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About Nicole Borens : Nicole Borens is a Columbia College educated graphic designer and self-taught email developer. She founded the popular Etsy store, Dungeons and Decals, where she designed all product inventory, making 1000 unique sales in her first year of business. Her current passion is focusing on email design and development — getting maximum results for her clients (e.g. , The Field Museum, American Medical Association), while pushing email industry boundaries and advocating for better accessibility practices.
STATEMENT OF ART:
Less is more. White space is your friend.

ORGANIZATION:
American Medical Association

EDUCATION:
1998-2003, Graphic Designer, IL, Columbia College Chicago

EXPERIENCE:
2019-2020, Senior Graphic Designer, American Medical Association, CHICAGO/IL
2019, Contract Email Designer, Accel Entertainment, CHICAGO/IL
2019, Contract Designer, Chicago Tribune, CHICAGO/IL
2019, Contract Graphic Designer, Gensler, CHICAGO/IL
2019, Contract Digital Designer, Diversified Food Service, CHICAGO/IL
2018-2019, Contract Graphic/Email Designer, HIMSS, CHICAGO/IL
2017-2018, Contract Front-End Designer/Developer, The Field Museum, CHICAGO/IL
2017-2018, Contract Graphic Designer, Matt Laricy Group, CHICAGO/IL
2017-2018, Contract Digital Designer, Open Ocean Creative, CHICAGO/IL
2017-2018, Contract Web Designer, All Tile, CHICAGO/IL
2016-2017, Founder and Creative Director, Dungeons and Decals, CHICAGO/IL
2017, Contract Email Developer, GSV Advisors, CHICAGO/IL
2017, Contract Email Designer, Purohit Navigation, CHICAGO/IL
2016, Contract Email Marketing Designer, Jones Lang LaSalle, CHICAGO/IL
2016, Contract Email Designer and Developer, AnyLogic, CHICAGO/IL
2016, Contract Graphic Designer, Windy City Fresh Market, CHICAGO/IL
2016, Contract Graphic Designer, PDI Chicago, CHICAGO/IL
2015-2016, Digital Designer, Perl Mortgage, CHICAGO/IL
2015, Freelance Graphic Designer, Bridgewater Studio, CHICAGO/IL
2015, Contract Graphic Designer, EZLinks, CHICAGO/IL
2015, Freelance Graphic Designer, Most Motivated, CHICAGO/IL
2014-2015, Freelance Graphic Designer, Venus de Boudior, CHICAGO/IL
2014-2015, Freelance Graphic Designer, Biba, CHICAGO/IL
2014, Freelance Graphic Designer, Health Law Consultancy, CHICAGO/IL
2014, Contract Graphic Designer, UNICEF, CHICAGO/IL
2014, Freelance Graphic Designer, Higher Life Chicago, CHICAGO/IL
2014, Freelance Graphic Designer, Gallenberg Law, LOS ANGELES/CA

AWARDS:
2015 - American Graphic Design Award for Logo/Trademark, UNITED STATES
2016 - American Graphic Design Award for Surface Graphics, UNITED STATES
2016 - American Graphic Design Award for Logo/Trademark, UNITED STATES

All three projects were solo efforts.

PRESS APPEARANCES:
2019, "Learn Graphic Design from the Experts", Design Wizard, https://www.designwizard.com/blog/learn-graphic-de
sign-from-the-experts/, BALLINCOLLIG/CORK/IRELAND
2016, "How Embracing Rejection Can Be Good for Your Career", Medium, https://medium.com/squelo-stories/leading-logo-dig
ital-designer-on-how-rejection-can-be-a-good-thing
-ec70b5cbaf79, UNITED STATES

ACCOLADES:
2014, "Top Ten Graphic Designers in Chicago", Thumbtack.com, CHICAGO/IL

LANGUAGE SKILLS:
English, Native

COMPUTER LITERACY:
Adobe Illustrator, Expert
Adobe Photoshop, Expert
Adobe InDesign, Expert
Adobe XD, Expert
Sublime Text, Advanced
Salesforce, Advanced
Mailchimp, Expert
Marketo, Advanced
Eloqua, Advanced
Pardot, Advanced
Hubspot, Advanced
Litmus, Advanced

COURSES, SEMINARS AND WORKSHOPS::
2018, Intro to UX Design, HOW University, Online
2014, Green Business and Low-Impact Living, Chicago Center for Green Technology, CHICAGO/IL

MEMBERSHIPS & ASSOCIATIONS:
2014-2016, American Institute of Graphic Artists (AIGA), CHICAGO/IL
2014-2015, Chicago Women Developers, CHICAGO/IL

HOBBIES:
Visiting museums, travel, interior decorating, long walks, thrift store shopping, and playing with my Siberian Husky, Leo.

CLIENTELE:
2018-2019, Harvard Medical School, Designed postcards, emails, and (Word, PowerPoint) templates for their Executive Education courses.
2017-2018, The Field Museum, Front-end design and development of Neotropical Plants website.
2017, LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner, Email Development and graphic design of two emails promoting Weiner as keynote speaker at the ASU/GSV Summit in Salt Lake City, Utah.
2015, PGA Tour, Designed co-branded logos for EZLinks, TeeOff partnerships, PowerPoint promo slides, and dozens of web display ads.
2014, UNICEF, Designed 26 signage and wayfinding pieces for their Chicago masquerade ball, Superheroes and Villains.

WEB SITE:
https://nicoleborens.com

PORTFOLIO URL:
https://nicoleborens.com/portfolio.html

REGISTRATION DATE:
2017-01-09 22:30:58

COUNTRY:
United States of America

ACCOUNT TYPE:
Professional

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