RESUME

CONTACT INFO.

Email: petersoncatie@gmail.com
References upon request.

 

EDUCATION.

Ohio University
2012–2016
Location: Athens, Ohio
Bachelor of Science in Visual Communication
Specializations: Informational Graphics & Publication Design, Studio Art
Cum Laude (GPA of 3.667, less than .1 away from Magna Cum Laude, I might add! Yes, I have the smarts.)
Dean’s List Spring 2013–Spring 2016

Relevant Course Work
AH 2110: History of Art I
AH 2120: History of Art II
ART 1200: Description
ART 1220: Image
ART 2520: Typography
ART 3510: Graphic Design Studio I
COMS 1030: Public Speaking
CSD 1080: Introduction to Communication Disorders
JOUR 2310: Multi-Platform Writing
JOUR 4410J: Magazine Feature Writing
MGT 3550: Creativity and Innovation Management
MKT 3020: Consumer Marketing
VICO 1000: Introduction to Visual Communication
VICO 1014: Design I (Principles of Design)
VICO 1021: Photography Skills
VICO 1115: Typography
VICO 2161: Interactive I (Web Design)
VICO 2162: Interactive II (HTML/CSS)
VICO 2400: Illustration I (Photoshop)
VICO 2432: Visual Communication Business Practices
VICO 2435: Photo Editing
VICO 3111: Design II (Informational Graphics)
VICO 3115: Design III (Editorial Design)
VICO 3141: Illustration II (Editorial Illustration)
VICO 3173: Interactive III (PHP & WordPress)
VICO 4112: Advanced Informational Graphics (Illustration Capstone)

 

DESIGN EXPERIENCE.

Editorial Designer and Copy Editor
South Florida Sun Sentinel
June 2016–Current
The Sun Sentinel is owned and operated by tronc, Inc. (formerly Tribune Publishing), a media group that also operates the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune and Redeye, to name a few. Currently, the Sun Sentinel reaches 1.5 million readers a week, with distribution in Palm Beach and Broward Counties. Here, I create a weekly Showtime cover, the weekly food section, maps, graphics and various illustrations. Occasionally, I do some multi-media work, creating interactive maps.

Projects:
Sun Sentinel
Showtime

Website: sun-sentinel.com


Lead Graphic Designer
Ohio University Campus Recreation Marketing
August 2013–May 2016
Campus Recreation services all student recreation programs, including Intramural and Club Sports, Men’s Ice Hockey and Outdoor Pursuits, and six facilities. I design posters, promotional books, facility signage and advertisements while serving as a liaison between Communications Specialists, Social Media Specialists and two Design Assistants, whom I supervise.

Projects:
Campus Recreation Orientation Guide
Midnight Meltdown
New Adventures Postcard
OHIO Bobcats Ice Hockey

Website: ohio.edu/recreation


Student Designer
Ohio University School of Visual Communication
September 2015–May 2016
I was asked to be the first and (currently) only Student Designer for the School Of Visual Communications by the Director of the school, Tim Goheen. I create promotional material, acceptance letter templates and signage for the school.

Projects:
Non-Majors Visual Communications Courses Poster
November Visual Communications Show Poster and Tri-fold
“Welcome to the School of Visual Communications” letter for accepted applicants

Website: ohio.edu/viscom


Design Editor
The New Political
October 2014–May 2016
The New Political is an online, daily publication run by Ohio University students focusing on campus, city and state news, politics and policy. At The New Political, I oversee three designers and the production of informational graphics, promotional material and all print publications.

Projects:
Drowning in Debt
The New Political: Election Results Breakdown
The New Political: Logotype and Branding

Website: thenewpolitical.com


Freelance Graphic Designer
May 2015–Present
My clients have included Redeye Chicago, MennoMedia, Ohio University Research Division and Woodridge High School. Most of these jobs have come from people recommending me as a designer (because I’m so awesome), but some I have applied for. In addition, I have owned my own, very successful Etsy shop, featuring illustrations created in my spare time.

Projects:
“Avoid the Ho Ho Hoax” Illustrations
2016 Student Expo Logo and Branding
Café Conversations and Science Café Logos and Branding
Deuteronomy: Believers Church Bible Commentary Series
Rewilding the Way

Websites: redeyechicago.commennomedia.orgwww.ohio.edu/researcwhs.woodridge.k12.oh.us and etsy.com


Design Intern
Case Western Reserve University Marketing and Communications
May 2015–August 2015
University Marketing and Communications is Case Western Reserve University’s full-service marketing agency. I designed three large projects (two brochures and one department logo) and various other projects, including advertisements and programs.

Projects:
Case Western Reserve University: Origins Expedition Brochure
Case Western Reserve University: LGBT Brochure
Diversity 360° Graphic Identifier

Website: case.edu/umc


Design Intern
Akron Life Magazine
May 2014–August 2014
Akron Life Magazine is a monthly lifestyle publication committed to providing information that enhances the experience of living in Akron, Ohio. I created magazine layouts and advertisements, and managed web content.

Projects:
Hudson, Ohio
Painting Cities

Website: akronlife.com


Design Intern
MennoMedia
May 2013–May 2014
MennoMedia is a Herald Press Company that publishes books, video, radio and web resources focusing on topics related to the Mennonite Church. As an intern, designed the inside of three books. MennoMedia later hired me as a freelance designer.

Projects:

Radical Christian Discipleship 
Real Christian Fellowship

Revolutionary Christian Citizenship

Website: mennomedia.org


Front Page Designer
The Post
December 2012–December 2013
Ohio University’s only student-run daily newspaper. I managed two designers while laying out the front page and jump page. I did design several special sections, as well. 

Projects:
Special Section: The Huddle

Website: thepostathens.com


Designer
Thread Magazine
August 2012–May 2014
Ohio University’s only fashion magazine. Thread publishes two times a semester, with each designer taking on one story. I usually took on two to three stories. (I was very eager!)

Website: outhreadmag.com

 

HONORS & AWARDS.

Society for Professional Journalists Sunshine State Awards – Best Front Page Design (Large)
July 2017
In combination with myself, my editor David Shutz and design colleague Lillian Mayor, The Sun Sentinel won Best Front Page Design (Large) for our 2017 election coverage. The paper also won second and third place in the same category for the Orlando Pulse Shooting and overall front page design. Check out the list here.

Sun Sentinel Pride Award
October 2016
A monthly award granted with a nomination from one’s colleagues for excellence and hard work. My nomination cited my special illustration work, including my 2016 Voter’s Guide, Food section and Medicare Special Section illustrations.

Dean’s List
Spring 2013–Spring 2016
In order to make the Dean’s List, one must complete 15 hours a semester and maintain a 3.5 or higher GPA.

Best Newbie Designer
Fall 2012
For the Fall 2012 semester I was named “Best Newbie Designer.” I was one of 10 new designers that semester and, according to my editor, showed great potential.

Charles L. Scott Endowed Scholarship
Spring 2015
Charles L. Scott Endowed Scholarship is a $500 scholarship awarded to one student in each field of Visual Communication (Print Design, Web Design, Commercial Photography and Photojournalism) for excellence in Ohio University’s Visual Communication program. The scholarship is presented by Charles L. Scott, a co-founder of the Visual Communication program at Ohio University.

Elizabeth Lash Brague Memorial Scholarship
Spring 2015
Established by Halley G. Brague to honor his wife. The scholarship is open to upperclass students. Selection is made by by the Ohio University Student Financial Aid Office based on academic achievement.

Nadine Jennings Scholarship
Spring 2014
Recipient must live in the Akron area, enrolled in 15+ credit hours, have a 3.4 GPA or higher and show academic promise.

 

Like what you see here? Contact me! I’d love to hear from you. Shoot me an email at petersoncatie@gmail.com. I’ll get back to you soon.

 

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