about

"who's this weirdo?"


video gamer // movie-quoter // sweets-eater

I'm a graphic designer based in Oakland, CA who always aims to create playful designs with a unique perspective. Feel free to hit me up for a drink or a coffee (or you know, a job on your amazing team).

contact: hello@kelseysutherland.com


résumé

Experience


Graphic Designer 

\\ January 2017–present

Tea Collection

  •  Redesign web pages to improve usability and visual look
  •  Design promotional campaigns through emails and banner ads
  •  Create printed mailers and retail signs
  •  Update website with content to maintain on-brand and seasonal look and feel

Graphic Design Contractor 

\\ January 2016–December 2016

Tea Collection

  •  Designed promotional email campaigns and banner ads
  •  Created retail print materials
  •  Updated website with content to maintain on-brand and seasonal look and feel

Lead Graphic Designer 

\\ December 2013–December 2014

San José State University

  •  Directed the Junior Graphic Designers’ responsibilities
  •  Initiated design solutions independently as the Senior Designer and as a team member
  •  Planned, analyzed, and created visual solutions to communication problems
  •  Met with clients to determine project direction and objectives

Visual Designer Intern 

\\ June 2014–August 2014

Intel Security

  •  Collaborated with UX and visual designers to solve consumer experience problems
  •  Designed concepts for consumer applications and websites
  •  Re-designed visual assets for mobile applications
  •  Evaluated users’ responses to applications through usability testing
  •  Created visuals for various interfaces

Junior Graphic Designer 

\\ December 2012–December 2013

San José State University

  •  Produced promotional items, including brochures, posters, postcards, and t-shirts under the SJSU identity
  •  Followed existing design templates for producing school collateral
  •  Created final digital files in various formats
  •  Wrote print specifications for printing quotes

Design Intern 

\\ February 2012–February 2014

Listia, Inc.

  •  Designed banners, badges, and various web graphics
  •  Redesigned newsletters and site page layouts
  •  Defined company’s design guidelines

Education


San José State University

Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA), Graphic Design
Minor, German Language
Class of 2014



Study Abroad


Fachhochschule Darmstadt

Communication Design, German Language
Spring 2011




Software


Adobe Creative Suite

Illustrator
Photoshop
InDesign
Dreamweaver



Other


Microsoft Office
Basic HTML/CSS
Mac and Windows OS
SketchUp


personal projects

some illustration I do for fun