Hi! My name is Shelly Sakich (pronounced like SAY-kitch). I live, work, and play in Austin, Texas, where I have made my home since 2000. I love all kinds of design, and I have a deep appreciation for perfect simple design solutions that make me think “OF COURSE”!
I have a BFA in Visual Communications from Auburn University that provided me with a strong background in design fundamentals, typography, and fine art. I have extensive print design experience, expertise in Adobe CC, and web design experience with WordPress and some HTML and CSS.
My work experiences have required self-direction and motivation, multi-tasking skills, and the ability to meet strict deadlines. I’m very detail oriented, and I take proofreading and quality control seriously. Most importantly, I understand that good communication is key to getting a job done efficiently and properly in order to deliver beautiful and effective projects on time and on spec.
Lee Tilford Agency
2014 to 2017
Graphic designer for ad agency • Created branding and on-brand materials for multiple clients • Designed a wide variety of print and digital ads, indoor and outdoor signage, brochures, menus, fliers, coupons, invitations, and promotional items • Updated websites with WordPress and created web and social media graphics • Worked with account executives, copywriters, and web developers to provide well-designed products on tight deadlines
UT Austin – Frank Erwin Center
2009 to 2014
Graphic designer responsible for managing two part-time designers • Designed and produced ads, posters, LED outdoor signage, web graphics, fliers, billboards, emails, and produced a monthly print publication • Created internal identity and marketing materials • Updated blog with WordPress • Procured estimates and maintained vendor relationships
The Onion, Inc.
Graphic Designer and Production Artist
2007 to 2009
Sole production artist and graphic designer for the Austin print edition of The Onion newspaper including the local A.V. Club section • Responsible for sales sheets, ad design, editorial layout, type fitting, pagination, file production, and weekly delivery to press • Worked with editors, sales representatives, and printer to ensure quality paper and ads
Freelance Graphic Designer
2005 to 2007
Full time freelance print and web design for a wide variety of clients including Chuy’s Comida Deluxe restaurants • Designed and produced a monthly real estate catalog averaging over 200 pages and involving XML data imports into InDesign
Jupiter Band Instruments, Inc.
2000 to 2005
Graphic designer for an in-house advertising department • Involved design for print ads, brochures, retail and tradeshow display, job bidding, proofing, and proper file delivery to press • Designed and maintained websites
Standard Deluxe, Inc.
1999 to 2000
Graphic designer for a screen printing shop and design studio • Designed art and produced film for t-shirts, album covers, and posters • Provided customer service
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Communication
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