Joshua Wendell
Kansas City, MO
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Professional Experience

March 2021 – July 2022  Graphic Designer, Garver, Kansas City, MO

Involved in marketing, public relations, and business development processes for civil engineering firm. Primary responsibilities include developing and managing the production of technical documents and proposals. Experienced in creating marketing communication collateral such as brochures, mailings, and presentations, as well as email, website design, and 3D renderings. Bridges the gap between engineers and clients using graphics as primary form of communication.

May 2016 – March 2020  Graphic Designer, Candid Marketing, Lee's Summit, MO

Design digital ads, banners, social media posts, websites, email campaigns, direct mailers, marketing materials, print collateral, etc. for various clients using brand standards.

Other duties include branding and identity development, logo design, copy editing, typography, layout design, advertising, and web design.

July 2014 – May 2016  3D Concept Artist, Graphic Designer, Production Artist, Vanguard Packaging, Kansas City, MO

Active role in producing digitally printed mockups, creating assembly instructions, designing original artwork for clients to be used in displays, prepping artwork for production. Also active as a junior conceptual designer using 3D software to create renderings of display prototypes.

March 2011 – June 2014  Digital Prepress Artist, Film Check, Art Conversion, Stouse Inc., New Century, KS

Prep art files to be printed on small and large format digital presses, variable data printing, create custom diecut shapes, recreate artwork, typesetting

2011  Logo design, Leebrick Farms, Daniel and Shannon Leebrick, Colby, KS

2010  Logo design, BeanTree Photography, Kasey Portenier, Manhattan, KS

Extensive knowledge of the Macintosh OS. Programs include Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Acrobat, Lightroom, After Effects, Premiere Pro, XD, Spark, as well as Blender, Strata, SketchUp, ArcGIS

Emphasis in:
conceptual design & layout
logo design
web development
print production
identity development
interactive design
video editing
short film production
generative art
traditional art

2006–2009 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Graphic Design, Fort Hays State University, Hays, KS

2004–2006 Associate of Science, Computer Engineering, Cloud County Community College, Concordia, KS

Honors and Activities
2019 Fountain Award Winner and Certificate of Merit Winner, BMA of Kansas City + AMA-KC Fountain Awards, Kansas City, MO

2018 Fountain Award Winner and Certificate of Merit Winner, BMA of Kansas City + AMA-KC Fountain Awards, Kansas City, MO

2013 Battle City 2013: Pokemon Art Show,, Milwaukee, WI

2012 Pokemon Battle Royale Art Exhibit, Light Grey Art Lab, Minneapolis, MN

2011 Poster design featured on website and e-book, Life Just Is short film

2009 Album art design, Beck's Music Inspired Art Project - The 100 Cover Project,

2009 Best Student Illustration, Graphex40 Design Competition, Art Directors Club of Tulsa, OK

2009 Annual Student Honors Exhibition, Moss-Thorns Gallery of Art, Hays, KS

2009 Runner-Up Award featured on website, Creative Quarterly 15 Magazine

2009 “Synergy” BFA Graphic Design Exhibition, Moss-Thorns Gallery of Art, Hays, KS

2008 History of Graphic Design Civic Engagement Poster Exhibition, American Democracy Project, FHSU, Hays, KS

2007 Semolino’s Student Art Exhibition, Semolino’s, Hays, KS

2006 Kansas Collegiate Aesthetics Exhibition, Birger Sandzèn Memorial Gallery, Lindsborg, KS

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