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Hello, I'm Julia!

   My passion for design ignited at an early age, teaching myself the foundations of drawing through online resources like YouTube. I bought my first digital art tablet freshman year of high school and began creating assorted designs for my friends. Motivated by desire to expand my knowledge and skills, I pursued a B.F.A. in Communication Design learning the latest software and principles for design. My senior year, I completed an internship at Silkworm Inc., developing a profound appreciation for collaboration and the value of seeking feedback on my designs. 

   When I’m not designing, I love to play video games with my friends like Overwatch 2, Red Dead Redemption 2, and Elder Scrolls Online. I love the problem-solving aspect of videogames and working alongside a team to achieve a win. If you believe I would be an asset to your team, please

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JULIA SOUTHGATE

Graphic Designer

Communication Design B.F.A | 3.9 GPA

During my studies, I gained a strong foundation in design principles and user-centered design. 

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EDUCATION

2019-2022

B.F.A. Communication Design

Southern Illinois University

2017-2019

Generals

John A. Logan College

SKILLS

Adobe Creative Suite

-Illustrator

-Photoshop

-InDesign

-After Effects

-Aero-XD

-Dimension

WordPress

Wix
BlueHost
Figma
Webflow

Miro
Blender
Procreate
HTML 5 / CSS 3
Discord
Slack

Basecamp
Zoom

 

Professional
Problem-solving
User Experience Surveying
Journey Mapping
User Persona Creation
Target Audience Research
Critical Thinking
Communication
Creativity
Attention to detail
Time-Management
Adaptability
Research

 

Other
Illustration
Screen Printing
Writing
Motion Graphics
3D Illustration

RELEVANT WORK EXPERIENCE

Jan. 2022 - Aug. 2022

Silkworm Inc. | Murphysboro, IL

Graphic Design Intern
-Created designs upon client’s request
-Learned procedures for adjusting designs to print
-Critical thinking for achieving designs requested by client
-Used problem solving for designs going to the print press
-Proofed artwork for clients
-Adapted to changing environments in a high-paced position
-Quick turn around designs of product
-Utilized Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop
-Joined scheduled weekly meetings for training
-Contributed to sketching, research, and output
-Assisted with team members from sales to the print team
-Artwork designed for output to be screen printed
-Measured fabrics for artwork
-Participated in team building exercises
-Adjusted designs for print
-Fixed old designs to be printed
-Adjusted designs accordingly to client’s changes
-Designed artwork for production like cups, pens, clips etc.
-Communicated with clients

PREVIOUS WORK EXPERIENCE

Aug. 2019 - Dec. 2021

Southern Illinois Records Management | Carbondale, IL

Student Worker

May 2016 - Nov. 2017

Castle Perilous Games and Books | Carbondale, IL

Cashier / Customer Service

 

HONORS / AWARDS

2019 - Present

Golden Key Club Honor Society

Member

2019 - 2022

SIUC Dean's List

Academic Honors

2019 

Logo Contest Winner

Southern Illinois University's Club | Journal of Fantasy and Fan Cultures

2019

SIUC Dean's Transfer Scholar

Scholarship

 

2017 - Present

Phi Theta Kappa

Member

 

2016

Silver Key Award 

Scholastic Art & Writing​

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