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Hannah Ratkiewicz

Graphic & Web Designer

 
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I am a 24-year-old visual artist and writer. I graduated from Saint Joseph's University, in May 2017, with a Digital Media/English double major. My work is concerned with making the ordinary, extraordinary. My senior thesis, a memoir, focused on my childhood and college experiences. Having been inspired by Post-Modernist authors, I tend to speak of trauma with a blunt honesty. My traditional photography searches for visually appealing elements in nature. As a filmmaker, I hold the same values. My subjects are often incredibly simplistic; however, they come to life in post-editing. I incorporate intense visuals and jarring audio. Sound design receives most of my attention; I utilize programs such as Adobe Audition, Adobe Premiere Pro, and Adobe After Effects. As a designer, I have created websites and content for many different non-profit and profit businesses. Currently, web and graphic design has consumed the majority of my time. I am able to draw logos digitally, utilizing programs such as Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator. To see examples of my work, check out my resume below.

Educational History

I received my Bachelor of Arts & Sciences, in May 2017, from Saint Joseph's University of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. I double majored in Digital Media Studies & English. Below is a list of my achievements:

  • Cumulative GPA: 3.98

  • Graduated with Summa Cum Laude Honors

  • Dean’s List – 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, & 2017

  • Completed my Honors Thesis in English in April 2017

  • Inducted into the Sigma Tau Delta English Honors Society in May 2017

  • Inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa National Honors Society in May 2017

  • Awarded the Sylvia Clavan Gender Studies Award for my Honors Thesis & novel, Susan in April 2017

  • Awarded the University's Honors Program's Claver Prize for my Honors Thesis & novel, Susan in May 2017

Skills //

  • Knowledgeable in:

    • Adobe Photoshop

    • Adobe Audition

    • Adobe Premiere Pro

    • Adobe InDesign

    • Adobe Illustrator

    • Adobe After Effects

    • HTML & CSS

    • Traditional film processing and printing

 
 

Experience

As a freelance web designer, I primarily work with local small businesses. Our nation’s identity was built by small businesses and they should not be forgotten in this digital age. I never try to alter a business’ identity, instead I highlight its greatest assets in my designs. A website should never diminish a company’s image. Instead, it should display its greatest qualities like a portfolio.

Below are a list of sites I designed & maintain for different businesses:

As a graphic designer, I have made logos for different small businesses as well as custom prints for clients. You can view some of them below.