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Michelle Fischer

Graphic Designer

(320) 224-8942
• ADDY Award recipient, American Advertising Federation, February 2013
• Bachelor of Fine Arts, Studio Arts, Graphic Design Emphasis, Marketing Minor, 2013
• Wide range of graphic design experience in freelance, design agency, and in-house positions
• Experience in various mediums including print, web, photography, video, packaging, and signage
Experience
Saint Cloud, MN, USA
Feb 2012May 2013
St. Cloud State University
Graphic Designer at University Communications
• Designed printed materials such as flyers, programs, resource guides, brochures, posters, etc. for over 20 different departments and offices. Delivered creative solutions within restrictions such as brand guidelines, budgets, and deadlines.

• Collaborated with internal printers and external vendors to make sure the final piece could be produced within budget, on deadline, and function appropriately.

• Participated in the development of brand standards.
Saint Cloud, MN, USA
Sep 2010May 2013
Self-Employed
Freelance Graphic Designer
Design printed materials such as business cards, invitations, booklets, etc. for various clients such as repair shops, musicians, and the MN DNR.
Saint Cloud, MN, USA
Aug 2011Feb 2012
St. Cloud State University
Graphic Designer at the Department of Campus Involvement
Designed event posters and other materials as needed for all areas within the department, such as the University Program Board.
Princeton, MN, USA
Jan 2014Present
SRW Products
Graphic Designer
• Collaborate with Marketing Manager, co-designer, and cross-functional teams to develop visual and written marketing solutions that help create and maintain a cohesive brand for SRW Products.

• Apply problem solving and creative thinking to create a wide variety of marketing pieces including but not limited to: brand identity, website design, print advertisements, promotional videos, product packaging, email campaigns, sell sheets, product catalogs, social media campaigns, promotional flyers, retail displays, and instructional illustrations, etc.

• Direct, produce, and edit photography and video footage obtained from warehouse inventory and various job sites for both promotional and instructional uses.
Waite Park, MN, USA
May 2013Present
LiveEdit
Website Designer, Account Manager
• Consulted with U.S. and international clients to understand their product needs, deliver professional recommendations, and design logos, full and mobile websites, and email marketing templates.

• Managed over 55 client accounts simultaneously, serving as the direct contact for the customer while delegating production tasks to various staff members. Responsible for ensuring accurate and timely delivery of the product, ensuring client expectations are met and company best practices are followed.

• Actively participated within a small team to develop a customer on-boarding and new partner workflow development process from the ground-up.

• Consistently took initiative to help the overall goals of the company by consulting cross-functional team members as necessary, bringing new ideas to the table, volunteering to develop communication standards and process documentation, as well as mentoring and training new employees.
Education
Saint Cloud, MN, USA
Sep 2007Aug 2013
St. Cloud State University
BFA Studio Arts Graphic Design emphasis; Marketing minor
Awards
2013
American Advertising Federation (AAF) - ADDY Awards
Silver ADDY