Today I was given another social media account, Capstone Bros. Contracting! I designed their website, and now I will be working with their online presence. I am now overseeing 5 social media campaigns, along with their corresponding email campaigns. I create all of the content and graphics that are published on each of the accounts. I am managing the following (click on each to see their Facebook accounts):
I typically make advertisements and social media graphics at work, so sometimes I like to try photo retouching my own personal photos. Here is a photo that I edited for my LinkedIn account:
At Portkey SEO Solutions, I have had the experience to write blogs that are optimized for specific keywords and search terms. I have written blogs for our company’s website and for Home Drywall & Painting’s website. Through this process of writing, I have learned that I am writing for an algorithm more so than a reader. While it is important to write an engaging blog for readers, it is also important to make sure that the blog ranks on Google.
Here are some of the blogs that I have written:
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!
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.
Today I made a few more graphics for Caribbean Smokehouse! I made one for New Year’s, a dish feature, and a staff feature. We create social media posts daily for Caribbean Smokehouse. It’s always fun to brainstorm new ideas!
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!
Today I finished the website for Echelon Surgical Specialists! It changed a lot from when I first started working on it. Next time, I will make sure to attach before and after pictures.
I also designed a couple logo samples for St. Croix Tenders today. You can see how the design started and how it progressed:
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: