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Portfolio

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  • thumbnail of Lily Allen poster created by Lisa Watkins
  • thumbnail of Interactive Media billboard graphic
  • thumbail of GirlyTomboy logo
  • thumbnail of Rivermen wallpaper designed by Lisa Watkins
  • thumbail of Happy Fish Sushi logo
  • thumbnail of book cover redesign for The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo by Lisa Watkins
  • thumbnail of Facebook cover photo for Bradley's Health and Wellness
  • thumbnail of a photograph of a Blackhawks Jersey taken by Lisa Watkins
  • thumbnail of a t-shirt design by Lisa Watkins
  • thumbnail of Lisa's old portfolio site
  • thumbnail of Kinetic Typography video
  • thumbnail of Coming Up Next Commercial video

Process & Skills

My Process

  • Grab Coffee
    Necessary to get my creative juices flowing.
  • Check Requirements
    I familiarize myself with the project expectations.
  • Brainstorm
    I start thinking up ideas on how the product might turn out.
  • Sketch
    Start sketching out the idea I came up with.
  • Research
    I take the time to search for the best ways to complete the project.
  • File Management
    To begin a project I setup an organized file structure.
  • Start Design
    I combine my ideas, sketches, and research & start the design process.
  • Double Check
    Throughout the process & before review, I double check the requirements.
  • Review
    I consult with the client to get the design critiqued & get a thumbs up.
  • Meet Deadline
    No matter what I always make sure to meet deadlines.

My Skills

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Want to know what else I know? View my resume.

A Little About Myself.

Graphic / Web / Interactive Designer

Hello, I'm Lisa Watkins and this is my portfolio site. Thank you so much for taking the time to look around! I am a recent graduate of Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois. I earned my Bachelor of Science Degree in Interactive Media – Web and Application Design. I also have an Associate's Degree in Multimedia from Illinois Central College. As a result of being a multimedia major at two institutions, I have learned a lot of different methods of design that span various mediums such as photography, graphic design, video editing, video composition, web design, and app design.

My passion for design started when I happened to learn about Adobe Photoshop on the Internet when I was just in sixth grade. As the programs themselves evolved over time, so have I as a designer. This is one of the main reasons why I love what I do because there will always be something new to learn!

While at Bradley, I gained experience through three graphic design internships with the Peoria Chiefs Baseball Club, Peoria Rivermen Hockey Club, and Bradley University's Wellness Program. I learned a lot of invaluable skills from each of these organizations and it was an honor for me to be a part of each and every one of them. Currently, I am seeking a full-time graphic design position.

Please take a look at my resume below and feel free to contact me via email about any of my skills. Thank you for viewing my portfolio and I hope to work with you.

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