Sr Graphic Designer


Created digital and interactive experiences, content and infographics that effectively communicate a clear and usable message

Experience evolving brands, as well as building branding guidelines, creating materials that faithfully represent the brand promise

Extensive newsletter, magazine and print ad production, with exhaustive knowledge of the print process and production of print-ready assets

Art Directed Global Advertising Campaigns – As a Senior Art Director with Ogilvy & Mather in New York, I developed regional and global campaigns that elevated the profiles of some of the world’s most recognizable brands, including IBM, Procter and Gamble, Lever, Kool-Aid, Dove, Fruit-Loops and many others.

Design Director for a Digital Media Startup – I created web and interactive work including menus for Lionsgate Blu-Ray movies and iPhone apps.

Broadened healthcare experience working in-house with Northwest Hospital and UW Medicine Strategic Marketing & Communications to evolve the approach to marketing as well and evolving the brand look and promise.

Extensive experience with regional clients in the Seattle market – Both in my freelance work and my agency work, I have worked with high-profile regional brands such as Microsoft, T-Mobile, Boeing, US Bank, AAA, Ford Used Trucks, Pyramid Brewing, Evergreen Hospital, Pacific Science Center, Columbia Hospitality and many others.

job-specific skills
Adobe Creative Cloud (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat, Xd and After Effects)
Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
WordPress CMS
Wrike Project Management System

work experience
Senior Graphic Designer, UW Medicine Strategic Marketing & Communications 2015 – Present
Working in the in-house group, I continued to work on growing and expanding the brand, while adding scope to the work that was done in-studio.

Senior Designer, Northwest Hospital & Medical Center, Seattle, 2012 – 2015
As in-house designer, I worked with UW Medicine to continue the transition of the brand to the new UW Medicine standard, and worked with the web team to update the UW Medicine web presence.

Freelance Art Director, Seattle 2002 – 2012

Design Director for new-media company Metabeam, as well as other miscellaneous projects.

Senior Art Director; DNA Brand Mechanics, Seattle 2000 – 2002
Continued to work on technology clients including FizzyLab, WorldStream and Drivewire.
Other clients include Bellevue Square, Evergreen Hospital, Columbia Hospitality and Pyramid Breweries.

Art Director; Ogilvy & Mather, New York 1997 – 2000
Art directed worldwide ad campaigns for large clients, specializing in information technology.
Clients: IBM Software; IBM Small to Medium Business; IBM Business Partners; Tivoli.

Art Director; CF2GS, Seattle & Portland 1992 – 1997
Acquired a broad diversity of experience with a varied client base in a rapidly growing shop.
Clients: California State Automobile Assn; U.S. Bank; Ford Used Trucks; Harrah’s Casinos;
Pacific Science Center.

Jr. Art Director; A.K.A. Advertising & Sass, Portland 1992
Assisted senior creative staff and developed teamwork skills in a rapidly-paced, highly creative environment. Clients: Portland Area Honda Dealers; Portland Radio Federation.

October 2017 Adobe After Effects for Design, School of Visual Concepts, Seattle
May 2017  Full-Day Seminar on Content Marketing, School of Visual Concepts, Seattle
February 2017 Designing Infographics From Concept to Completion, School of Visual Concepts, Seattle
March 2014  UX Prototyping with Axure, School of Visual Concepts, Seattle
January 2011 User Experience Class at School of Visual Concepts, Seattle
Winter 1995  Advertising Concepts course at School of Visual Concepts, Seattle
1987 – 1989  Oregon State University; Corvallis, Oregon; Bachelor of Science in Graphic Design

Gold Healthcare Advertising Award for the print edition of Right as Rain Magazine

outside activities
Mentor; School of Visual Concepts; User Interface/Visual Design for Digital Certificate Class of 2019
Judge; Art Directors’ Club of Philadelphia Awards Show

Upon request.

Julie Elting Wessel | 206.947.4831 | julie[at]