Hello!

I’m April, a team-oriented graphic designer based in Denver. I have five+ years of experience with print and digital marketing. Although I’m an artist at heart, I taught and tutored English & writing for nearly a decade before turning formally to design. Whether it’s visual or verbal, I’m a killer communicator!

Hello!

I’m April, a team-oriented graphic designer based in Denver. I have a wide range of experience within print and digital marketing. I’m always looking to learn new skills, and eagerly accept projects that expand my creativity.

Graphic Designer (In-House)

Skyport Hospitality
Greenwood Village, CO
Aug. 2019 – Mar. 2020

  • Supported Skyport Hospitality’s mission of an elevated airport guest experience through design and production of engaging video and print ads, wall graphics, packaging, splash pages, signage and menus for dining and retail concepts (i.e. Snooze, Dunkin’, Qdoba, SkyMarket, Shake Shack) across national airports
  • Produced company business cards, memos and infographics
  • Designed and edited RFPs
  • Offered creative direction for new projects
  • Collaborated with departments at corporate office to ensure consistent brand messaging of materials
  • Operated large format printer and laminator
  • Updated Skyport website and coded new pages in HTML & CSS

Graphic Designer (Agency)

Mockingbird Studios
Watsonville, CA
Oct. 2016 – May 2019

  • Collaborated with the creative team to develop effective print/digital/social media for 20+ agency clients
  • Designed branding, direct mail, tradeshow materials, emailers, websites, digital advertising, catalogs, e-books, digital illustration, social media posts, etc.
  • Offered art and photography direction
  • Wrote and edited copy for in-house marketing
  • Designed in-house marketing collateral
  • Designed and managed the agency’s WordPress sites and blogs
  • Met with agency clients to discuss project vision, offer WordPress help, and collaborate on projects
  • Ensured the success of the first-ever Santa Cruz VegFest with branding and promotional print, social media, and digital advertising

Graphic Designer (Freelance)

Releaves Trading Co.
Shasta Lake, CA
Jan. 2019 – July 2019

  • Guided the brand identity creation and launch of Releaves Trading Co. with demographically targeted packaging, social media, POS and tradeshow displays, promotional materials, branding, blog posts, and website design
  • Maintained website and WooCommerce shop
  • Planned marketing and Instagram campaigns

Work History

Graphic Designer (In-House)

Skyport Hospitality
Greenwood Village, CO
Aug. 2019 – Mar. 2020

  • Supported Skyport Hospitality’s mission of an elevated airport guest experience through design and production of engaging video and print ads, wall graphics, packaging, splash pages, signage and menus for dining and retail concepts (i.e. Snooze, Dunkin’, Qdoba, SkyMarket, Shake Shack) across national airports
  • Produced company business cards, memos and infographics
  • Designed and edited RFPs
  • Offered creative direction for new projects
  • Collaborated with departments at corporate office to ensure consistent brand messaging of materials
  • Operated large format printer and laminator
  • Updated Skyport website and coded new pages in HTML & CSS

Graphic Designer (Agency)

Mockingbird Studios
Watsonville, CA
Oct. 2016 – May 2019

  • Collaborated with the creative team to develop effective print/digital/social media for 20+ agency clients
  • Designed branding, direct mail, tradeshow materials, emailers, websites, digital advertising, catalogs, e-books, digital illustration, social media posts, etc.
  • Offered art and photography direction
  • Wrote and edited copy for in-house marketing
  • Designed in-house marketing collateral
  • Designed and managed the agency’s WordPress sites and blogs
  • Met with agency clients to discuss project vision, offer WordPress help, and collaborate on projects
  • Ensured the success of the first-ever Santa Cruz VegFest with branding and promotional print, social media, and digital advertising

Graphic Designer (Freelance)

Releaves Trading Co.
Shasta Lake, CA
Jan. 2019 – July 2019

  • Guided the brand identity creation and launch of Releaves Trading Co. with demographically targeted packaging, social media, POS and tradeshow displays, promotional materials, branding, blog posts, and website design
  • Maintained website and WooCommerce shop
  • Planned marketing and Instagram campaigns

What I’ve Delivered

Print Collateral

  • Company Memos, Infographics, Flowcharts, etc.
  • Menus
  • Wall Graphics
  • Hat Patches
  • Product Packaging, Inserts, & Labels
  • Buttons / T-Shirts / Swag
  • Directional Signage
  • Brochures & Bifolds
  • Tradeshow Materials
  • Rack Cards
  • Table Tents
  • Stanchions
  • Booklets
  • eBooks
  • Banners
  • Outdoor Signage
  • Invitations
  • Flyers
  • Catalogs
  • Magazines

Branding

  • Logos
  • Pitch Decks & RFPs
  • Business Cards
  • Labels & Tags
  • Stationery
  • Branding Guides
  • Branding Boards / Social Media Moodboards

Digital & Social Media

  • Video Ads
  • Splash Pages
  • Custom Website Design & Build (WordPress, Wix, SquareSpace, Shopify)
  • Website Editing (Frontend & Backend)
  • Emailer Design
  • Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter posts
  • Monthly Social Media Planning
  • AdRoll, Google AdSense & SEO
  • GoFundMe, Kickstarter & EventBrite Graphics

What I’ve
Delivered

Print Collateral

  • Company Memos, Infographics, Flowcharts, etc.
  • Menus
  • Wall Graphics
  • Hat Patches
  • Product Packaging, Inserts, & Labels
  • Buttons / T-Shirts / Swag
  • Directional Signage
  • Brochures & Bifolds
  • Tradeshow Materials
  • Rack Cards
  • Table Tents
  • Stanchions
  • Booklets
  • eBooks
  • Banners
  • Outdoor Signage
  • Invitations
  • Flyers
  • Catalogs
  • Magazines

Branding

  • Logos
  • Pitch Decks & RFPs
  • Business Cards
  • Labels & Tags
  • Stationery
  • Branding Guides
  • Branding Boards / Social Media Moodboards

Digital & Social Media

  • Video Ads
  • Splash Pages
  • Custom Website Design & Build (WordPress, Wix, SquareSpace, Shopify)
  • Website Editing (Frontend & Backend)
  • Emailer Design
  • Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter posts
  • Monthly Social Media Planning
  • AdRoll, Google AdSense & SEO
  • GoFundMe, Kickstarter & EventBrite Graphics

Skills

Adobe Illustrator0%
Adobe Photoshop0%
Adobe InDesign0%
HTML5/CSS0%
Adobe After Effects0%
Writing / Editing0%
Social Media0%
Typography0%
WordPress0%
Adobe Premiere Pro0%
Adobe Acrobat0%
Prepress & Printing0%

Skills

Adobe Illustrator0%
Adobe Photoshop0%
Adobe InDesign0%
HTML5/CSS0%
Adobe After Effects0%
Writing / Editing0%
Social Media0%
Typography0%
WordPress0%
Adobe Premiere Pro0%
Adobe Acrobat0%
Prepress & Printing0%

Education

AS Digital Media / Digital Publishing
Cabrillo College
Aptos, CA
2016-2017

Teaching Credential – English
California State University Monterey Bay
Seaside, CA
2011-2012

BA English, Preparation for Teaching
San Jose State University
San Jose, CA
2008-2010

Education

AS Digital Media / Digital Publishing
Cabrillo College
Aptos, CA
2016-2017

Teaching Credential – English
California State University Monterey Bay
Seaside, CA
2011-2012

BA English, Preparation for Teaching
San Jose State University
San Jose, CA
2008-2010