Artist. Designer. Creative.

Meredith helps clients tell their stories visually through the design of compelling digital and print pieces.

How do you turn an account person’s written work into a visual representation?

I like to start with research into the history of the project, that particular client and the industry in which they operate. I’ll look at pieces the client has produced before, in order to interpret the client’s brand in original ways, without looking out of place. I then look to draw inspiration from both digital and natural sources—from design blogs and Pinterest, to my surroundings and my co-workers. 

A good designer can…

Adhere to a creative concept and take it from start to finish. Some people think that being a designer is just about making pretty logos and images, but it’s a process of trial and error to find what will resonate most with the client’s intended audiences. While I love racking my brain for new ideas, designing is a balance of being both methodical and innovative.

 

DESIGN WORK EXPERIENCE

Grisko | Chicago, IL
Senior Designer
March 2017–Present
Graphic Designer
March  2014–2017
Freelance Graphic Designer
October 2013–March 2014
In charge of designing and assisting on various branding and company projects, including designing collateral for print and web. A little bit of everything from ads on buses to microsites and blogs.

Freelance Design Work | Chicago, IL
Graphic Designer
August 2012–Present
Freelance work for The Shriver Center on Poverty Law, Grisko, Gyro, SG360, Snarling Beast Productions, Red Beard Cycles, and others on request.

Lauren Briddell Design | Chicago, IL
Intern Designer
April 2013–June 2013
Assisting with graphic design projects in various branding, magazine and web publications.

EDUCATION

Chicago Portfolio School | Chicago, IL
Graduated July, 2013
Specializing in Graphic Design

North Park University | Chicago, IL
Graduated May 2008, Cum GPA: 3.51
B.A. double majors in Art and Scandinavian Studies

Södra Vätternsbyden Folkhögskola | Jönköping, Sweden
Studied from August–December 2005
Specializing in European History and Swedish

Member, AIGA Chicago

 

RECOGNITION FOR DESIGN WORK

  • Bronze Addy, Chicago Advertising Awards 2016, Ventra App campaign
  • Gold Trumpet, Publicity Club of Chicago 2015, Get Behind The Vest campaign