RESUME

Katie Kirkton
Experience

 

INDIANA CPA SOCIETY • CREATIVE MANAGER

March 2018 – Present

+ Oversee the planning, content preparation, design and production of all print and electronic materials and manage the Society’s brand

 + Manage graphic designer and communications coordinator

+ Manage all Communications department project deadlines

+ Serve as managing editor of Connect magazine and facilitate content and design development

+ Prepare the printing and postage budgets

+ Coordinate photography and videography at events and provide creative direction for video development

INDIANA CPA SOCIETY • GRAPHIC DESIGNER

July 2017 – March 2018

 + Redesigned the Society's logo and led rebrand, which included a new color palette, tagline and brand guidelines 

+ Designed print and digital materials for the Society, including printed magazine, e-newsletters, website graphics, ads and event signage, while ensuring brand consistency

+ Worked directly with print and trinket vendors; prepared and sent press-ready files

FREELANCE GRAPHIC DESIGNER

October 2007 – Present

+ Clients include Otterbein University, Ashland Theological Seminary, Tenet Healthcare and Heartland Intervention

RAYBOURN GROUP INTERNATIONAL • DIRECTOR OF MARKETING AND MEMBER COMMUNICATIONS

July 2014 – July 2017

+ Oversaw all marketing, design, branding and communication activities for the Indiana Society of Association Executives (ISAE) 

+ Managed email and digital marketing campaigns and maintained marketing calendar

+ Oversaw website and mobile app content, design and usability; maintained and regulated content for ISAE’s blog and editorial calendar 

+ Updated and maintained social networking sites

+ Managed ISAE volunteers as staff liaison for volunteer committees

+ Worked with Board of Directors to execute strategic plan

+ Supervised administrative assistant, interns and vendors

MDWISE • MARKETING GRAPHIC DESIGNER

February 2010 – July 2014

+ Created and designed print and web materials for marketing promotions, school programs, advertisements, events and corporate communications while ensuring brand consistency

Education

 

UNIVERSITY OF INDIANAPOLIS 

August 2004 – May 2008

+ B.F.A. in Visual Communication Design

+ Minor in Art History

+ Summa Cum Laude
 

Skills

 

+ Extremely proficient in Adobe InDesign, Illustrator & Photoshop, Microsoft Office, Hubspot, Asana, Basecamp and proofreading/copywriting

+ Comfortable on both Mac and PC platforms

+ Skilled photographer

 

Recognition

 

+ Part of team to receive 2019 Indiana Society of Association Executives Innovative Communications Program STAR Award for content strategy

+ Part of team to receive 2018 Indiana Society of Association Executives Golden Shoestring STAR Award for e-newsletters

+ Intercollegiate YMCA 2018 Volunteer of
the Year