A Little About Me | Tiffany Zink: Visual Artist & Designer
web designer, graphic designer, visual artist, Louisville, KY, UX, UI, user experience, user interface, advertising, marketing
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TECHNOLOGIES

DAY-TO-DAY COMFORT

  • Adobe Illustrator CC
  • Adobe InDesign CC
  • Adobe Photoshop CC
  • Adobe Animate CC
  • HTML/CSS
  • DNS
  • WordPress/PHP
  • WordPress Site Migration
  • WooCommerce
  • Visual Composer
  • Office 365
  • Adobe Acrobat DC
  • Content Creation/Strategy
  • Email Marketing
    • MailChimp
  • Social Media Management
    • Hootsuite
    • Buffer
    • Sprout Social
  • Search Engine Optimization
  • SSL Certificate Installation

EXPERIENCE WITH

  • Adobe Premiere Pro CC
  • Adobe Audition CC
  • Adobe Experience Design CC (Beta)
  • UX/UI Practices
  • Google Analytics
  • Online Marketing
  • E-Commerce
    • Shopify
    • BigCommerce
  • Javascript (Editor)

EXPERIENCE

FULL-TIME FACULTY | GRAPHIC DESIGN/WEB DEVELOPMENT

Sullivan College of Technology and Design, Louisville, KY

  • Courses Taught: Typography, AAS & BA Portfolio, Web III & Web IV (WordPress), Product Design, Digital Illustration 1, Multi-media 1 & 2, Search Engine Optimization, Layout II, Color Theory.
  • Managed and educated students of all ages, who have a range of technology skill-sets.
  • Staying updated in the field through continuous professional development, attending professional training, and maintaining an annual Professional Development Plan that meet institutional and accrediting council guidelines.
  • Organized and manage SkillsUSA Regional and State Conferences hosted at Sullivan College of Technology and Design.
  • SkillsUSA Region 6 Post-Secondary Coordinator and SkillsUSA SCTD Student Chapter Advisor, overseeing activities and events, and managing student competitors. Students won a Gold in Computer Programming and 4 Bronze medals in Web Design at Nationals.
  • Social Media Management and Email Marketing for the Graphic Design department.

2015-PRESENT

WORDPRESS DESIGNER/DEVELOPER

Upward Aircraft Sales, Louisville, KY

  • Designed and developed WordPress website, Upwardaircraftsales.com, to client specifications.
  • Plugins used: Visual Composer, Yoast SEO, UpDraft Backup & Restore, WordFence (Security & Caching)
  • Designed Social Media pages, Facebook and Twitter.
  • Troubleshooted remotely and educated client on WordPress software to update the website on their own.

2015-PRESENT

WORDPRESS DESIGNER/DEVELOPER

TechniTalk Jr., Louisville, KY

  • Designed and developed WordPress website, SullivanTechnology.com, to client specifications.
  • Plugins used: PageBuilder by SiteOrigin, Yoast SEO
  • Troubleshooted remotely and educated editor on WordPress software to update the website on their own.

2017

WORDPRESS DESIGNER/DEVELOPER

E-Commerce Project – Designs by TZ, Louisville, KY

  • Designed and developed WordPress website, Designs by TZ.
  • Plugins used: Visual Composer, Yoast SEO, WooCommerce, Stripe, Printful Dropshipping
  • Created and optimized web graphics with Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop CC.

2017

FREELANCE GRAPHIC DESIGNER

Premier MedSearch, Louisville, KY

  • Created brochures and business cards to client specifications using Adobe Creative Cloud.
  • Recreated the logo into vector format using Adobe Illustrator CC.
  • Fulfilled printing (third-party) and delivered the order, meeting client’s deadline in a timely manner.

2017

OTHER EXPERIENCE

Related Design Experience

Freelance Graphic Designer
Filigree’s Silver & Gold Jewelry Store, Louisville, KY

  • Created business cards, flyers, postcards, and coupons to client specifications using Adobe CS6 and Adobe CC.
  • Utilized time management to make deadlines provided by the client.
  • Custom hand-painted the 36”x48” hanging storefront sign.

2010-2017

Web Development and Marketing Consultant
Stuart Conlon – RE/MAX Associates of Louisville, Louisville, KY

  • Consulted client on direction to pursue for web development for a website that fits the client’s specific needs.
  • Helped the client transition email marketing platforms that would more accurately meet the client’s specific goals.
  • Trained the client on using MailChimp marketing platform and website (Cornerstone).

2015-2016

WordPress Designer/Developer and Realtor Assistant
Marla Brown – RE/MAX Associates of Louisville, Louisville, KY

  • Developed and designed the website, LouisvilleHomeSeller.com using WordPress and Diverse Solutions IDX.
  • Created flyers and direct mailers using Adobe InDesign and Photoshop CS6 for marketing home listings in Greater Louisville area.
  • Utilized time management to make deadlines determined by sales contracts.
  • Designed and managed Social Media platforms for Louisville’s Best Homes; Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+.

2014-2015

Freelance Graphic Designer
Cabin Hollow Metal Art, Lexington, KY

  • Designed a sixteen-page catalog to client specifications intended for direct mailing.
  • Prepared file for print based on printer’s specifications; ordered 3,000 copies.
  • Catalog was designed using Adobe InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop CS6.

2013

Graphic Design Intern
Louisville Magazine, Louisville, KY

  • Created advertisements using Adobe InDesign, intended for print and screen.
  • Utilized time management to make deadlines in a monthly issue environment.

2012

Work Experience

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Studio Assistantships

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Leadership

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Awards

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Exhibitions/Shows

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Gallery/Museum Representation

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EDUCATION

Kent State University (KSU)

Expected graduation in 2019, with a degree in User Experience Design.

About the Program: The online Master of Science in User Experience Design at Kent State University blends human-centered thinking, design, and information architecture to take your UXD knowledge and skills to the next level. This program is offered as a part of The School of Information at Kent State University.

Sullivan College of Technology & Design (SCTD)

Graduated in 2012, with a degree in Computer Graphic Design.

Their mission:

To train students for secure and financially rewarding careers, to help them attain growth within these positions and to benefit society with the skills developed at the college.

Cleveland Institute of Art (CIA)

Graduated in 2009, with a degree in Glass and minor in Ceramics.
Cleveland Institute of Art

Their mission:

To nurture the intellectual, artistic, and professional development of students and community members through rigorous visual arts and design education.