Experience

Graphic Designer

Provide graphic design, illustration, and production for logos, diagrams, brochures, posters, and other publications. Create and maintain web sites. Prepare electronic files for vendors, obtain quotes, and check proofs. Work with clients to focus their needs; create visual representations of complex ideas.

Wisconsin Center for Education Research, University of Wisconsin-Madison | September 2008-present

Graphic Designer

Provide graphic design, illustration, and production for books, catalogs, and promotional material. Design and maintain website.

Jones Books | April 2003-August 2012

Graphic Designer

Provide graphic design, illustration, and production for promotional pieces including logos, brochures, posters, direct mail, newsletters, advertisements and signs for the Wisconsin Union and University of Wisconsin-Madison departments. Develop and implement Wisconsin Union graphic standards to maintain and enhance the Wisconsin Union brand. Purchase stock photography. Create and commission original photography. Prepare electronic files for vendors, check proofs and attend press checks. Design, organize and manage content for the Wisconsin Union web site. Hire and supervise student graphics staff. Maintain department’s Macintosh computers, manage digital archive, and purchase and install software.

Wisconsin Union Graphics, University of Wisconsin-Madison | April 1998-September 2008

Assistant Art Director

Conceptualize and design brochures, posters, corporate identity, and annual reports for a variety of public and private sector clients. Create original illustrations using traditional and electronic methods. Present designs at client meetings. Prepare electronic files for vendors, check proofs and attend press checks. Hire and supervise interns.

Knupp & Watson Advertising, Inc. | August 1996-April 1998

Graphic Designer

Design and coordinate production of print advertising, in-store promotional materials, packaging, direct mail campaigns, public relations materials and corporate publications. Conceptualize and art direct photography with outside photo studios. Negotiate and purchase printing.

Famous Footwear | October 1995-August 1996

Education

Bachelor of Fine Arts
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
Graduated May 1995 Summa Cum Laude

Portfolio

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Tea with Jane Austen

Book

"Kim Wilson has assembled a collection of anecdotes, quotations, verses and recipes, charmingly illustrated with largely contemporary engravings and line drawings, to provide an exhaustive and uplifting history of England’s favourite brew." —Jane Austen's Regency World

Flat empbroidered pieces

Flat

Fiber Art

Hand-embroidered designs on canvas.

Fishion Holiday Cards

illustration

Go Green East Harlem

book

"Go Green East Harlem is very special and gorgeous 272-page book (actually 136 pages times two) that was put together by Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer as part of his 'Go Green East Harlem' health initiative. Why did I say the book is 136 pages by two? Because it's bilingual by being two books in one: open the cover and it's totally in Spanish but then flip it over, and it's precisely mirrored in English. It's a beautiful book... " — The City Cook

Scott Stringer, Manhattan Borough President and editor of the book, told City Limits, “When we talked to [Jones Books], we realized we'd found a dedicated publisher who was willing to accommodate the very demanding schedule and goals for The Go Green East Harlem Cookbook—something, frankly, other publishers were unwilling or unable to match. What we didn’t know until much later was that Jones Books would create the spectacular design and final product that today has all of New York City talking.”

Embroidered hats

Hats

fiber art

Hand-embroidered designs on hats

Wisconsin Union Cards

Illustration

Created for Wisconsin Union staff, these individualized cards celebrated milestones and achievements.

School of Music
Faculty Concert Series

illustration

Student Conference

Poster

The Minority Student Achievement Network works to understand and eliminate achievement/opportunity gaps that persist in schools.

Embroidered bags

Bags

fiber art

Hand-embroidered designs on bags

Six Spices: A Simple Concept of Indian Cooking

book

Cookbook Selection, New York Times Book Review, Summer Reading Issue

“Nicely illustrated and well formatted, this is a good resource for those looking for an introduction to authentic Indian cooking.” — Library Journal

Seasons in the Country Kitchen Cookbook

illustration

Seasons in a Country Kitchen Cookbook offers more than 200 old-fashioned recipes from the traditional southern farm kitchen, divided into sections by seasons of the year.

Technical Services
Holiday Party

illustration

Wisconsin Union 100th Anniversary

Series

On the evening of November 9, 2007, the Wisconsin Union celebrated its centennial anniversary as an organization on campus. One hundred years ago, the men of the Iron Cross Society answered President Charles Van Hise’s call for a student union, a place where students and faculty could come together outside of the classroom. In its 100 years, the Union has brought memories and experiences truly unmatched by unions throughout the world. As the Union embarks on its next 100 years, over 200 guests – including Union trustees, alumni, staff and students – gathered to remember the past, cherish the present and celebrate the future of the beloved Wisconsin Union.

"It was an historic evening in Madison. The Union has contributed so many important experiences that have shaped the lives of countless alumni. This place is engrained in Wisconsin history. And for those of us lucky enough to be alumni living in Madison it is still the place to meet friends, hear live music, watch a sunset or, if you're like me, play a few hands of Sheepshead. It was touching to be in the company of so many good friends of a great old building."—Dave Cieslewicz

—From The Wisconsin Union website

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