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Rachel Richards

Background, Due Diligence and Workplace Investigator and Trainer | Website: Convercent.com

Summary

I am looking to work with an organization that values creativity and creates an environment to thrive in. While I do not come from a traditional art and design background, I do have a lot of experience in both fine art and graphic design. My work history includes my work as an investigator, which is a challenging career choice. I learned how to move through the hard process of incorporating creativity into my job, which helped me to be a successful investigator. I am ready to take those lessons and show them to the design community.

Work experience

20132015

Freelance Designer

United Way of Benton and Lincoln County
I have assisted United Way with multiple design projects, including their annual "Fill the Bus" campaign, as well as design work related to the annual "Day of Caring." Additional work includes internal communications as well as public mailers.
Aug 2007Oct 2014

Freelance Designer

Convercent
While my primary duties included conducting workplace investigations, I also played a significant role in creating artistic projects. Specifically, I was responsible for the client recognition program drawing client logos. I also assisted with the "welcome" chalkboard, creating beautiful and inviting designs for clients, employees, and special events.
2014

Freelance Designer

Hudson Fire Department
I worked with the Fire Department to design a new logo and patch for use on uniforms, official communications, and their website.
2013

Freelance Designer

Small Steps Pediatric Therapy
Logo design
20122014

Freelance Designer

Free Speech Radio News
I participated in the submission of a logo. While my design was not selected, I continued to assist them with graphic design related to their website. I further assisted with public and campaign mailers.
20092013

Freelance Designer

Yaquina Wavelength
I created the company logo and associated logo projects. I also created several graphics and completed design projects for the website.
Aug 20052011

Creative Services Director

Brenalan Farm

Skills

Chalk
3 years - traditional chalk art, marker chalk, pastel chalk
Drawing
24 years - pencil, color pencil, charcoal, ink, illustration marker
Painting
17 years - watercolor, acrylic, oil
Clay
15 years - molding, ceramics, carving
Metal
15 years - aluminum casting, jewelery
Papercraft
17 years - collage, paper cutting, design
Pastel
17 years - oil pastel, chalk pastel

Portfolio

A full design portfolio can bee seen at http://imgur.com/a/n2R49                                                                                    A full chalk portfolio can be seen at http://imgur.com/share/a/1I7Xe

Exhibitions

Denver Chalk Art Festival - 2015 (juried)
Intersect|360 - 2015 Yay 101: The Art of Creativity
Convercent, Inc - 2012 - 2014
Cairde Wellness - 2011


Education

20052007

Master's of Arts in Forensic Psychology

University of Denver Graduate School of Professional Psychology
20032005

Bachelor's of Science in Psychology

University of Idaho
In addition to my major field of study, I minored in all required classes necessary for an emphasis in fine art.