Kelsey Blevins

Simply Honest

Westland, MI, USA
I’m a graphic designer who appreciates exciting ideas, meticulous typography, and the small things in life.

Work Experience

Sentinl

Design & Communications Director

December 2016 - Present Detroit, Michigan, United States

Porter One Design

Print Production Coordinator

June 2016 - Farmington Hills, Michigan, United States

Freelance Designer

Graphic Designer

December 2013 - Present Michigan, United States

Richmond Concept

Designer

March 2015 - Present Michigan, United States

TechTown Detroit

Graphic Designer

Design marketing, event and program materials, while helping to maintain TechTown's branding guidelines.
May 2013 - November 2013 Detroit, Michigan, United States

Simply Honest

Founder, Operator

Greeting cards, Stationery, Invitations & Custom design work.
June 2011 - Present Westland, Michigan, United States

CCS Graphic Design Department

Avanti Press Client Project Team Leader

Coordinated teammates through stages of research, concept, and prototyping for the rebrand of Avanti Press, Inc. Team was awarded First Place.
January 2013 - May 2013 Detroit, Michigan, United States

D:hive

Graphic Design Resident

October 2012 - January 2013 Michigan, United States

College For Creative Studies

Graphic Design FYE Teaching Assistant

Helping freshmen students transition and become acquainted with CCS, Detroit and the GD department.
August 2012 - November 2012 Detroit, Michigan, United States

CCS Graphic Design Department

Shinola Client Project Team Leader

Coordinated teammates in defining and designing Shinola brand materials and concepts.
January 2012 - May 2012 Detroit, Michigan, United States

College For Creative Studies

Imaging Center Technician

Printing & binding student and faculty projects.
September 2010 - September 2012 Detroit, Michigan, United States

OfficeMax

ImPress Associate

Graphic Artist / Production Team Leader
April 2010 - September 2010 Westland, Michigan, United States

Education

College For Creative Studies

September 2009 - May 2013 Detroit, Michigan, United States

Awards

Avanti Press Detroit

1st Place / Client Sponsored Project

2013

College For Creative Studies

Annual Student Show Exhibitor

2012

College For Creative Studies

Walter B. Ford Award of Excellence Scholarship

2009

Scholastic Art Awards

National Silver Medal Portfolio

2009

Skills

Adobe After Effects, Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe Flash, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Lightroom, Adobe Photoshop, Branding And Identity, CSS, Detail Oriented, Digital Illustration, Mac/PC Proficient, Print Design, Web Design, Woodworking, Adobe Creative Suite, Bookbinding, Typographic Design, Wordpress Customization,

Activities

Haiti Service Trip // CCS
Dec 2012 - Mar 2013
March 9-16, 2013 (travel)

AIGA Detroit // CCS
Member 2011-2013

Toyota Lecture Series:
Kyle Cooper 2010
Stefan Sagmeister 2011

Maker Faire Detroit:
Street Team 2011 & 2012

AIGA Studio Tours:
Ann Arbor 2012