Katherine Gu

  • Senior Graphic Designer
  • Fountain Valley, California, United States
  • Design

Previous positions

  • Graphic Designer at Discount Dance LLC
  • Visual Associate at Restoration Hardware

Education

University of California, Irvine, Bachelor of Arts (BA), Fine and Studio Arts

Background

Summary

I’m an illustrator and graphic designer based in Orange County. My style is upscale, clean, and modern. I’m into fashion, arts, video games, cars, and my cats.

Experience

  • Senior Graphic Designer

    Discount Dance LLC

    January 2017 – Present(2 years 9 months)Anaheim, California

  • Graphic Designer

    Freelance

    July 2011 – Present(8 years 3 months)Anaheim, CA

    – Created custom graphics for web, print, logos, and business cards – Designed large-scale banners – Revamped outdated marketing materials for clientele

  • Graphic Designer

    Discount Dance LLC

    February 2014 – December 2016(2 years 10 months)Anaheim, CA

    – Created ads, emailers, social media artwork, print mailers, and web banners – Utilized layout design skills and knowledge of typography to create compelling spreads for print catalogs – Developed new magazine app via Mag+ and established all visual direction and aesthetics – Performed basic Photoshop retouching and enhancements

  • Visual Associate

    Restoration Hardware

    November 2013 – February 2014(3 months)Westlake Village, CA

  • Merchandise Presentation Supervisor

    Banana Republic

    September 2012 – October 2013(1 year 1 month)Thousand Oaks

    – Ensured visual excellence of product displays throughout the store – Merchandised according to concept book, business trends, and sell-through – Performed leadership duties and service-based selling – Trained and developed new team members in the operations, visual aspects, and product knowledge of the store

  • Office Assistant

    Fora Care Inc.

    February 2012 – June 2012(4 months)Newbury Park

    – Assisted in various office work, booked flights and hotels for sales reps – Partnered with US and Taiwans’s graphic design team to make powerpoints and edit graphs, layouts of pages, box designs, and tradeshow banners

    Recommendations (1)
  • Assistant Graphic Designer

    Fun-Raising School Gear

    July 2011 – January 2012(6 months)Westlake Village, CA

    – Designed trendy spirit wear for schools, small businesses, and various fund-raising events – Created flyers and catalogs to showcase different designs, fits, and prices

Education

  • University of California, Irvine

    Bachelor of Arts (BA), Fine and Studio Arts

    2006 – 2010

    Activities and Societies

    Minor in Digital Art Minor in Art History

  • Moorpark College

    Fall 2010: – Graphic Design I – Intro to Computer Graphics Spring 2011: – Game Design – Graphic Design II – Interactive Design – Typography Fall 2011: – Web Design – Game Prototyping

Languages

  • Mandarin

    Limited working proficiency

Skills & Expertise

  • Layout
  • Sketching
  • Brochures
  • Graphic Design
  • Banners
  • Illustrator
  • Fashion
  • Illustration
  • Posters
  • Poster Design
  • Photography
  • Art Direction
  • Graphics
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Stationery
  • Logo Design
  • Flyers
  • Calligraphy
  • Mac
  • Invitations
  • Corporate Identity
  • Adobe Acrobat
  • InDesign
  • Page Layout
  • Photoshop
  • Image Editing
  • Apparel
  • Painting
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Merchandising
  • Image Manipulation
  • Typography
  • Business Cards