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Zac Bettendorf

Designer / Art Director

507-829-2933
I am an award-winning graphic designer with a a strong sense of user experience design and a fiery passion for uncompromising, honest design. My life is enveloped in a world of cutting-edge technology, experimental typography, earthy street art, mid century furnishings, DIY ethic, and a curiosity that can't be quenched.
Experience
Minneapolis, MN, USA
Oct 2012Present
Designer / Art Director
I design digital campaigns utilizing my strong creative instincts as well as my in-depth knowledge of HTML and CSS to make communications that are not only good-looking, but are also highly functional and well-planned. My creative is directed through a blend of user experience knowledge and strong sense of that which captivates an audience.

Clients: Ford, Lincoln, National Car Rental, Enterprise Car Rental, Alamo, Disney, Carnival, US Bank, Pioneer.
Minneapolis, MN, USA
Aug 2011
Self Employed
It's all about the process.
Concepting • Storytelling • Brand

I do all things digital.
Responsive • Adaptive • Websites • Ebooks • Emerging Technologies

I love print.
Books • Posters • Logos • Branding
Akron, OH, USA
Oct 2010Jul 2012
Designer
The University of Akron Press is a publisher that works with national and international authors. UA Press publishes books about history, poetry, law, psychology, and regional interests. Responsibilities: page layout, cover design, design of advertising and promotional materials.
Akron, OH, USA
Aug 2011May 2012
Designer
Design x 9 is an award-winning design studio within the Myers School of Art. Nine students are selected each year to participate based on work ethic, skill, communication, and leadership. Design x 9 works with both regional and national clientele. Responsibilities: web design and development, publication, advertising, presentation, branding.
Education
Akron, OH, USA
Aug 2008May 2012
Bachelor's (BFA) in Graphic Design
Minor in Computer Imaging
Graduated May 2012
Magna Cum Laude
Awards
2014
Nominee — Creative Solutions
2013
Nominee — Rookie of the Year
2012
National Student Silver ADDY
2012
Regional Student Gold ADDY
2012
2012
Local Judge's Choice ADDY
2012
Breaking Thru Website Design Award (1st)
2012
Featured on foliofocus.com
2012
Dean's List 2008-present
2012
Exhibitions from 2009-2012
May 2011
Venice Biennale Travel Grant Nominee
May 2011
Studio Competition Scholarship
Dec 2010
Miami Art Basel Travel Grant
2010
1st place — Breaking Thru Website Design Award (1st)
Skills
 
Art Direction, Branding, Illustration/Icon Development, Interactive/Web Design, Strategy, UI/UX
Organizations
AIGA 2010 – present
American Advertising Federation 2010 – present
Nerdy Overnight Website Challenge 2014 – present