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I'm Natalie, a designer fresh out of school smiley and ready to get to work. I graduated with a Design degree from Ferris State University within the College of Business... that's right, I said College of Business. I produce thoughtful and creative solutions to meet the users needs and to design overall experiences. Check out my skills below.


Graphic Design, May 2018

Magna Cum Laude

Advertising/IMC, Minor

College of Business

Ferris State University, Big Rapids, MI

related courses

Advanced Business Writing

Applied Management

Fundamentals of Media

Principles of Macroeconomics

Principles of Marketing

Professional Selling

work history

Design Project Center, Big Rapids, MI

Graphic Designer & PR, Aug. 2017 –May. 2018

Managed client communications for multiple projects. Designed and produced a new brand identity for the Ferris Graphic Design Program and events. Planned, managed, and executed website, environmental graphics, and print materials. Implemented brand standards for Ferris Racquet & Fitness Center, produced and installed environmental graphics, updated website to cater to new user groups. Lead public relations for the Graphic Design Studio.

TE+A Marketing, Chicago, IL

Graphic Design Intern, May 2017 –Aug. 2017

Brainstormed creative strategy and logo development.Designed layouts and developed email templates. Produced packaging for Qdoba. Participated in client meetings and travel.

University Recreation Center, Big Rapids, MI

Building Manager Aug. 2015–Present

Operate POS system. Trusted with handling money and master building keys. Supervise employees. Resolve patron issues. Responsible for training staff members.

Member Services Apr. 2015–Present

Facility Worker Aug. 2014–Apr. 2015

professional engagement

AIGA Member, Feb. 2015–Present

AIGA Mentor Program, Feb. 2018–Present

AIGA Weekend For Good, Nov. 2017

AIGA Design Conference Minneapolis, Oct. 2017

AIGA Design Conference Las Vegas, Oct. 2016


Adobe Creative Suite


Art Direction

Brand design

Client communications

Critical thinker

DSLR photography

Email campaigns

Embraces challenges

Front-end development


Microsoft office


Pre-press production


Project management

Sketch App

Team leadership





User experience design

Vendor management



tours & visits

Angel Bomb Letterpress

Asher Jay Presentation

Carnevale Interactive

Conduit Studio

CQL Corporation

Herman Miller

Little & Company

Mighty in the Midwest

Newell Brands Design Center


Ram Castillo Presentation

Square One Design

The Image Shoppe

Tim Goodman Presentation

West Michigan Design Archives

VSA Partners


The Graphic Design Process: how to be successful
in design school. Nottingham, & Stout, Published 2019

Student Excellence Award
Ferris College of Business, April 2018

Addy Award
American Advertising Federation, Feb. 2018

Design Excellence Award
Ferris Graphic Design Program, May 2017

Ace of Initiative Award
Ferris University Recreation Center, May 2016

Facility Worker of the Year
Ferris University Recreation Center, May 2015

Dean’s List
Ferris State University, 10 semesters

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