PROFILE

Zach Thomson

I’m a graphic designer with a passion for making design useful. Design is more than just how it looks, it is about the value it creates.

EXPERIENCE

Associate Designer

PRI

NOV 2020 - APRIL 2021

  • Designed responsive websites for desktop, tablet, and mobile devices with WCAG AA in mind.
  • Collaborated with designers, developers, content strategists, project managers, and clients.
  • Animated illustrations and graphics using After Effects.
  • Designed and prepared print materials like envelopes, letterheads, and thank you cards.

Graphic Designer

Central Washington University

SEP 2017 - JUN 2020

  • Designed both web and print posters, logos, motion graphics, and full marketing campaigns using the Adobe Creative Suite to promote award-winning campus events and activities.
  • Communicated with stakeholders and advocated for user-centered visual design.
  • Strengthened design campaigns with social media assets for desktop and mobile devices.
  • Awarded 3rd place in ACUI Nationals "Steal This Idea" for recreation banners.
  • Successfully led and developed a motion design tutorial.

Graphic Design Intern

Peninsula School District

MAY 2015 - JUN 2016

  • Created an infographic that explained what The Educational Programs and Operations Replacement Levy funds resulting in an overwhelming voter approval rate at 70.2%.
  • Designed motion graphics of how to use classroom Chromebooks to reduce and prevent damage.
  • Collaborated with developers on the visual design of the parent-student portal interface.

AWARDS

ACUI National "Steal This Idea"

Signs/Banners - Third Place

FEB 2020

Glen L. Bach Graphic Arts

Professor Glen L. Bach

MAY 2017

Student Of The Year: Arts and Communications

Peninsula School District

2015

SKILLS

  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Adobe After Effects
  • Adobe Premier
  • Webflow
  • Figma
  • InVision
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
    Microsoft Word
    Microsoft Excel
  • Logo Design
  • Print & Digital Design
  • Motion Design
  • Video Editing
  • Social Media Design
  • Marketing
  • Web Design
  • UI/UX Design
  • Color Theory
  • Composition & Hierarchy
  • Brand Guidelines

EDUCATION

Central Washington University

Bachelors of Fine Arts (BFA), Graphic Design

SEP 2016 - SEP 2020