Catherine G. Sibley

Middleton, WI

Professional info

 

Overview

Freelance Graphic Designer and Illustrator based on WI working nationally.

Work Experience
Freelance Designer, Illustrator, Artist

2009 – Today

Graphic Designer
- Accel Entertainment

June 2017-Nov. 2019, IL

I server as graphic designer and project manager working InDesign, SketchUp, Photoshop, Illustrator and web coding to create both print and digital collateral for Accel and its partner operators.

Top Achievements
- Completely redesigned the entire website for Accel Entertainment.

- Developed an entirely new web based interface for sales team training and sales tools management in order to address systemic sales problems in the field. Project included: cross department collaboration, identifying systemic issues with Sales and Marketing workflows, full development of web based training and file management solutions.

Print

- Generate print ready artwork for a wide variety of applications including newspaper, wall and window decals, billboards, posters, wall wraps, packaging, mailers, and giveaways. To date have completed over 10,000 projects.

- Manage new sales collateral development and digital distribution including: first touch presentations, guide handouts, sales books, testimonials and custom webpages designed to allow salesmen across the state to easily access all tools.

- Coordinate with Management and Data Team to create custom presentations used to acquire and maintain clients. Clients include: 7-Eleven, Hucks, Casey's General Store, and Buffalo Wild Wings

- Create Sketchup models of bars, restaurants, and C-Stores for representational purposes

Web
- Coded and designed new website that saw an over 200% increase in traffic withing 4 months.

- Update and design new pages as needed
- Design and create web pages, content offers, modules and web graphics

Favorite Accomplishment to Date:
•Taught myself coding and completely remade website in under 2 months; within first 4 months of site rebuild, Accel saw an increase in traffic and new lead generation of over 200%.

Account Executive
- The Design Agency Inc.

June 2014-Dec. 2016 Itasca, IL

- Acquire new trade show accounts though cold calls, email campaigns, and web marketing.

- Manage accounts to ensure client satisfaction and trade show project completion.

- Work with Designers to identify client needs and develop unique client focused exhibit designs.

- Created new Capabilities Package and web marketing.

- Brought in over $500,000 in new sales

 
Art Fellow
Eagle Rock School and Professional Development Center

​Sept. 2012 – Aug. 2013 Estes Park, CO

- Taught and lived at a residential high school in Colorado as an AmeriCorps Vista worker. Eagle Rock School is a residential high school for students from across the country who did not succeed in traditional schooling.

- Developed courses on life drawing, propaganda, and children's book writing and illustration.

- Designed posters and dozens of handouts for classes.

- Worked with other staff to develop alumni network and host the first Alumni Work Summit.

                     - Created invitations and complimentary gifts for guests.

                     - Served as logistics coordinator in charge of food, work-shop supplies, gifts,

                      invitations, and on-site support.

 

 

Public Artist University City, MO Public Art Development and Commission

Aug 2009- Aug. 2010 St. Louis, MO

- Consulted University City council members, community members, and local history texts to create winning proposal

- Developed and maintained production calendar and budget

- Secondary award for Best University City Public Art Piece for 2010

 

 

OTHER WORK/ EXPERIENCE

 

Committee Member for CAR 2015(Museum Exhibit Design), Educator and Illustrator at Missouri History Museum, Fabrication Artist Assistant, House Restorer, Museum Service Associate, Lodge Worker, Catering Server, Animal Caretaker, Singer with Aristocrats Disney A Cappella

 

 

Traditional Media

 

Watercolor

Pen and Ink

Drafting

Graphite

Charcoal

Oil and Chalk Pastel

Mural Painting

Wood Working

Paper Making

Mixed Media Sculpture

Foundry

Glass Torch Working

Glass Kiln Working

Stained Glass

Installations

Stage Makeup

Model Set Building

Sewing

Miniature Book Making

 

 

 

Computer Skills

Photoshop

InDesign

Illustrator

Power Point

SketchUp

Excel

CSS, HTML

Education
Washington University in St. Louis

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Cum Laude, May 2011

Majors: Sculpture, History-European Studies

 
Eagle Rock School and Professional Development Center

Alternative Teaching Licensing Program, Sep. 2013

Certification Area: Art K-12

 
College of DuPage

2014 - 2015

Classes in design and drafting to fill out typography and drafting knowledge

2010 - present

2010 - present

CATHERINE GRAHAM

Illustration and Design

 

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