Kelsey Todd

Visual Designer

St. Louis, MO, USA
"It is better to fail at originality than succeed at imitation." Herman Melville

Work Experience

RAM Mounts

Visual Designer

Redesigned company's flagship product packaging line, resulting in a 160% increase in retail sales over previous year.

Led a team tasked with designing branding for a Holiday 2016 web promotion, resulting in YOY revenue increase of $102,000.

Developed and implemented processes that increased the design team's accountability, while streamlining productivity.
August 2017 - Present St. Louis, Missouri, United States

RAM Mounts

Senior Visual Designer

Lead a team of 3 designers. In charge of all print design; packaging, trade show collateral, catalogs, advertisements, brochures, logos, corporate branding, and typography.

Stepped down to Visual Designer after moving from Seattle to St. Louis where I currently work remotely. A Senior Designer was needed in-house.
November 2016 - August 2017 Washington, United States

RAM Mounts

Graphic Designer

July 2015 - November 2016 Seattle, Washington, United States

Fortune Products Inc.

Graphic Designer

Over the past four years, I have helped to establish our reputation in the lighted décor industry by creating fresh and innovative marketing materials, by updating our web presence to include a modern, responsive website, and by shepherding in an era of customer engagement via social media channels--an area where our company had little to no presence before.

Experience: Packaging, advertisements, marketing materials, logos and corporate identity, trade show materials, web and multimedia graphics, catalogs, client presentations, photo retouching, photo shoot management, & preparing files for print.

Software: Adobe Creative Suite 5 for Mac & PC--including web and print design programs; Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Flash, Premiere, After Effects, and Microsoft Office. Wordpress install & customization, HTML, CSS, Javascript
August 2011 - July 2015 Washington, United States

Royal Media Group

Graphic Design Internship

Designed magazines, postcards, media kits, and flash ads. Gained real-world design insight and experience. I continue to work for Royal Media Group on a freelance basis, mainly doing video editing and media kit designing.
June 2011 - August 2011 Seattle, Washington, United States

ITT Technical Institute

Tutor

Tutored 500 + students in the Adobe Creative Suite. Designed all campus-based print & digital media.
May 2009 - May 2011 Everett, Washington, United States

Education

ITT Technical Institute

Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S, Design and Visual Communications, General)

Worked as federal work-study on campus which allowed me to mentor & tutor my fellow students. Graduated top of my class.
May 2009 - May 2011 Everett, Washington, United States

Languages

Italian (Beginner),

Skills

Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Indesign, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premiere, Ads, Advertisements, Cataogs, CSS, HTML, Marketing Materials, Packaging, Photo Manipulation, Photography, Posters,