PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

St. Martin's Press | New York, NY

Designer, creative services, October 2015—Present

St. Martin's Press is one of the seven largest book publishers in America, releasing some 700 titles a year in a wide variety of genres—from commerical to literary fiction, from young adult lit to historical nonfiction. As a designer for the SMP Creative Services department, I work across all of SMP's imprints to create both print and digital marketing materials for our books. Responsibilities: conceptualizing visuals for large-scale marketing campaigns; designing and setting up print materials for production, including sell sheets, posters, postcards, brochures, booklets, galley editions of books (occasionally with special effects and/or packaging), and more; designing web advertisements, e-mail promotions, and social media graphics; creating illustrations for print, web, and video.

Hippodrome State Theatre | Gainesville, FL

Graphic Designer & Marketing Coordinator, August 2012—August 2015

Dance Alive National Ballet | Gainesville, FL

Graphic Designer, May 2014—Present

Dance Alive is Gainesville’s leading professional ballet company. Responsibilities include designing the season brochure, developing a visual identity and print materials for each of the company’s ballets, and designing pamphlets for education, outreach, and development programs.

The Fine Print | Gainesville, FL

Illustrator, November 2011–May 2014

Created editorial illustrations for The Fine Print, an independently run bimonthly publication. Drawings differed in style and medium depending on the article and the author’s requests. Required cooperation with authors and illustration/design team, plus adherence to strict deadlines.

Reitz Union Board (RUB) Bands Committee | Gainesville, FL

Graphic Design Chair, January 2011–December 2012

A multi-faceted organization that puts together free weekly events for over 50,000 students at the University of Florida. As Design Chair for the Bands Committee, I was tasked with designing event posters and promotional images for local music shows as well as several “national act” events, including Of Montreal, Ra Ra Riot, Rooney, and Tokyo Police Club.


EDUCATION

University of Florida, School of Art + Art History | Gainesville, FL

BFA in Graphic Design, Art History Minor, Dean’s List (3.6 GPA), May 2014

Graphic Design at the University of Florida is a highly selective, limited-access program that emphasizes collaborative studio work, conceptual development, working with clients, and professional development.

SCHOLARSHIPS

Florida Medallion Scholars Award for University of Florida, 2010—2014

$700 awarded for Pratt Institute Pre-College Program, Brooklyn, NY, Summer 2009

$250 awarded for Corcoran College of Art + Design Pre-College Program, Washington, D.C., Summer 2008


EXHIBITIONS

Ligature XXII & XXIII | Gainesville, FL

The Focus Gallery at the University of Florida, February–March 2013, February–March 2014

The annual weekend-long design symposium run entirely by students featuring talks and workshops with highly recognized guest designers. Ligature XXII jurors were Matteo Bologna and Lotta Nieminen; Ligature XXIII jurors were Kate Bingaman-Burt and Frank Chimero.

Reclamation | Gainesville, FL

The Reitz Union Gallery at the University of Florida, August–September 2013

Reclamation was a multi-media exhibition with zines, photos, quilts, embroidery, paintings, installations, books, posters and more, all with a central theme of Feminism.

JUST CATS | Gainesville, FL

The Reitz Union Gallery at the University of Florida, January–February 2013

Featuring work from nine different artists, Just Cats was an exhibition about the way people perceive cats, and in turn, the way cats perceive us. The show’s opening reception attracted a crowd of over 150 people, making it one of the most successful shows at the Reitz gallery in recent history. Aside from having several pieces in the show, I also played the role of organizer and team leader, which meant recruiting artists, enforcing deadlines, and overseeing the set-up of the gallery and the general production of the show.


SKILLS

Graphic Design for print/web

Illustration (multimedia)

Digital photography

Basic HTML/CSS

Technical & creative writing

Social media marketing

Printmaking

Bookmaking

SOFTWARE

Adobe Photoshop

Adobe InDesign

Adobe Illustrator

Audacity

Final Cut Pro

Microsoft Office

INTERESTS

contact

kleemcadams@gmail.com