Education and Experience Caroline Kearns, Graphic Designer in Greensboro, NC.

Here are some things you might like to know about me if you're think about hiring me for a design job. Please contact me if you have any questions about my experience.


  • A.A.S., Advertising and Graphic Design, and Advanced Certificate in Web Technologies, Guilford Technical Community College, Greensboro, NC 2015.
  • B.A., English and Communications/Mass Media, Methodist University, Fayetteville, NC 1993.
  • B.A., Art, Methodist University, Fayetteville, NC 1998.

Professional Experience

  • Graphic Designer, Greensboro Auto Auction, Greensboro, NC 2016 to present.
    • Create and design full-page print ads for national magazines.
    • Create and design digital ads for national placement (animated gifs).
    • Create animations for display in auction lobby.
    • Create oversized banners (typically 36” x 70”) for display during classic car auctions.
    • Design covers for weekly auction books.
  • Graphics Technician / Web-To-Print Specialist, Pace Communications E-Commerce Division, Greensboro, NC 2015 to 2016.
    • Prepared files for web publication using Pageflex web-to-print software.
    • Packaged files for printing using Pageflex, InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop.
  • Graphic Design Assistant, Pace Communications E-Commerce Division (Advanced Personnel), Greensboro, NC 2013 to 2015.
    • Packaged mechanicals for digital printing using Adobe Illustrator and Adobe InDesign.
    • Packaged mechanicals for dye sublimation printing using Adobe Photoshop.
    • Sublimated photo frames and other products using heat press.
  • Peer Tutor in Graphic Design, GTCC, Jamestown, NC 2014 to 2015.
  • Graphic Design Intern, Greensboro Science Center, Greensboro, NC Aug. 2014 to Dec. 2014.
    • Created collateral marketing materials and print layouts for a non-profit museum and zoo.
    • Produced work that appeared on their website, in internet banner advertising, on internal signage, in print magazines (O Henry and Piedmont Parent), and elsewhere.
    • Achieved a click-through rate 7.4 times the average on a web banner that appeared on the News and Record website in December 2014.
  • Artist, and, Greensboro, NC 2007 to present.
    • Sell reproductions of my original drawings on t-shirts, coffee cups, etc., through CafePress.
    • Sell original drawings, intaglio prints, paintings, and stained glass panels.
  • Digital Marketing Manager / Owner, Three Cats Home Decor, Greensboro, NC 2002 to 2007.
    • Sold home decorating items that were drop-shipped by Specialty Merchandise Corporation.
    • Designed company logo, website, digital banners, print catalogs, direct mail pieces, and more.
    • Increased sales through website SEO, email blasts, and web banners.
  • Front End Developer / Owner, Gallery Advertising, Fayetteville, NC 2000 to 2002.
    • Maintained relations with clients, and supervised three to five graphic designers.
    • Increased the sales and web presence of over 20 businesses.
    • Conceptualized and presented new ideas while working within quick timelines.
    • Developed client websites using HTML, CSS, Javascript, and Perl.
  • Director of Student Media, Methodist University, Fayetteville, NC 1998 to 2000.
    • Mentored the editors of student print publications in an education environment.
    • Produced the student newspaper and yearbook using Adobe Photoshop and PageMaker.
    • Created newspaper layout and packaged mechanicals for printing.

Computer Proficiency

Windows 7, MAC OS X, Adobe CC (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver, Flash, Muse, Edge Animate) HTML, CSS, PHP, Javascript, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access), Pageflex

Military Experience

Sergeant, Single-Channel Radio Operator (31C2P) U.S. Army, Ft. Bragg, NC 1985-1989. Honorably discharged.