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Highly creative and multi-talented Graphic Designer with extensive experience in various areas of marketing for print and web for over 10 years. Self-motivated, hard-working, and take great pride in creating visually appealing design solutions. I possess a combination of conceptual strength and technical proficiency to achieve and maintain goals within datelines and budget requirements. Proven history in branding and corporate identity, promotional and marketing collateral for print, web, and mobile within financial, construction, academic, and creative services industries.

Profciency in UX/UI design, CMS, eCommerce and multimedia applications. Exceptional collaborative and inter-personal skills with written and verbal Spanish language abilities. Looking for a suitable position as a Graphic Designer where I can grow professionally.

Specialties: Branding & Corporate Identity, HTML-CSS, Spanish
Portfolio: http://www.karlakoepke.com/portfolio-2/
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/karla-koepke-58009015/

Design Proficiency
Photo retouching
Layout and Design
Ad and poster design
T-shirt design
Packaging design
Logo design and branding
Mockups
Marketing collateral
Presentations
Infographics
Print ready
Web design
Animation
Technical Skills
Photoshop
Illustrator
InDesign
Sketch
Flinto
Flash
Dreamweaver
HTML
CSS
MS Word
MS Excel
MS PowerPoint
Wordpress
CMS

Web and Graphics Designer
CMC Construction Services: July 2009 (3 years 9 months) Houston, TX

Responsible for all branding efforts related to CMC’s associated logos, trade show displays and banners, magazine and web advertisements. Designed packaging for private label brand and promotional pieces. Produced printed catalogs and brochures. Provided key support on the strategy and maintenance of the new interactive website and social media associated channels. Designed, optimized and coded Bi-monthly e-Newsletters and Salesforce web to lead forms.

Technical Consultant – User Interface/Web Designer
Capital One Bank: September 2007 – February 2009 (1 year 6 months) Houston, TX

Supported global re-brand efforts for the Capital One Bank campaign with demos and style guide updates. Created Photoshop based mockups and desktop icons for an intranet application. Team based participation on bi-weekly usability discussions of GUI screen designs and prototypes. Supported internal projects with static and dynamic prototypes using a mixture of Photoshop, HTML and JavaScript modifications. Created HTML demos, user guides, PowerPoint presentations and InDesign style guide updates.

Web Consultant
2010 Media LLC: 2007 – 2009 (2 years) Houston, TX

Designed marketing collateral including logo branding and web related projects. Conducted web technology assessments and project proposal revisions. Installed and configured CMS and Project Management solutions allowing for the creation of a new level of in-house services and productivity.

Digital Communications Instructor
Houston Community College: Fall 2007 (less than a year) Houston, TX

Responsible for implementing instructional activities that contributed to a meaningful learning experience. Identified, selected, and modified instructional resources to meet the needs of the students with varying backgrounds and learning styles. Maintained effective and efficient record keeping procedures. Supervised teaching assistant and participated on the undergraduate program committee, which evaluates the courses student, must take in order to gain sufficient “breadth” in their education.

Web and Graphics Designer
Glass and Door International: 2004 – 2007 (3 years) Houston, TX

Responsible for the overall design and development of the company’s website and marketing collateral. Worked with Microsoft Engineers for the installation of eCommerce and eOrder modules including server components. Conducted technical assessments and software evaluations as well as the supervision of software installs. Exposure to Great Plains; accounting software, eCommerce storefronts and web server technology. Second tier Graphic Designer.

Production Artist
Houston Chronicle: 2000 – 2003 (3 years) Houston, TX

Responsible for the design of newspaper movie banners that included Cinemark, Edwards, Lowes, Angelicas, AMC and Museum of Fine Arts. Streamlined the art production process to minimize mistakes resulting in team bonuses. Designed marketing collateral and newspaper advertising including translations into Spanish.