Kim Alford Design

graphic design + illustration



Kim Alford

PHONE (404) 444 8975
EMAIL [email protected]
www.kimalforddesign.com


 

QUALIFICATIONS

 

DESIGN EXPERIENCE
• Creating smart design and brand solutions for small and large businesses since 2000.

• Thrives in a team-oriented environment of copywriters, developers, creative directors, strategists, and designers

• Adept at taking design solutions from start to finish, art directing photoshoots, as well as attending to print production and prepress needs

• Strong in developing brand identity, understanding brand experience and creating continuity for those brands already established

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
• Balanced in focusing on the big picture while giving attention to details so as to keep projects on budget and on schedule

• Takes direction and can give direction

• Strong interpersonal skills and the proven ability to build and maintain strong, effective professional relationships

• Clear communication skills, both written and verbal

• Listens to clients in order to execute work according to their needs

• Additionally has had experience teaching graphic design, typography, branding and advertising at Georgia State University

• Has worked in both internal design departments and design agencies

 

EXCELS AT
• Designing purposeful graphic solutions, elegant page layouts and refined typography

• Creating hand drawn and digital illustrations, as well as photo retouching with Adobe CS

• Designing dense information to be digestible, on message and visually interesting

• Applying design skills and knowledge to a diverse range of marketing needs such as web sites, brochures, booklets, magazines, other collateral design, presentations, retail signage and POP

 

JOB HISTORY

2008 – Present

Freelance Art Director, Graphic Designer, Illustrator
Kim Alford Design
Concept and design of print and web-based projects; Illustration; Corporate communication materials; Logos and identity packages; Oversight of production; Management of client relationships; Client work includes start ups, support for large national agencies and Fortune 500 companies

 

2015 – 2016

Art Director
Hodges Ward Elliott
Art Direction, design and production of print-based projects to assist in sales of multi-million dollar hotel and residential properties; Working closely with agents to create an impactful transaction for our clients;

Conceptual solutions for dense material, organizing information with charts, infographics, art directing photographers
shooting the properties and market area.

 

2004 – 2008

Art Director, Graphic Designer, Illustrator
Current, Inc. and Whimsy Press
Collaboration with Copywriters and Account managers to create ad campaigns, collateral materials, web design, storyboard design and animation; Art direction of photo shoots; Stationery product design; Clients ranged from Fortune 500 to small companies; Extensive work with major retail management company’s brands and ad campaigns.

 

2001 – 2004

Graphic Designer and Illustrator
Freelance Design
Design of print and web-based projects; Illustration; Corporate communication materials; Logos and identity packages; Oversight of production.

 

1999 – 2001

Graphic Designer and Illustrator
Iconologic
Intern promoted to Graphic Designer
Designed interactive media graphics and animation, art direction of voice-overs, design of advertising campaigns including print collateral materials. Worked in teams to creative online experiences for clients such as Chick-fil-A LPGA Tournament, King and Spaulding Law offices, Premiere Technologies, TrueNorth Fuel and Convenience Retailers.

 

EDUCATION

1995–2000
BFA in Graphic Design, Georgia State University

 

AWARDS + RECOGNITION

2006–2008
Press coverage of designs with Whimsy Press — Home and Design , InStyle, People Español, Sky Magazine, Woman’s World

 

2005
Print Magazine Regional Design Award — Stationery system design for Current, Inc.
AIGA Seed Awards — Stationery system design for Current, Inc.

 

1999
Show South Awards — Honorable Mention: Animation for Ptek Holdings

 

SOFTWARE

Mac OSX
Adobe CS: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat;
Microsoft Office
Keynote
HTML
Wordpress

 

REFERENCES

Eric Goldstein — Founder/Creative Director of EGD+
Eric Goldstein Design
404.668.3458  |  [email protected]
createbranddesign.com

 

Rich Wilson — Creative Director at Big Scary Cranium
770.596.8624  |  [email protected]
bigscarycranium.com

 

Paige Taylor —Founder/Creative Director of sage sublime
[email protected]
sagesublime.com