A bit about Katie

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Hi. I'm Katie Copp

I'm a graphic/web designer located in the beautiful cities of Austin, Tx with roots in Tulsa, Ok. As a design geek that gets excited about new fonts and scripts, I like to think my creative style is making the web a prettier place. When I'm not face deep into the computer, I enjoy live music, painting, yard games, floating around Lake Austin and hanging with my dog, Milo.

Random Katie Facts

  • I been told numerous times that I'm an old soul. Not only because of my love for golden oldies and classic rock, but also because I collect "grandma" things such as depression glass and odd antiques.
  • I've been known to have solo dance parties anywhere I feel the need to do so. I call it my work out.
  • I enjoy hustling people in shuffleboard and cornhole. I always say shuffleboard takes a woman's touch.
  • I'm a die-hard fan of The Office. Michael Scott is the best thing to ever happen to me. I sure do miss him.

My Skills

HTML5 / CSS3 / JS 95%
PHOTOSHOP / ILLUSTRATOR 98%
INDESIGN 92%
PHP / WORDPRESS 82%
SHUFFLEBOARD/CORNHOLE HUSTLER95%
DANCE PARTIES 100%

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Resume

web design :: print design :: illustration :: art
Qualifications Profile

Self-motivated, highly creative innovator with cutting-edge technical knowledge and extensive design experience in print, advertising, multimedia, web and illustration. Competent collaborator/consultant within complex business/systems environments, working with multidisciplinary teams and enterprising clients from conceptualization to product integration and implementation. Adapts rapidly to new technologies, standards, and ideas and possesses strong interpersonal skills including focused listening, analytical thinking, diverse sensitivity, effective communication, and goal-driven leadership.

Technical Proficiency

Operating Systems

Comfortable with Mac OS X or PC.

Print Skills

Expert in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat, QuarkXPress and Microsoft Office. Extensive experience in color correction and preprint file preparation.

Web Skills

Skilled in Web Design and front-end development using the latest versions of PhotoShop, Illustrator, Fireworks and Coda. Front-end development with HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, Jquery, Cold Fusion, PHP, CMS and Wordpress theme customizing.

Professional Experience

Creative Director / Front-end Developer, Creative State, Tulsa, Ok (Aug 2011 - Present)


Responsibilities:

Collaborated extensively with clients and team from concept to completion meeting high standards for web design, user experience, best practices, and speed for wide variety of industries.

Established long lasting relationships with clients by meeting deadlines, quick response time and follow up, while exceeding their expectations of the project outcome. Also, provided training for clients on CMS, social media, and all-in-one marketing platforms.

Performed full spectrum of web-related tasks, including hard-coding HTML5, CSS3, and JS, UX/UI design and production of websites, email newsletters, mobile apps, and social media sites with cross browser compatibility and responsive design/code.

Experienced in the integration process for building custom CMS templates and platforms, as well as, continuous code edits in CFM and PHP. Maintained ongoing updates through multiple CMS platforms including Wordpress, Drupal, Joomla, Shopify, MailChimp, etc.

Created branding and marketing materials including logos, brochures, business cards, newsletters, trade shows, presentations, infographics, and advertisements with thorough knowledge and understanding of file prepping and the printing process.

Delegated project tasks while keeping in mind the efficient use of project production budget.

Freelance Graphic Designer / Web Designer, Tulsa, Ok and Austin, Tx (Feb 2009- Present)


Responsibilities:
  • Comprehensive website design business including mock-up creation, coding (HTML, PHP, MySQL), application development and customization, identity/ brand creative consulting, search engine optimization, invoice/billing, and web- site maintenance.
  • Extensive collaboration, identifying client requirements, preferences, target audiences, and objectives within projected budget.
  • Interactive interfaces using JavaScript and several libraries, most notably jQuery. Programmed themes and plug-ins for WordPress.
  • Maintain various social networks such as Facebook, Myspace, Reverbnation, YouTube. Develop widgets to combine social networks with official website.
  • Create HTML newsletters with re-usable templates and manage subscriber lists for E-mail marketing.
Notable Clients:

Graphic Artist/Web Designer, Budley Boards, Austin, Tx (Feb 2009- Present)

Budley Boards is a rider owned company that produces custom handcrafted wake skates and water sports products.
  • Creative design and implementation of entire budleyboards.com web site, including two online shops, four Flash banners, various graphic banner ads, page layout, photo/video gallery, SEO and content maintenance.
  • Directed art design development from concept to completion for all hard-good products and multimedia projects. Designed a variety of custom screen-printed products, such as skateboards and wake skate decks, T-shirts, apparel, gifts for the home, stationery, gear, and an assortment of speciality items. Controlled sales and storefront management of online shops.
  • Collaborative relationship with CEO, owners, and customers to create vision, conceive designs, and consistently meet deadlines while maintaining a level of trust with printers and vendors.
  • Achieved top ten search engine rankings for targeted phrases such as, “wakeskate” and “custom wakeskates”

Art Director/Graphic Artist/Web Designer, Winston Media, Tulsa, OK (June 2008- Jan 2009)

Winston Media is a high end Creative Web Marketing firm for clients all over the country.
  • Creation and maintenance of multiple web sites and applications for corporations, non-profits and other select clients. Performed full spectrum of web-related tasks, including market research, design and layout, graphics creation and optimization, creation of Flash intros and animated banners, server-side programming (primarily PHP), MySQL databases, AJAX interactivity, standards-compliant XHTML and CSS, testing, and ongoing updates.
  • Art direction, creation and complete execution of high end designs for all print/promotional/editorial related projects. Collaborated extensively with clients and printers regarding all facets of projects including mitigating issues.
  • Collaborated with a creative team of developers, project managers, and design interns reviewing layouts and suggesting improvements as needed. Provided expert analysis and input on a multitude of designs.
Selected Achievements:
  • Utilized various design tools and software programs (Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign, Fireworks, Flash, Dreamweaver, QuickBooks) to implement web designs and enhance functionality.
  • Involved in the art direction/ maintenance/ web design/ Flash design for site including: ashfirm.com, garrettlawoffice.com, alatulsa.org, esifootball. com, esibaseball.com, esibasketball.com, esisoftball.com, esivolleyball.com, ironwolf.com, itsvcs.com, obamascabinet.org, thisisbenji.com, ramjack.com, ramjackseawall.com, winstonmedia.com.
  • Collaborated, designed, and coordinated production of a 56-page print magazine, DVD and other promotional material for the Aerostar Owners Association.
  • Created innovated logos, layout designs for CD covers, stationary, and other printed materials for local musicians such as The Revival, This is Benji, Studio Westway, DJ Dilation, and Full Flava Kings.

Sr. Graphic Designer and Art Director, FN Magazine, Tulsa, OK (June 2008-2009)

Performed primary role in the design and production of a four-color Tulsa-based magazine catering to young professionals.
  • Manage all phases of production, including editorial design, advertising sales, printing, and distribution. Consulted/collaborated with advertisers, writers, and photographers, working in-house and with subcontractors and printers locally and nationally.
  • Promoted magazine outside of office, as well as, promoted and created advertisements for upcoming events in Tulsa including the White Party V., the FN Mag “Rock Your Shades Party” and upcoming concerts at Cain’s.

Graphic Design Intern, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma (April 2007-May 2008)

13 month graphic design internship working with the University of Oklahoma Athletic Department.

Successfully transformed subject matter into concrete design for promotional materials and participated in the construction of media guides, annual reports, logos, posters, brochures, billboards, postcards, trading cards, etc.

Key achievements:
  • Successfully transformed subject matter into concrete design for pro- motional materials and participated in the construction of media guides, annual reports, logos, posters, brochures, billboards, postcards, trading cards, etc.
  • Recognized for ability to gain knowledge and rapidly adapt to software and techniques. As a result, was asked to continue internship for another six-month term.
Education

Bachelor of Creative Advertising in Graphic Design


University of Oklahoma College of Journalism and Mass Communications

Norman, OK
Graduated: May 2008
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Katie Copp
Graphic & Web Design
Austin, Texas
Phone: 918-284-8343
Email: Katepcopp@gmail.com

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Qualifications Profile

Self-motivated, highly creative innovator with cutting-edge technical knowledge and extensive design experience in print, advertising, multimedia, web and illustration. Competent collaborator/consultant within complex business/systems environments, working with multidisciplinary teams and enterprising clients from conceptualization to product integration and implementation. Adapts rapidly to new technologies, standards, and ideas and possesses strong interpersonal skills including focused listening, analytical thinking, diverse sensitivity, effective communication, and goal-driven leadership.

Technical Proficiency

Operating Systems

Comfortable with Mac OS X or PC.

Print Skills

Expert in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat, QuarkXPress and Microsoft Office. Extensive experience in color correction and preprint file preparation.

Web Skills

Skilled in Web Design and front-end development using the latest versions of PhotoShop, Illustrator, Fireworks and Coda. Front-end development with HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, JQuery, Cold Fusion, PHP, CMS and Wordpress theme customizing.

Professional Experience

Creative Director / Front-end Developer, Creative State, Tulsa, Ok (Aug 2011 - Present)


Responsibilities:
  • Collaborated extensively with clients and team from concept to completion meeting high standards for web design, user experience, best practices, and speed for wide variety of industries.
  • Established long lasting relationships with clients by meeting deadlines, quick response time and follow up, while exceeding their expectations of the project outcome. Also, provided training for clients on CMS, social media, and all-in-one marketing platforms.
  • Performed full spectrum of web-related tasks, including hard-coding HTML5, CSS3, and JS, UX/UI design and production of websites, email newsletters, mobile apps, and social media sites with cross browser compatibility and responsive design/code.
  • Experienced in the integration process for building custom CMS templates and platforms, as well as, continuous code edits in CFM and PHP. Maintained ongoing updates through multiple CMS platforms including Wordpress, Drupal, Joomla, Shopify, MailChimp, etc.
  • Created branding and marketing materials including logos, brochures, business cards, newsletters, trade shows, presentations, infographics, and advertisements with thorough knowledge and understanding of file prepping and the printing process.
  • Delegated project tasks while keeping in mind the efficient use of project production budget.

Freelance Graphic Designer / Web Designer, Tulsa, Ok and Austin, Tx (Feb 2009- Present)


Responsibilities:
  • Comprehensive website design business including mock-up creation, coding (HTML, PHP, MySQL), application development and customization, identity/ brand creative consulting, search engine optimization, invoice/billing, and web- site maintenance.
  • Extensive collaboration, identifying client requirements, preferences, target audiences, and objectives within projected budget.
  • Interactive interfaces using JavaScript and several libraries, most notably jQuery. Programmed themes and plug-ins for WordPress.
  • Maintain various social networks such as Facebook, Myspace, Reverbnation, YouTube. Develop widgets to combine social networks with official website.
  • Create HTML newsletters with re-usable templates and manage subscriber lists for E-mail marketing.
Notable Clients:

Graphic Artist/Web Designer, Budley Boards, Austin, Tx (Feb 2009- Present)

Budley Boards is a rider owned company that produces custom handcrafted wake skates and water sports products.
  • Creative design and implementation of entire budleyboards.com web site, including two online shops, four Flash banners, various graphic banner ads, page layout, photo/video gallery, SEO and content maintenance.
  • Directed art design development from concept to completion for all hard-good products and multimedia projects. Designed a variety of custom screen-printed products, such as skateboards and wake skate decks, T-shirts, apparel, gifts for the home, stationery, gear, and an assortment of speciality items. Controlled sales and storefront management of online shops.
  • Collaborative relationship with CEO, owners, and customers to create vision, conceive designs, and consistently meet deadlines while maintaining a level of trust with printers and vendors.
  • Achieved top ten search engine rankings for targeted phrases such as, “wakeskate” and “custom wakeskates”

Art Director/Graphic Artist/Web Designer, Winston Media, Tulsa, OK (June 2008- Jan 2009)

Winston Media is a high end Creative Web Marketing firm for clients all over the country.
  • Creation and maintenance of multiple web sites and applications for corporations, non-profits and other select clients. Performed full spectrum of web-related tasks, including market research, design and layout, graphics creation and optimization, creation of Flash intros and animated banners, server-side programming (primarily PHP), MySQL databases, AJAX interactivity, standards-compliant XHTML and CSS, testing, and ongoing updates.
  • Art direction, creation and complete execution of high end designs for all print/promotional/editorial related projects. Collaborated extensively with clients and printers regarding all facets of projects including mitigating issues.
  • Collaborated with a creative team of developers, project managers, and design interns reviewing layouts and suggesting improvements as needed. Provided expert analysis and input on a multitude of designs.
Selected Achievements:
  • Utilized various design tools and software programs (Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign, Fireworks, Flash, Dreamweaver, QuickBooks) to implement web designs and enhance functionality.
  • Involved in the art direction/ maintenance/ web design/ Flash design for site including: ashfirm.com, garrettlawoffice.com, alatulsa.org, esifootball. com, esibaseball.com, esibasketball.com, esisoftball.com, esivolleyball.com, ironwolf.com, itsvcs.com, obamascabinet.org, thisisbenji.com, ramjack.com, ramjackseawall.com, winstonmedia.com.
  • Collaborated, designed, and coordinated production of a 56-page print magazine, DVD and other promotional material for the Aerostar Owners Association.
  • Created innovated logos, layout designs for CD covers, stationary, and other printed materials for local musicians such as The Revival, This is Benji, Studio Westway, DJ Dilation, and Full Flava Kings.

Sr. Graphic Designer and Art Director, FN Magazine, Tulsa, OK (June 2008-2009)

Performed primary role in the design and production of a four-color Tulsa-based magazine catering to young professionals.
  • Managed all phases of production, including editorial design, advertising sales, printing, and distribution. Consulted/collaborated with advertisers, writers, and photographers, working in-house and with subcontractors and printers locally and nationally.
  • Promoted magazine outside of office, as well as, promoted and created advertisements for upcoming events in Tulsa including the White Party V., the FN Mag “Rock Your Shades Party” and upcoming concerts at Cain’s.

Graphic Design Intern, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma (April 2007-May 2008)

13 month graphic design internship working with the University of Oklahoma Athletic Department.

Successfully transformed subject matter into concrete design for promotional materials and participated in the construction of media guides, annual reports, logos, posters, brochures, billboards, postcards, trading cards, etc.

Key achievements:
  • Successfully transformed subject matter into concrete design for pro- motional materials and participated in the construction of media guides, annual reports, logos, posters, brochures, billboards, postcards, trading cards, etc.
  • Recognized for ability to gain knowledge and rapidly adapt to software and techniques. As a result, was asked to continue internship for another six-month term.

Education

Bachelor of Creative Advertising in Graphic Design


University of Oklahoma College of Journalism and Mass Communications

Norman, OK
Graduated: May 2008

Download Resume

Please feel free to download me resume. Yes, I am currently accepting new jobs and projects. Please contact me with any inquiries.

Katie Copp
Graphic & Web Design
Austin, Texas
Phone: 918-284-8343
Email: Katepcopp@gmail.com

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