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.

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

Adobe Illustrator

Adobe InDesign

Adobe Premier Pro

Adobe Dreamweaver

Quark Express

iMovie

Garageband

Open Office

Microsoft Excel

Microsoft Power Point

Microsoft Word

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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