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PLANS IN ADVANCE

ASKS QUESTIONS

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NEW IDEAS

WORKS WELL

WITH OTHERS

A creative problem solver and dreamer

I'm a designer, photographer, and amateur home renovator. I take rough ideas and turn them into something functional and beautiful.

 

I've had the thrill of working in a fast pace mid-size agency and have experienced the exciting challenges that come with being a many-armed design demi-god of in-house marketing departments. I've managed an admin department as a director of operations and wrangled vendors as a marketing coordinator.

 

As an artist, I prefer to receive problems to solve, challenges to explore and conquer. I like to be proactive on projects and prefer to get jobs done ahead of schedule if possible.

 

People often tell me that I have an infectious smile and a warm personality. I've had several managers note in reviews that I tend to increase morale; probably because I like to make people laugh, or cringe, with particularly horrible puns.

 

TLDR: I'm an all-around good egg with design and marketing chops who gets along well with people.

 

Kristin

Hawkins

Skills and stats

You can't put together a raid party with only tanks and healers, you need a wizard to deal some remote damage. [Translation: I'm a multifaceted designer with a diverse skill base]

 

GRAPHIC DESIGN

WEB DESIGN

BRANDING

Program Knowledge Base     +16

I'm more than comfortable with the Adobe Creative Suite with over 16 years of experience with Photoshop, seven years with Premiere and After Effects, four years with Illustrator and InDesign, and two years with Lightroom and Muse.

Media Agility     +15

I've designed full project brochures, ads for print in regional industry magazines, business cards, event fliers, product posters, and large banners. In 2017, I worked on my first major trade-show booth producing all the graphics and display materials. I've created the user interface for multiple elearning courses for major oil and gas entities, and mobile teaching tools for the service industry. I cut my teeth on video editing and motion graphics, including a regional commercial and a feature length animated film released in 2013.

Interpersonal Skills     +12

Boundaries and respect are important to me. I believe in treating people with kindness and trying to understand where they are coming from, skills that are important for design, you can't communicate effectively to your audience if you can't put yourself in their shoes.

VIDEO EDITING

PHOTOGRAPHY

MOTION GRAPHICS

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