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I’m Abbie Franckowiak, a graphic design student graduating from Ferris State University in May 2019. I am a visual communicator and have a passion for creating user centered experiences.
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Experience

Herman Miller | Digital Design Intern

Managed assets for website updates. Lead email campaigns by collaborating with copywriters and developers. Worked cross-functionally to propose a communication tool for Herman Miller dealers. Engaged in live user test labs. Took part in design sprint with digital design team.

May 2018 – Present

Design Project Center | Designer

Ferris State Univerity, Big Rapids, MI
Directed meetings and lead discussion. Designed and built websites, emails, environmental graphics, and print media for local non-profit. Maintained and increased functionality of West Michigan Graphic Design Archives.

September 2018 – Present

Graphic Design & Events Intern

Academic Affairs Office, Big Rapids, MI

Designed posters, invites, and environmental graphics for the office of Academic Affairs. Maintained and updated website.

September 2016 – May 2017

Honest Projects Co.

Worked wih client to design website for local company. Communicated with developer to ensure overall quality of website.

September 2017 – May 2018

EXPOSURE

Neocon

Chicago, 2018

AIGA West Michigan

General member, 3 years
Student mentor, 1 year

AIGA National Design Conference

Minneapolis, 2017

TOURS

Newell Brands
Herman Miller
West Michigan Design Archives
Pageworks
Fame
Q30
Periscope Agency
Morse Kode

Recognition

DSGN Studio Excellence Award

Ferris State University, 2018

Dean’s List

Fall 2015 – Present

EDUCATION

Ferris State University

College of Business
Bachelor of Science in Graphic Design
May 2019

Additional Courses

Advanced Business Writing
Macroeconomics
Professional Selling
Fundamentals of Public Speaking
Principles of Marketing
Cultural Anthropology

SKILLS

Critical Thinking
Email Campaigns
Front-end development
Invision App
Sketch App
Microsoft Office
Wireframing
Team Leadership
Public Speaking
Slack, Trello, Basecamp
Sitemaps
Branding
UX & UI Design
Content Strategy
WordPress
Prototyping
MailChimp
Adobe Experience Manager
Harvest
Float

TALKS

Julie Zhou: Design Built for You
Sarah Doody: Future of Experience
Steve Frykholm & Clark Malcolm: Threads
Ryan Ganss: Design Systems