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Hello! I'm Molly Ford. I am currently finishing up my BS in Graphic Design. As a creative, I believe that design is the ultimate from of communication and self expression.

I aim to make connections to people through impactful user experiences and creative solutions using my background in design and knowledge of front end development.


EDUCATION

BS GRAPHIC DESIGN

College of Business Ferris State University

May 2019


ASSOCIATIONS

AIGA MEMBER

Fall 2015 – Now

AIGA CONFERENCE

Minneapolis, MN Fall 2017

AIGA CONFERENCE

Pasadena, CA Spring 2019


SKILLS

Adobe Creative Suite

Content Strategy

Harvest time tracking

HTML & CSS

Illustration

InVision

Mailchimp

Microsoft Office

Organization

Photography

Project Management

Prototyping

Research

Sketch app

Trello

Time Management

Typography

UX & UI design

Visual design

Wireframing

Wordpress


VISITS

Big Event Studios, Grand Rapids

Cards of Wood, Belmont

CQL, Grand Rapids

Fame, Minneapolis

Freshly Squeezed

Meta4mat, Comstock Park

Moreskode, Minneapolis

Newell Brands, Kalamazoo

Pageworks, Grand Rapids

Reagan Marketing, Grand Rapids

Verdant Graphics, Grand Rapids

Xibitz, Grand Rapids

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EXPERIENCE

DESIGN PROJECT CENTER (DPC)

Ferris State University

Fall 2018 – Spring 2019

  • Conducted client meetings
  • Applied project management and time tracking tools
  • Rebranded Project Starburst, a Big Rapids food pantry
  • Reconceptualized Let's Talk Marketing, a road show event at high schools aimed to raise enrollment in the Ferris State marketing department
  • Managed and organized studio projects for award submissions
  • Designed and managed thank yous and correspondence

  • GRAPHIC DESIGNER & INFORMATION ASSISTANT

    University Center, Ferris State University

    August 2017 – August 2018

  • Collaborated with internal University clients and printers
  • Designed posters, ads, banners, brochures, social media graphics, business cards, apparel, digital signage and info graphics
  • Assisted students with questions
  • Managed and organized digital signage database

  • RECEPTIONIST & INTERN

    Studio Intrigue Architects Lansing, MI

    Summer 2017 & Summer 2018

  • Directed and managed clients and vendor phone calls
  • Managed and organized projects and invoices
  • Photoshopped proposed finishes on to building exteriors

  • AWARDS

    DEANS LIST

    Ferris State University

    Fall 2015 – Spring 2017

    PRESIDENTS LIST

    Lansing Community College

    Summer 2016 – Summer 2018


    Talks

    Aaron Draplin

    Alexis Lloyd

    Amélie Lamont

    Annie Atkins

    Ashleigh Axios

    Asher Jay

    Chris Do

    Dana Arnett

    Debbie Millman

    Françoise Mouly

    Julie Zhuo

    Louise Fili

    Pash Pashkow

    Sheharazad Fleming

    Simrit Brar

    Stefan Sagmeister


    EXPOSURE

    Study Aboard, France, Italy, Spain