This week my boss asked me to create a “cartoon style” flyer for a new website service that we will be providing. We will be offering clients the option to rent-to-own their website. I have designed a template for the pricing breakdown of this service. Here is what I have so far!

Social Media Campaigns

Over the last 8 weeks I have been working with our client, Caribbean Smokehouse, on creating and running their social media campaigns.  They want their Facebook page to post daily, so I write and schedule multiple posts in advance. I work on their email campaigns using MailChimp. Another project I have been working on is Birch Lake Dental’s Facebook account. When balancing similar projects for different clients, I always work to adjust my writing style to fit the voice of their brand.

New Domain

Today I gave my website, portfolio, & resume a facelift. I have now been working as a web & graphic designer at Portkey SEO Solutions for 5 months. I’ve had the pleasure to work with a diverse set of clients, such as a dental clinic in St. Paul, MN and a rental company in London, UK. My job projects vary day-to-day. So far, I’ve learned how to build websites from scratch, how to optimize websites pertaining to a keyword, and how to external link. I am really going to try to start blogging more, along with frequently adding to my portfolio! Stay tuned!

First Week

I have just completed my first week as a Web & Graphic Designer at Portkey SEO! I have been working on two websites this week. I have been working on a website for Caribbean Smokehouse and a website for Echelon Surgical Specialists. While they still have a lot of work to go, I have been learning a ton. I have been learning how to use different widgets/plugins, editors, and how to build a website working with different themes. I have been using Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator while creating the banners for the plastic surgeon site. This is a rough draft of what I have for the first slider:mainbanner-01

New Job Position!

This week has brought some great news! I will not only be starting as a digital marketing Intern for Portkey SEO Solutions in Minneapolis. As a digital marketing intern I will have the opportunity to learn more about:

  • Writing Search Engine Optimized Blogs
  • Email Marketing Campaigns
  • Facebook Ad Campaigns
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Online Reputation Management
  • Customer Review Generation
  • Working with WordPress to build beautiful and SEO friendly websites
  • Customer/Lead database consolidation and outreach
  • Networking and Sales

I am very excited to see where this opportunity will take me and what I will be learning about in the upcoming months! As I learn more about WordPress, I will definitely be remodeling my website. Be on the lookout for more changes to come!

Website Redesign (Pt. 2)

Just an update:

I have recently spent a couple of hours rethinking and remolding my new website. I have continuously applied for jobs, and I want to use this website as an element of my knowledge in my field of study. With this website, I hope to show a future employer my skills with not only blogging, but also my full understanding in the Adobe Creative Suite. Be on the lookout for more to come!

Career Search

In May 2018, I graduated from St. Cloud State University with Summa Cum Laude. I received a B.S. in Mass Communications emphasizing in Advertising and a minor in Graphic Design. I am now currently working as a server at Crave. I have been exploring my career aspirations by looking for jobs on Indeed and LinkedIn, but I have not come across a job offer yet. I’m excited to see what’s next!