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

Matchbook Creative

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.
March 2013 - Present Indianapolis, Indiana, United States


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.
October 2012 - Present Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

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.
October 2010 - May 2012 West Lafayette, Indiana, United States


Purdue University

Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Majored in Visual Communications Design
August 2007 - May 2012 West Lafayette, Indiana, United States


English (Native),
French (Beginner),


Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Indesign, Adobe Photoshop, Amateur Photography, Branding, Collateral, Illustration, Layout Composition, Logo Design, Mac OS, Microsoft Office, Microsoft OS, Mock Ups, Painting, Quark Xpress, Web Design,


National Member of AIGA - Indianapolis Chapter
October 2012 - Present