EDUCATION

Northern Illinois University

BFA, Visual Communication

May 2018

College of DuPage

AAS, Graphic Design

May 2014

EXPERIENCE

Graphic Designer - Vetnique Labs - Naperville, IL

2018 - present

  • Design and update company materials such as product labels and packaging, brochures, sell sheets, print ads, and web collateral
  • Maintain and update multiple Shopify websites
  • Created Graphical Standards, Improving brand identity by applying design principles, typography, color theory, and composition to materials

Freelance - Cityview Church - Elmhurst, IL

2015 - present

  • Develop concepts and design for weekend sermons
  • Work independently and remotely
  • Meet deadlines consistently

Barista - Starbucks - Lisle, IL

2017 - 2018

  • Developed connections with customers
  • Maintained a calm demeanor during periods of high volume, stress, and unusual events
  • Crafted high-quality beverages.
  • Worked as part of a team to achieve financial goals.

Graphic Designer - Microprint - Romeoville, IL

2014 - 2015

  • Multi-tasked and juggled projects
  • Planned production for presses, printers and high-speed multifunction copiers
  • Assisted with operating machinery when necessary

Graphic Designer - The UPS Store - Lisle, IL

2012 - 2013

  • Worked with a variety of clients, each with different goals and created designs based on their individual needs
  • Assisted with packing and shipping and duties

SKILLS

Adobe Creative Suite

Pre-Press

Illustration

Wordpress

HTML & CSS

Other

AIGA Member

2012 - 2017

Deans List

NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERISITY

2015 -2016

© 2017 Kristin Patel.

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