Hi, I'm Michea.

My passion is creating clean, creative designs that maintain an effective brand identity. I hold a Bachelor of Science in Visual Communication from Iowa State University and have over 8 years of experience. My career began working for a publication company in Des Moines, Iowa doing layout and advertising design. Since then, I have worked a variety of graphic design positions focusing on everything from photography art direction and retail campaign designs to marketing pieces and brand guidelines. 

I'm currently working as a Senior Graphic Designer for Xome Labs, a technology company that provides digital products and marketing services to the title insurance and real estate industries. In my spare time I freelance, specializing in marketing and branding for small businesses as well as print materials for weddings and other events.

When I'm not glued to my Macbook Pro, you can find me hiking the greenbelt, kayaking Ladybird Lake or enjoying Austin's great music scene. Some of my other hobbies include cooking, sci-fi movies and indie board games. 

Take a look through design portfolio and contact me if you are interested on working together. 


Experience

Xome Labs —  Senior Graphic Designer, June 2015 - Current

  • Design in-house marketing collateral for 25 Title365 office locations
  • Work with sales teams and print vendors to create branded promotional products
  • Lead Designer and copywriter for Title365 Brand Guidelines Book

 

Neighborhood News —  Graphic Designer, February 2015 - June 2015

  • Responsible for layout and advertisement design for over 100 community newsletters
  • Served as community liaison servicing the needs of our clients
  • Prepared and managed email distribution for over 50 digital newsletters

 

University Co-op —  Graphic Designer, October 2013 - December 2015

  • Designed in-house retail marketing campaigns for print and company website
  • Art directed product and model photography sessions for campaigns
  • Created email campaigns for retail sales
  • Lead designer and copywriter for University Co-op Brand Book

 

Business Publications Corporation —  Graphic Designer, December 2011 - August 2013

  • Designed editorial layouts for multiple magazines and newspapers
  • Worked with sales team to design advertisements for publications
  • Prepress work, correcting and preparing file for print

 

Youth and Shelter Services  —  Marketing/Public Information Intern, May 2011 - August 2011

  • Designed and wrote content for brochures, newsletters, logos, etc.
  • Maintained company website and social media pages
  • Wrote and copy edited press releases

EDUCATION

Iowa State University, Ames, IA - Graduated December 2011

Degree: Bachelor of Science in Journalism and Mass Communication
Emphasis: Visual Communication and New Media

Minor: Technical Communication

 

Positions held

Iowa State DailyCreative Student Manager, May 2009 - Dec 2011
Iowa State University Student Publication

Ethos MagazineMarketing/Advertising Director, July 2010 - Dec 2011
Iowa State University Student Publication


Design

Tools

Adobe InDesign CC ●●●●●
Adobe Illustrator CC ●●●●○
Adobe Photoshop CC ●●●●○
Adobe LiveCycle ●●●●○
Microsoft Office Suite ●●●●●
Mailchimp ●●●●○
Emma ●●●●○

specialities 

Marketing Design
Brand Identity
Email Marketing
Promotional Products
Prepress Production
Basic HTML/CSS
Copy Editing
Photo Editing