Mary Kate Zihar: Design and Illustration
Mary Kate Zihar
• Ability to transform abstract ideas into strong conceptual solutions
• Comfortable multi-tasking and meeting deadlines in a fast environment
• Experience presenting graphic solutions to high-level stakeholders
• Familiarity with logistics and relevance of social media
• Mastery of digital and real world illustration techniques
• Exceeds client’s expectations throughout the design process
Graphic Design Intern / Actors Theatre of Louisville, 2011-2012
Collaborates with the marketing department to create materials for both
print and web, communicating with a number of printers on various
projects ranging from the creation of order forms to original posters,
logos, programs and mailers. Multiple projects run concurrently
and under tight deadlines; most involve coordination with several
Specific projects include: creation of a new logo for the Actors Theatre
GoBoard, creation of all season mailers, design of all materials
(programs, posters, web-based mailings) for the Apprentice/Intern
company season, design of the 18th annual African American Art
Exhibition catalogue and creation of multiple pieces for Lobster Feast,
Actors Theatre’s biggest fundraiser. Also planned, organized, and
executed multiple projects for the Humana Festival Intern Project.
Freelance Designer / Kentucky Humane Society, February 2012
Designed and executed all print materials for the 2012 Waggin’ Trails
Benefit and 5K Run. This included working closely with the marketing
committee as head designer and led to the production of multiple flyers
and posters for the June 2012 event.
Proficient in Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, and Dreamweaver
with specialization in photomanipulation and page layout. Experienced
in some HTML/CSS web coding. Also proficient in MS Office programs.
Can use BOTH Macs and PCs.
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Painting / University of Louisville
Classes in Visual Communications / Ivy Tech Community College