Michele Neary • Work Portfolio and Resume 2018-04-26T08:11:54+00:00

Michele Neary

Creating beautiful visual materials to engage and communicate with a range of audiences.

Work Samples

Michele Neary
Michele Neary
503-702-4079

Michele Neary

graphic + web design + creative communications

Versatile and creative communications professional with over 15 years of experience in graphic and web design. Developed high quality, visually appealing and effective materials for government, business, and nonprofit clients to reach, educate and engage a range of audiences.

Aptitude for developing visual concepts to translate ideas and information. Strong technical and writing skills and a broad communications background in public outreach, marketing, and journalism. Attentive to detail and accuracy in written and visual content.

Skilled in producing a wide range of creative print and digital materials from concept to completion – including logos, posters, reports, newsletters and websites. Organized project manager and creative problem solver. Proven ability to work independently, collaborate effectively with a team, manage multiple priorities, and reliably meet every deadline. 

Versatile writer, proficient in creative and technical communications. Produced and proofread a variety of content, including news articles and features, technical training manuals, public information campaigns, marketing proposals, grant applications, video scripts, letters, e-newsletters, web content and social media posts.

Experienced in brand, identity and logo design; developing style and branding guidelines; and maintaining brand standards. Adept at preserving a distinctive, consistent, cohesive style that carries through multiple visual materials for a single client.

Well-versed in supporting government agencies, public outreach and education campaigns. Contributed to several award-winning public communication projects, including the Hillsboro Environmental Sustainability Plan, Beaverton Community Vision, Hillsboro 2035 Community Plan, Hillsboro 2020 Vision, and Grays Harbor 2020 Vision and Action Plan.

Skills

  • Graphic design + illustration
  • Page layout + document design
  • Writing + editing
  • Website design + development
  • Photo editing + coordination
  • Social media platforms + tools
  • Public outreach + communication

TECHNOLOGY

  • Adobe Creative Software: InDesign, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Acrobat
  • Responsive web design and front end web development (HTML, CSS, Javascript)
  • WordPress and Squarespace Content Management Systems
  • Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Outlook
  • PC and Mac operating systems
  • Online communication tools: SurveyMonkey, Peak Democracy, MailChimp, Constant Contact, blogging and social media platforms

EDUCATION & TRAINING

  • Bachelor of Arts, Journalism/Media Communications, The Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA
  • Advanced training in Adobe Creative and Microsoft Office software

Creative Services

Graphic & Publication Design

Beaverton Annual Report

I have produced a wide range of high quality graphic designs, illustrations, and layouts for print and digital publishing:

  • Advertising, displays, signs, banners, posters and postcards
  • Brochures and pamphlets for a variety of paper sizes and orientations
  • Fact sheets, one-page guides, meeting agendas and flyers
  • Logos, brand and campaign identity
  • Business cards, stationary and letterhead
  • Graphic illustrations, maps and infographics
  • Custom products: calendars, pocket folders, die-cut designs, promotional items, sunglasses, mugs, water bottles, bookmarks, tote bags, activity and coloring books, t-shirts and buttons
  • Publications: multi-page plans and reports, catalogs, booklets and newsletters
  • Slide decks and PowerPoint presentations

Web Design & Development

Iron Rabbit Restaurant & Bar

I have designed and developed dozens of websites, working on an evolving range of platforms, from HTML/CSS to WordPress and SquareSpace content management systems. My work on business, government and nonprofit websites has earned positive feedback from clients, users and customers – and I love to make clients look good!

My focus is helping clients make a great first impression with a professional, responsive, visually appealing website design. Whether the project calls for creating a brand new presence online or updating an existing website with a fresh look, the end result will look sharp and communicate clearly. From planning and design through the launch and content management, I’ll provide exceptional support throughout the process.

I’ve also successfully implemented online communication tools – blogs, social media and email campaigns, newsletters and surveys – to connect with target audiences, boost visibility, build online communities, provide up-to-date information, tap into social networks, and gather feedback.

Client References

Michele has helped us successfully brand our new sustainability program and to provide high quality, effective tools to educate employees and constituents. Professionally Michele is a pleasure to work with, delivering high quality draft and final products ahead of schedule and under budget. Beyond that, Michele is an absolute gem of a person, and brings lightness and a smile to every interaction. I strongly recommend Michele for any creative/design work, and can guarantee that in a very short time you will look at her work product and say “It’s a Neary!”

“I greatly appreciate the work of Michele at Mad Bird Design. Her attentive responses and quality of work is exemplary. Michele was able to capture not just our basic needs in a website but go deeper and project our philosophy, company culture and brand commitments. She exceeded my expectations and has helped further my company’s ability to engage our guests in whatever platform they use.”

Christian Skillings, Iron Rabbit Restaurant & Bar
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Office Cat

Drop Us a Line

Mad Bird Design — Portland, Oregon
Michele —  503-702-4079
  michele@madbirdesign.com
Patrick —  503-816-8873
  patrick@madbirdfilm.com
web: www.madbirdesign.com