Katie Korgan

Katie Korgan - Designer

Paso Robles, CA, United States

Art director / graphic designer with an affinity for storytelling and sophisticated visuals.

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Overview

I have a solid background in designing for print with over 10 years of experience. I'm also in the process of writing my first picture book and have a special place in my heart for children's books. I'm looking for freelance graphic design work in this industry.
Languages
English
Non-Fiction
Health & wellbeing
History
Home & Garden
LGBTQ (non fiction)
Nature
Religion & Spirituality
Self-help & Self-improvement
Technology
Travel
Weddings

Awards

  • Winner, Best of Category: Annual Reports – American Graphic Design and Advertising 30 Awards
  • Finalist, Best of Category: Annual Reports – American Graphic Design and Advertising 30 Awards
  • Bronze ADDY Award
  • Bronze Summit Award

Work experience

Design Director

Self-employed
January, 2015 – Present (over 5 years)

Clients include wineries, software companies, and various local businesses. Projects include
logo identities, print collateral, websites, photography, film and copywriting.

Design Director

Hershey Cause Communications
January, 2014 – January, 2015 (about 1 year)

Design Director for the award-winning strategic communications agency specializing in
non-profit work. Clients included The American Lung Association, Dr. Susan Love Research
Foundation, First 5 LA and Kaiser Permanente. Position included the management of
designers across multiple projects while consistently striving to generate out-of-the-box
ideas and solutions.

Graphic Designer

Gunn | Jerkens
January, 2012 – December, 2013 (almost 2 years)

Graphic Designer at the full-service advertising and marketing agency working with clients
such as Brookfield Homes, Shapell Homes and YuMe. Experience in strategic branding
implementation across all design platforms including video filming and editing.

Graphic Designer

BrandCulture Company
September, 2011 – January, 2012 (4 months)

Graphic Designer and Studio Manager for the branding strategy agency in Westwood
Village. Job duties included corporate identity and marketing collateral design, project
management, and implementation of efficient workflow processes throughout the company.

Art Director

Juice Marketing + Design
January, 2010 – July, 2010 (6 months)

Art Director for the wine industry-based agency. Projects included brand identity,
photography, and video editing. Art direction included overseeing the work of the web
programmer and project manager. Experience in copywriting, WordPress and Final Cut Pro.

Graphic Designer

Barnett Cox & Associates
February, 2008 – November, 2008 (9 months)

Graphic Designer for the San Luis Obispo-based advertising, marketing and public relations
agency. Design projects included advertisements, corporate branding and marketing
collateral. Gained experience in advertisement copywriting.

Intern

Sports Illustrated Magazine
June, 2006 – August, 2006 (2 months)

Internship with the publication company in the production department for Sports Illustrated
magazine. Position included pre-press of ads for print, adhering to ad placement guidelines
and creation of the weekly dummy magazine.

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