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 digital design experience for web, social, and banner ads.
My work experiences have required self-direction and motivation, multi-tasking skills, and the ability to meet strict deadlines. I work well on my own or with a team. 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.
Production Artist, 2018 to Present
Production artist for clients including Whataburger, Lyft, Deep Eddy Vodka, and Frost Bank • Projects include a wide variety of print and digital work with a focus on Whataburger menus and POP • Photo retouching • Press checks • Collaborate daily with designers, creative directors, copywriters, animators, and project managers to deliver the highest quality work
Freelance Graphic Designer, 2017 to 2018
Freelanced for a variety of clients including Lee Tilford Agency and Kulture Digital • Designed and produced logos, business cards, signage, billboards, digital banners, and social media graphics • Photo retouching
Lee Tilford Agency
Graphic Designer, 2014 to 2017
Produced a wide variety of print and digital ads, indoor and outdoor signage, brochures, menus, fliers, coupons, invitations, and promotional items for clients including Spec’s and Factory Mattress • Created web and social media graphics • Worked with account executives, copywriters, and web developers to provide well-designed deliverables on tight deadlines
Frank Erwin Center
Graphic Designer, 2009 to 2014
Managed 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
Produced The Onion newspaper and designed features for the local A.V. Club section • Responsible for sales sheets, ad design, editorial layout, type fitting, pagination, file production, and weekly delivery to press
Freelance Graphic Designer, 2005 to 2007
Print and digital work for 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.
Graphic Designer, 2000 to 2005
Created print ads, brochures, retail and trade show displays • Responsible for job bidding, proofing, and proper file delivery to press • Designed and maintained websites
Standard Deluxe, Inc.
Graphic Designer, 1999 to 2000
Designed art and produced t-shirts, album covers, and posters • Provided customer service
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Communication
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