CURRENT POSITION:
MIDWEST COLLEGIATE REP AT MONSTER ENERGY CORP
FREELANCE WORK:
AVAILABLE

SUMMARY

Graduating in the Fall of 2012 at Kansas State University with a Bachelor's of Fine Arts Degree in Digital Arts and a Minor in Journalism and Mass Communications emphasizing on Advertising, I plan to further my career in interactive design. Whether that be web design and/or special effects and animation, I'm prepared to enter the design world with an urge to continue the growth of my creative skills.

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EDUCATION
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BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS: DIGITAL ARTS
MAY 2008 - DECEMBER 2012
Kansas State University

Classes: Web Design I & II (6cr), Advanced Computer Concepts (3cr), Type & Design (3cr), 3D Animation (3cr), Contemporary Media Seminar (3cr), Digital Photography (3cr), Senior Studio & BFA Exhibition Show (5cr)

MINOR IN JOURNALISM AND MASS COMMUNICATIONS
MAY 2008 - DECEMBER 2012
Kansas State University

Classes: Principles of Advertising (3cr), Law of Mass Communications (3cr), Advertising and Social Responsibility (3cr), Mass Communications in Society (3cr), Digital Photo in Mass Media (3cr)

EMPLOYMENT
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MIDWEST COLLEGIATE AMBASSADOR FOR KSU
JANUARY 2012 - CURRENT
Monster Beverage Corporation

Self-promoted the Monster Energy Product and lifestyle by sponsoring and marketing at local events around the Kansas State University and Manhattan areas. -Plan promotional events and set up visual displays. -Distribute product samples and various promotional items. -Document special events through digital photography. -Track product distribution and report consumer-preference results to sales manager. -Receive and monitor inventory of multiple product samples. Bar events such as “Best College Party in America” and "Fake Patty's Day 2012" at Johnny Kaws Bar in Aggieville. Other events included several Aggieville Bar concerts, tournaments, a graduation celebration, as well as a few sorority and fraternaty philanthropies such as Alpha Xi Delta’s Xi Man Contest, and Sigma Nu’s Sunset Revival Concert.

WEB, DESIGN, SOCIAL MEDIA DIRECTOR
JANUARY 2011 - CURRENT
KSDB The Wildcat 91.9FM

-Maintain online station appearance through content updates. -Keep online and social media pages in accords with FCC ruling. -Constantly connecting the website with all related social media for full identity representation and integration. -Designed and coded new WordPress site to allow for simplified future use. -Position requires flexibility, accuracy, and adaptability in a fast paced environment.

KSDB Audition (6 consecutive semesters), KSDB Media Practicum (3cr)

MARKETING INTERN FOR CREATIVE DESIGN
MAY 2012 - AUGUST 2012
Perceptive Software

Creative Design tasks including: -Interactive video story-boarding. -Created motion graphics for a new Career Fair video as a part of the "GoPerceptive" campaign for hiring interns and full-time employees based on the style of previous recruitment materials. -Used the pre-designed poster for the Code Rush Programming Contest to create similar promotional materials including social media, other print needs, and even the creation of a radio advertisement featured on KQRC 98.9FM using my voice. -Web article thumbnail and featured image creation. -InContext Magazine article illustrations. -Ability to work well in a team, in a quick paced environment.

MARKETING ASSISTANT
JANUARY 2012 - MAY 2012
Great Plains IDEA (Interactive Distance Education Alliance)

-Updated and maintained the website's content regarding course matrix and information changes. -Integrated new programs and universities into the existing website structure. -Designed a blog to allow advisers to keep students connected with future programs and organization opportunities. -Connected the website presence with social media outlets to broaden the organization's visibility. -Side tasks included designing banners, business cards, brochures, and the Spring Meeting 2012 promotional items package (included: social media handout cards, foam display boards, QR code displays, and previously mentioned promotional items).

Internship in Graphic Design (3cr)

MARKETING INTERN
MAY 2011 - DECEMBER 2011
Fort Riley DFMWR (Directorate of Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation)

-Created event promotional materials for MWR affiliated companies including banners, posters, and handbills. -Promoted company's image at events and surveyed attendants to learn which social outlets provide the biggest reach. -Collaborated with the senior graphic designer on page spreads for Fall and Winter event guides. -Designed the cover page for Fall and Winter event guides. -Photo documented the events for potential design needs or presentations.

Internship in Graphic Design (9cr)

RECOMMENDATIONS
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AMANDA GNADT
AUGUST 25, 2012
Campus Coordinator, Great Plains IDEA

“Kyle served as the Great Plains IDEA marketing assistant for the spring 2012 term. Kyle brought creative ideas to the group and was willing to think outside the box.”

Top qualities: Personable, Good Value, Creative

JORDAN SHEER
AUGUST 21, 2012
Creative Director, Perceptive Software

“Kyle is a quick learner who approaches every project with a fresh take and pushes for new ideas. Plus, he demonstrates a broad technical skill set that allows him to add value to a wide range of projects.”

MIKE COLAHAN
AUGUST 16, 2012
Team Lead / Senior Designer, Perceptive Software

“I had the pleasure of working directly with Kyle this summer as an intern at Perceptive Software. Definitely the best, and hardest working, intern we've had here on staff. Kyle brought fresh design ideas to the table and was always a great part of our brain storming sessions. Kyle's ability to juggle multiple projects in a variety of media, and still deliver great design, makes him a rare find for any creative department. Double thumbs up and highly recommended.”

MATT FEENEY
AUGUST 5, 2012
Team Lead - Marketing Automation, Perceptive Software

“Kyle has been a great asset to the marketing team, not only was he easy to work with, but he was energetic, hard working, and willing to work on anything thrown in his direction. Every project I worked with Kyle on was a success, mainly due to his professionalism and creative passion. Any company that lands Kyle is in a great position for success.”

KAREN PALMER
AUGUST 4, 2012
Creative Director, Perceptive Software

“Kyle far exceeded our expectations for a "summer intern." He came in eager to learn and contribute--quickly adapting to our company culture, processes, brand style and design standards. Kyle stepped up to every project we threw at him--from designing print and online advertising for recruiting efforts to storyboarding and producing video, even providing voiceover talent for a local radio spot. He was a major asset in assisting our other designers with refining templates and design files, and supporting our web ops team when needed. At every turn, Kyle delivered top notch work and always with enthusiasm and a collaborative nature. Kyle's sharp and versatile design skills, creative instincts, and solid work ethic make him a valuable addition to any creative team.”

SHELLEY ROTEN
JULY 26, 2012
Marketing Assistant, Fort Riley DFMWR

“Kyle has an excellent work ethic and is an expert at all things creative. He always had a positive attitude at work and was always bringing up new ideas. The other thing that stuck out about Kyle is his ability to fit right in with any group of people and work well with all team members. Although he was an intern when I worked with him he jumped right in and I immediately felt like he belonged on our team.”

KRISTIN RUSSELL
JUNE 26, 2012
Station Manager, KSDB Wildcat 91.9

“Kyle brought an unbarred enthusiasm for tackling the project of developing KSDB-FM's website as well as setting an example as an executive staff leader for the station. He served as a loyal, energetic, and dedicated student to our needs as an organization, and he provided well-rounded leadership and genuine care for his colleagues and students as an executive staff member.”

Top qualities: Personable, High Integrity, Creative

LUCAS WEMPE
MAY 22, 2012
Program Director, KSDB Wildcat 91.9

“Kyle provided a lot of creativity and new ideas to the executive staff at KSDB- The Wildcat 91.9. His technical abilities combined with a positive and entertaining attitude made him a valuable asset to our executive staff. In addition to the skills that he brought to the team, he also showed an initiative to learn to stay above the curve with his area of involvement. It was a pleasure to work alongside Kyle during our duration at the station.”

TANYA DEL ANGEL
APRIL 27, 2012
Graphic Designer, Fort Riley DFMWR

“Kyle is an effective team player, the time he worked with us showed great interest and passion in getting into a creative career, you can count on him to deliver good performance all the time and quality in every performed task.”

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SKILLS & EXPERTISE

DIGITAL MEDIA, CINEMA 4D, AFTER EFFECTS, GOOGLE SKETCHUP, WEB DESIGN, HTML + CSS, GRAPHIC DESIGN, CORPORATE BRANDING, BRANDING & IDENTITY, ADOBE CREATIVE SUITE, ADOBE AUDITION, SOCIAL MEDIA, DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY, PROMOTIONS, MAC OS X, MICROSOFT OFFICE, VOICE OVER, RADIO PROMOTIONS, RADIO BROADCASTING, RADIO ADVERTISING

HONORS & AWARDS

2012 KAB 1st Place Award Winning Event Promotion
2011 KAB 1st Place Award Winning Website

INTERESTS

ULTIMATE FRISBEE, DODGEBALL, VOLLEYBALL, SNOWBOARDING, HOCKEY, ROLLERBLADING, PING PONG