MEET YOUR NEW GRAPHIC DESIGNER

Hello! I'm Kathryn Chong. 

I have over 14 years of graphic design under my belt and I'm ready to help problem solve for you. Browse through my portfolio and resume and if there is anything you like or have questions about, please contact me. I'd love to see where we can take your brand or project to the next level.

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Portfolio

Before I was a designer I was an art student who lived in Photoshop. During high school, I grew out of my Photoshop shell and expanded my knowledge with the rest of the Adobe Creative Suite. 20 years later, I've become an art director and founder of Keep Designing, a growing design agency I started while freelancing, and a passionate senior graphic designer of a national credit union.

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 Campaign

The Save a Bundle Bundle

A primarily digital campaign with a variety of emails, digital ads and signage to market their insurance bundle.

Nobletree Royal Roast Imperial Whole Beans 12oz Mockup

Packaging

Nobletree Coffee

Premium micro-lot coffee bags designed with rich jewel-tones and gold foil used to display a higher-end coffee choice for retail stores.

Deseret News Home Show Email and Social Mockup

Campaign

Deseret Home Show

Social advertisements and emails were created for members to receive a discount for this home show convention.

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Photo Manipulation

NIL Sponsorship

Athlete was photographed in a studio with a white background. Photo was masked and placed on a darker background with added shadows and accent colors to match the new atmosphere. Credit card and arm was photoshopped in to finish the look.

Sandy City business invitation

Print

Neighborhood Invitation

This invitation was sent out to local businesses and featured a die-cut flap with spot varnish accents.

Soiree Invitation

Print

Soirée Invitation

An art deco styled invitation for a local soirée that was printed with a homemade gold foil hot press.

 

Resume

I love meeting new people and work well with others on a team or solo depending on the project, but I always value feedback. I am very organized and can balance multiple projects while staying on task and meeting my deadlines. Adapting to any environment (especially fast-paced) and working well under pressure is one of my many strengths. I find it necessary to research and follow current trends in graphic and web design before starting any project. It would be my pleasure to work with you.

SOFTWARE
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Adobe Creative Suite

Microsoft Office

Mac

Windows

SKILLS

Typography

Color Theory 

Strong communicator

Problem-solver

Project manager

Organized

Outgoing

Self-motivated

Executes projects from
start to finish

Designs from concept
to completion

EXPERIENCE

01/2016–PRESENT

MOUNTAIN AMERICA CREDIT UNION

Graphic Designer

I work on the marketing team with over 40 people to deliver full campaigns from concept to completion that include over 100 digital and print ads viewed on the macu.com website, social media, billboards, branches, emails, transit and various other website advertisements.

Other miscellaneous projects include working with the social team in updating our account on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn social media platforms. The Instagram account has steadily gained 25% followers each year while working with the social team.

  • Advertisements

  • Marketing

  • Webpages

  • Campaigns

  • Branch Collateral

  • Mailers

  • Info Graphics

  • Social Media

  • Bus Wraps

  • Billboards

  • Branding

  • Digital & Print Media

09/2004–PRESENT

KEEP DESIGNING

Founder/Creative Director

  • Advertisements

  • Brand Design

  • Brochures

  • Business Cards

  • Cards

  • Game Design

  • Illustrations

  • Infographics

  • Invitations

  • Labels

  • Logos

  • Packaging

  • Posters

  • Sell Sheets

  • Social Media Graphics

  • Web Banners

  • Website Design 

​Clients include:

  • AE & Sons, LLC

  • Arche Advisors

  • CLEARLINK

  • CoCo Joy

  • FAL Food and Beverages

  • Far West Method

  • Green Polkadot Box

  • Intermountain Armory

  • Mother Earth Air Fresheners

  • Peterson, Yurgosky, and Partners

  • Scraptunes

  • Stansport

  • Sunset Springs Apartments

  • Teton Soap Works

  • The Modern Manly Man

Since learning about graphic design, I have been researching and working on miscellaneous projects as a freelancer that include the various projects and clients below. If there is anything I am unable to do, I will either learn it myself or outsource it locally while overlooking and directing the overall project.

07/2013–01/2016

FOOD FOR HEALTH INTERNATIONAL

Graphic Designer

Collaborated with a creative team of designers and writers to create social and advertisement content, designed promotional gift packages for influencers and created anything the sales team needed for events, POS, grocery displays and conventions. Assisted in product production if additional support was needed.

  • Packaging

  • Catalogs

  • Advertisements

  • Business Cards

  • Websites

  • Trade show booths

  • Flyers

  • Marketing

  • Banners

  • Info Graphics

  • Social Media Campaigns

  • Digital & Print Media

12/2012–06/2013

STANSPORT & PACIFIC PLAY TENTS

Art Director

Primary contact for venders in receiving quotes and following through with projects from concept start to product completion. Communicating to local, national and international factories was a daily task for ensuring accuracy in printing and assembling packaging. I organized, delegated and worked on assigned projects given to the art department with over 20 tasks per day. I supplied our reps with up-to-date product images for Walmart.com, Amazon and other retailers where our products were sold.

  • Children’s Tents

  • Sell Sheets

  • Packaging

  • Advertisements

  • Catalogs

  • Business Cards

  • Digital & Print Media

  • Photography

  • Managed foreign & local print jobs

10/2012–12/2012

VISCOM (Visual Communication Graphic Studio)

Graphic Design Intern

  • Lead multiple projects for clients:
    -   Bishop Alemany
        Catholic School
    -   CSUN Department of 
        Police Services

  • Designed concepts for:
    -   CSUN Shines campaign
    -   CSUN Commencement
    -   Tablet Pals

  • Brochures

  • Catalogs

EDUCATION

12/2012

CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY (NORTHRIDGE, CA)

BA Graphic Design

Dean’s List  |  Cum Laude  |  3.62 GPA

06/2010

COLLEGE OF THE CANYONS (VALENCIA, CA)

AS Computer Applications

3.6 GPA

05/2008

COLLEGE OF THE CANYONS (VALENCIA, CA)

AA Graphic & Multimedia Design

3.6 GPA

 

Get in Touch

661.309.2011

keepdesigning.kc(at)gmail.com

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