HELLO art machine,

Thank you for taking the time to look at my website! 

I am a graphic designer currently focusing on developing brand identities. I graduated with a BFA in Visual Communication Design from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago two years ago. Shortly after moving to LA from Chicago I had the opportunity of meeting with Jeremy and David. Since then I have been following Trailer Park / Art Machine hoping to find an open position that I would be a great fit for, so I was pleased to find your Jr. Art Director (brand) role posted online.

In my two years being out of school and working professionally, I have always pushed myself to never stop learning, but there is still so much out there. What I am missing most at this point, is the valuable experience of working with other creatives, and the insightful feedback that it provides. This is why I am reaching out. I am currently seeking a position that will challenge me, and give me the experience needed to excel and grow as a designer. I am extremely dedicated to my work and I know that the opportunity to collaborate with the Art Machine team would push me to be a much better creative.

I have put together some of the brand identities and logos that I am most passionate about below. Research and concepting are two very important parts of my process, which is what I believe separates good design from great design. I always strive for a clean and minimal aesthetic, to ensure the identities are memorable and will stand the test of time.

If you feel that my work aligns with your vision please don't hesitate to reach out at: colestott@gmail.com or 847 922 6279. 

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experience

skills:

- Concepting / Research
- Brand Development
- Illustration
- Print Production
- Typography
- Adobe Illustrator
- Adobe InDesign
- Adobe Photoshop

Full Time

Rodeo Realty
August 2015 - Present

- Create custom branding and marketing materials for real estate agents (print, web, email, and social media)
- Create weekly ads for the LA Times, and the Palisades Post
- Created custom website for Rodeo Realty's Pacific Palisades branch
- Create marketing materials for corporate office, and Pacific Palisades branch.


Freelance

Frontrunner Networks
May 2017 - present

- Website re-design (Chicago branch)


ilumen, LLC
December - June 2017

- Brand & identity development
- Logo
- Stationery
- Website
- Marketing collateral


Omnus Cloud
May 2017

- Logo
- Stationery


American Nordic Walking Association
October 2016 - March 2017

- Website re-design


STC Technologies
March - May 2016

- Logo
- Stationery


Vibe Collection
September - November 2015

- Brand & identity development
- Logo
- Stationery
- T-Shirt design
- Marketing collateral


SAIC Graphics & Marketing
January - April 2015

- Campaign development/ branding for SAIC's 2015 Annual Spring Art Sale
- Created print and web advertisements, and all marketing collateral required for the sale. 


education

 

School of the Art Institute of Chicago
August 2011 - May 2015

- Graduated with BFA in Visual Communication Design
- Merit scholarship recipient

 
 

Brand Identities

 

ilumen, LLC

Vibe Collection

STC Technologies

Chicago Gateway Green (not in use)


Logos

 


 

Thank you for your time & consideration!

COLESTOTT@GMAIL.COM   /   847 922 6279