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About Me.

Hi! My name is Chloe Nichols and I am an experienced graphic designer with a passion for creating engaging visuals. I have developed an eye for detail and a knack for understanding the needs of my clients. My design skills range from photography to logo design, and I strive to create designs that are both visually appealing and effective. I also have a strong understanding of the latest industry trends, ensuring that my designs remain relevant and appealing. My goal is to help my clients bring their vision to life and create compelling designs that will make an impact.

Education

2019-2023

Loyola University Chicago

Graduated from the College of Arts and Sciences at Loyola University Chicago. Received a BFA in Visual Communication in May of 2023. Minored in Marketing. Made the Dean's list all 4 years and graduated with Magna Cum Laude .

Below is a written outline of my CV for your convenience 

TECHNICAL SKILLS

Web design, publication design,

product design, identity branding,

photography, photo editing, audio

editing, color theory, typography,

social media management

SOFTWARE

Adobe Photoshop, InDesign,

Illustrator, Lightroom, Bridge,

Audition, Acrobat, Xd, Microsoft Word

 PowerPoint, Excel, Canva, Figma

PERSONAL SKILLS

Creativity, communication,

organization, multitasking, time

management, budgeting, flexibility

 

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

American Institute of Graphic Arts

(AIGA) 2020 - present

Kappa Delta

2020 - present

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Graphic Design Intern

Fortress  Consulting, Chicago, IL, April 2024—July 2024

Assisted in the creation of marketing materials, including posters, websites, and social media graphics. 

Collaborated with senior designers to develop concepts and execute designs for various projects. 

Contributed to brainstorming sessions and provided creative input for design ideas. 

Conducted research on design trends and competitor analysis to inform design decisions. 

Created digital illustrations and graphics for websites and social media platforms. 

 

Freelance Artist

Chicago, IL September 2023—present

Conceptualized and designed visual elements for various projects, including logos, merchandise, websites, and social media graphics.

Worked closely with clients to understand their design preferences and needs.

Presented design concepts and mockups, incorporating client feedback to refine and enhance the final designs.

Successfully managed multiple projects and deadlines concurrently.

Stayed up-to-date with industry trends and design software

 

Graphic Design Intern

KeyConcept, Bridgeport, IL, September 2022—December 2022

Executed design projects from concept to completion for Chicagoland restaurants. 

Conducted project research, developed website layouts, story boards, ads, and client product/service promotional presentations. 

Presented project updates, new project developments, and responded to client project inquiries in client meetings weekly. 

Assisted project manager in completing all graphic design requests including logos, websites, and merchandise. Supported content writers in the creation of new ideas for social media.

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