Kole kauer

COMMUNICATOR. STRATEGIST.
DIGITAL CRAFTSMAN.

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If I was a poncho, my label would read: One Size Fits All. My innate curiosity has helped me assemble a diverse creative toolbox. I thrive on taking ideas and bringing them to life.  Regardless of my role on a team, I champion hands-on, collaborative work environments. I am a designer, a strategic thinker - but most importantly - I am a craftsman. 

 

01 technical skills

Work seamlessly on both Windows and iOS operating systems.

ILLUSTRATOR

90%

INDESIGN

95%

PHOTOSHOP

95%

HTML5 & CSS3

85%

JAVASCRIPT

60%

HUBSPOT

80%

HOOTSUITE

75%

POWERPOINT

95%

EXCEL

80%

WORD

85%

 

02 PORTFOLIO

A teaser demonstrating my extensive, hands-on experience as a creative professional.

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03 Experience

2002-2017

KOLE & CO.

Technical Writing, Design &  Communication

Provide hands-on technical expertise as a writer, designer and brand strategist. Seamlessly integrate complex information with clear, concise graphic representation. Develop forward-thinking communication initiatives for multiple industries including retail, B2B, Healthcare and the Arts.

2010-2012

THE HOME DEPOT

Technical Writer, Lead Graphic Artist

Provided graphic expertise for team of instructional designers, developing comprehensive print and online training materials for the national implementation of consolidated resets for The Home Depot.

2015-2017

BIRCH

Sr. Graphic & Web Designer

Responsible for improving and growing brand identities across four distinct Birch brands, while ensuring internal and external identity integration. Manage a team of  designers & technical professionals, serving as creative lead and Webmaster. 

2012-2015

THE HOME DEPOT

Communications & Branding Specialist

Provided creative leadership for wholesale division's marketing & catalog team , serving both internal clients (The Home Depot Special Order and .com units) and wholesale customers. Responsible for development and execution of private label branding initiatives, website design, content development, catalog design, and  promotional collateral.

2008-2010

WHITESCIENCE

Creative Manager, Lead Designer

Responsible for the development and creative oversight of WhiteScience Media, the in-house design group for an international cosmetic dentistry manufacturer. 

CONTACT

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Dream big. Work hard. Live simply. Give back. ®

I belong to a group of professional artists and business owners who believe they can make a difference in our community by adopting this philosophy. Message me to learn more.

 
 
 

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