Andrea Maxwell

Freelance Graphic Designer, Illustrator

Hazelwood, MO, USA
Creative graphic designer and illustrator with 10+ years of experience, eager to support clients in their success by bringing their stories to life.

Work Experience

Self-Employed

Freelance Graphic Designer, Illustrator

+ Designed custom logos and branding elements.
+ Illustrated for books, articles, and websites.
+ Made hand-drawn and digital portraits, including pets.
October 2019 - Present Missouri, United States

Cool Touch Graphics

Graphic Designer

+ Designed and pre-flighted vehicle wraps, signs, vehicle graphics, and marketing materials.
+ Created 50+ original logos and brand elements.
+ Self-managed with 10-25 projects at a time.
+ Led design consultations.
+ Updated Cool Touch Graphics logo, established a strong visual identity and a standards guide.
+ Improved communication among departments.
+ Assisted in vinyl graphics production as needed.
February 2012 - October 2019 Missouri, United States

Video Marketing USA

Graphic Designer

+ Provided front-end web design.
+ Worked in tandem with a UI designer / programmer.
+ Created original logos.
+ Wrote content for travel articles.
June 2009 - August 2010 Missouri, United States

Self-Employed

Freelance Graphic Designer, Creator

+ Designed original logos.
+ Created custom Etsy page graphics for other Etsy shop managers.
+ Sold studio art and handmade accessories.
September 2010 - February 2012 Missouri, United States

Truman State University Fine Arts Publications

Graphic Designer, Co-Art Director

+ Designed and printed posters, newsletters, programs, newspaper advertisements, and logos.
+ Collaborated with external publication and print facilities to finalize many pieces.
+ As Co-Art Director, distributed projects to other designers and communicated with more clients.
September 2008 - July 2010 Missouri, United States

Truman State University Detours Magazine

Graphic Designer, Art Director

+ Constructed story layouts for the award-winning student-run magazine.
+ Post produced photos.
+ Copy edited articles and worked with writers.
+ Checked the work of other designers.
+ Pre-flighted magazine for publication.
September 2007 - May 2010 Missouri, United States

Truman State University Index Newspaper

Graphic Designer

+ Constructed page layouts for the weekly paper.
+ Created illustrations and infographics for articles.
+ Designed sponsor advertisements.
+ Assisted in comic drawing as needed.
+ Collaborated with writers.
September 2007 - May 2008 Missouri, United States

Truman State University Joseph Baldwin Academy

Preceptor, Computers in Art and Design Class Aid

+ Assisted a professor for the Computers in Art and Design class
+ Led 13- to 15-year-old students in activities all day for 3 weeks.
July 2009 - July 2009 Missouri, United States

Truman State University Echo Yearbook

Layout Designer

+ Designed spot color and full color layouts for a section of the university yearbook.
+ Helped promote and facilitate school pictures.
+ Post produced photos.
+ Collaborated with writers.
September 2006 - May 2007 Missouri, United States

Education

Truman State University

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Communications

My courses included 2D Design, 3D Design, Graphic Design Software, Visual Communications, Illustration, Photography, Drawing, Painting, Sculpture
August 2006 - August 2010 Kirksville, Missouri, United States

Languages

English (Native),
Spanish (Beginner),

Skills

Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Indesign, Adobe Photoshop, Branding, Digital Illustration, Drawing, Illustration, Large Format Print, Layout, Logo, Print Design, Procreate, Typography, Vehicle Graphics,