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kelsey mcnabb. January 30th, 2011 Adrienne Folse Design The Planet 3520 General De Gaulle Suite 2100 New Orleans, LA 70114

Dear Adrienne Folse, I am interested in the Graphic Design Internship at Design the Planet in New Orleans. Currently a Graphic Design student at Michigan State University, I will be graduating in May 2011. I am searching for an internship that could grow into an entry-level position. Your company interests me because it looks like a fun, fresh, and energetic place to create exciting design work. I enjoy the work your company did with local businesses such as the History with a Twist book and the Daiquiries & Company identity system. I also admire the New Orleans culture. I took several trips to New Orleans and absolutley fell in love with the city. I want to become part of the New Orleans design community. As a soon-to-be graduate, I want to take the artistic skills I gained in the classroom and bring them to real clients and organizations. As an intern, I am eager to assist in the production of identities and print collateral. Those are my favorite aspects of graphic design. I enjoy designing posters, logos, letterheads, and collaging. I would describe my style as bold, simple, and clean. While I feel that print is my comfort zone, I want to further my knowledge and skill in web design. I understand how important a web presence is these days. I can edit html, but I want to learn how to design a site from scratch. I strive to become as well– rounded in graphic design as I possibly can. Thank you for your consideration. I look forward to meeting you. If we get the opportunity to schedule an interview, my full portfolio will not disappoint. Attached is a copy of my resume and a few design samples. I welcome you to view additional design case studies on my website at


Kelsey McNabb 1178 22nd Street, Wyandotte, MI 48192 734-752-3043 |

kelsey mcnabb. 1178 22nd Street, Wyandotte, MI 48192 734-752-3043 |


B.F.A. Studio Art Michigan State University, May 2011


Graphic Design Intern Michigan State University, February–May 2011 Created digital slideshows that promoted various Broadway, theatre, music, and dance performances featured at the Wharton Center.

Graphic Designer Design Center

Academic course at Michigan State University, January–May 2011 Collaborated with a group of MSU’s most promising graphic design students to re-design the logo and layout for the Red Cedar Review, an MSU Department of English publication. Gained experience in client presentation and public speaking.

Graphic Design Intern Lansing, MI, September–December 2010 Assisted with the design layout for three kiosk panels and six trail signs for a nature trail at the Iron Industry Museum in Negaunee, MI. Researched the historical accuracy of panel content through the Archives of Michigan and the Library of Michigan.



B.F.A. Graphic Design Exhibition, 2011 MSU Undergraduate Exhibition, 2011 MSU Cowles House Exhibition, 2010 spARTan Expo, 2010 Printmaking Recognition, MSU Undergraduate Exhibition, 2010

Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign Basic knowledge of HTML and CSS PC and Mac Microsoft Office and Keynote Digital photography Intaglio and Lithography Strong organization

red cedar review.

.......... A re-design of identity and page layout for The Red Cedar Review; an MSU Department of English publication. Created via Design Center.


.......... A concept trademark designed to represent Artemis, the mythological Greek goddess who symbolizes the moon and the hunt.

canopy coffee.

canopy .......... Corporate Branding for a fictional organic coffee company. Name and imagery inspired by the rain forest, where organic coffee beans are grown.

a taste of cole porter.

.......... An event poster for Michigan State University Department of Theatre’s production of A Taste of Cole Porter. Imagery and type inspired by Porter’s compositions and the big band era.

rem koolhaas.

.......... Front


A dimensional poster about Rem Koolhaas and his architectural design of the Seattle Public Library. The poster’s form alludes to the shape of the building. My typography emphasizes the architect’s modernist background while fragmented photography of the library’s interior reflects a postmodern design aesthetic.

PDF Package: McNabb  

my PDF portfolio package for Senior Seminar