Danette Blackwell

Graphic designer with a focus on print production and digital media. Graduated in 2013 with a bachelor's degree in Design and Visual Communication from Brown College in Minnesota. After graduating, worked as a Store Lead Consultant at FedEx Office handling projects for customers including design work, printing, and post-production. Extensive experience using Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign. Freelance design work for multiple clients preparing marketing materials, vector graphics, menus, and window art.

What I Do

Graphic Design

Design and layout using Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign based on customer requirements. Experience with small and large documents such as business cards, logos, brochures and posters.

Illustration

Create custom illustration for logos and branding. Design cartoon illustrations for online identity. Experience with vector images. Illustrate graphics for cover art and use within content sections of documents.

Digital Print Production

Extensive experience in digital print production. Prepare content for customers to be printed on various media using appropriate fonts, color palettes, page size, bleeds, and document type. Printing both in-house and sending to outsourced print vendors.

Post Press and Finishing

Perform proofing following the print process. Cut and trim documents using shear cutting and slide cutters. Multiple types of binding including glued, three hole punch, and spiral. Folding of brochures and books using folding machines. Lamination of documents and posters.

Testimonials

Resume

9 Years of Experience

Experience

Aug 2021 - Present
Milly's Bakery • Remote

Freelance Graphic Designer

  • Main projects include creating vector graphics for cakes. Have also created menus, labels, and window graphics for client.
Feb 2021 - Present
Ebenezer Fellowship SDA Church • Remote

Freelance Graphic Designer

  • Created various marketing materials for both digital and print purposes. Main assignments were creating flyers detailing meetings and events to be shared through email and on social media.
Jul 2014 - Aug 2021
Fedex Office • West St. Paul, MN

Store Lead Consultant

  • Provided customer service expertise in printing, signs and graphics, and shipping product lines by using consultation skills in order to anticipate customer needs and find the best solutions.
  • Took complex customer orders using ordering systems and provided accurate pricing information. Consulted with bid center to win large print orders.
  • Worked with offsite vendors to provide customers with alternative pricing and print solutions.
  • Used Adobe Creative Suite to create and prepare business cards, flyers, banners, etc. for print.
  • Provided customers with FedEx shipping solutions, including the packaging and processing of shipments.
  • Other general duties included training new team members, ordering production and shipping supplies for store, assisting customers with self-service machines, and maintaining a clean work and retail environment.
Jun 2009 - Sep 2014
Subway • West St. Paul, MN

Shift Supervisor

  • Performed general food service tasks including customer service interactions, food prep, and cleaning duties.

Education

2010 - 2013
Brown College • Mendota Heights, MN

Bachelor of Science in Design & Visual Communications

The Brown College Bachelor of Science in Visual Communications with an emphasis in Graphic Design explores the fundamental concepts of design and implementing them through a wide variety of real world based projects. Working with both traditional media and computer design software to explore creative ways of devising logos, trademarks and various types graphic symbols.

2008 - 2010
University of MN • Minneapolis, MN

College of Liberal Arts

Instruction in the visual arts by emphasizing the development of visual awareness and expression through hands-on involvement in the creative process.

Specialties

Signs and Graphics

100%

Brochures

100%

Illustration

90%

Logos

80%

Company Branding

80%

Wedding Invitations

100%

Funeral Programs

100%

Shipping

100%

Skills

Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Acrobat Pro

95%

Digital Printing / Pre-Production / Post-Production

95%

Editorial Layout

95%

Illustration

90%

Vector Graphics

95%

Microsoft Office

90%

Mac OS X, Windows

100%

Portfolio

My Works
SoundCloud Audio

SoundCloud Audio

SoundCloud
Media Project 2

Media Project 2

Media
Vimeo Video 1

Vimeo Video 1

Vimeo Videos
Media Project 1

Media Project 1

Media
Mockup Design 1

Mockup Design 1

Mockups
YouTube Video 1

YouTube Video 1

YouTube Videos

Contact

Get in Touch

651-338-1127

Wyoming, MN

dlblackwell25@gmail.com

Freelance Available

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