Heather Harris

Graphic Designer

Whitewater, WI, USA
Effective design always starts with effective communication. I am a self-motivated artist and communicator, offering highly developed graphic design, creative problem solving, and critical thinking skills in addition to a strong attention and dedication to meeting deadlines. You can count on me to get the job done right.

Work Experience

Signalfire, LLC

Graphic Designer

December 2014 - Present Wisconsin, United States

Knight Public Affairs

Research Associate & Graphic Designer

October 2013 - May 2014 Whitewater, Wisconsin, United States

Pinpoint Software, Inc.

Graphic Designer

As Pinpoint Software's in-house designer, I design promotional advertising materials for their main software product, Date Check Pro. Examples of design work I've done for them are coupon designs, mail ads, brand/identity pieces, one sheets, powerpoint graphics, and email templates. I am also often included in creative brainstorming with the CEO and VP of Sales to come up with strong marketing and advertising campaigns to promote Date Check Pro to potential clients.
September 2012 - June 2013 Whitewater, Wisconsin, United States

UW-Whitewater James R. Connor University Center

Graphics & Marketing Student Manager

Working in UC Graphics and Marketing department designing posters, flyers, table tents, digital signage, postcards, brochures, and newsletters for the University Center and its affiliates, as well as photographing various University Center events. This is accomplished while also maintaining a high level of efficiency and dedication to working within guidelines as well as consistently meeting deadlines.

Promoted from Graphic Artist to Graphics & Marketing Student Manager in Fall 2012. Additional duties besides those listed above are serving as a resource for graphics and marketing student employees, leading department critiques and creative brainstorming sessions, and working with the promotions coordinator to modify workflow processes in order to make them more efficient and effective.
May 2010 - May 2013 Whitewater, Wisconsin, United States

Signalfire, LLC

Graphic Designer

Working together with a team of creative marketing, business, and content writing professionals to successfully integrate brand standards and marketing principles to produce effective and creative print and web design for a wide variety of clients in Wisconsin/Illinois area. Projects include corporate branding & identity (l, marketing & advertising materials, promotional items, layout design, email marketing, and website design.

Left due to the need for a full-time designer to accomodate the company's growth, which I could not commit to because of a full-time college course load.
May 2011 - September 2012 Delavan, Wisconsin, United States

Education

University Of Wisconsin-Whitewater

Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art- Graphic Design with a minor in English-Professional Writing and Book Publishing

Transferred from Grace College in Fall 2009, and am planning on graduating in May 2013.
September 2009 - Present Whitewater, Wisconsin, United States

Grace College

BA-Vocal Performance/BA-Graphic Design

Began as a Vocal Performance major, then switched to a Graphic Design major my second semester. I was unable to return due to lack of funds, so I transferred back home and commuted to UW-Whitewater, where I am currently finishing my degree.
September 2008 - May 2009 Indiana, United States

Awards

Roberta Avonn Fiskum Scholarship

2011-2012 Scholarship Recipient

2011

The 7th International Exhibition Of Visual Communication Design

New Generation 2010, The 7th International Exhibition of Visual Communication Design in New Generation, Korea

2010

Skills

Adobe Creative Suite, Advertising, Basic Html, Blog Writing , Content Management Systems, Copywriting, Email Template Design, Expression Engine, Graphic Design, Illustration, Layout Design, Logo Design, Mojo Motor, Photo Manipulation, Photography, Pre-Press/Pre-Flight, Proofreading, Social Media Design, WordPress,

Affiliations

AIGA (American Institute of Graphic Arts), UCDA (University & College Designers Association)