CHRISTINA

I’m a dependable self-starter with a versatile background in design and marketing. As a social extrovert, I’m always interested in learning new things. I work best in a fast-paced environment with lots of variety in assignments. Bringing enthusiasm to any team, I can easily pivot between tasks while creating efficiencies in workflow. 

I currently work as a Freelance graphic designer in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

SKILLS

Software

Adobe Indesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat, Bridge and Lightroom.

Experience coding HTML, CSS, and utilizing responsive web design and WordPress. Comfortable using Microsoft Office, Google Drive, Trello and Realtime Board.

Social Media Marketing

Experience creating content, calendar planning and deploying social media communications with Hootsuite.

Organization & Project Management

Experience with planning multi-day architectural photoshoots, as well as, managing internal marketing projects.

 

 

experience

Flad Architects

Senior Graphic Designer • 2014 – 2017
Graphic Design Consultant • 2017 – currently

Jay Westhauser Photography

Photography Assistant • 2008 – currently

Freelancer

Graphic and Web Designer • 2007 – currently

C2 Graphics Productivity Solutions

Graphic Design Contractor • 2009 – currently

Trek Bikes, Kohler Company, Kohl’s Corporate, Biz Times,
Northwestern Mutual, Equity Creative, Finn Digital

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Web Designer • 2012 – 2013

Milwaukee Repertory Theater

Marketing Coordinator • 2007 – 2008

Marx McClellan Thrun

Graphic Design Intern • 2006

Hi-Liter Graphics

Pre-Media Services Intern • 2005 – 2006

education

University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee

Degree: Bachelor of Fine Arts
Minor: Journalism / Mass Communication, Art History

Hootsuite Academy

Social Marketing Certification

C2 Graphics Productivity Solutions

HTML Standards Based Web Design

Adobe Dreamweaver

Adobe Photoshop

Lynda.com

UX Design Techniques

UX for Business

Milwaukee Portfolio School

2nd in Class

VOLUNTEERING

Islands of Brilliance

Creative Mentor • 2013 – currently

Milwaukee Artist Resource Network (MARN)

Marketing Committee • 2018 – currently

Design Like Mad

Graphic Design Volunteer • 2014

Monona Farmers’ Market

Steering Committee • 2014 – 2016

WHAT ARE PEOPLE SAYING

“Christina embodies all of the characteristics of a talented and hungry designer…she’s detail-oriented, organized, curious, committed and has a strong design portfolio while maintaining speedy and accurate production skills. Attitude matters and Christina brings an aura of spunky, smart and social where ever she lands.”

Erica Conway, Owner at C2

“The quality of work I’m seeing come out of Christina in terms of the design and requirements are some of the best I’ve ever seen. Aside from the quality of the design itself the level of detail coming from Christina is absolutely perfect. This project is set up for success.”

Jim Conigliaro, Journal Communications

“Christina has demonstrated strong design and project management skills on all tasks assigned to her. She has quickly picked up the work flow, adding to it in a positive way with clear concise designs, and a keen eye toward usability and user experience.”

Phil Kirchmeier, Design Manager for JS Digital Solutions