Fun. Fresh. Fearless.
Hey there! My name is Mercedes, and I am a professional Graphic Designer based out of the Minneapolis area. In addition to all of the detailed info about my work you’ll see below, allow me add a personal introduction about myself.
I like to have fun, I love to laugh, and I can be as crazy as I am classy. Sprinkle in an obscure passion for classical art and a secret nerdy side, and you’ll get a creative dynamo who thrives on growth and experience.
I used to play roller derby, and I love to ride motorcycles. I’m not a thrill-seeker per se, but there’s a confidence that comes with some level of fearlessness. It brings me closer to limits that I’m constantly pushing, and makes me respect the lines that our daily lives require to function. With hard work and talent, the “tried-and-true” can yield marvelous results. However, I firmly believe that risk breeds growth. The unknown and unexplored are where new concepts are born; and therein lies the joy of creativity. It gives me faith in the fact that even mistakes can be beautiful. It allows me to constantly rediscover what I know, who I am, and what I am capable of — both as a person, and as an artist.
WHY HIRE ME?
Integrity. Innovation. Inception.
Here is a snippet from my cover letter to help explain why my skills could benefit your company.
Offering creative design solutions from single ads, to campaigns, to entire branding and marketing strategies is what I do best. I work with my clients and co-workers to develop exciting and flexible marketing materials that build brand awareness, promote product benefits, and enhance the product’s professional appearance. Striving to develop solutions that are inviting and interesting but also mirror the client’s core values and mission is imperative. This must be done while being cognizant of the importance of balancing the client’s needs and vision with practical and cost-efficient design formats.
I have spent nearly half of my life in the design field. This has given me the unique opportunity to build a dynamic portfolio with proficiencies in both print and digital media. It has also allowed me to be involved in the creative process from inception, production, all the way to delivery of the finished product. Over the course of my career I have had the great privilege to work in entirely self-motivated environments as a freelance designer, and have been part of wonderful production teams that collaborated with clients through skilled sales agents.
With my ability to design for many mediums, experience working in team and independent environments, and my diverse skill set — which includes layout, illustration, photography, brand development, knowledge of Adobe software, familiarity with Apple and PC platforms, and more — I am sure that I would make an excellent addition to your project.
WANT TO KNOW MORE?
Download my full resume in PDF format here: M. Opheim Resume
References are available on request, or you can feel free to see what people have to say on my recommendations page.
Still have questions? Please feel free to contact me.