Hello there

hello@mariaroelofs.com
616.795.6535

Hi I’m Maria, a graphic designer from the Western Michigan area. When it comes to graphic design and my work, I am interested in breaking down projects and figuring out the best solution. I believe that it is important to understand the user and how to make their experience with the final product effortless, as well as visually pleasing. I also strive to think outside of the box and try to implement visuals into my work that are outside of the realm of the computer.

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Education

B.S. Graphics Design

Ferris State University | Big Rapids, MI
Dean's List
GPA: 3.33

Skills

Experience Design

Brand Identity Design

Prototyping

Design Principles

User Personas

Research

Design Process

Package Design

Event Branding

Client Communication

Project Management

Web Design

HTML & CSS

Wireframes

Sitemaps

Basecamp

Adobe Creative Suite

Microsoft Office Suite

InVision

Terminal

Textmate

Mailchimp

Timefox

Filezilla

Dropbox

Spanish

Experience

Graphic Design Intern, Full Circle

06.2016 – Present
Currently working as a Graphic Design Intern for Full Cirlce Marketing & Design, creating and assisting with client and internal work.

Freelance Designer, Nucraft Furniture

05.2016 – Present
Worked with the marketing team to create on-brand print material for NeoCon 2016. Continue to work with them to create internal print items.

Graphic Design Intern, Design Project Center

08.2015 – 05.2016
Collaborated as a team to brand the 2016 Ferris State University Senior Portfolio Review. Researched and developed a branded experience by applying cohesive designs to web, MailChimp, social media, print, and environmental design.

Student Designer, IT Services Department

06.2014 – 05.2016
Updated IT web pages, designed and coded Ferris’ MyTechSupport site, designed and coded login and logout page for MyFSU, designed icons for internal MyFSU pages, assisted with the CSS of the MyFSU website, created flyers for ITS information, designed ITS documents.

Freelance Designer

Gravel Bottom Craft Brewery
06.2014 – Present
Designed Facebook graphics and posters for inside the brewery, created designs for posters and shirts, designed informational flyer about company.

Exposure

Talks

Tim Goodman

Aaron Draplin

Annie Atkins

Austin Kleon

Cap Watkins

James Victore

Coralie Bickford-Smith

Art Chantry

Jean Francois Porchez

Alex Palacios

Chris Dixon

Andy Mangold

Emily Oberman

Susan Skarsgard

Ty Mattson

Greg Hahn

Ryan Moore

David Heasty

Stefanie Weigler

Bryony Gomez-Palacio and Armin Vit

Liz Sanders

Asher Jay

Christian Saylor

Jay Pelc

Jean Hanks

Grant Carmichael

Jeremy Abrahams

Jessica DuVerneay

Kedron Rhodes

Kim Wolting

Jeremiah Britton

Visits

The Factory

Cundari

Jam3

John St Advertising

500px

Also+

Critical Mass

Steelcase University

French Paper

Carnevale Interactive

VSA Partners

Haworth

Kantorwassink

Conduit Studio

Foremost

Custom Printers

Events

2015 RGD Design Thinkers Conference

Brand New Conference Webcast

IxDA Event

The Illustration League: Lindsay Jones at Square One Design

2015 & 2016 WM AIGA Student Portfolio Review

WM AIGA Mentorship Taco Night

WM AIGA Thirst for Design

WM AIGA Ambrose Screen Printing Workshop


Involvement

AIGA WM Member, 10.2013 – Present

Ferris AIGA Treasurer, 01.2015 – December 2015

WM AIGA Halloween Party Volunteer, 10.2013

Habitat for Humanity, 09.2012 – 05.2013