Thursday, August 30, 2012

Taryn Katter


After graduating in May, I will apply for in-house design departments in the Pacific Northwest or in Salt Lake City.


As a designer, I keep my design simple & significant. I use the basic elements and principles of design and other inspirations I find to create work that stands out. I stay creative, I'm confident in my work, and I problem solve to put out the most significant work possible.  My canvas comes in many forms: computer screens, paper, t-shirts, food trucks...and all of them are just as inspiring as the next.
Graphic design is my passion, I wouldn't be happy if I wasn't looking at the fonts on signs and staying up late to keep working on a project for a client is unusually exciting. I'm always looking for inspiration, new strategies, and cool ways to do what I already work so hard at doing.
As a child, I practiced writing in different "fonts", creating homemade cards to give to family & friends for all occasions, and I kept my notebooks handy to be used at a moment's notice. As a graphic designer, these experiences have shaped my views and style as a designer and I still do all three of those things.


Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and After Effects
Mac OSX & PC/Microsoft systems
Publication design/layout
Screen printing

Southern Utah University
Aug 2008 - May 2013
Cedar City, UT
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design

Jordan High School
Aug 2003 - June 2006
Sandy, UT

Work Experience:
Southern Utah University
Annual Fund Call Center Manager / Publication Designer
Aug 2008 - May 2012
Cedar City, UT
Raised over $200,000 in scholarship donations from alumni over 4 consecutive years
Interviewed over 100 candidates and hired & trained over 20 employees
Designed postcards, letterhead, and edited photos for publications
Maintained alumni records, ran daily reports, oversaw donation process and ran daily operations of the call center

AIGA Member since 2012
SUU Graphic Design Club

SUU Student Show-off 2010 & 2011
Cedar City, UT


10/2/12  I used this Salt Lake Magazine information and emailed for more information on a graphic design internship. Still no word back. 

10/12/12  I used this job listing to get more information about the part time position. Thought it would be good since I don't graduate until May. They said they want someone who can work in Salt Lake City but appreciated my inquiry.

10/18/12  This link makes me excited to apply at Teague in Seattle, but I want to finish my Motion Graphics project before I submit my application/resume.

10/30/12 Zumiez is hiring a private label graphic designer and I REALLY want to apply for this job since it's in Seattle, but I'm not confident in my online portfolio to apply.

11/30/12 I emailed this company about their open graphic design position and they wrote back asking for more examples of work. I haven't heard back yet, but I will be visiting the studio to deliver a portfolio/resume after finals week in Salt Lake.


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