Sara Curtis | Northern California Graphic Design
 

Graphic Designer

Sara
Curtis

 
 
 

Objectives

A little about me & where i'm going...

Hello, thank you for visiting my portfolio. Professionally, I have been a graphic designer by trade for 9 years this March, but from the early beginning of my career, I have always known that the strength of my work lies in the balance of creativity and practicality. This balanced approach to my work (and my life) has served particularly well in both my current position as a marketing supervisor as well as in my freelance career. Outside of work I enjoy experiencing the creativity of others by reading, attending theatrical performances, and traveling to new places. In every new opportunity I look to use my design skills and experience to help each client reach beyond their goals,.

Current portfolio examples are available by request. 

To see some of my portfolio, click here.

 

Experience

freelance graphic designer, self employed

February 2011 - Present

Providing website design, consultation, social media advice, print and logo design to small businesses in the Greater Sacramento Area. All of my clients have found me through referral from other clients. Links to the most recent website projects can be found below and in the portfolio section.

Website Designs:
Serentiy by Sarah
Nor Cal Pool Productions
DC Family Connections

Meissner Sewing & Vacuum Center, Digital Media/marketing Supervisor

June 2016 - Present

Supervision of a small marketing staff to produce any needed digital or printed collateral for the four retail locations of Meissner Sewing. Cultivate a quarterly marketing plan with the help of the general and sales manager to promote the variety of educational events and sales. Oversee management and creation of original content for the various social media platforms including Facebook, YouTube, Pinterest and Instagram. Increased recognition of the Meissner brand online using paid digital campaigns including Facebook ads, Google display ads, and paid search campaigns and analyzing the results using Google Analytics. Communicate with customers through phone, email and social media channels to address concerns involving event registrations, class questions and more.

Meissner Sewing & Vacuum Center, Graphic Designer

January 2014 - June 2016

As the sole staff designer, I managed a variety of design projects including the quarterly Meissner Magazine detailing classes, events, specials and featured products. Designing all special event collateral including sales flyers, merchandise signage, and event signage as well as all printed and digital advertisements. Responsible for brand management in regards to printed, digital and in-store marketing. Work with contracted webmaster and web developer to update and manage all products and classes on the Magento e-commerce platform. Create POP and merchandising displays for in-store advertising including but not limited to event/sales posters, and merchandise signage. Create social media, email and website campaigns for special events and promotions.

Golden Eagle distributing, graphic designer (contract)

February 2013 - May 2013

Three month contract position for a nationally known outdoor equipment brand. Created POP and merchandising collateral for national and regional distribution including but not limited to EDDM templates, national Valassis inserts, billboards, quarterly sale materials, pricing sheets, website and email graphics. Created custom graphics for individual dealers upon request while answering general marketing and design questions by phone or email from account managers and dealers. 

Jewelry supply, inc., graphic designer/website administrator

June 2012 - February 2013

Create graphics and images for JewelrySupply.com and coordinating marketing materials, while maintaining the company's e-commerce website and 15,000+ products and pages using the 3dCart platform. Extensive product photography, photo editing and re-touching in Adobe Photoshop as well as creation and management of the weekly email. 

The federal technology center, graphic design Intern

January 2009 - March 2012

Create graphics and images for JewelrySupply.com and coordinating marketing materials, while maintaining the company's e-commerce website and 15,000+ products and pages using the 3dCart platform. Extensive product photography, photo editing and re-touching in Adobe Photoshop as well as creation and management of the weekly email. 

 


Education

Sierra College

A.A. APPLIED ART & DESIGN, GRAPHIC DESIGN
Graduated May 2009

A.A. APPLIED ART & DESIGN,  MULTIMEDIA DESIGN
Graduated May 2009

Interests

Music
Photography
Geneaology
Reading
Crafting
Musical Theater
Traveling

Contact

Email: scurtis19@gmail.com

 
 

Portfolio

Below is a small selection of my recent projects in print, logo and web design. Additional samples, are available by request.

CD artwork reminiscent of vintage Christmas artwork for South Carolina musician Eddie Bush's Christmas album.

CD artwork reminiscent of vintage Christmas artwork for South Carolina musician Eddie Bush's Christmas album.

Print Design

Serenity by Sarah's lotus flower was inspired Sarah's exiting brand graphics, but re-imagined in a soothing green color palette inspired by the colors at her spa.

Serenity by Sarah's lotus flower was inspired Sarah's exiting brand graphics, but re-imagined in a soothing green color palette inspired by the colors at her spa.

Logo Design

Responsive web design for a local, pool contractor to properly display the grand imagination and creativity that is the signature look for NorCal Pool Productions.

Responsive web design for a local, pool contractor to properly display the grand imagination and creativity that is the signature look for NorCal Pool Productions.

Website Design