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Erika Goering

Designoper

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.
Experience
Kansas City, MO, USA
Mar 2013Present
Cogneedo
Cofounder & Creative Director
Kansas City, MO, USA
Feb 2013May 2013
PixelNation
Intern
Kansas City, MO, USA
2011Jun 2012
MyARTS
Interim Lead Artist
Kansas City, MO, USA
May 2008Jun 2011
Lead Artist Assistant
Kansas City, MO, USA
May 20062008
MyARTS
Apprentice
Education
Kansas City, MO, USA
Aug 2008May 2013
Bachelor of Fine Arts: Graphic Design
Kansas City, MO, USA
Oct 2006Dec 2009
Penn Valley Community College
Associate of Arts: Liberal Arts
Skills
 
Adobe After Effects, Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Branding, CSS, Frontend Development, Graphic Design, HTML, HTML5, JavaScript/JQuery, PHP/MySQL, Photography, Typography, UX/UI Design, User Experience, WordPress Theming
Awards
2013
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
2013
Kansas City Art Institute
Muriel Cooper Award for Boldly Embracing Technology in Design
2012
AIGA - The Professional Association for Design
Member Portfolio Gallery Featured Portfolio Piece of the Day
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