Ashley Buerkett

Graphic Designer

Chicago, IL, USA
Champaign, IL, USA
Apr 2014Present
Chicago, IL, USA
Jun 2010Jun 2014
Graphic Designer
Print Designer
Clients: GE, Sea Ray, Cargill, Kirsch, and others.
Champaign, IL, USA
Apr 2010Jun 2010
Graphic Designer / Social Media Specialist
I focused on print design and mainly worked on pieces for the YMCA as well as several other local small businesses. I had the opportunity to begin logos and identity systems from scratch, to design multi-page booklets, mock up websites, and I also made sure to be well versed in social media and keep up with new trends and apps to help promote clients and MW itself.
Sarasota, FL, USA
Aug 2004May 2008
BFA Graphic and Interactive Communication
Member AIGA

It was here that I really learned the core basics of design. I spent my first year doing everything from sculpture, figure drawing, practicing color theory, and learning the ins and outs of the Adobe Creative Suite. From there, I began developing my skills in craft, precision, and detail, while still learning the history of graphic design and the philosophies behind type. In addition to the basic fundamentals of graphic design, Ringling also taught me the importance of presenting and vocalizing my thoughts and work, collaborating with others, the ability to accept critique, the ability to work quickly and efficiently, and the value of artists in majors outside my own. Overall, it was one of the most challenging and most valuable experiences in my life.
English (Native), Spanish (Conversational)
Adobe Bridge, Adobe Fireworks, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Indesign, Adobe Photoshop, Calligraphy, Creative Research, Illustration, Microsoft Powerpoint, Microsoft Word, Print Production