ABOUT KRISTI KERN DESIGN

I’ve been actively involved in the marketing world for a bit now. I’ve seen hundreds of websites and printed materials. There are literally hundreds of thousands of voices out there, just screaming for their unique voice to be heard. The tragedy is that most of these voices, despite their great content will be overlooked, and never taken seriously because of one small thing: they are severely lacking in design. I AM HERE TO FIX THAT!

RECENT WORK

Check out what I have been up to lately.

turbinetimeline

TURBINE TIMELINE

Design piece featuring a timeline of the Heartland Community College turbine project.

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HEARTLAND KIOSKS

Heartland Community College kiosk advertisements

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REGISTRATION BANNERS

Registration banners created for Heartland Community College.

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MEDIA GUIDE

Baseball/Softball media guides for Heartland Community College.

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SPANISH SPINNER

Educational development spinner designed for Spanish-speaking Heartland Community College families

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CAMERO STAMPS

Commemorative camero stamp illustrations

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YEP BOOKLET

2013 Heartland Community College’s YEP (Youth Enrichment Program) catalogue design. 

monster

MOVIE STILL

Movie still illustration, student work

mario

MARIO

“Nightmare on Icon Street” Student work, digital illistration

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MEMA’s TREATS

Packaging design and advertising for MeMa’s S’more Treats.

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OIL PAINTINGS

Original oil paintings

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SKETCHES

Original sketches and colored-pencil illustration work

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VIEWBOOK

Heartland Community College Viewbook

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WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY

See more photography at www.facebook.com/kristikerndesign. Like the page for  updates and new photos!

eachstrong

EACH STRONG, LLC

Logo creation, website and marketing materials for Each Strong, a life coaching business based out of Coggon, Iowa.

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CLOTHES PIN BOUTIQUE

Logo creation, website and marketing materials for Clothes Pin Boutique, an online clothing and accessories business based out of central Illinois.

sidecarbrewing

SIDECAR BREWING

Logo creation for a small brewing company based out of Bloomington-Normal, Illinois.

rediscoveringyourife

REDISCOVERING YOUR LIFE

Logo creation, website and marketing materials for Rediscovering Your Life, a life transitions coaching business based out of Grandville, Michigan.

suttersounds

SUTTER SOUNDS

Logo for an up-and-coming wedding DJ service in Bloomington-Normal, Illinois. Website and marketing materials coming soon!

sweettemptations

SWEET TEMPTATIONS

Logo creation, website and marketing materials for Sweet Temptations, a gourmet cupcake business in Bloomington-Normal, Illinois.

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ENGAGEMENT PHOTOGRAPHY

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HOGOPOLY

Illustration used for marketing the 2012 Team Purebred National Junior Show.

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SOUTHWEST REGIONAL

Southwest Regional magazine advertisement for Team Purebred.

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TEAM PUREBRED

Team Purebred Junior Purebred Swine Association upcoming activities flyer and membership application.

 

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GARDNER’S DAUGHTER

Logo creation for a small landscaping and garden maintenance company.

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JUST BECAUSE PHOTOS

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SENIORS

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SAFPD MURAL

Mural painted in the Saybrook-Arrwosmith Fire Protection District’s station.

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FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHY

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MISS EMPRESS

Logo creation for an up and coming online paper and gift boutique based out of Brazil. First international client =)

SOME FOLKS I HAVE WORKED WITH

I PROVIDE A MULTITUDE OF SERViCES. EVERYTHING IS COVERED.

I WANT TO HELP YOU! If you want your unique voice to be heard and presented with quality that communicates value, I want to help you.

  • "Kristi answered any questions we had in a timely manner and was so enthusiastic about the project. She was easy to communicate with and even did extra little things for us we did not expect. Kristi really knows what she is doing and fully commits herself to her projects. We are pleased with the work she did for us and would recommend her to others. Thank you for your hard work, Kristi!!!"
    ALEX KELLY & KELLIE KINSELLA, Clothes Pin Boutique Owners
  • "When I started working with Kristi, I could see from the beginning that she had a keen sense of understanding about what I was looking for and what I wanted my website to convey. My technological understanding is very basic and yet Kristi explained what she was doing in a way that we worked together as partners."
    LORRAINE MEDICI, Life Transitions Coach
  • "Kristi, thank you so much for doing our engagement pictures – they are incredible! The day was so much fun and I love every single photo you took!"
    ALICIA & BRENT LAGE
  • "Kristi has been a pleasure to work with on our graphic design and document preparation needs. She is extremely professional, has timely completions and is competitively priced. Her ideas and examples have been well received by our customer base. We will continue to use Kristi for more of our advertisement preparation."
    SCOTT HARDMAN | National Coordinator Team Purebred, INC.
  • "Kristi had innovative ideas and really helped me to grow my brand. I have continued to use her as my business has taken off. I couldn’t be happier with the results!"
    JULIE VANCE | Sweet Temptations Cupcakes Owner
  • "My 4 year old daughter who is normally very shy was so comfortable with Kristi who really engaged her and helped her find fun ways to take pictures. It was like a play date for my daughter rather than a boring point and shoot photo session. "
    CHRISTIE ANDERSON
  • “Kristi captured the personalities of all of us in the pictures she snapped and made it very relaxing and so much fun! We all enjoyed the different poses and places that Kristi came up with for our shots. It was truly a fabulous experience, and I have already recommended Kristi to many of our friends!"
    RAMIREZ FAMILY

ABOUT THE DESIGNER

Whatcha wanna know?

BORN IN EARLY JUNE // MARRIED MY HIGH SCHOOL SWEETHEART // CAN LICK MY ELBOW // COMMUTED 3.5 HOURS MY SENIOR YEAR OF COLLEGE // ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICAN SOFTBALL PLAYER // LIKES THE SMELL OF RUBBER CEMENT // HAVE HAD 5 SURGERIES ON MY FEET // NATIONAL QUALIFYING POWER LIFTER // GRADUATED HIGH SCHOOL IN A CLASS OF 58 // LOVES ANY MUSIC OR BOOKS BY DAVID CROWDER* // GAVE MY LIFE TO CHRIST // LIKE TO THINK THAT I AM COOL, USUALLY SADLY MISTAKEN // PUBLISHED AUTHOR // BAKED A 2.5 FT. CHEESEBURGER CAKE // HAVE A BROTHER 15 YEARS YOUNGER // USES THE TERM “HARD CORE” // WHEN NO ONE IS LOOKING, I USE COMIC SANS, NOT REALLY, THAT’S DISGUSTING // NEVER HAD MY TONSILS TAKEN OUT // VISIT MY GRANDMA EVERY WEEK // STILL HAS TO SIT AT THE KIDS TABLE DURING FAMILY HOLIDAYS // DRANK THE CROSSFIT KOOL AID // NEVER WANTS TO STOP LEARNING // WANT MORE? JUST ASK.

  • "Kristi answered any questions we had in a timely manner and was so enthusiastic about the project. She was easy to communicate with and even did extra little things for us we did not expect. Kristi really knows what she is doing and fully commits herself to her projects. We are pleased with the work she did for us and would recommend her to others. Thank you for your hard work, Kristi!!!"
    ALEX KELLY & KELLIE KINSELLA, Clothes Pin Boutique Owners
  • "When I started working with Kristi, I could see from the beginning that she had a keen sense of understanding about what I was looking for and what I wanted my website to convey. My technological understanding is very basic and yet Kristi explained what she was doing in a way that we worked together as partners."
    LORRAINE MEDICI, Life Transitions Coach
  • "Kristi, thank you so much for doing our engagement pictures – they are incredible! The day was so much fun and I love every single photo you took!"
    ALICIA & BRENT LAGE
  • "Kristi has been a pleasure to work with on our graphic design and document preparation needs. She is extremely professional, has timely completions and is competitively priced. Her ideas and examples have been well received by our customer base. We will continue to use Kristi for more of our advertisement preparation."
    SCOTT HARDMAN | National Coordinator Team Purebred, INC.
  • "Kristi had innovative ideas and really helped me to grow my brand. I have continued to use her as my business has taken off. I couldn’t be happier with the results!"
    JULIE VANCE | Sweet Temptations Cupcakes Owner
  • "My 4 year old daughter who is normally very shy was so comfortable with Kristi who really engaged her and helped her find fun ways to take pictures. It was like a play date for my daughter rather than a boring point and shoot photo session. "
    CHRISTIE ANDERSON
  • “Kristi captured the personalities of all of us in the pictures she snapped and made it very relaxing and so much fun! We all enjoyed the different poses and places that Kristi came up with for our shots. It was truly a fabulous experience, and I have already recommended Kristi to many of our friends!"
    RAMIREZ FAMILY

RESUME

What I do is what I love. Download formal PDF resume here.

EDUCATION

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ILLINOIS STATE UNIVERSITY
Master of Arts Technology | 2014

COLUMBIA COLLEGE CHICAGO
BFA Graphic Design | 2010

LINCOLN COLLEGE
Associate in Arts | 2008

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EXPERIENCE

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KRISTI KERN DESIGN
Owner

HEARTLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Graphic Designer &
Coordinator of Photography
Associate Professor – DesignFUSION
Community Education Instructor

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