My name is Kelsey Maton and I am a Graphic Designer at Restaurant.com, based in the suburbs of Chicago, IL.
It's funny how things seemed to work out for me, seriously. My family always told me that I "saw the world differently with my creative eye," but I never thought I could actually make a career out of it. Let alone, a career I would love this much. Growing up I was always making messes as I was a whirlwind with paints, markers, and the occasional multi-media craft with tacky hot glue and glitter. By Elementary School I was a pro at the infamous Microsoft Paint. Middle School is when I found (underrated) MySpace and I loved customizing my layout by editing this language I somehow taught myself at age 12 called HTML. Clueless of what I was doing and even more clueless that this was the beginning of my Website Design career. This continued into high school as I was voted "Most Creative." I even tested creative freedom with pottery (didn't even know it was possible, but I went to State Finals for my pottery portfolio and won!). Flash-forward a college degree later, a handful of design jobs, and many projects- here I am now, a self-proclaimed Graphic Designer ready for whatever comes next.
Professional Experience: Previous experience includes Graphic Designer and a member of the marketing team at PCMI, a small software development company in Park Ridge, IL. Graphic Designer for Northern Illinois University - Health Enhancement. Please view my LinkedIn or reach out to me personally at firstname.lastname@example.org if interested in learning more about my experience.
Education: College graduate of Northern Illinois University, Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design. In addition, study abroad experience at Kings College London in London, England with studies in Museum Curating and Design. Active alum of Sigma Kappa Sorority with expansive leadershp experience.
Skills: Adobe Creative Cloud Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, AfterEffects, Muse), Sketch, Frontend Development HTML & CSS, JIRA, SEO, PowerPoint, Wordpress, InVision, strict file organization skills, conceptual idea sketching, Image Editing, Typography, executing projects from concept to wireframes to finished product.
Memberships & Activities: AIGA Chicago Chapter member, Sigma Kappa Sorority Alum, active Volunteer at Feed My Starving Children - Schaumburg, Volunteer for Alzheimers Association.
Hobbies: Photography, illustrating, hand lettering, collecting over-whelming amounts of creative Pintrest blogs, attempting to master the arts of cooking, and the occasional crafting.