I graphic design

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“Design is everywhere. Our modern world has made design aficionados of us all. It's no longer enough to have a good product, it must be a good-looking product, and it's no longer enough to have good words, they must be good-looking words.”

Images, colors, typography and layouts enhance our stories. They entice us and guide us as we interact with more and more complex ideas and environments. I enjoy making the complicated clear and creating roadmaps for fellow travelers.

I love visual puzzles. I enjoy finding solutions to presentational problems. I geek out on visually presenting a story, creating a path to follow from beginning to end. There is magic in the process and people feel it. As much as I love the challenge and the journey, it's the smiles on my clients' faces that is most rewarding.

Skills

Graphic Design

  • concept to launch
  • creative briefs
  • research, brainstorming
  • sketches, wireframing, mockups
  • development of story & brand
  • curating & creating design elements
  • a bit of illustration & photography

Digital & Print
Production for

  • publishing
  • marketing & social media
  • web, email, UI design
  • a bit of copywriting & editing

Tools

  • Adobe CC (PS, AI, ID, DW, Acrobat)
  • Microsoft Word, Powerpoint
  • Apple Pages, Keynote, iBook Author
  • HTML, CSS and a bit of jQuery
  • Wordpress + plug-ins, jotform

Education

Front Range
Community College

Multimedia Graphic Design
Certificate Completed: 2013

Certificate in Multimedia Graphic Design The MGD program emphasizes fundamental graphic design principles, competency with Adobe Design Suite, and strong coding skills for web design

Naropa University

Interdisciplinary Studies – 1997-1999

Interdisciplinary Studies in Creative Process, Psychology, Cultural Studies and Contemplative Practices with a President's Leadership Scholarship

Florida State University

Bachelors in Music – Graduated: 1995

BA Music and Minor in Cultural Anthropology and Dance with a 4-year State Merit Scholarship

Experience

Campus Publishers

Boulder, CO USA : 2015 - Current

Graphic Designer | Prepress Manager
Design print ads and editorial content, and Preflight all press-ready pdf files for multiple university visitor guide publications; design online and mobile ads,email banners, and conference banners

Social Transformation Project
& Robert Gass

Boulder, CO : 2010 - Current

Graphic design for: web, emails, postcards, flyers, and training manuals; formatting and proofreading articles; survey reports, dia­grams and infographics; and PowerPoint presentations

Graphic Design | Web Design

Boulder, CO USA : 2002 - 2015

A variety of design for small businesses such as: marketing collateral, WordPress websites, MailChimp set up and email templates, Keynote and PowerPoint presen­tations, branding, desktop publishing, and business documentation

Contact

Let's talk! I'd love to help with your next project.

Contact Info

Lafayette, CO

design [at] dawnshuck.com

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