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ABOUT

ABOUT

Welcome to my professional domain, which displays the skill-set of a WordPress Designer, Marketing Associate and Graphic Designer all in one! WhitneyHetrick.com was created to exhibit projects that I am involved with and to showcase my technical knowledge. Stylistically, I also aim to display my design skills, those which separate me from others. Please browse though my portfolio samples to take a look at what I’ve done.  f you have any questions or comments, don’t hesitate to email me at hetrickw@gmail.com or visit the contact page.

For the last 11 years, I’ve been developing my portfolio and growing my web design skills. In 2006, I graduated from art school with Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and an intention to center my career around making digital products. What began as an idea to display my own work, grew into the desire to build websites that showcase other people’s talent. From an early age, I have always been fascinated with building things with HTML and CSS. In 2012 I earned a certificate in Web Design at Truman College, to expand my knowledge about Adobe products and solidify the technical foundation that web sites are built from.

With my artistic dreams, as well as different experiences with designers and developers in the city of Chicago, my focus was directed towards Content Management Systems (CMS). I began learning about the front/back end details of web sites. Particularly, I gained knowledge about the relationship between servers and code such as PHP. This approach enables me to publish websites that can be modified and formatted to suit a client’s needs at any given point. With a brief overview and tutorials, I simply show clients how to update their website.

Currently, I am working at a Print and Marketing center, assisting customers with their printing needs. Much of my interaction involves explaining how digital media works and then providing design insights that enhance products such as business cards, greeting cards, menus, posters and other marketing needs. With my curious nature, I am constantly seeking ways to solve problems that effect the common consumer and repeat clients. What I have learned in my current position, is that 90% of graphic design entails engaging the customer and giving them tools to bring their creations to life. As a marketing professional, my primary purpose is to illustrate a person’s perspective and to efficiently deliver that message to others.

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Work by Whitney T. Hetrick