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Colleen Trausch

Chicago, IL, USA
For the past three and a half years I have been gaining design experience at a variety of companies. I graduated from Saint Mary’s College with a Bachelor of Fine Arts concentrating in Graphic Designer in 2011.
For the past two years I worked at Underwriters Laboratories as a Graphic Designer within the Information and Insights division. At this role I worked closely with a marketing manager to re-brand our division and create and update the appropriate materials to match the new style. I recorded and edited videos for our division president as well as created graphics and print templates for other director-level people on the team. While there I also lent my talents to other divisions as needed. I was able to handle multiple projects across divisions as well as freelancing regularly on my own time. Recently I have been freelancing for a company to help them build a mobile workout app. I never shy away from a challenge.
After school, I first worked for Hennessy Design Group where I handled projects from multiple clients and companies This work entailed designing various layouts for Walgreens and Lowes as well as designing a new logo for the Francis Xavier Warde School alumni group. After my experience there, I then worked as the sole graphic designer at UrbanBound, a small startup company. At UrbanBound I created materials such as infographics, web banners, web graphics and ebooks for the sales and marketing departments.

Work Experience

Underwriters Laboratory

Graphic Designer and Communications Specialist

July 2013 - April 2015 Northbrook, Illinois, United States

UrbanBound

Design Intern

As a design intern I design everything from basic marketing materials to more complex guides and ebooks.
August 2012 Illinois, United States

Hennessy Design Group

Intern/ Freelancer

I worked for HDG starting in February as a freelance designer which later turned into an internship. I still freelance for them when needed.
February 2012 Chicago, Illinois, United States

Education

Saint Mary's College

Bachelor of Fine Arts

August 2007 - May 2011 Indiana, United States

University Of Notre Dame

As a student at Saint Mary's College I was able to take graphic design classes at Notre Dame and participate in their on campus clubs and organizations.
August 2009 - May 2011 Indiana, United States

Skills

Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Indesign, Adobe Photophop, Digital Photography, Microsoft Word,