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Ashley Buerkett

Graphic Designer

Chicago, IL, USA

Work Experience

Bull & Dog


April 2014 - Present Champaign, Illinois, United States

VSA Partners Inc.

Graphic Designer

Print Designer
Clients: GE, Sea Ray, Cargill, Kirsch, and others.
June 2010 - June 2014 Chicago, Illinois, United States

McKenzie Wagner Inc.

Graphic Designer / Social Media Specialist

I focused on print design and mainly worked on pieces for the YMCA as well as several other local small businesses. I had the opportunity to begin logos and identity systems from scratch, to design multi-page booklets, mock up websites, and I also made sure to be well versed in social media and keep up with new trends and apps to help promote clients and MW itself.
April 2010 - June 2010 Champaign, Illinois, United States


Ringling College Of Art And Design

BFA Graphic and Interactive Communication

Member AIGA

It was here that I really learned the core basics of design. I spent my first year doing everything from sculpture, figure drawing, practicing color theory, and learning the ins and outs of the Adobe Creative Suite. From there, I began developing my skills in craft, precision, and detail, while still learning the history of graphic design and the philosophies behind type. In addition to the basic fundamentals of graphic design, Ringling also taught me the importance of presenting and vocalizing my thoughts and work, collaborating with others, the ability to accept critique, the ability to work quickly and efficiently, and the value of artists in majors outside my own. Overall, it was one of the most challenging and most valuable experiences in my life.
August 2004 - May 2008 Sarasota, Florida, United States


English (Native),
Spanish (Conversational),





Ringling College Of Art And Design

Best of Ringling


Ringling College Of Art And Design

Best of Ringling



Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Bridge, Adobe Fireworks, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Indesign, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Photoshop, Calligraphy , Creative Research, Illustration, Microsoft Powerpoint, Microsoft Word, Print Production,