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Kaytalin Platt

Kaytalin Platt - Designer

Pennsylvania, United States

I'm a graphic designer, illustrator, and author. I've worked hard to use my passions to help authors achieve their publication dreams.

Overview

I'm a graphic designer who has freelanced as a cover artist for over seven years. I've helped many authors get published through cover art, publishing consultation, and content editing.

Services
Languages
English
Fiction
Adventure Christian Crime & Mystery Fantasy Literature Romance Science Fiction Urban Fantasy
Non-Fiction
Engineering Self-help & Self-improvement

Work experience

Owner/Designer

Self-employed
May, 2010 – Present (over 7 years)

I've been a freelance cover artist, content editor, and publication consultant for over seven years. I've freelanced for independent authors and small press publication firms.

Notable Projects:
• Accepted. Secured. Significant by Kemley Whiteside - Ghostwriting, Content Editing, Copy Editing, Formatting, Cover Design, Publication Consult, Marketing Consult, Web, and Branding

• Photography Business, Basics, and Best Practices by Andrew Ludewig - Content Editing, Copy Editing, Formatting, Publication Consult, Marketing Consult.

Creative Designer

Remington & Vernick Engineers
January, 2017 – Present (12 months)

• Lead graphic designer for 116-year-old firm
• Chairman of the Digital Marketing Committee
• Member of the Branding Committee
• Member of the Activities Committee
• Manager of the website redesign and launch - Developed RFP and managed the selection process in choosing a web design firm. Will serve as project manager on the RVE side of the web redesign process.
• Leader of the logo redesign and rebranding efforts - Developed logo concepts. Met with fellow marketing members to brainstorm and develop ideas. Presented the final 3 concepts to the 13 Partners of the firm to be voted upon. The new logo will officially launch externally in late October. Charged with redesigning all elements and materials in which branding is involved, from the smallest business element to the largest.
• Advertising and Promotional design - Developed display booth designs for tradeshows and conferences. Manages the promotional giveaways for the events. Manages entire print advertising design for all offices.
• Web Manager - Once the new website is completed, I will maintain the website going forward.
• Social Media Manager - Charged with building and growing the firm's social media presence, coming up with social media campaigns to help promote the firm, and developing content to post.
• Proposal Design: org charts, covers, in-text graphics, charts, TOC, and tabs.
• Brochure design and modifications
• Email Blasts - Internal and External
• Newsletter - Internal
• Various collateral materials
• Writer
• Editor
• Photographer
• Public Relations and Business Development - I attend events and conferences to represent the firm and establish connections with clients, potential clients, and teaming partners.

Graphic Designer and Web Manager

Urban Engineers, Inc.
October, 2012 – January, 2017 (over 4 years)

• Schedule and perform updates to website

• Work with Strategic Communications Coordinator, Branding Specialist, and Visual Arts Supervisor to ensure all information is correct, to strategically apply updates to benefit particular marking goals, and to schedule any special promotions in a timely manner

• Review statistics and monitor analytics

• Revitalize and maintain employee intranet area

• Perform creative duties as need, such as illustration, publication design, photography, and writing

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• Managed and coordinated the launch and content upload for the newly designed Urban Engineers website, overseeing a team of ten to get the website launched in record time

• Played an integral part in helping executives organizing the services and projects into market sectors for external marketing purposes

• Collected and organized hundreds of employee comments concerning the website and addressed them appropriately, making necessary changes to improve function and user experience

The website went on to win 1st place in SMPS Philadelphia's Marketing Communications Awards 2017. Site users have increased by almost 20%, visits to individual pages are up almost 50%, and length of visit has increased almost 35%.

Portfolio (7 selected works)

Photography: Basics, Business, and Best Practices

Andrew Ludewig

Whether you’re a beginner, advanced enthusiast, or a professional ready to start your business, this book will help you fundamentally understand more about photography and starting out in the photography business. This book dives into my personal journey as a photographer and business owner, as well as covering some technical information about photography equipment and use. Here are just some ... read more

Whether you’re a beginner, advanced enthusiast, or a professional ready to start your business, this book will help you fundamentally understand more about photography and starting out in the photography business. This book dives into my personal journey as a photographer and business owner, as well as covering some technical information about photography equipment and use. Here are just some ... read more

Accepted, Secured, Significant: Empowering, Igniting & Fulfilling your Purpose

Kemley Whiteside

This text is a spiritual and inspirational journey for those drawn away from their purpose by the circumstances of their lives. This book is dedicated to those told they would never amount to anything. It is for those told they would be just like their mother or father, that they are idiots, mistakes, and failures. It is for the pushed aside and ignored. It is for those under shadow, and for t... read more

This text is a spiritual and inspirational journey for those drawn away from their purpose by the circumstances of their lives. This book is dedicated to those told they would never amount to anything. It is for those told they would be just like their mother or father, that they are idiots, mistakes, and failures. It is for the pushed aside and ignored. It is for those under shadow, and for t... read more

Kingdom of the Jax (Inspector of the Cross Book 2)

John B. Rosenman

Accompanied by Yaneta, his beautiful alien bride, Turtan travels across the stars to Cross Imperial Station. The Jax, Overseers of the universe, have given him an amazing navigational device which can enable the Cross to quickly defeat their seemingly invincible enemy, the Cen, and end their five-thousand-year-old war. But will the Emperor welcome him to the station or order the execution of b... read more

Accompanied by Yaneta, his beautiful alien bride, Turtan travels across the stars to Cross Imperial Station. The Jax, Overseers of the universe, have given him an amazing navigational device which can enable the Cross to quickly defeat their seemingly invincible enemy, the Cen, and end their five-thousand-year-old war. But will the Emperor welcome him to the station or order the execution of b... read more

In A Pickle

Beth Overmyer

Middle Grade AdventureCharlie Pickle can't stay put in the year 1920, due to an annoying habit of time-traveling. On a trip back to 1910, he meets a man with a secret. Murder makes the headlines that day, and Charlie's new friend knows who the guilty party is. Now, not only does Charlie have bullies and murderers to contend with, he's got some history to fix.

Middle Grade AdventureCharlie Pickle can't stay put in the year 1920, due to an annoying habit of time-traveling. On a trip back to 1910, he meets a man with a secret. Murder makes the headlines that day, and Charlie's new friend knows who the guilty party is. Now, not only does Charlie have bullies and murderers to contend with, he's got some history to fix.

The Christmas Proposal (Ohh...Santa!)

Brent Archer

M/M Erotic Romance Luke Mitchell drops his children off with their mother Crystal and her wife Sabrina and returns home to give his sexy gift to his boyfriend, Taylor Jackson. Taylor’s Christmas present to Luke was more than he could have asked for. At dinner, when Luke’s family gathers for the holiday meal, he announces the big news. Crystal and Sabrina give them the final present of the even... read more

M/M Erotic Romance Luke Mitchell drops his children off with their mother Crystal and her wife Sabrina and returns home to give his sexy gift to his boyfriend, Taylor Jackson. Taylor’s Christmas present to Luke was more than he could have asked for. At dinner, when Luke’s family gathers for the holiday meal, he announces the big news. Crystal and Sabrina give them the final present of the even... read more

Fired by Bullets (A South Texas Mystery)

C.E. Chessher

Witnesses scramble for cover as gunshots ring out during Pettrolius' first Oil Jamboree Parade, killing civil rights leader and newly-elected Vice Mayor Paul Ruiz.Despite their strained personal relationship, newspaper editor Glennis Dunning and Deputy Sherrif Jake Briggs launch an investigation, exposing more secrets and foibles in this troubled town, rocked in recent years by continuing raci... read more

Witnesses scramble for cover as gunshots ring out during Pettrolius' first Oil Jamboree Parade, killing civil rights leader and newly-elected Vice Mayor Paul Ruiz.Despite their strained personal relationship, newspaper editor Glennis Dunning and Deputy Sherrif Jake Briggs launch an investigation, exposing more secrets and foibles in this troubled town, rocked in recent years by continuing raci... read more

If I Could Be Like Jennifer Taylor

Barbara Ehrentreu

Carolyn Samuels is obsessed with the idea of being popular. She is convinced that the only thing keeping her from happiness is her too heavy for fashion body and not being a cheerleader. Hyperventilating when she gets nervous doesn't help. When she is paired for a math project with the girl who tormented her in middle school, Jennifer Taylor, she is sure it is going to be another year of pain.... read more

Carolyn Samuels is obsessed with the idea of being popular. She is convinced that the only thing keeping her from happiness is her too heavy for fashion body and not being a cheerleader. Hyperventilating when she gets nervous doesn't help. When she is paired for a math project with the girl who tormented her in middle school, Jennifer Taylor, she is sure it is going to be another year of pain.... read more

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