Julia Kay

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Education

Brigham Young University  2004  Provo, UT
BA, Humanities: English, Studio Art minor, magna cum laude and University Honors
•  2003 Hinckley Scholar
•  Recipient, 2003 European Art Study Abroad Scholarship
•  Recipient, 2002-2003 Karl G. Maeser Scholarship
•  2000-2002 Full University Scholarship
•  Member, National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society, Golden Key International Honor Society
Santa Reparata International School of Art  2003  Florence, Italy
Painting, intaglio and lithography student
•  Exhibited Artist, 2003 Florence Art Show
UCLA Advanced Design Program  2007  Los Angeles, CA
Advanced Adobe Illustrator and Advanced Photoshop student

Experience

Illustrator/Designer 1998 - Present
•  Writer and Illustrator of Gulliver Snip, Henry Holt & Co. (publication, 2008)
•  Fashion illustrator, Eliza Magazine, 2007 - 2009
•  Identity, products and packaging designer for a variety of clients, including:
J.C. Penney
American Girl Magazine
Billman's
YogaMeDo
Flipside Signature
The Annie Foundation
Better Science Consulting
Jennifer Sutton Photography
Onesource Healthcare
Mighty Politey Baby Apparel
Girlie Designs Women's Apparel
Linxik Technology Consulting
Turtleridge Homesales
Nebeker Window Resource and Design
Northwestern University Senior Web Designer 2007 - 2009
•  Redesigned the online presence of Northwestern University, including all top-level pages and the News Center
•  Redesigned Northwestern's campus-wide online calendaring system
•  Created new websites and digital promotional materials for University clients/departments
•  Trained campus personnel to update and manage their sites with a content management system
•  Designed user interface features for directories, calendars and online forms
Pugster, Inc. Graphic Designer, Product Specialist 2005 - 2006
•  Redesigned website to increase efficiency and increase customer purchases
•  Designed over 500 jewelry products for domestic and international jewelry clients
•  Updated company image/packaging to introduce a line of fine jewelry
•  Directed email and print marketing campaigns
•  Designed 2006 Oscars bracelets presented to celebrities
•  Assisted marketing team with tradeshow booth design and layout
Violin Online Art Director 2004 - 2011
• Created websites for non-profit violin, viola, cello and string bass distance learning program
• Designed and coded a DVD instruction string music course
• Digitally created hundreds of digital music charts, logos and course content
Web Designer 2003 - Present
Created business and educational websites, including:
Northwestern University Website
NewsCenter Website
PlanIt Purple Calendaring Site
Deverich & Gillman LLP
Gulliver Snip Promotional Site
Segal Design Institute
Program of African Studies
Kellogg Joint Ventures
Presiden Bienen Retirement Site
Violin Online Website
Viola Online Website
Cello Online Website
String Bass Online Website
Linxik Technology Consulting
Pugster Business Website
Sisteroo Blog
Searle Center for Teaching Excellence
Northwestern University Services
Insight Magazine Chief Graphic Designer 2002 - 2004
• Supervised all pre-press production; created magazine layout and illustrations
• Hired and directed illustration staff
Coldwell Banker Marketing Designer, Layout Artist Summer 2003
• Created brochures, advertisements and other commercial products
• Designed custom stationery and promotional gifts for realtors

Skills

• Advanced proficiency in Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, Fireworks, Dreamweaver, XHTML, CSS, and QuarkXPress
• Experience with Flash, Javascript, InDesign and Microsoft Power Point
• Proficient in oil, watercolor, tempera, acrylic, charcoal, graphite, intaglio, lithography, ink, and collage