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graphic designer • photographer • multimedia specialist

about

A driven and experienced graphic designer, I specialize in visual messaging by using impactful design solutions that value clarity, purpose, and simplicity. I use a variety of digital mediums to design a visual strategy that reaches an audience with a concise message. In that vein, I often lean towards a clean modernist and minimalistic style.

I believe design has an influence on culture whether it is the culture of a business, organization, or community. Design should visually communicate their values and purpose. For me, that is not a goal that is a philosophy.


The Subtle Art of Capturing a Moment

Great photography is about simplicity. The primary trick is learning to see what you, the artist, are observing, and to understand how a camera interprets light in ways that can alter the subject as you perceive it. Just capturing what is in one's field of view is not necessarily capturing what one perceives from a subject. It is about observation. A great photographer takes in a moment...

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Designing for Change

In the last two years I’ve worked as a Communications Coordinator for Florida State College at Jacksonville’s office for Diversity & Social Change, recognizing and utilizing design to encourage a more inclusive culture has been a part of my mission. Even in the confines of a large college, design can have an influence on the culture of that campus and its environment...

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The Evolution of an Artist

Art for me started as a method of coping with life’s challenges. I grew up as a Navy brat, frequently moving to major cities along the Atlantic coast.That was until my father resigned from the Navy and decided to move back to his home state of Illinois. Suddenly, I found myself in a small town, hours away from a major city and hundreds of miles from the ocean...

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experience

Digital Media Major | Bachelor in Applied Science Degree

2020, Florida State College at Jacksonville
Magna Cum Laude (3.71 GPA)

Digital Media & Multimedia Major | Associate in Science Degree

2017, Florida State College at Jacksonville
High Honors (3.76 GPA)

Digital Media & Multimedia Production

2017, Florida State College at Jacksonville

Graphic Design Production

2017, Florida State College at Jacksonville
exhibitions

Through the Lens | Group Exhibition

2018 | Main Public Library | Art Gallery | Jacksonville, FL

The Irrevocable Chain | Solo Exhibition

2017 | FSCJ Kent Campus Art Gallery | Jacksonville, FL
Leadership

  • 10 years of customer and client service
  • 3 years of supervisory experience
  • 3 years of project management
  • 2 years of diversity facilitator training
  • Graphic Design

  • 4+ Years of Graphic Design Experience
  • fluent in Adobe Creative Suite programs
  • logo, brand and print production
  • social media content strategy
  • Photography

  • 4+ years of photography experience
  • photo retouching
  • color grading
  • headshots & portraits
  • Multimedia Production

  • video production
  • 2-D & 3-D animation
  • HTML coding & webdesign
  • motion graphic design
  • Get In Touch

    Address

    Jacksonville, Florida meberkshire@outlook.com Phone: (904) 239-6326

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