ABOUT
Blake Organ is my name and graphic design is the game.
 My strength is creative problem solving through graphic design and I like to have fun doing it! I've got a commitment to my craft and am passionate about doing it well. Not only that, but I have the chops to back it up. Check out my resume for the nitty gritty. It's important to me to keep busy with my work and never stop learning, so drop me a line and get in touch!
Objective
Creative professional experienced in graphic design and marketing seeking to help employer reach strategic goals.

Education
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design - Marketing Minor
Arkansas State University - Jonesboro, AR
Graduation in Honors, Magna Cum Laude

Professional Experience
Titan Web Marketing Solutions
Graphic & Website Design Intern
Murfreesboro, TN | May - July 2016 
Collaborate with content and development teams to ensure quality and functionality of web projects. Work with designers to concept, sketch, and create logos.

Blanco Fabricators
Freelance Designer
Jacksonville, AR | October 2016
Strategize with kitchen & bathroom renovation company to design and develop website using Bootstrap.

Artefacts Gallery
Freelance Designer
Jonesboro, AR | December 2015
Design and pitch logo to client for art gallery grand opening.

Jordan Sullivan
Freelance Designer
Nashville, TN | September 2015 
Concept and design visual identity for personal brand of public relations specialist.

Naked Magazine
Freelance Designer
Jonesboro, AR | May 2015
Lead team of six to concept and develop fashion magazine cover and inside spreads.

Tülpa
Freelance Designer
Los Angeles, CA | April 2014
Collaborate with musician to concept and design album artwork.

Honors and Awards
American Advertising Federation Northeast Arkansas Addys
Vagabond Brand Identity, Bronze, Spring 2016 
Rockwell Typography Poster, Bronze, Spring 2015 
Rockwell Typography Poster, Special Judges Award, Spring 2015

Southern Student Graphic Design Show
Now I Know My ABC’s Photography Book, Bronze, Spring 2016
Geometric Self Portrait, Bronze, Spring 2016 
Vagabond Brand Identity, Bronze, Spring 2016 
Tülpa Album Package, Bronze, Spring 2015

Activities
AIGA: The Professional Association for Design
Contributing Membership Level, 2013 - Present

A-State AIGA Executive Board
Vice President: Spring 2015
Marketing Coordinator: Fall 2013- Spring 2016
Organize Southern Student Graphic Design Show, monthly guest speakers, and fundraising initiatives. Create graphics and manage Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter accounts.

A-State Honors College Association
Vice President of Public Relations: Fall 2014 - Spring 2015
Design promotions and market events to Honors students at A-State through social media, mailing lists, and text message alerts.

Skills
Software Knowledge
Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Bridge; InVision, Basecamp, Zoho, Hootsuite, Brackets, Premier Pro, After Effects

Other Skills
Brand development, photography, digital illustration, package design  social media management, strategic design, working knowledge of HTML, CSS, and Bootstrap

References
Available Upon Request
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