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									                                                                                                                                           Kami Nelson
1117 S. Norfolk St., Aurora, CO 80017    712.420.0302     kaminel@gmail.com

Design Experience                                                A-1 Custom Trophies                                      Education
                                                                  Designer and Production Artist: Created
    Sports Authority                                              large-format prints and banners. Used laser                Bachelor Fine Arts: Graphic Design
     Production Lead: Manage production team for                  engraver to create awards, name badges, and                and Rome Study Abroad Program
     weekly inserts, to ensure that all deadlines are             plaques. Setup and produced projects on                     Iowa State University, 2005
     met with quality performance. Provide positive               unique surfaces and specialty items.
     as well as negative feedback to artist. Distribute           Westminster, Colorado, 2005-2006
     workload and create job jackets for artist.                                                                          Capabilities
     Develop plans to improve the ad production                  Sophic Inc.                                                 Technical Skills
     process. Work with group managers to roll out                Freelance Designer:Work with various clients                Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign;
     new processes or programs. Create version                    to create corporate identities and branding.                Macromedia Dreamweaver and Authorware;
     charts to specify pagination of ads to be printed            Denver, Colorado, 2005                                      Coreldraw and QuarkXpress. Proficient in both
     in numerous national markets. Communicate                                                                                Mac and PC Platforms. Laser engraving machine,
     with the printer to ensure that all information             Excell Marketing
                                                                  Packaging Designer: Excell Marketing is the                 large-format printer and vinyl cutter. Knowledge in
     regarding the release of the ads is correct,                                                                             digital and print photography, including
     accurate and timely. Work on creative projects,              nation’s top distributor of trading and gaming cards.
                                                                  The company is the exclusive supplier of these              darkroom experience.
     help come up with re-design and new look
     ideas, populate, design and create ads and other             types of products to the nation’s top retails such         Essential Skills
     projects.                                                    as Target, Best Buy, Walgreens, Rite Aid, Kroger and        Strong design, typography, production and
     Englewood, Colorado, 2007-Present                            many others. I designed and built packaging, point          technical skills. Excellent addition to any team
                                                                  of purchase displays, signage, and other collateral         collaboration. Openly shares opinions and ideas,
     Production Artist: Produced inserts and other                for manufactures such as Yu-Gi-Oh, Pokemon, NFL,            takes direction well, comfortable in leadership
     media according to corporate style guide and                 MLB and many more. I implemented the start                  role and as a team player. Self-starter with the
     grid layouts. Produce grid variations to improve             of logo and image libraries for various vendors.            ability to work independently and prioritize
     ad design. Designed and built advertisements,                Worked with vendors to get artwork and style                workload. Possess strong organizational and
     magazine ads, posters, in-store signage, inserts             guidelines for packaging design. Worked with Mar-           communication skills. Able to handle multiple
     out-of-home and ROPs. Prepared and released                  keting Manager to create planograms and the look            priorities and jobs simultaneously as well as solve
     files to printer. Soley headed up ROPs and                   of in-store signage with product and store set-up.          a wide range of complex, multi-disciplinary
     Grand Opening campaigns and trained new                      Des Moines, Iowa, 2005                                      problems. Resourceful, strong work ethic and
     employees and temps.                                                                                                     attention to details.
     Englewood, Colorado, 2006-2007                              Center for Non Destructive Evaluation
                                                                  Sole designer: Responsible for all research
    2 Sister’s Photography                                        brochures, power point presentations,                   References
     Design Consultant: Design storybook albums,                  invitations, training material and websites
     CD and DVD covers, postcards, and advertisements.                                                                       Richard Voller
                                                                  for Bowing and other aircraft manufactures.
     In charge of photo corrections and manipulation.                                                                         Former: Creative Director: Sports Authority
                                                                  In charge of updating and maintaining websites
     Created Logo for new sector of business and                                                                              vollmerzoo1@mac.com
                                                                  with the most current information.
     other branding materials.                                                                                                412-600-3058
                                                                  Ames, Iowa, 2003-2004
     Denver, Colorado, 2005-Presently                                                                                        Valerie Franklin
                                                             Honors, Awards, & Recognition                                    CEO/Owner: 2 Sisters Photography
    BizBooya and American Dream Machine
     Design Consultant: Designed websites for                    Art Directors Association of Iowa Exhibition                 303.948.5363
     various types of products each with its own                  “Best of Category” Dolcezza Packaging
     look and feel. Clipped images to remove                      “Award of Excellence” Mud Fest Identity                    Andy TeBockhorst
     backgrounds for use on print media and                       “Award of Excellence” Simple Beauty Photo                   Vice President of Marketing at Merit Resources
     websites. Logo creation for each individual                  Des Moines, Iowa 2004 and 2005                              Former: Director of Advertising: Excell Marketing
     product and for business. Assisted with                                                                                  andy@tebockhorst.com
     branding concepts and branding materials.                   American Institute of Graphic Artists Member                 800.336.1931
     Boulder, Colorado, 2005-2006                                 Ames, Iowa, 2002 - Present
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Kami Nelson
     1117 S. Norfolk St., Aurora, CO 80017                                                                                                             712.420.0302                               kaminel@gmail.com

                                                                                                                                                                          Photos By: Adam Moran
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Dolcezza Packaging and Identity
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Created identity, packaging & standards manual.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Metrospeech Logo
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Created corporate identity.

                                 Everything you need
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Vine 2 Wine Newsletter Interior Spread
                                    to ski & ride!
                                 sportsauthority.com | 888.801.9164
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Created duo tones and layout.

Sporting Kids Magazine Ad
Created layout for magazine ad.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Red Carpet Weddings Logo       Star Wars Bust Packaging
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Created corporate identity.    Created packaging design.
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Created design and layout.                                                                                                                                                                            Created design, handed out at NYC bridal fair.   Composed, developed and printed images.
                                                                                                                                                  Kami Nelson
  2570 S. Dayton Way Apt. #C110       Denver, CO 80231      712.420.0302     kaminel@gmail.com

Before Image:                                    After Image:                                    Before Image:                                After Image:
Couple wanted light/chandelier removed from      Here is the image with the chandelier light     The Bride wanted her crows feet, under eye   Here is the image without the wrinkles
behind their heads because it was distracting.   removed.                                        and neck wrinkles softened or removed.

Before Image Closeup                             After Image Closeup                             Before Image Closeup                         After Image Closeup

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