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About Me

About Me

Hello! I’m Shannon Reid and I’m a recent graduate of the Ferris State Graphic Design Program.  I enjoy working on various projects and mediums ranging from branding work to helping develop web and mobile experiences that are unique and engaging. When designing, I’m the person who sits there with a sketchpad on my lap making thumbnail after thumbnail of ideas.

When you meet me I may come off as quiet, but don’t let that fool you. I’m constantly thinking of new creative ideas in my head to use in my designs. I enjoy learning from those around me as well as sharing my creative ideas and reasonings with others.

My Interests: If I’m not doodling or designing, I’m probably spending time at the barn with my horse Sabrina or hanging out at home with my rescue cats Thor and Loki. I enjoy horseback riding, photography, rescuing animals, camping, kayaking, drawing, and reading in my free time.

 

My Education

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE // Graphic Design
Ferris State University College of Business
May 2014, GPA 3.49

MINOR IN ART HISTORY
College of Arts and Sciences

AWARDS

College of Business Dean’s List 2010 to 2013
Dean’s Scholarship 2010 to 2014
Honors College

INVOLVEMENT

ART HISTORY STUDY ABROAD PROGRAM
Experienced multiple museums studying art and architecture while traveling in Paris, Rome, and Florence.
Summer 2011

AIGA WEST MICHIGAN
Member 2011 to 2014

FERRIS STATE EQUESTRIAN CLUB
Member 2010 to 2014
Vice President 2011 to 2013

FERRIS STATE HONORS PROGRAM
Participated in community service events, cultural events, as well as taking a leadership position in a student organization.
Member 2010 to 2014

MY WORK HISTORY

REAGAN MARKETING + DESIGN // Graphic Designer
Grand Rapids, Michigan
March 2016 to Current

Creating graphics for clients ranging from web graphics to environmental graphics, brochures, business cards, and billboards while maintaining the clients brand standards. 

MORLEY // Graphic Designer
Saginaw, Michigan
February 2015 to March 2016

Creating graphics for Fortune 500 companies ranging from web graphics to environmental graphics, brochures, invitations, menus, and mailings while maintaining the clients brand standards. Help to create and develop Morley’s brand identity and standards in internal and external materials across a variety of media.

CMO MARKETING SOLUTIONS // Freelance Designer
Rochester, Michigan
June 2014 to January 2015

Researching and working with DURA Automotive Solutions to document and design a timeline booklet of their 100 years of innovation, produce environmental graphics for auto shows, as well as signage, name tags, and other various projects.

WTW DESIGN // Freelance Designer
Ann Arbor, Michigan
May 2013 to February 2015

Worked as a graphic designer with a small design group creating unique solutions including posters, brochures, and informational booklets for clients such as the University of Michigan and the Chelsea School District.

DESIGN PROJECT CENTER // Graphic Designer and Accountant

Ferris State University, Big Rapids, Michigan
August 2013 to May 2014

Worked with a team of designers rebranding the identity of Cadillac Family Physicians, P.C. Developing and producing print pieces and office business system. Designed, developed, and executed a web experience to efficiently connect users to the office. Managed class funds and banking for all office expenses.

ALION (TARDEC) // Graphic Design Intern

The U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development, and Engineering Center (TARDEC)
Warren, Michigan
May 2012 to August 2012

Worked for the Ground Vehicle Robotics Team to create storyboards, logos, and other graphics as required to promote conceptual and developed autonomous vehicles.

MY SKILLS

PROFICIENT
Adobe Creative Suite: InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop.

Brand Identity, Content Modeling, Typography, Print Layout, Critical Thinking, Research, UX Design, UI Design, Photography, Photoediting, Timefox, Project Management, Basecamp, and Microsoft Office.

FAMILIAR
HTML 5, CSS, JQuery, WordPress, Package Design, and Hand Drawn Type.

DESIGN EXPOSURE

STUDIO AND FACILITY TOURS
Haworth, Peopledesign, Kendall College of Art and Design FlexLab, The Barbarian Group in New York, AIGA Headquarters in New York, Cranbrook Academy of Art and Design Studio, Conduit Studio, Graphic Specialities, Custom Printers.

SPEAKERS AND EVENTS
AIGA West Michigan Student Developmental Portfolio Review, Adam Weiler, Andy Van Solkema, Abby Wynne & Jesse Hora, Paul Sizer, Marc O’Brien, FSUX-UI workshop, AIGA Love Agenda, GRAM Legacy Collection, Jill DeVries, aimWest: How Technology is Changing Sales & Marketing, James Gartner, GRAM Graphic Design Now in Production, Rob Carter and Sandy Wheeler, Craig Cockerill, and Ray Brown.

Name
3302 Weatherford Drive, Apartment 3B, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49544
586.255.1409 // hello@shannonreid.me // shannonreid.me
We-Wish Morley Holiday Campaign Branding · Campaign · Card Design
Milburn-2 DURA Automotive Systems Branding · Environmental · Research
Kentucky Shannon Aubrey Photography Photography
STgrill2 Fiesta Car Brochure Typography · Web
Cadillac Family Physicians 2-28 IMG_6378 copy Cadillac Family Physicians Branding · Photography · Typography · Web
Glowing energy saving bulb in green grass. Sylvania Lightbulb Packaging
Flowers at Bathroom Sink Refresh Branding · Packaging
LINDSAY-2 High Sierra Equestrian Center Branding · Photography · Web
Stereo_Mockup Arnie Branding · Web

Lets Get In Touch

   
Want some more detailed information about me? View my résumé here.

If you’d like to get in touch with me, send me an email at hello@shannonreid.me. I look forward to hearing from you!