Matthew Sandahl

L O A D I N G

Skills

Education

Saint Cloud State University

2004-2009

BFA in Graphic Design

Minor in Advertising

Capabilities

  • Website Design
  • Email Design
  • Brand Identity/Style Guides
  • User Interfaces
  • Digital Signage
  • Logos
  • Photography - Wedding/Portrait
  • Bulletins
  • Brochures
  • Flyers
  • Posters
  • Packaging
  • Postcards
  • Business Cards
  • Billboard Design
  • Social Media Engagement

Software Proficiency

  • Mac OSX
  • Windows OS
  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • InDesign
  • Muse
  • Bridge
  • Lightroom
  • Microsoft Office
  • Content Management Systems including SquareSpace and Radium3
  • Many web apps including AIM, Basecamp, Roadmap, Skype, Dropbox, etc.

Technical Abilities

  • Responsive/Adaptive Optimized
  • SEO Implementation
  • Analytics Management
  • FTP and Domain Setup
  • Base knowledge of HTML
  • Kyocera and Lanier Laser Printers

Experience

I have eight years design experience that has prepared me to manage multiple projects and anticipate client needs. I collaborate well with diverse teams and take initiative from project concept to completion.

1/2015 - Present

Contract Graphic Designer

Fitsok

Chanhassen, MN

I create textile designs and illustrations to be used on athletic socks, compression sleeves and screen printed posters. Other responsibilities include time management and working remotely within varying and specific client brand style guides.

 

2/2013 - 1/2015

Interactive Designer

ideapark

Minneapolis, MN

My primary responsibilities included email design for clients including Target Canada, General Mills, Join My Village and Domestic Beast. I also designed banner ads and other digital media at this interactive marketing agency.

 

 

7/2010 - 2/2013

Graphic/Web Designer
Alexandria Covenant Church

Alexandria, MN

I was their sole in-house graphic designer responsible for all web and print production including the weekly bulletin, the CMS website, posters, brochures, digital signage, event photography, postcards, business cards and billboard design amongst other things. I created the church logo and brand identity system, which was outlined in a style guide, that I created for my successor to the position.

 

11/2009 - 3/2010

Graphic Design Intern

HatlingFlint

St. Cloud, MN

I worked with designer Josh Hoffman as their graphic design intern on various projects including a logo and business cards for an insurance company as well as web banner ads.

 

 

9/2008 - 5/2009

Graphic Designer

The Paramount Art District

St. Cloud, MN
I did contract design work creating promotional print documents such as brochures, postcards, flyers, and business cards.

 

1/2008 - 5/2008

Graphic Designer

University Programming Board

St. Cloud, MN

This was a student work program in which I designed brochures and postcards.

Portfolio

Matthew Sandahl

Graphic/Web Designer

I am passionate about purposeful and engaging  design. Also, French Bulldogs named Bentley.

Other Interests of Mine

Architecture

History

Art

Cycling

Folk Music

Future Tech

Scandinavia

Learning

Travel

Coffee

Tennis

Swimming

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