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Kate Disbro

Senior Graphic Designer

Chicago, IL, USA
think + create + communicate
Experience
Chicago, IL, USA
May 2013Present
Senior Designer and Project Manager
North Chicago, IL, USA
Jun 2012May 2013
Senior Graphic Designer
As a senior creative, I was responsible for visual development and creative execution of print, web and video projects. I worked directly with the art director, account manager, copywriter and director.
Chicago, IL, USA
Oct 2009Jun 2012
Senior Graphic Designer, Manager
Developing concepts and designs for brand collateral, multi-touch marketing campaigns and national events; including 3D direct mail, invitations, e-mail, web sites, event booth design, signage and branded items

Managing the daily creative department queue, communications with freelancers and vendors, and providing brand guidance for the company
Chicago, IL, USA
Dec 2008
Kate Disbro, Smart Design
Art Director + Designer
Taking projects from start to finish, including concept, design, production, estimating and billing

Projects include logos, direct mail, invitations, wine labels, menus, t-shirts, ads and signage.
Chicago, IL, USA
Jul 2008Dec 2008
University of Chicago, Medical Center Development Office
Graphic Designer
Managed design projects from start to finish, including client and
vendor meetings, press checks and billing

Designed invitations, proposals, posters and collateral
Saugatuck, MI, USA
May 2007Jul 2008
Context Marketing Group
Graphic Designer
Managed design projects from start to finish, including vendor meetings,
creative meetings and design process documentation

Designed logos, collateral, web sites, e-mail campaigns and trade show experiences
Grand Rapids, MI, USA
Sep 2006May 2007
Fifth Third River Bank Run
Junior Designer
Collaborated on a student team to design the event logo, billboard and t-shirt

Formally presented work to the client, participated in a press conference
and provided final production files
Education
Big Rapids, MI, USA
 
Ferris State University
B.S. Graphic Design, Associates in Visual Design and Web Media
Additional Information
AIGA, member / 2005 – Present
AIGA Chicago Mentor Program / May – August 2010
AIGA Chicago Small Talks events co-chair / 2013

Open Books, Chicago literacy organization
Book Buddies / weekly Aug – Dec 2009
Writing Workshop / Nov 2010
Skills
 
Adobe Creative Suite, Acrobat Professional, Microsoft Office Suite