicle Graphics | Directional and Advertising Signage | Tradeshow Display | File Management | Advertising Schedule Maintenance | Youtube Channel Development | Video Filming | Video Direction and Production | Video Editing with Final Cut Pro X | Demonstrated History of Consistent Performance | Ability to Learn New Design Software and Technique | Proven Experience Working Effectively in Team or Independently

Software

Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe In Design, Dreamweaver, Flash, Fireworks, Acrobat Professional, Corel Draw, Composer, Archival Software, After Effects, QuarkXpress, Microsoft Office, FTP Clients, Various Email Blast Software

Education

University Baltimore - MFA Integrated Design - Fall 2010 to Present
Towson University - BS Graphic Design | December 2003
Graduated with Honors

References

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