Resume Samples - Graphic Design


Brandon Kostowski

Street Address, City, State, Zip Code, Phone Number, Email

Professional Profile

Graphic designer with background in computer imaging and IT support.  Experienced with the Adobe Suite, Microsoft Office Suite, Macromedia MX Studio, Heat, Zenworks, and other software programs.  Expertise in web coding including: html, javascript, css, and content management systems.  Hardware experience includes maintenance and upgrades, computer troubleshooting, and complete system rebuilding.


Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI, Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design, Minor in Computer Imaging, Month Year 

Grand Rapids Community College, Grand Rapids, MI, Associate of Arts in Computer Imaging and Graphic Rrts, Month Year

Professional Experience

Production Artist Intern, Screen Graphix Inc., Comstock Park, MI, Month Year-Present

  • Create art designs for apparel lines while working under strict deadlines and efficiently managing production queue and orders for clients. 

  • Collaborate with clients to identify and address art design needs. 

  • Contribute to rebranding of Screen Graphix, which led to increased customer base. 

  • Design a new proofing system for clients, which reduced error and saved time. 

  • Color separate art to be ready for printing on garments; printed film separations. 

  • Service production area equipment including computers and printers.  

Web Technician, WMU – Career and Student Employment Services, Kalamazoo, MI, Month Year-Month Year

  • Reinvigorated  existing web page layouts while complying with university web standards. 

  • Maintained and regularly updated career services web pages responding to the needs of employees and student users.  

IT Help Desk Specialist, WMU – Division of Student Affairs, Kalamazoo, MI, Month Year-Month Year

  • Maintained and serviced computers for the division of student affairs comprising of 15 departments.

  • Provided email and phone support for 15 campus departments. 

  • Updated software and hardware in workstations, and educated department employees on computer troubleshooting.  

Screen Printing Production Artist, Perrin Sportswear, Comstock Park, MI, Month Year-Month Year

  • Provided design work for 10 client companies a year. 

  • Consulted with clients to offer logo design and re-branding options. 

  • Created art for shirt printing.


  • American Institute for Graphic Artists (AIGA), Year-Present

  • Art Star Award Recipient, nominated by faculty, Year

  • Promotional designed featured in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Year


Joshua E. Ruiz

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Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design, Minors in Photography and Imaging, GPA: 3.5, , Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI, Month Year 

Associate of Arts in Visual Communication, GPA: 3.8, Kellogg Community College, Battle Creek, MI, Month Year 

Artist Exhibitions

  • “Structure for Chaos” Cosmo’s Cusina, Kalamazoo, MI, Year
  • “Kalamazoo by Night” Water Street Coffee Joint, Kalamazoo, MI, Year   

Software and Design Skills

  • Adobe InDesign 
  • AppleWorks 

  • Adobe Photoshop 

  • Macromedia Flash

  • Adobe Illustrator 

  • Adobe ImageReady 

  • QuarkXPress 

  • Dreamweaver

  • Black and White Film Processing 

  • Photo Matting

Design Experience

Graphic Designer, Morgan Graphics, Portage, MI, Month Year-Present

  • Designed and illustrated commercial documents for clients, prepared submitted art and layouts for presses and digital printing, packaged documents and graphic resources, including separating colors and ripping plates.

  • Worked successfully under strict deadlines to produce a superior product. 

Graphic Design Intern, Flowers for You, Battle Creek, MI, Month Year-Month Year

  • Developed corporate identity package including business cards, stationery and brochures for a new business.  

  • Created three proposals based on employer’s specifications and presented to the staff for their approval. 

Lab Monitor, Frostic School of Art, WMU, Kalamazoo, MI, Month Year-Month Year

  • Assisted students with techniques, train on use of software and tools, troubleshoot problems, mixed chemicals for color and black and white processing, maintain safety and cleanliness of the darkroom.


  • American Institute for Graphic Artists (AIGA), Year-Present

  • Art Star Award Recipient, nominated by faculty, Year

  • Walter Enz Memorial Scholarship, Year

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