say hello

Let's make things, grab a coffee, 
share a snack or simply just chat.

 

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Carrie Ratcliff Lessard
+1 (402) 981-5506
hello@carriemakes.com

KC, BABY!

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7904 West 122nd Street
Overland Park, KS, 66213
United States

4029815506

About

I made up my mind a long time ago to follow a creative path. And now making things is what I do. Whether for work or for fun, I design, doodle, build, paint or create something new pretty much every day.


SKILLS

  • Creative Direction

  • Art Direction

  • Creative Strategy

  • Typography

  • Branding / Identity

  • Integrated Campaigns

  • Design

  • Print

  • Digital

  • Permanent Marker Handwriting

Experience


Design Lead  Ervin & Smith Advertising and PR //  OMA (remotely from KC)
MAR 2017 - FEB 2018
>> Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska, Vis Major Brewing Co., First National Bank,
Omaha Steaks, TD Ameritrade, Pink Gorilla Events, Carson Wealth, ACI Worldwide

Freelance  Carrie Makes / Strategy + Design  //  KC
DEC 2013 - PRESENT
>> Bozell, Ervin & Smith Advertising, OBI Creative, FoofQueens, Group Therapy Bike Tours, Hayneedle, Hip Pocket, Lo’s Lawn and Hardscape, Mane & Co., MSR Group, Renu Athleisurewear, Wild Creatives, Logos Functional Nutrition

Associate Creative Director  Ervin & Smith Advertising and PR //  OMA
MAY 2013 - DEC 2013
>> American Heart Association, First National Bank, Healthways, Omaha Summer Arts Festival, TD Ameritrade, Weitz Investment Management

Senior Art Director  The Foundary / Hayneedle //  OMA
FEB 2012 - MAY 2013

Partner  Travelsize.me //  OMA
APRIL 2011 - DEC 2013

Art Director  Bozell  //  OMA
FEB 2006 - FEB 2012
>> Alegent Health, Archer Daniels Midland Company, Borsheims Fine Jewelry and Gifts,
Bozell (Internal), College World Series, First National Bank, Lauritzen Gardens, Market to Market Relay, OPPD, TD Ameritrade, TNEMEC, TownCommons, Varco Pruden Buildings, VT Industries

Designer / Web Manager  Omaha Performing Arts Society //  OMA
SEPT 2004 - FEB 2006

Designer  AccuCut  //  OMA
OCT 2003 - SEPT 2004


THINGS I LIKE

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ANIMATED GIFS & HIGH FIVES

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IKEA & TEAMWORK

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Screenprinting & Marker Smell

Travel & Neon Signs


STRENGTHS-
FINDER

Ideation  /  Activator  /  Futuristic  /  Empathy  /  Individualization


Education

Bachelor of Science,
Marketing Management

Bellevue University  // OMA
AUG 2003 - JAN 2005

Associate in Design
The Creative Center  // OMA
AUG 2001 - MAY 2003