kelli r. parker

(212) 321-0869 • kelli@kelliparker.com
www.kelliparker.comwww.linkedin.com/in/kelliparker

 

CHARISMATIC, BUSINESS-SAVVY DESIGNER WHO CODES

Experienced senior designer with more than 15 years of creative experience, an entrepreneurial spirit, and obsessive project ownership who excels at working cross-functionally

 

Areas of expertise

Visual Design & Typography
Front-end Web Development

Project Management
HTML5, CSS3, Terminal, Git

Adobe Creative Cloud Apps
Slack, JIRA, Keynote

 

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Traditional Media

NY DAILY NEWS • INTERACTIVE DEVELOPER • 2017-2018

Helped build online tools, templates and interactive one-offs that extended newspaper storytelling and engaged readers in new ways. We developed ideas and worked alongside award-winning journalists on projects large and small — from data-intensive presentations to simple maps and charts to fun quizzes and games, tackling subjects of local and national interest across departments

 

THE DENVER POST • FEATURES DESIGNER • 2005-2006

Attracted and engaged younger readers by introducing a more urban, creative edge to the conservative features section. Volunteered to revamp Sunday Business, traditionally a creative black hole; transformed what others considered "boring" into something visually compelling

 

ALBANY TIMES UNION • DESIGN EDITOR • 2001-2005

Functioned above title as Art Director, performing and supervising digital design of print products for all internal products and publications. Contributed concepts and design work to lifestyle, food, fashion and entertainment features as well as quarterly special projects

 

HEARST NEWSPAPERS • JOURNALISM FELLOW • 1999-2001

Inaugural member of a program where recruited journalists worked full-time for 2 years at four different newspapers in varied markets, receiving intense mentoring and real-world professional experience.

  • Midland Reporter Telegram, Seattle Post-Intelligencer (R.I.P), Houston Chronicle, Albany Times Union

Creative Management

MIRROR NYC • CREATIVE CONSULTANT • 2016

Responsible for developing original creative concepts and approaches, overseeing multiple projects through execution, and managing and mentoring a team of designers with close collaboration, a true, can’t-ignore-it obsession with detail and high expectations in a fast-paced environment.

 

A DEUX: BESPOKE WEDDING PAPER • HEAD OF CREATIVE OPERATIONS • 2008-2016
  • First in-person point of contact for award-winning luxury wedding stationery brand
  • Oversaw simultaneous projects, each with specific audiences, stakeholders and sets of objectives while meeting deadlines and maintaining rigorous brand standards
  • Hired, managed and mentored a 10-person team and curated a portfolio of vendors and sub-contractors

 

BOSTON WEDDING GROUP • BOARD OF DIRECTORS • 2011-2015
  • Organized annual programming for group's members and staff; managing total budget of $100K
  • Led annual open meeting committee that involved event planning and management, and on-site coordination of a gala with attendees in excess of 500 people

 

KRP CREATIVE, INC. • GRAPHIC DESIGNER • 2006-2009
  • Developed art direction, branding, and user-centered online presences for startups, small businesses, nonprofits and individuals
  • Executed a wide variety of projects for clients including President Obama's inaugural festivities hosted by the Congressional Black Caucus, and Creative Direction for Caribbean Living magazine

 

 

 

EDUCATION

UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA • Bachelors of Arts - Journalism

Publication management majors earned operational skills and marketing strategies essential for successful leadership in traditional media with a focus on entrepreneurial thinking, business modeling and shareholder management

 

GENERAL ASSEMBLY • Product Management Certification

A deep dive into whether a product is viable, desired by customers, and technically feasible while working with key stakeholders to ensure it meets both customer and business objectives.

 

CONTINUING EDUCATION • Advanced Web Design & Interactive Media

Completed courses at the Art Institute of Colorado and Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design

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