CONTACT

rachelries28@gmail.com

 

920.979.9291

EXPERIENCE

AIA Corporation, Digital Graphic Designer - 2018 - Present

Provided artwork and graphic design services for all aspects of AIA's marketing and branding initiatives including print and digital forms of visual communication for AIA and AIA's clients. Developed the process of designing by which the communication was created and the product designs which were generated for the required output. Managed all email marketing and social media automation including development in creative criteria and reporting. Main responsibilities included campaign creatives and execution, website design and development, brand and design execution, design support, social media management, and managing the third-party content library.  

  • Created, managed, and grew AIA's Instagram account by  500 followers. 

  • Created an AIA TikTok account to post product reels and videos. 

  • Elevated our in-house email marketing platform by doing user testing to develop a better user experience for our clients. 

  • Increased event attendance with better marketing materials and assets. 

  • Was a member of the SPARK Young Professionals Group

  • Developed an in-house marketing agency to service AIA's clients.\

  • Increased the team's productivity in the Wrike project management platform by attending training sessions and webinars.  
     

Kondex Corporation, Marketing Graphics Intern - 2017 - 2018

Kondex provides innovative metallurgical, engineering, manufacturing and marketing solutions to a range of original equipment manufacturers. They provide agricultural products and services that improve the ability to feed and fuel the world. My duties consisted of creating visual concepts by hand or digitally to communicate ideas that inspire, inform and captivate consumers. I also developed all layout designs for brochures, magazines, catalogs, advertisements, brochures, and digital market and social media as well. My position also consisted of product photo shoots and image editing.

 

Discovery World, Graphic Design Camp Counselor - 2017

Every summer Discovery World puts on camps for kids. I was a camp counselor that taught graphic design to 6th-8th graders. We went over the Adobe programs, package design, logo design, and poster designs.

 

Jonco Industries, Graphic Design Intern - 2015 - 2016

Jonco markets projects and products that are innovative, practical, well designed and economical to produce. My responsibilities included layout and advertising design, logo and identity, package design, vinyl printing and cutting, image editing, printing and cutting file setup and customer service and interaction.

 

UW-Stout Memorial Student Center, Involvement Center Specialist - 2014 - 2018

Helped students get involved around campus. Hosted events on campus and managed all poster design and printing for student organizations. Main desk for students to come and ask questions.

INVOLVEMENT

Promotional Product Association International | SPARK Young Professionals Member - 2018 - 2021

Stout Typographical Society | Member - 2014 - 2018

American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) | Member - 2014 - 2018

Habitat For Humanity | Public Relations - 2014 - Present

4-H | Project Leader - 2010 - 2018 

EDUCATION

University of Wisconsin - Stout

BFA in Graphic Design & Interactive Media and a Minor in Project Management - 2018
Magna Cum Laude

VOLUNTEER

Habitat For Humanity - Eau Claire, WI

Site Build Volunteer

ReStore Volunteer

Feeding America - Little Chute, WI 

Packaging food for the homeless

RECOGNITION

Promotional Products Association International - Silver Pyramid Award Winner Team Member - This recognition honors creative excellence in the promotional products industry and recognizes dependable suppliers, outstanding promotions, creative campaigns, and exceptional craftsmanship by Association members.

Promotional Products Association International - TAS CertificationThe PPAI Trained Advertising Specialist (TAS) Certificate is an initiative of PPAI Professional Development aimed at providing promotional products professionals with a source for finding answers to their questions and a plethora of information about the industry.

Samuel E. Wood Medallion - Nominee

Packaging of the World - Rubish, Spice Packaging

UW-Stout Habitat For Humanity - Student Organization Event of The Year