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Erika Goering

Designoper

Kansas City, MO, USA
Design consumes my life, and I love it. From the time I wake up to the time I’m supposed to go to bed, I’m designing, or researching, or critiquing, or sharing. Design is in my blood. I just never stop.
I design to learn, and grow, and get messy. It’s my playground, and I’m filthy. I always want to try something new and get as much experience from it as possible.

Despite my somewhat goofy exterior, I’m very client-centric, cooperative, and serious. My main goal is to bring a voice to the voiceless. Design is my way of making that happen. And I get to make a living doing what I love. I guess I’m making a loving.

Work Experience

Cogneedo

Cofounder & Creative Director

March 2013 - Present Kansas City, Missouri, United States

PixelNation

Intern

February 2013 - May 2013 Kansas City, Missouri, United States

MyARTS

Interim Lead Artist

2011 - June 2012 Kansas City, Missouri, United States

MyARTS

Lead Artist Assistant

May 2008 - June 2011 Kansas City, Missouri, United States

MyARTS

Apprentice

May 2006 - 2008 Kansas City, Missouri, United States

Education

Kansas City Art Institute

Bachelor of Fine Arts: Graphic Design

August 2008 - May 2013 Kansas City, Missouri, United States

Penn Valley Community College

Associate of Arts: Liberal Arts

October 2006 - December 2009 Kansas City, Missouri, United States

Awards

Cooper-Hewitt/Smithsonian Institute

People's Design Award: Nominee

2013

AIGA - The Professional Association For Design

A9 Design Award

2013

Adobe - Design Achievement & MAX Awards

Design Achievement Award: Semifinalist

2013

Design Ignites Change

Idea Award

2013

Kansas City Art Institute

Muriel Cooper Award for Boldly Embracing Technology in Design

2013

AIGA - The Professional Association For Design

Member Portfolio Gallery Featured Portfolio Piece of the Day

2012

Skills

Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Branding, CSS, Photography, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Dreamweaver, Frontend Development, Graphic Design, HTML, HTML5, JavaScript/JQuery, PHP/MySQL, Typography, User Experience, UX/UI Design, WordPress Theming,

Acheivements

Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art:
• selected to design Hand-Built event
• May–July 2012

Folly Theater
• selected to design materials for Grace Kelly & Phil Woods show
• February 2012