Ashley Buerkett

Graphic Designer

Chicago, IL, USA
Experience
Chicago, IL, USA
Jun 2010Present
Graphic Designer
Print Designer
Clients: GE, Sea Ray, Kirsch, and others.
Champaign, IL, USA
Apr 2014Present
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.
Education
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.
Awards
2008
Silver
Languages
 
English (Native), Spanish (Conversational)
Skills
 
illustration, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Bridge, calligraphy, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Powerpoint, Adobe Indesign, Adobe Fireworks, Print Production, Creative research, Adobe Photoshop