Keli Strickland

Graphic Designer

Severna Park, MD, USA
Award-winning professional with over 19 years of print, web, and digital design expertise and an innovative eye seeks an opportunity to create visual gems in a fast-paced environment that increases revenue and attracts attention with clean, sophisticated design.

Work Experience

Aerotek

Graphic Designer

Responsible for working on a team of designers within the Marketing Department of Aerotek corporate to provide compelling design solutions, illustrations, animations and infographics for brochures, digital advertising, print advertising, exhibit displays, white papers, giveaway items, flyers, signage, landing pages, emails, presentations and all other print and digital materials needed by the field in order to promote the the Aerotek, Aston Carter and EASi brands worldwide.
May 2017 - Present Hanover, Maryland, United States

Johns Hopkins University Press

Senior Designer: Print & Web/Interactive

Conceive and create innovative graphic designs for promotional marketing materials including brochures, flyers, advertising, media kits, catalogs, displays, and conference signage that support 80+ scholarly journals and their affiliated member societies.

Produce, develop, and maintain content and design for internal and external html pages, digital advertising, and email blasts via html and with CMS (Drupal, WordPress, and Adobe Contribute).

Project manage, conceive, design, and develop creative concept for the annual JHUP Journals Subscription Catalog, a 108-page guide to all Journals products. Manage print vendors, freelance photographers and illustrators, and use stock photography to create original themes.

Work with programming and web development teams to bring UX and website designs to life.

Procure bids from printers and exhibit vendors, manage and oversee production budgets, and attend off-site press inspections.
January 2008 - Present Maryland, United States

Aon Consulting

Graphic Designer

Developed and executed creative design approaches for print and web communications.

Created engaging infographics and personalized communications that honored brand guidelines and graphic standards for a diverse client base.

Developed all visual concepts, including programs, tickets, advertisements, logos, invitations, and envelopes for the 2003 Book Bash fundraiser to benefit Literacy Works, Inc. in Baltimore.
September 2002 - December 2007 Maryland, United States

Johns Hopkins University

Graphics/Publications Specialist

Conceptualized and designed all School of Professional Studies publications, including advertisements, posters, brochures, logos, catalogs, and direct mail pieces.

Prepressed files, procured bids from print vendors, and attended offsite press inspections.
2000 - 2002 Maryland, United States

The Reeves Agency

Senior Design Consultant

Assisted the Art Director in the layout and design of ads, brochures, programs, giveaways, logos, and direct mail.

Conceived and designed all logos, ads, programs, and branding for the Baltimore 2000 Preakness Stakes.
2000 - 2000 Maryland, United States

Mount Washington Pediatric Hospital

Public Relations Coordinator

Designed, wrote, and placed all advertising. Wrote press releases and speeches for executive staff. Took media interviews, as requested.

Wrote and designed all brochures, flyers, newsletters, annual reports, and giveaways. Attended press inspections. Directed photo shoots.

Updated and expanded the hospital’s website and maintained the accuracy of its content.
1998 - 2000 Maryland, United States

Campus Concepts, Inc.

Managing Editor

Managed a staff of five assistant editors to compile, write, verify, and edit the Unofficial Student Guide, a 48-page campus- and city-specific student guide for 100 colleges in 54 cities nationwide.

Managed a team of three designers to create covers, editorial design templates, and style sheets.
1996 - 1998 Maryland, United States

Education

Johns Hopkins University

Master of Liberal Arts, Candidate

Have completed 6/10 required classes towards the Master of Liberal Arts Degree with a 4.0 GPA.

Relevant Coursework: Poetry and the Visual Arts, Reading Photographs: Theory and Practice, and Monstrosity and Metamorphosis: Imagining Animals in Early Art and Literature.
June 2009 - May 2011 Maryland, United States

University Of Baltimore

Master of Arts in Publications Design

Honors: Graduated Suma Cum Laude with a 3.9 GPA. Group recipient of the E. John Schmitz Award for Excellence in Print for my Seminar in Publications Design project.

Relevant Coursework: Editing, Theory Exposition, Theory Creativity, Communication in the Profit/Nonprofit Sectors, Typographic Form, Writing & Graphics, Workshop in Graphic Communication, and Seminar in Publications Design.
September 1996 - June 1999 Maryland, United States

Towson State University

Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications

Honors: Recipient of the Maryland Senatorial Scholarship. Graduated Cum Laude with a 3.2 GPA.
September 1990 - June 1994 Maryland, United States

Languages

English (Native),
Spanish (Beginner),

Awards

MarCom

Creative Gold Award (2016 Journals Subscriptions Catalog)

2016

Public Relations Society Of America (PRSA) Maryland

Best in Maryland Award (2016 Journals Subscription Catalog)

2016

MarCom

Creative Platinum (2015 Subscriptions Catalog) and Gold (Studies in the Novel website) Awards

2015

Public Relations Society Of America (PRSA) Maryland

Best of Maryland Award (2015 Journals Subscription Catalog)

2015

Hermes

Creative Platinum (2013 Advertising Media Kit) and Gold (Feminist Formations website) Awards

2014

MarCom

Creative Platinum Award (2014 Journals Subscriptions Catalog)

2014

Public Relations Society Of America (PRSA) Maryland

Best in Maryland (2014 Journals Subscription Catalog)

2014

MarCom

Creative Platinum Award (2013 Journals Subscription Catalog and 2013 Advertising Media Kit) and Gold (Feminist Formations website)

2013

Public Relations Society Of America (PRSA) Maryland

Best in Maryland (2013 Journals Subscription Catalog)

2013

MarCom

Creative Platinum Award (2012 Journals Subscription Catalog)

2012

APEX

Award of Publication Excellence

2007

Hermes

Creative Platinum and Gold Awards

2007

MarCom

Creative Platinum, Gold, and Honorable Mention Awards

2007

The Communicator Awards

Awards of Excellence and Distinction

2007

APEX

Award of Publication Excellence

2006

MarCom

Creative Platinum, Gold, and Honorable Mention Awards

2006

The Communicator Awards

Awards of Excellence and Distinction

2006

University Of Baltimore

E. John Schmitz Award for Excellence in Print

1999

Skills

Adobe Acrobat Pro, Adobe Bridge, Adobe Contribute, Adobe Creative Cloud, Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Indesign, Adobe Photoshop, Communication, Concept, CSS, Digital Photography, Drupal, Filemaker Pro, HTML, Mac, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Powerpoint, PC, Print Design, Project Management, Project Management, QuarkXpress, Suitcase Fusion, Time Management, Web Design, WordPress,