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Kate Hoffman

Professional Graphics Wrangler

Hood River, OR, USA
Comfortable leading, following or working alone, I make a lively addition to any creative team, bringing enthusiasm, originality and tenacity to every project I take on. My fine art and product photography experience provides me with a greater scope of creative talent and keen eye to contribute to my work and collaborations. I'm a hard worker and fast learner who thrives on projects that come with uncharted territory and new experiences.

Specialties:
- Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Acrobat, Flash)
- Illustration (traditional & digital)
- Project, photo shoot, product and database management
- Digital SLR photography and RAW image processing
- Basic web coding (HTML/CSS, JQuery)

Work Experience

Remains Lighting

Freelance Designer

- Print marketing and ad design
- Email marketing design & coding
- Web graphics
- Photo retouching
- Internal material design (catalogs, stationary, transaction documents, etc.)
April 2013 - Present Brooklyn, New York, United States

Dakine

Freelance Production Designer

- Production design, layout and retouching for packaging and seasonal sales catalogs
May 2014 - Present Hood River, Oregon, United States

Yakama Nation Fisheries

Freelance Designer

- Design of several interpretive signs for river revegetation project, funded by a grant from EcoTrust
- Illustration of numerous native plant and animal species
February 2015 - April 2015 White Salmon, Washington, United States

Feast Market & Delicatessen

Freelance Designer

- Design of in-store signage and various marketing graphics
- Redesign and hand-illustration of in-store chalkboard sign menu
October 2013 - Present White Salmon, Washington, United States

Cascade Acupuncture Center, LLC

Freelance Designer

- Design of print ads, signage and various marketing materials
February 2014 - Present Hood River, Oregon, United States

Joanne Matson Yoga

Freelance Designer

- Email marketing campaign design
- Website updates
- Print marketing design (flyers, posters)
January 2015 - Present White Salmon, Washington, United States

All Adventures Rafting

Freelance Designer

- Business card designs
April 2014 - Present B Z Corner, Washington, United States

Bittersweets NY

Freelance Prodution Designer

- Modification to illustrations and file preparation in Adobe Illustrator for laser cutting designs on sheet metal
February 2014 - March 2014 Brooklyn, New York, United States

The Regimental Quartermaster

Freelance Designer

- Created updated, illustrated company logo variations for use in multiple print and digital projects
December 2013 Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, United States

Husum Riverside Bed & Breakfast

Freelance Designer

- Design of marketing materials including half-fold brochure and wedding package information
October 2013 - December 2013 Husum, Washington, United States

Remains Lighting

Lead Graphic Designer + Photography Director

Responsibilities included:

- Designing all print and digital materials including: advertising campaigns, promotional items, displays, signage, special events, product
catalogs, sales tools, marketing materials and in-house documents
- Press checks, proof ordering and file transfer/submission to publications
- Organization and direction of all product and editorial photo shoots
- Creating and executing cross-platform design strategies for ad campaigns (print to Flash to HTML email, etc.)
- Managing marketing and ad schedule, keeping projects on budget (or adjusting them to fit) and completing them on or before deadline
- Working closely with CEO to develop and create presentations and visual aides for high profile sales meetings and corporate lectures
- Management of social networking content and product sold through partner online luxury goods retailers
- Assisting in iPhone app creation & light website maintenance (HTML/CSS coding, icon and image creation for mobile platform)
- Since assuming this position, our visual marketing campaigns have consistently exhibited a dramatic rise in response from our clients
June 2008 - April 2013 Brooklyn, New York, United States

Eva's Play Pups

Freelance Designer

- Design of marketing and informational materials, including brochures, postcards, bandanas, t-shirts, fliers, promotional items and car signs
- Researched, wrote and prepared layout for several issues of a semi-annual newsletter for clients
May 2006 - Present Brooklyn, New York, United States

BIOLSR

Freelance Designer

- Developed a logo and simple website for this NYC-based start-up company working on creating awareness in the motorcycle and hot rod community about the need for alternative fuel technology
December 2009 - March 2011 New York, New York, United States

Education

American University

B.A. in Graphic Design

General Manager WVAU college radio station (‘01-’03), Media Board, student adviser (‘01-’03)
August 1999 - May 2003 Washington, District of Columbia, United States

Institute Of Classical Architecture & Art

Certificate of Completion, Traditional Drafting by Hand

2012 New York, New York, United States

School Of Visual Arts (SVA)

Continuing Education, HTML5/Javascript

January 2011 - May 2011 New York, New York, United States

Languages

German (Conversational),

Skills

Adobe CC Suite, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Indesign, Adobe Photoshop, Bridge, CYMK Print Process, Email Marketing, Hand-sketching, HTML/CSS, Illustration, Image Retouching, Lightroom, Painting, Printmaking, Production Design, RAW Image Process, Screenprinting, Watercolors, Web Graphics,