Katherine Julia Begalke G R A P H IC D ESIG N & A RT DI R EC T IO N
I am a problem solver at heart and strive to deliver the most effective solutions at the highest of standards. I specialize in print design; however, I can effectively deliver brand strategies that stretch across mediums to create compelling and visually engaging stories. I work best in collaborative team environments where I can share my passion and bring out the best in others. Still interested? There's more!
2002-2006 BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS WITH DUAL MAJORS: COMMERCIAL ART & GRAPHIC COMMUNICATION CARROLL COLLEGE, WAUKESHA, WISCONSIN
skills & proficiencies
WORK EXPERIENCE JACOBSON ROST
First experience in the advertising world. I was the agency's grunt; filing jobs, resizing images and going on coffee runs.
Tirelessly churned through production jobs to prove myself while creating non-existent projects just to get noticed.
Collaborated with art directors, photographers and writers on product launches, brochures and photo shoots.
Developed high-level concepts on both print and web projects in collaboration with our creative director and Sr. writer, while mentoring junior designers.
2014 - PRESENT
I have been freelancing out of my home for just over a year. My main client is Kohler and when I am not busy working on their social media efforts, Iâ€™ve been enjoying helping friends with start ups, volunteering my design services at my church and gaining work through word of mouth.
"Katie is always excited to dive into a new challenge. She loves to learn new skills and is great about setting goals for herself and sticking to them. Katie never shies away from a task that seems difficult or projects that are complex. Self-reflective and insightful, she recognizes her strengths and weaknesses and actively seeks opportunities to learn and improve."
Tristan Butterfield Global Creative Director, Kohler Co. firstname.lastname@example.org 920.698.0440
"Katie's drive and dedication are a rare find. She is always working toward making the processes smoother, design more effective and elegant, while reaching out to others with a positive attitude." "Katie is a great team player and always willing to go above and beyond to make things happen. She seems to enjoy working on new things and always pushes for improvement. She is not afraid to speak her mind and cares about the outcome of every project she works on."
Timothy Kalinowski Founder of Lore Told email@example.com 920.980.6580 Beth Bretl Senior Writer, Kohler Co. firstname.lastname@example.org 414.975.5497
Awards & Recognition SENIOR PORTFOLIO AWARD CARROLL COLLEGE NXT LEADERSHIP GRADUATE - KOHLER CO.
920.226.0343 email@example.com kjbdes1gn.com pinterest.com/kjbdes1gn instagram.com/kjbdes1gn located in Seattle, WA