Katie Grant

Graphic Designer/Assistant Director, Production

Springfield, IL, USA
I am a solutions-oriented designer with a healthy "big picture" and I can help you manage your project from start to finish.

Work Experience

Illinois Association Of School Boards

Assistant Director, Production Services

Provide graphic design and art direction for all association publications. Supervise in-house print shop, which includes two-color offset presses, copiers, and various finishing equipment. Coordinate printing with outside printers as needed.
September 2017 - Present Springfield, Illinois, United States

Illinois REALTORS®

Graphic Designer

Designs and lays out quarterly Illinois REALTOR® magazine, along with annual report, event marketing pieces, and other publications (for all departments, from Advocacy to Z...umm, well, we don't have a department that begins with 'Z'). Assists with maintaining association websites and with posting monthly housing statistics. Also designs housing statistic infographics (This is the part where my left-brain goes 'Woohoo!'). Manages all design files, and maintains the association brand and style (a.k.a. "Brand Ambassador").
January 2014 - Present Illinois, United States

Illinois College

Graphic Designer

As the sole on-site graphic designer at Illinois College, I worked within the Office of Marketing and Communication and am part of the Marketing and Branding Committee. I worked with all departments--both academic and administrative--to create everything from brochures to bookmarks.
January 2013 - December 2014 Illinois, United States

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation

Graphic Designer

-As the sole on-site graphic designer,I designed print, exhibit, and web materials for both the Library Foundation and the Library and Museum, which included everything from marketing materials to donor quarterly newsletters.
-Coordinated printing with both in-house and out-of-house printers.
-Assisted in planning, design, and installation of exhibits:
"Lech Wałęsa, Poland, and the Fall of Communism" (2012)
"To Kill and To Heal: Weapons and Medicine of the Civil War" (2012)
“Team of Rivals: Lincoln’s Cabinet at the Crossroads of War” (2010)
“'The Flames Got Us' Cherry Mine 1909" (2009)
Abraham Lincoln: Self-Made in America Learning Stations (traveling) (2007)
August 2007 - December 2012 Springfield, Illinois, United States

Smithsonian National Air And Space Museum

Exhibits and Web Design intern

-Designed print materials such as volunteer recruitment brochure
-Updated and added additional animations to the museum's scrolling current events screen (Flash)
-Created an interactive and zoomable Flash map of the museum's exhibit space, working off exhibit designs and architectural blueprints, for inclusion on the National Air and Space Museum website
June 2007 - August 2007 Washington, District of Columbia, United States

Eastern Illinois University

History Department Technology G.A. and Assistant Webmaster

-Served as Assistant Webmaster of both the Historical Administration and History Departments' websites
-Redesigned the Historical Administration website and History Department faculty pages template
-Assisted History Department professors with various technology-related questions
August 2006 - April 2007 Charleston, Illinois, United States


Eastern Illinois University

Master of Arts - Historical Administration

Graduated summa cum laude; received Historical Administration Distinguished Graduate Student Award (one award per program); extensive museum studies and exhibit design curriculum; class project: "Tales Untold: The Story of Folk Art" exhibit in the Tarble Arts Center, Charleston, Illinois.
August 2006 - May 2008 Charleston, Illinois, United States

Eastern Illinois University

Bachelor of Arts - Graphic Design

Curriculum heavy in fine arts, typography, and photography; work selected for 2009 E.I.U. Alumni Graphic Design Show, Tarble Arts Center, Charleston, Illinois; one of two recipients of the E.I.U. 2006 Outstanding Graphic Design Senior.
August 2002 - May 2006 Charleston, Illinois, United States


English (Native),
French (Beginner),


Eastern Illinois University

Selection for E.I.U. Alumni Graphic Design Show


Eastern Illinois University

Distinguished Graduate Student


Eastern Illinois University

Outstanding Graphic Design Senior



Adobe Creative Suite, Brochure Design, Copyediting, Corporate Branding, CSS, DotNetNuke, Exhibition Design, Google Sketchup Pro, HTML, Illustration, Information Graphics, Magazine Design, Marketing, Newsletters, Photo Illustration, Photo Manipulation, Photography, PHP, Poster Design, Print Design, Print Production, Project Management, Social Media, Social Media Marketing, Web Design,

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