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GRAPHIC DESIGNER

MCKENNA
FELLOWS
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about me

Thank you for visiting my portfolio! I am an experienced graphic designer from Raleigh, North Carolina. I graduated from the NC State College of Design, where I double-minored in Graphic Communications and Art + Design.

I am a huge nerd, gamer, crazy cat lady, and sports enthusiast. I'm always prepared for any Star Wars trivia, video games with friends, sharing adorable pet photos, and manning the goal in a pick up hockey game.

In 2020 I started my own prop replica business, KM Creations, where I work with 3D printing, casting resins and silicones, sewing, embroidery, prosthetics, and more! I created a website and Instagram account for this business that I manage day-to-day.

EDUCATION

B.A. Degree in Graphic Design

Minor in Art + Design
Minor in Graphic Communications

North Carolina State University 2012 -2015

NCSU College of Design
NCSU College of Education

Graduated Magna Cum Laude
Dean's List Fall 2012 - Fall 2015
Member of the NC State University Scholar’s Program

“Pursued opportunities for personal and cultural development, engaged in activities to promote civic and global engagement, achieved academic excellence, and demonstrated a commitment to advanced academic inquiry through participation in this program for high-achieving students.”

 

International Experience

Studied abroad at the Prague Institute in the Czech Republic in Summer 2014. Was nominated for and participated in the People2People Student Ambassador Program. Traveled to England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales in 2009 as a Student Representative.

PROFESSIONAL 
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PROFESSIONAL SKILLS

MY KNOWLEDGE IN SOFTWARE

Adobe Creative Suite

PHOTOSHOP

ILLUSTRATOR

INDESIGN

Motion & Video

AFTER EFFECTS

PREMIERE

CHARACTER ANIMATOR

Miscellaneous

ADOBE XD

LIGHTROOM

DIMENSION

DREAMWEAVER

Additional Software

Experience with Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook
Working knowledge of Fram.io, Adobe CC Bridge, Wordpress, GoogleSites, Weebly, Wix, Solidworks, FormZ

Other Skills

UX/UI, presentations, motion graphics, photo editing, photo compositing, print collateral, social media templates, video editing, photography, iconography, illustration, retail displays, website design, email marketing, brand identity

Social Media

Facebook, Instagram, Twitter (X), Pinterest, LinkedIn, YouTube, Snapchat, Tumblr

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EXPERIENCE

LEARNING BY DOING

Self Employed

KM Creations & The Other Edge

2020 - Present

Owner, Prop Master, and Designer at KM Creations, my prop replica business. Curates and manages the online website and shop pages, social media pages, creates print collateral, and creates the props. Splits time with previous studio, The Other Edge, returning as a part-time graphic designer.

Senior Graphic Designer

UFC Gym Corporate

2019 - 2020

Design brand identity materials for print and web, including but not limited to manuals, catalogs, infographics, posters, sales collateral, and promotional items. Assist the videographer/photographer at video and photoshoots when necessary.

Freelance Designer

House of Sillage & UFC Gym

2018 - 2019

Developed graphic elements for various web, print and multimedia formats, including campaigns, concepts, social media posts, banner ads, tradeshow materials, website content, catalogues, posters, etc. UFC contract turned into full time.

Graphic Designer

ALPHA Marketing

2016 - 2017 

Produced visual material for product launches, print ads, collateral, promotions, trade shows, events, direct mail, email direct mail, packaging, online, social media, and interactive campaigns. Developed creative elements and visual concepts that were integrated into print, presentations, video, web, or multimedia programs.

Graphic Designer

SurveyMe

2017 - 2018

Designed UX and UI for SurveyMe's website, mobile application and social media. Translated needs from marketing teammates into functional, high-converting designs for email. Created templates, web banners, blogs, infographics, eBooks, social media posts and landing pages. 

Part Time Graphic Designer

The Other Edge Design Studio

2014 - 2016

Assisted with a wide range of projects for multiple global clients. Projects included rebranding campaigns, web design, video editing, and document layouts. Worked with TOE during classes at NC State Univeristy.

Production/Design Intern

Gale Force Media/CanesVision

2012 - 2013

Created digital graphics for the “jumbo-tron” for the NHL’s Carolina Hurricanes hockey team and NCSU Basketball displayed at PNC Arena. Also designed jumbo-tron assests for NCSU’s Football. Worked with CanesVision during classes at NC State University. 

Graphic Design Intern

Angela Miller Creative

2011 - 2012

Internship as part of high school early release program. Was able to leave campus one period early to intern. Assisted with branding, digital and print layouts, logos, and various print deliverables for local businesses and charities.

FEATURED COMPANIES: WORK IN PROGRESS

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GET IN TOUCH

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919-793-4767

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