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About Me

I'm a 26 year old multimedia graphic designer who loves to think outside the box.
Every creative challenge has a solution, it's just a matter of knowing how to tackle it and creating something new and exciting from it.

Here, you can find out more about my experience, my skills, and a little more about me!
Professional Experience

My experience stems from my interest in making something intriguing and captivating.

The UPS Store
Graphic Designer
Oct 2016 – Present

• Lead designer on hundreds of projects from inception to completion.
• Works closely with customers to achieve final design.
• Constantly receives positive feedback on timeliness & creativity.
• Stays on top of assignments to ensure customer satisfaction.
• Uses style guidelines and assets on multiple projects while also providing a fresh creative spin.
Punchhelpers
Freelance Designer
Feb 2008 – Present

• Designs the interactive and responsive punchhelpers.com website.
• Works on multiple online design projects to advertise eBooks with positive results and feedback.
• Provides social media expertise for engaging customers.
• Creates and edits 3D models and CAD drawings to specifications.
UTMSU
Graphic Designer
Jul 2013 – Jun 2014

• Created posters and other materials for over 50 events with overwhelming turnouts.
• Designed materials for infographics, booklets, and merchandising including T-shirts and lanyards.
• Collaborated with departments and coworkers to brainstorm project ideas, designs, and how to create the best impact.
Technical Know-how

My skills also extend to knowing the right program to use and how to use it.

I'm also a very fast learner, intuitively working out how to use a program in a very short time-span.

Multimedia Design
  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • Animate
  • AfterEffects
  • Indesign
  • Premiere Pro
  • CorelDRAW

Web Design

  • OpenElement
  • Website X5
  • Wordpress
  • Adobe XD
Computer/ 3D Design
  • AutoCAD
  • SketchUp
  • TurboCAD
  • 3DS Max
  • Punch! Home Design

Quick Facts About Me

Years of Experience as a Professional Graphic Designer

Adobe Expert on both Windows and Mac
Versatility with Print, Digital and Social Media
A team player who thrives in collaborations, can also take initiative and lead a project
Outstanding time management skills, highly skilled at multitasking on projects
Website development and upkeep with codeless design and HTML & CSS + UI/UX
Goal-oriented, focused, meticulous with details and organized
Clear interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
Passionate and driven to always create innovative and artistic designs
Don't just take my word for it
My designs always receive high praises.
Below you can find some compliments clients have given me.
"Thank you for the quick turn-around time. It was exactly what I was looking for."
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"Work your magic on it."
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"Wow, you are very talented!"
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"Excellent job as always!"
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"What you did was really wonderful - our response has been amazing because of you."


"We really appreciate your creative take on this project."
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"This looks fantastic!"
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"Thank you, thank you, thank you!!"
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"Your initiative is greatly appreciated! This campaign wouldn't have worked without you."


"Incredible! Just what we were looking for"
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"We couldn't have done this without your quick-thinking."
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"With your skills, I have no doubt you'll make it look amazing."
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"The final product looks really original and cool!"



Professional Interest
   
I'm always trying to stay on top of trends and new practices when it comes to design, which is why I always try to participate in events around my network.
 
In 2012, I participated in a Mobile App Camp hosted by MEIC, and most recently, I have taken up Adobe's XD Daily Creative Challenge.
 
At the same time, I also an Adobe Research Participant, providing feedback and insights based on my professional work.

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Personal Life

 
Of course, it's not all about work.
 
During my downtime, I am often enjoying one of my many pastimes. Whether it's watching a movie with a friend, checking out an interesting show, playing a game, or reading a good book, I'm always up for something new.
 
I am also a beta tester, having tested for programs such as Adobe Photoshop CS6, video games such as Ubisoft's The Crew 2, and indie games such as Drago Entertainment's Treasure Hunter.
Copyright - Melissa Kuhne

All works were created by me. Due to privacy reasons, some names/company logos have been changed.
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