Hi! 

I'm Erica, a highly creative and adaptable graphic designer with extensive experience in web and print design. I have a demonstrated history of working in the non-profit organization management industry and am accustomed to performing in deadline-driven atmospheres. My aim is to find a dynamic creative environment where my graphic design skills will be utilized and further developed to become a valuable asset to my team and clients. 

You can view a full PDF of my resume HERE.

If you're interesting in hiring me or just want to say hi, send me a message at e.olson140@gmail.com.

Thanks for stopping by!


EDUCATION

April 2012 – June 2013
Chicago Portfolio School, Graphic Design track

August 2006 – May 2010
Drake University, BA Graphic Design

 

SKILLS

Design concept and strategy for digital and print
Branding/identity creation
Layout and editorial design
Adobe Creative Suite CS4 – CC
Basic HTML/CSS Microsoft Office
Sitefinity
Proficient on MAC and Windows PC


EXTRAS

Metro Achievement Center for Girls, mentor since 2013
Lifelong pizza connoisseur
Travel aficionado
Classical pianist

EXPERIENCE

APICS

Janurary 2014 – present
Graphic Designer; Chicago, IL

Original concept and identity creation for international and national conferences. Design and production of web and print marketing and advertising collateral. Magazine layout and editorial design of educational materials.
 

Hyatt Hotels Corporation

August 2013 – December 2013
Graphic Designer, Production Artist contractor; Chicago, IL

Produced concepts and final layouts of corporate web and print design pieces. Developed creative assets for web use. Updated and maintained company photography database.
 

Starnet digital printing & You name it sports

July 2011 – December 2011
Marketing Assistant, Production Artist contractor; Bloomington, IL

Produced marketing and advertising pieces for print and web. Assisted photographer with photo editing. Created magazine layouts for high school sports magazine. Attended weekly office-wide meetings to discuss project statuses.
 

DRAKE UNIVERSITY Chinese Cultural Exchange Program

August 2010 – June 2011
English Teacher, Number 42 Middle School; Shijiazhuang, China

Prepared and implemented weekly lesson plans to strengthen oral English abilities of
middle school students. Managed classroom sizes of 70 students using differentiated lessons plans. Discussed progress with school administration at weekly staff meetings.