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Schools where I’ve studied. University Of Minnesota Minneapolis & St. Paul, Minnesota. 2006–2010. Graphic Design B.S. with High Honors. GPA of 3.853. Madison West High School Madison, Wisconsin. 2004–2006.

Places where I’ve worked. Designer OLSON. Minneapolis, MN | 2010–Present Worked on brands such as Target, IZZE, Country Inns & Suites, Coors Light, General Mills (brands include Mountain High Yoghurt and Yoplait Whips!).  Worked on several new business pitches for national brands. Concepted and art directed food photo shoots for Target grocery.

GPA of 3.899. Voted “Best Artist” in class.

Skills I’ve picked up. Adobe Illustrator | Highly skilled Adobe Photoshop | Highly skilled Adobe InDesign | Highly skilled HTML | Basic knowledge (but eager to learn more) Paper & Pencil | Highly skilled Cross Stitch Needle & Hoop | Moderately skilled

Designed print content including press kits, van wraps, sampling tents and signage, newspaper ads, brochures and newsletters.  Designed digital content including Facebook Apps, banner ads, website marquees, e-newsletters and Rich Media Units.

Kudos I’ve received.

Hired as an O-TERN and promoted to full-time employee.

Designer University of Minnesota. Minneapolis, MN | 2007–2010 Concepted and created the design for the University of Minnesota SUA (Student Unions & Activities) annual “Spring Jam” music festival. Designed posters, banner ads, flyers and print ads for University departments and stores. Served as in-house photo retoucher.

Worked with vendors on print production.

 Learned and used Google Sketch-up to design 3-D floor plans of Coffman Union for touchscreen building directories.

U of M SUA Outstanding Service Award | 2009 Awarded for work on 3-D building graphics for Coffman Union’s touch-screen directories. College Of Design Legacy Scholarship | 2006 Four-years’ tuition awarded for strong academic record, leadership qualities and extracurricular activities. National Merit Scholar Commended Student | 2006 Awarded by National Merit Scholarship Corporation for “outstanding academic potential” based on PSAT scores. “Silver Key” Scholastic Art Award for Drawing | 2005 “Gold Key” Scholastic Art Award for Drawing | 2006

Graphic Design Intern Fresh01. London, England | May–July 2009

Presented for excellence in drawing by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers.

Placed with the agency during a 3-month study abroad. Designed a logo for a marketing company (see “Makes Purple” in my online portfolio). Designed flash banners and storyboards for e-learning programs. Wrote and recorded a promotional podcast.

Qualities I’ve developed.

Apparel Designer Phantom Lake YMCA Camp. Mukwonago, WI | 2004–2008 Designed staff uniforms and event apparel.

The instincts & sharp eyes of a savvy designer. The enthusiasm & patience of a camp counselor.

Counselor Phantom Lake YMCA Camp. Mukwonago, WI | 2004–2008

The warmth & amiability of a prom queen. The intelligence & drive of an honors college grad.

Led the photography, fishing and craft activity areas.

Responsible for 8–13 campers and 1–3 junior counselors per week.


Ellie Drotning | Résumé  
Ellie Drotning | Résumé  

My résumé.