Kelsey Vest

  • Freelance Graphic Designer
  • Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Graphic Design

Previous positions

  • Freelance Graphic Designer at Matte Black: Brand Marketing & Creative
  • Lead Graphic Designer at Thirst Project

Education

James Madison University, B.F.A. and B.A., Graphic Design, English

Background

Summary

Experienced Freelance Graphic Designer with a demonstrated history of working in the graphic design industry (in-house, agency, and freelance). Skilled in Design, Layout, and Typography in print and web mediums

Experience

  • Freelance Graphic Designer

    Kelsey Vest Graphic Design

    April 2016 – Present(3 years 6 months)Los Angeles, California

  • Freelance Graphic Designer

    Matte Black: Brand Marketing & Creative

    August 2016 – April 2018(1 year 8 months)Greater Los Angeles Area

  • Lead Graphic Designer

    Thirst Project

    January 2015 – April 2016(1 year 3 months)Los Angeles, California

    Design and creative direction for all internal and external design needs, from sketch to completion in print and web medias. Developed and implemented brand guidelines for preexisting logo. Majority of work included designing extensive event materials, merchandise, school tour assets, campaign collateral, eblasts, social media skins, and infographics.

  • Freelance Graphic Designer

    Thirst Project

    November 2014 – January 2015(2 months)Los Angeles, California

  • Graphic Designer

    Touch Three, LLC

    November 2011 – June 2014(2 years 7 months)Fairfax, VA

    Design, art direction, and production management of monthly and bimonthly magazines as well as collateral, including infographics, postcards, web banners and print advertisements.

  • Freelance Graphic Designer

    Touch Three, LLC

    September 2011 – November 2011(2 months)Fairfax, VA

    Freelance design and production management of bimonthly magazines as well as collateral, including postcards, web banners and print advertisements.

Education

  • James Madison University

    B.F.A. and B.A., Graphic Design, English

    2006 – 2011

    Activities and Societies

    Kappa Pi Art and Art History Honors Fraternity

  • James Madison University Study Abroad (London)

    2009 – 2009

Skills & Expertise

  • Advertising
  • Layout
  • Brochures
  • Graphic Design
  • CSS
  • Pre-press
  • Illustrator
  • Illustration
  • Posters
  • Magazines
  • Collateral
  • Microsoft Office
  • Adobe Acrobat
  • InDesign
  • Page Layout
  • Photoshop
  • Concept Development
  • Prepress
  • Dreamweaver
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Typography
  • HTML
  • Book Design
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Screen Printing