ABOUT STACY

“A Tangible Asset To Any Business”

 

"Stacy Schilling is a rare breed of designer: she sees every job as a consistent whole rather than the sum of its parts. Her ability to think through the entire design to production process—along with her structure and organizational skills—were instrumental in assisting our Creative team to do likewise. Stacy is a tangible asset to any business."

 

— Mike Pirone, VP/Account Director, YesDesignGroup

 

Fastidious and friendly graphic artist has 20 years in the trenches handling every conceivable line item for digital/print design and production. From RGB to CMYK conversion, and dot gain to ink limits, to rasterizing and layouts, solves design problems so messages are seen, read, and remembered. 

Work includes projects for 12 industries (non-profit, B2B & B2C). Helps peak usability with graphics that create an easy, stimulating read. Hybrid knowledge (design/production) saves employer a ton of time and wasted effort by doing graphics the right way.

Fits like a glove in a fast-paced, ROI-centric culture that appreciates good design married with good production.  

Track Record
 

•   Produce 30+ unique print ad designs every 6–hour work shift (⅛, ¼, ½, full page)

•   Increase website usage 100% within 1 week of posting new graphics [Co. Intranet serving 40,000 employees]

•   Reconstruct 72 dpi Photoshop file (with 100 un-named layers) to 300 dpi suitable for full page magazine & billboard signage [Heroes TV Show] 

•   Increase profits 200% in under 6 months with customized business proposals [Radio station sales team]

•   Increase sales 15% within 3 months with new direct mail postcard & website [Furniture wholesaler]

•   Create or take any graphic file type on the planet and get ready for print/digital publication so graphics work right the first time

Design Work Experience

 

Graphic Designer and Production Artist                 

Freelancer, Florence, KY                                
Feb 2010 – Present

 

Partial Client List: Disney, Fifth Third Bancorp, Natrol, RadNet, United Online, Yesdesigngroup

 

Graphic design, layout and production from concept to completion for print and website projects within brand and legal parameters, deadlines, and budget. 

Website Tester     

UserTesting, Florence, KY                              
Nov 2014 – Jan 2017

 

Spend an average of 15 – 20 minutes creating a continuous audio recording per website reviewing it for design, navigation, functionality, and user features to provide Clients with real feedback on how to improve the website, their brand, and amazing online experiences for their target audience.


On–site Graphic Designer and Production Artist    

Aquent, Los Angeles, CA                                  
Oct 2005 – Jan 2010


Partial Client List: Belkin, Disney, Mercedes, Porsche, The NBC Agency NBCUniversal, UCLA

All facets of print/website design, layout, and production in corporate office environment

  • ŸProduce graphic design artwork and mechanical files for various TV shows

  • Create article and special sections page layouts for monthly newspaper (circ. 150,000)

  • Prepare print mechanical files for Mercedes and Porsche car catalogs (124 pgs.)

  • Manage multiple projects; quality control checks during every phase of the project

Teaching Work Experience

Private Tutor   

Varsity Tutoring, Florence, KY                        
Oct 2016 – Present


Software taught: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe Animate formerly Flash

 

Instruct and teach students in a one-on-one setting at their own pace how to use the Adobe Creative Suite graphic programs.

Private Tutor   

WyzAnt Tutoring, Florence, KY                        
Feb 2014 – Present


Software taught: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Photoshop Elements 10 / 11, Adobe Illustrator

 

Instruct and teach students in a one-on-one setting at their own pace how to use the Adobe Creative Suite graphic programs.

Elementary Art Teacher                

Oro Grande Elementary School, Lake Havasu Unified School District, Lake Havasu City, AZ                       
Jul 2018 – Dec 2018

Instruct and teach students in grades K–6 for two elementary schools the Arizona Academic Standards in Visual Arts through color theory, the elements of art, skills in drawing, art concepts, artists and more with visual online presentations and demonstrations using growth mindset approaches and the flipped classroom.

 

Web Design Adjunct Instructor, Part–Time                 

Daymar College, Bellevue, KY                        
Oct 2012 – Jan 2014

 

Courses taught: Microcomputer Applications, Web Design I, II; Web Animation I, Web Graphics I, Web Projects

Software Applications: Adobe Creative Suite CS5: Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Flash; Microsoft Office: Excel, PowerPoint, Word; Internet Languages: CSS3, HTML5

 

Instruct and teach non–traditional students in computer classroom how to use Web Design programs in addition to preparing for a career in as a Web Designer in a professional work environment.

 

Projects

 

  • Ads

  • Banners

  • Billboards

  • Brochures

  • Catalogs

  • CD Packaging

  • Charts & graphics

  • Collateral

  • Direct mail

  • Flow charts

  • HTML emails

  • Illustrations

  • Internet landing pages

  • Logos

  • Mind maps

  • Newsletters

  • Newspapers

  • Onesheets/flyers

  • Postcards

  • Posters

  • Presentation folders

  • Print inserts

  • Proposals

  • Signage

  • Social media graphics

  • Stationary

  • T–shirt applications

  • Web graphics

  • Websites 

 

Industries

 

  • Advertising

  • Art 

  • Automotive

  • Banking / Financial

  • Business Services

  • Education

  • Entertainment

  • Health

  • Jewelry

  • Law

  • Marketing

  • Non–Profit

  • Real Estate

  • Retail 

Skills

  • Color Theory

  • CSS Style Sheets

  • File Nomenclature

  • Graphic Design

  • Mechanicals

  • Page Layout

  • Photo Retouching

  • Pre–Press Production

  • Press Checks

  • Print Services

  • Project Management

  • Proofreading

  • Proofs

  • Typography

  • Web Design

  • Web Development

 

Computer Programs

 

Adobe Creative Suite:

Acrobat

Dreamweaver

Flash

Fireworks

Illustrator

InDesign

Photoshop

Other Design Software:

Canva

Coggle

QuarkXpress

VoiceThread

Wix

WordPress

Microsoft Office 2011:

Excel

PowerPoint

Word

Operating Systems: 

Mac OSX

Other Software:

Bar Code Pro

Constant Contact

Fetch

Flightcheck

Ultra–Edit

Zoom

WACOM / Bamboo Table

Internet Languages:

HTML / HTML5

CSS / CSS3

Google Analytics 

Social Media:

Facebook

Instagram

LinkedIn

Pinterest

Twitter 

 

Artist Skills 

 

Drawing, Painting, Illustration: Traditional & Digital, Photography: Black/White Film & Digital

 

Education & Awards

 

Certification of Teaching in Education, enrolled, Teach–Now Graduate School of Education, Washington, DC

Bachelor of Arts, Graphic Design, Northern Kentucky University, President's List, Scholar's List

Bachelor of Arts, Journalism, University of Kentucky

Winner, 1st place Oktoberfest Poster Competition, Covington, KY