About

I love to design and create things.

Megan Butzin - Graphic Designer

From rural Minnesota. I enjoy exploring the outdoors and raising a family of two children and a pup together with my husband.

Fun Questions and Answers About Me:

– Favorite travel spot? Somewhere lake or beach side or hiking trails are fun depends on the mood.
– How do you define success? Doing something you enjoy.

– Top three life highlights: Being with my husband, My babies being born, Hanging out with friends and family.
– What are three career lessons you’ve learned thus far? Cover your expenses, Be yourself, and Be honest.

– What do you like to do in your spare time? Art stuff and spending time with my family and friends.
– What do you like to do on your days off? Try to sleep in and be lazy, it doesn't happen very often.
– What does a typical day look like for you? Get ready, work my day job and sometimes do freelance work, be with my children and husband, maybe watch a little bit of tv.
– What else do you do for fun? Hike and take photos outside, play with my kids or watch them play.
– What is the first concert you attended? Depeche Mode with Poe opening.
– What is the most important thing you have learned in the last five years? Take care of yourself and those close to you.

– What is your favorite number and why? 10, I’ve just always liked it.  

– What music is on your iPhone/Android phone? A little bit of everything. :) 

– Where would you like to travel to? A lot of places. Germany, Norway, even different states in the US.
– Which one would you want most – flying cars, robot housekeepers, or moon cities? Robot housekeepers. 

Graphic Design Work experience
 

Freelance

​2005-present

Graphic Designer/Photographer

• Duties: Flyer, Senior Portraits, Book Cover artwork, Business Cards, Newspaper Advertisements, Invitations, Programs, Customer Service,  CD label Design & Booklet, DVD Label & booklet, social media updates (twitter, facebook), videos weekly basis, disc bound planners & books, gifs (animated graphics), stickers, order forms and a lot more.

Graphic Designer/ Website Administrator

​11/2006 - 6/2019

Montevideo Publishing Company

• Duties: Designing newspaper advertisements, pagination of pages, typesetting/formatting of articles, updating of web site daily along with social media posts on twitter and facebook, videos each week, archiving/backing up of newspaper documents/photos, creating forms, some customer service.

Current Gear & Programs

1/1

Graphic Design Intern

04/2006 - 07/2006

Prairie’s Edge Casino Resort

• Duties: Create ads for newspapers, business cards, signs, posters, banners, filing papers, update of company web site, in-house printing, brochures, menus, power point presentations, stickers, event tags, table tents, fax covers, post cards, and more.

Education
 

Ridgewater College

8/2004-12/2005

2101 15 Ave. NW, Willmar, MN

Computer Arts and Publishing

• Courses: Computer Graphics 1 and 2, Desktop Publishing 1 and 2, Printing Processes, Multimedia Presentations, Layout and Design 1 and 2, Basic Photography, Technical Writing, Digital Imaging, Applied Math, PC/Mac, Employment Prep

• Programs worked with: InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Streamline, Quark Express, Macromedia Dreamweaver, Typestyler, Microsoft Excel, Power Point and Word.

Programs:

• Adobe Photoshop CS5.1 (App)

• Adobe InDesign CS5.5 (App)

• Adobe Illustrator CS5.1 (App)

• Adobe Premier Pro CS5.5 (App)

• Procreate (App)

• Garage Band (App)

• OBS (App)

• Camera Live (App)

• Reflector 2 (App)

• Webcam Settings (App)

Equipment:

• Cricut Explore Air 2

• Canon Pixma iX6820 Printer

• HD 1080P Webcam

• Canon Digital Rebel T7

• Zoom Ball Photography lens ball

• 11" Adjustable Articulating arm for DSLR

• Epson Perfection V200 Photo Scanner

•RubiCoil Coil Punch & Binding

• Create 365 The Happy Planner Punch

• 3 Hole Standard Punch

• We R Memory Keepers Corner punch 10mm, 7mm, & 4mm sizes

• Mac Mini 2012 Running Mac OS High Sierra

• Ipad 11" 2020

• HP 20X LED Monitor

• Numerous Pens, Markers, paints and etc.

Volunteering

• Sandbagging  during Floods

    of 97 and 2001

• Clean up with Tornado in     

    2000

• Fundraising for Relay For

    Life in 2011

• Fundraising for St. Jude

    Children's Research

    Hospital Multiple years for

    Warrior Dash

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