About Me

Kelly Meissner
Graphic Designer + Illustrator
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SUMMARY

Kelly Meissner is a Commercial Art Professional located in the Philadelphia area. She has a diversified skill set, including: graphic design, illustration, photography and design for print and apparel. She is a small business owner with successful start-up, fundraising and business management experience. Extensive knowledge of Adobe Photoshop Suite versions CS3 through current Creative Cloud. Cross platform experience.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Visual Communications, INC, Aston, PA June 2016 - Present

Ugly Apparel, LLC, Phila., PA Oct 2009 – June 2016
Owner and Lead Designer

Eastern Center for Arts and Technology 2012-Present

Freelance Artist, Phila., PA 2010-Present

Flesh Asylum Studios, Lindenwold, NJ ( 2010-2012)
AJ Tattoo, Trenton, NJ (2008-2010)

Client Sample:
Hot Rock Kidz
Iris Creative, Inc.
Kotis Design
Facebook
Comcast
Microsoft
Samsung
University of Southern California
Square10
icanhazcheeseburger
Skillet
iSquish
Zoomcube
University of Colorado

TECHNICAL SKILLS
Design Software Applications: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Animate (Flash), Dreamweaver, Lightroom, and Bridge
Additional Software Applications: MS Office Suite, iWorks, , Basecamp,
Social Media Platforms: Facebook (including AdsManager), Hootsuite, MailChimp, YouTube, Instagram, Pinterest, Kickstarter, Tailwind, Google+ as well as experience in Google AdWords
Studio Photography: portrait photography, portrait re-touching, product photography and basic digital imaging techniques
(working with layer masks, channel separations and background removal for marketing materials and concept art for product development projects)

EDUCATION/CERTIFICATIONS
2011 Bachelor of Fine Arts; Illustration - University of the Arts, Phila., PA
2007 NOCTI Certificate in Graphic Design - Eastern Center for Arts and Technology, Willow Grove, PA
2007 Graduate - Upper Moreland High School, Willow Grove, PA

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