Chelsie Tamms

Owner + Designer at Lettering Works

Peoria, IL, USA
I am a passionate hand lettering artist and designer ready for any challenge and opportunity to learn and grow.

Work Experience

Lettering Works

Owner + Designer

June 2016 - Peoria, Illinois, United States

Aisle Rocket Studios

Design Intern

Created designs for Kenmore, Whirlpool, Amana, & Gladiator as well as internal projects
These projects included website layout design, campaign concepting and development, presenting, hand-lettered email titles, and post-purchase experience card designs
June 2015 - August 2015 Illinois, United States

Blu Sky Creative

Design Intern

Logo design and development, internal creative projects including social media posts, support to designers and creative director
June 2015 - July 2015 Illinois, United States

Custom Personalization Solutions

Design Intern

Hand Lettering Design, Image and Product Preparation for Personalized Planet, Ty's Toy Box, and PBS Kids Shop
May 2014 - August 2014 Illinois, United States

Smith Career Center

Graphic Design & Marketing Intern

Responsible for the development of new branding and production of all graphic design pieces
August 2013 - December 2014 Illinois, United States

ACBU (Activities Council Of Bradley University)

SERF (Special Events Reserve Funding) Coordinator & Graphic Designer

Responsible for marketing and assisting in the execution of Bradley University's Spring Concert
January 2014 - May 2014 Peoria, Illinois, United States

Aisle Rocket Studios

Design & Marketing Intern

May 2013 - August 2013 Illinois, United States

ACBU (Activities Council Of Bradley University)

2013 Marketing Coordinator & Graphic Designer

January 2013 - December 2013 Peoria, Illinois, United States

ARS Interactive

Marketing Intern

July 2012 - August 2012 Illinois, United States

Niche, LLC & Dirty Laundry Designs

Freelance Designer- Hand Lettering

June 2012 - Present Illinois, United States

Education

Bradley University

Graphic Design & Spanish

Design Courses: Graphic Design Senior Portfolio (ART 406), Art Criticism (ART 490), Graphic Information Systems (ART 405), Web Design (ART 365), Rapid Prototyping (ART 315), Graphic Design Brand Experience (ART 306), Editorial Design (ART 305), Letterpress Printing & Books (ART 300), Life Drawing (ART 230), Graphic Design Methods & Processes (ART 206), Typographic Design (ART 205), Survey Art History I & II (ART 140 & 142), 3-Dimensional Design (ART 106), Drawing I & II (ART 101 & 102)

Spanish Courses: Intro to Literature (FLS 325), Spanish Phonetics (FLS 320), Women's Voices in Latin American Literature (FLS 316), Spanish Conversation (FLS 304), Spanish Composition (FLS 303), Spanish for Health Care Professionals (FLS 301)

Marketing Courses: Integrated Marketing Communications (MTG 381), Consumer Behavior (MTG 350), Professional Selling (MTG 304), Principles of Marketing (MTG 315), Microeconomics
2012 - May 2016 Illinois, United States

Universidad De Granada

Study Abroad Program through the Center for Modern Languages at the University of Granada in Granada, Spain

Coursework:
Advanced Spanish Grammar (SPAN 325S), Advanced Conversation and Composition (SPAN 313S), Contrastive Spanish/American English Phonetics (SPAN 311S), Latin American Civilization and Culture (SPAN 345S), Spanish Literature from 19th Century to Current Times (SPAN 390S), History of Art in Spain (SPAN 311S), Orientation to Spain (GENR 210S), Granada Seminar (GENR 210S)
January 2015 - May 2015 Spain

Languages

Spanish (Advanced),

Awards

American Advertising Federation (AAF) - ADDY Awards

Silver American Advertising Award - Student Entry - Book Design - National Level

2016

American Advertising Federation (AAF) - ADDY Awards

Gold American Advertising Award - Student Entry - Book Design - District 6

2016

Bradley University

Outstanding Student in Graphic Design

2016

Foster College Of Business - Bradley University

Project Springboard Student Entrepreneurship Competition, 1st Place

2016

Bradley University

Student Scholarship Expo, President's Award

2016

American Advertising Federation (AAF) - ADDY Awards

Best in Show - Student Entry - Peoria

2016

American Advertising Federation (AAF) - ADDY Awards

Gold American Advertising Award - Book Design - Peoria

2016

American Advertising Federation (AAF) - ADDY Awards

Silver American Advertising Award - Integrated Consumer Campaign - Peoria

2016

Bradley University

I Am Brave Leadership Recognition Award

2016

Business Today International Conference

1st Place, Ernst & Young Case Study Competition

2015

Bradley University

Fine Arts Recognition Award

2013

Skills

Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Indesign, Adobe Photoshop, Advertising, Brand Development, Branding, Graphic Design, Hand Lettering, Illustration, Lettering, Logo Design, Marketing, Poster Design, Promotion, Social Media Marketing, Time Management, Typography,