Bethel Blakesley

Graphic Designer

Seattle, WA, USA
My favorite things are well designed objects and experiences. I received a master's in communications design from Pratt Institute, then worked in graphic design in a wide variety of roles. I am interested in new challenges, technology and ideas. My curiosity led me to earn a certificate in human centered design at University of Washington.

Work Experience


Graphic Designer

Responsible for design and production of icons for a large client base of Visual Studio developers. Spearheaded a visual language dictionary for clients and other designers to reference, along with a user centered PPT instructional manual for designer/production artists. Constantly working to improve products and processes.
August 2012 - Present Washington, United States

Creative Circle

Freelance Designer

Also freelanced for Volt, The Creative Group, and Smart Department in Seattle
October 2010 - Seattle, Washington, United States

Blanc Industries

Senior Designer

My previous company was sold to Blanc, and I stayed on as a senior designer for 6 months to create a catalog that included the products of both companies
February 2010 - August 2010 Centralia, Washington, United States

WP Sign Systems

Senior Designer/Director

Created stock signage products for retail interiors. Managed creation and production of new product lines, as well as all printed and online marketing materials and company branding.
April 2002 - February 2010 Centralia, Washington, United States


University Of Washington


Human Centered Design
September 2013 - June 2014 Seattle, Washington, United States

Pratt Institute


Received a Master's in Communications design in 1999.
September 1996 - July 1999 New York, United States


Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, Axure, Balsamiq, CSS, HTML, Muse, Photoshop, Video,