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Kayla Dorton

Freelance Designer in search of full time employment as a Graphic Designer

Indianapolis, IN, USA
Recent graduate of Purdue University in Visual Communications Design and seeking full time employment in the Indianapolis area. Very outgoing and talkative personality with a love to help others whenever and wherever possible. Graphic Design and art in general has been a passion of mine since I was little and I still cannot get enough of it! I'm always interested in learning (and with this profession, you always have to be!) and currently learning more about web and design in general via http://www.lynda.com and Aquent Gymnasium. Personal relationships are also a big part of who I am, especially those with my friends and family because they mean the world to me.
Work Experience
Indianapolis, IN, USA
Mar 2013Present
Design Intern
Develop experience in business, design, and time management while working within a design
team on projects, sitting in on client meetings, and juggling daily tasks. Roles include project
development, proofing, reviews and editing, and file prep and organization. Responsible for
keeping brand identity guidelines, design trend knowledge, and tight deadlines.
Indianapolis, IN, USA
Oct 2012Present
Freelance Graphic Designer
Flexible to take over news graphics when needed. Manage and design ordered graphics for
each show and often on the fly for breaking news. Working independently most of the time
and collaborate with producers when issues arise and on complex orders.
West Lafayette, IN, USA
Oct 2010May 2012
Boiler Television
Graphic Designer
Solely managed the incoming requests for advertisements and their development according to
station specifications. Also was in charge of movie system, run times, and all deadlines.
Education
West Lafayette, IN, USA
Aug 2007May 2012
Purdue University
Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Majored in Visual Communications Design
Languages
 
English (Native), French (Beginner)
Skills
 
Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Indesign, Adobe Photoshop, Amateur Photography, Branding, Collateral, Illustration, Layout Composition, Logo Design, Mac OS, Microsoft OS, Microsoft Office, Mock Ups, Painting, Quark Xpress, Web Design
Organizations
National Member of AIGA - Indianapolis Chapter
October 2012 - Present