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Kim Branson

Kim Branson

Willow Grove, PA, US

 

About 

A motivated, experienced, self-starter with 20 years of creative, professional experience. Plays well with others, but equally comfortable in individual scenarios. Seeking opportunities to grow and expand upon current design skill-sets within graphic print and web-based environments.

My background is in illustration. But my interests and skills have grown and evolved and have taken me into the design world. The majority of my design career has been print-based, primarily in the publishing of magazines, books and most recently, game software packaging. As the design industry has changed, so have my interests and abilities to include web-based design.

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Employment 

KAB Design, Willow Grove, PA, Freelance Designer/Illustrator

Providing print graphic design and illustration solutions for freelance clients in a creative, professional manner,

Oct 1992 - current
 

Entertainment Games, Inc. (formerly eGames, Inc), Langhorne, PA, US, Art Director

As this company evolved within the casual gaming industry, so did the opportunities to grow creatively and technically. Both team and individual work scenarios were present. Each offered the chance to gain unparalleled knowledge in all aspects of design and production. Key capabilities and accomplishments are notably eye-popping package designs, game & web-site graphics, as well as support materials for the sales and marketing teams. An eventual transition to social media gaming provided learning opportunities within front-end development of interactive games via the creation of background scenery and web graphics.

Oct 1997 - Jan 2012
 

Kappa Publishing Group, Fort Washington, PA, US, Graphic Designer

Responsibilities within the art team of this publisher of sports, teen and puzzle magazine publications, included working closely with the editorial departments to produce cohesive, colorful 2-4 color cover graphics and layouts. The diversity and challenges within each of the magazine genres provided a solid understanding of printing methods as well as how to thrive in a fast-paced work environment.

Oct 1995 - Oct 1997
 

Education 

University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA, US, Bachelors, Illustration

All aspects of commercial illustration with watercolor being a primary medium

Oct 1988 - May 1992
 

Areas of Specialization 



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