Kris Sosa

Graphic Designer

Grand Rapids, MI, USA
Greetings! My name is Kris Sosa and I've been working as a professional graphic designer for over 10 years. I've worked on a wide array of different projects for clients ranging from independent startups to international companies with hundreds of thousands of impressions daily. I have a passion for print design, however I'm also skilled in digital design with a focus on marketing assets, user interface and web marketing.

I've been described as a versatile graphic designer, as I'm able to design for many applications including but not limited to; promotional marketing materials (brochures, direct-mail, t-shirts, stickers, vinyl banners, trade show booths, etc.), web marketing (full page takeover ads, banner ads, promotional redemption portals, etc.), user interface, and many more.

I have a passion for clean, functional design and strive to not only meet your expectations, but exceed them as well. I have a strong interest in video game development, aviation and entertainment marketing.

I am currently seeing employment opportunities and am open to relocation.

Work Experience

JamBun Studios

Visual Director

- Planning and tasking of the art team.

- Direct the art team by providing feedback and guidance in creating content that is consistent with the vision and goals of projects.

- Concept & render user interface, iconography and user task flow.

- Develop and mange web site projects for JamBun Studios and our IPs.
May 2018 - Present Gainesville, Florida, United States

S2 Games

Graphic Designer

• Deliver in-game and social media marketing assets for
Twitch, Facebook, Twitter, and Heroes of Newerth.

• Meet with senior executives to discuss branding strategy,
marketing campaigns, trade-show designs, game branding,
web marketing initiatives, and in-house promotional assets.

• Design and develop websites for marketing campaigns,
game registration, beta launcher, and promotional redemption.

• Lead design meetings for in-house projects, and delegate
project tasks to junior graphic designers, and developers.

• Design trade-show and booth graphics for PAX Prime ‘13,
PAX East ’13, Dreamhack Summer ‘13, Dreamhack Winter ’12.

• Brand Representative for multiple domestic and international
trade shows including: PAX Prime 2013 in Seattle, WA, HoNTour
in Las Vegas, NV, Dreamhack Winter 2012 in Jönköping, SE, and
Dreamhack Summer 2013 in Jönköping, SE.
January 2012 - February 2014 Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States

Freelance

Graphic Designer

• Design layout for brochures, catalogs, album artwork,
business cards, letterhead, giveaway cards, book cover art.

• Create marketing campaign specific header and profile
graphics for Facebook, Twitch, and Twitter profiles.

• Design and develop websites for commercial, and private
clients in accordance to their budget, time-scale, and scope.

• Evaluate scope of project, establish time-line, and quote
clients based on overall scope of project.

• Prepare artwork for promotional items such as: lanyards,
keychains, giveaway cards, stickers, t-shirts, temp. tattoos,
pressed buttons, guitar picks, posters, banners.

• Assist with preparation for live-streaming, and live-music
events including: Event Production, Video Production, Audio
editing and on-site web development for tournaments.
October 1999 - Present Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States

Qonverge

Graphic Designer

• Design layouts for commercial catalogs, brochures, direct-
mail marketing assets, book covers, stationary, and packaging.

• Design website layouts for marketing and product campaigns.

• Meet with senior executives, clients, and project managers to
ensure projects were within scope and before deadline.
February 2008 - November 2008 Muskegon, Michigan, United States

Education

West Ottawa High School

Diploma

General high school education with a strong focus in Digital Media, Design & Printmaking.
August 2003 - June 2007 Holland, Michigan, United States

Kendall College Of Art And Design

Some College

I began studying graphic design at Kendall College of Art and Design during my senior year of high school as part of a dual enrollment program. After high school, I began attending Kendall full time, however I was unable to complete my degree due to financial reasons.
January 2006 - November 2008 Michigan, United States

Careerline Technical Center

Visual Communications

Fundamentals of graphic design, color theory, digital illustration, etc.
June 2006 - June 2007 Michigan, United States

Languages

English (Native),

Awards

Kendall College Of Art And Design

$6,000 Design Scholarship Competition

2007

Kendall College Of Art And Design

$12,000 Portfolio Scholarship

2007

Skills

Adobe After Effects, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premiere Pro , Apple Mac OS X, Art Direction, Blender3D, Color Theory, Communication, Creative Direction, CSS, Event Production, GitHub, Graphic Design, HTML, Marketing, Microsoft Windows, Reaper, Team Management, Typography, Unity, Unreal Engine 4, User Interface, Visual Direction,