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who are you

Erin Trampel was born in 1992. She grew up in Kamrar, a small farming community in central Iowa. Her father farms corn and beans, and raises hogs. Her mother is an XRay tech in nearby Webster City. After graduating from Webster City High School she attended the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls. There she started her education in Art Education but in her Sophomore year she realized that keeping track of 28 eight year olds who all had paint was too much for a day to day career and chose to switch to Graphic Design.

After graduating from UNI Erin moved to Kansas City to find a wider variety of jobs. She was hired by Brunson Instrument Company three months after graduation. After being laid off in fall 2016 Erin began working as a freelance designer. In 2013, while still at UNI, erin discovered that her occasional hobby of hand lettering was becoming more popular online and began practicing the art more often. In Summer 2016 she opened her online store to try to profit off of her hobby.

self employed

freelance designer and lettering artist

August 2016 – Present  |  Kansas City, MO

Erin is available for freelance design, branding, and lettering.

brunson instrument company

graphic designer

July 2014 – August 2016  |  Kansas City, MO

Erin worked at Brunson Instrument Company as their Corporate Graphic Designer. She designed for all of the company’s needs, including print and digital advertisements, catalogs, manuals, product naming, and product logos. Erin also worked with some of the marketing needs of the company, including marketing workflows, copywriting, social media, and blogging, and is in charge of the trade show schedule and planning.

bigshot inbound marketing

freelance graphic designer

July 2014 – November 2014  | Kansas City, MO

When Erin accepted a full time position at Brunson, she chose to stay connected to her past internship by creating infographics for the company as a Freelance Designer. She designed approximately two infographics a week for the company.

bigshot inbound marketing

graphic design intern

May 2014 – July 2014Kansas City, MO

Erin worked as a Design Intern for BigShot Inbound Marketing for two months when she first moved to Kansas City, as she was searching for full time employment. While at BigShot she designed various digital media, including eBooks, Infographics, and website designs. She also designed some print media, including business cards and postcards.

visual logic group

ux design intern

October 2013 – May 2014Waterloo, IA

Erin worked as a User Experience Design intern for Visual Logic Group during her final school year. She worked on all areas of the design process, from research and interviews through design, development, and user testing. She worked on company projects, and projects for clients such as John Deere and The New Waterloo.

university of northern iowa

production assistant

January 2013 – May 2013Cedar Falls, IA

Erin worked as a Production Assistant for The University of Northern Iowa’s College of Humanities, Arts, and Sciences during the Spring 2014 semester. She worked on website and print design, and was in charge of all works for the student run Interpreter’s Theatre. She designed works for all departments in the College, consisting mainly of posters, brochures, and email blasts.

university of northern iowa

graphic design

2010 – 2014 | Cedar Falls, IA

I also received a Minor in Art History. The graphic design program at UNI is in the art department, and therefore offers a more loose look at graphic design. The three professors each teach their own style of design, giving the students a wide range of exposure. They also encourage a lot of research into styles and require that students have reasoning behind why they choose a style for a particular project.

mid america freedom band

Board Secretary, Graphic Designer, September 2014 – Present

 

aiga kc

Member, August 2013 – Present

 

art directors association of iowa

Student Member, August 2013 – January 2015

 

omicron delta kappa

Member and Newsletter Designer, October 2012 – May 2014

northern iowa student government

Senator, October 2010 – May 2011

 

nisg organization and finance committee

Vice Chair, October 2010 – May 2012

 

nisg election commission

Member, August 2011 – May 2012

 

pepsi fund committee

Member, October 2010 – May 2012

Software

Adobe InDesign
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Dreamweaver
Microsoft Office Suite
Hubspot Certified

Web Code

HTML5
CSS3
FTP File Server

Production

Printing
Bidding
Bookbinding

Other Skills

Hand Lettering
Spanish
Copy Writing
Timely and Organized
Working With Others
Client Presentation
Fast Working and Learning