Katie Fears

Mounds View, MN .  612-702-6063 .  katie@brioart.com

Graphic design portfolio : resume summary

Senior Graphic Design Specialist with 11+ years of experience in the management of the complete design process, from conceptualization to delivery.  Extensive experience in multimedia, marketing and print design. Exceptional collaborative and interpersonal skills; dynamic team player with well-developed written and verbal communication abilities. Highly skilled in client and vendor relations and negotiations. Passionate and inventive creator of innovative marketing strategies and campaigns; accustomed to performing in deadline-driven environments with an emphasis on working within budget requirements.


digital layout & website design

An exceptional client experience starts with the first few second they lay eyes on your design and graphics. In 30 seconds or less BrioArt.com needs to convey to it's viewers a clean, polished and educated brand that evokes an emotional connection.  I created a complete design process, from conceptualization to delivery, website presentation to printed brochures that are engaging and deliver the company's core ideas. 

Live View: www.brioart.com

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Print . Brochures . Product Design

Complete design concept; from conceptualization, digital design to product application and production. Product layout for personalized customer experience including album and gift products.


personal identity

A company is only as good as the employees they choose to hire, CEO all the way down to sales associate.  Since I graduated college I have worked in a multitude of different environments from small business, corporate, retail and entrepreneurship.  No matter the company or the size my interpersonal communication skills played a key role in my accomplishments and contributions to the company I worked for.  I am passionate about what I do and how I serve the customers of the brand I am representing.  I am driven by success and love a good challenge. 


digital brochure

Easy to understand graphics for customers, simple and clean design for reading.



brand design & presentation

A company can be fantastic but without proper graphics or photographs they wont be able to reach their customers effectually.  I have worked on a number of campaigns to help brand and tell the story of these wonderful local vendors through styled shoots and brand storytelling. Recent work includes:: 5 Vodka, West Elm Media, Gatorsaver Fulton Brewery, Summit Pilates, The Pie Shop, North Star Craft Soda, Laurel Village, Cool Jerk, Intermedia Arts, Brown & Greene, Che Bella, Buttercream, da BOMB, Brass Tacks

social media

Branding identity is no longer just a printed media, a company now needs to be seen on multiple platforms in many different markets, social media being extremely important.  For Brio Art, as a photography company, they needed to show not only their beautiful art work but to show who the photographer was personally.  Along with this information each photograph needed to be interconnected to the next and follow a pattern of color that is enjoyable to the eye and easy to follow. 



2009-Current     |     Company Owner,  Brio Art

·   My key skills and responsibilities include managing all marketing and print media, creating an unparalleled customer experience, editing/photographing and sales for photographic shoots, organizing and speaking with important vendors and community leaders.

2004-2008     |     Graphic Designer,  Phillips Community Television & Intermedia Arts

·  I created engaging and artistic community newsletter brochures, updated the non-profit website with current youth videos and event calendar, and collaborated on multi-media youth education classes. In 2005 I switched to a contract employee as a work-for-hire only. 

2006-2009      |     Lead Sales & Photographer,  The Guild

·  I was responsible for customer relations and loyalty, developing and implementing studio processes to create an efficient work flow for employees, designed all graphic art and layout for print, online brochures, newspaper and other media outlets, collaborated with management to create innovative marketing and advertising campaigns. 

2006-2006     |     Store Manager,  Blockbuster Video

·  I was responsible for overseeing the daily operations of the store along with executing corporate programs, promotions and policies. I drove optimal customer satisfaction, associate productivity and P&L results.  This required excellent communication skills.


2002-2005     |     Bachelor of Arts in Art,  University of Minnesota Twin Cities Campus

2006      |     Courses in: Business management, Graphic Design Software &  Commercial Photography