K A I T L Y N

B L A C K M A N 

ABOUT 

I'm Kaitlyn and I'm a detail-oriented creative.

 

I'm 22 years old and am originally from Charleston, SC, but now located in the Charlotte area. I love small dogs, fancy pastries, and have an obsession with cowboys and the yakuza.

 

In May 2019 I will be graduating from Winthrop University with a BFA in Visual Communications with a concentration in Graphic Design. 

 

My design is clean and sleek, and even the smallest details or errors have a hard time getting past me. I love bold typographic and seamless motion graphics. Layout design is a personal favorite too.

 FUN FACTS 
  • I worked at Gamestop for 4.5 years, so it's no surprise that I like video games. My favorites are Red Dead Redemption 2, Grand Theft Auto V, and (surprisingly) any Animal Crossing game.
     

  • I consume way too much coffee than is probably good for me.
     

  • My favorite type of dog is Pomeranians. The dream is to have like 100.
     

  • I have a really bad obsession with Ariana Grande. Ask literally

    anyone.

  • I managed to make it through all of college without pulling an all-nighter, though I probably just jinxed myself.

 WORK EXPERIENCE 

RVRC :

WINTHROP UNIVERSITY

January 2017 - Present

I work as a lab monitor where I assist students with PhotoShop, Illustrator, and InDesign, as well as most other Adobe suite programs and Microsoft programs. I also run printing services in the facility and organize employee schedules and functions. I also assist as a librarian for the facility.

FREELANCE

GRAPHIC DESIGN

November 2015 - Present

I  work as a freelance illustrator in online communities and recently graphic design and branding as well. My focus is mostly in character design and world building. I have been involved in these communities for several years and complete commissions and other hired work. I currently have around 1,700 followers on DeviantArt.

GAMESTOP

July 2014 - January 2019

What started as my first job quickly became something close to me when I was moving between phases of my life. I started off as a seasonal and ended up becoming someone who was allowed to run the place by myself for six hours. I handled shipping, inventory, customer service, cash register, training staff, and pretty much anything you can imagine when it comes to running a store. As silly as it may be, GameStop instilled confidence, leadership, and professionalism in me.

EDUCATION 

WINTHROP UNIVERSITY  | 2019

 BFA Visual Communication
Concentration in Graphic Design

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WANDO HIGH SCHOOL | 2015

 Business & Information Design

Concentration in Digital Multimedia