ERIN MURPHY

  • Pittsfield, MA

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I have been working in the graphic design field for more than 10 years. My initial career path was physical therapy, which I found to be a poor fit. Following a major career change, I am excited to be able to say that I LOVE being a graphic designer.

I am currently employed in the Marketing and Communications Department at Berkshire Community College (BCC), where I contribute to both print and web design. My projects at BCC are varied, exciting, and challenging.

Prior to my current employment at the college, I was the senior designer at JF Griffin Publishing in Williamstown for six years. This unique company partners with 20+ state departments of Fish & Game and Motor Vehicles to design and print 40+ yearly magazine-style regulatory publications. When I was hired in 2008, we produced only 9 publications. The growth and pace was tremendous and exciting, requiring designer accuracy and efficiency.

Alongside my office work, I enjoy the varied projects that freelance work offers. I also have an Etsy shop in which I've sold nearly 1,500 greeting cards and other items.

Education

BFA in Graphic Design at Massachusetts College of Art & Design

2003 – 2005 Boston, MA

AA in Fine Arts at Berkshire Community College

2001 – 2003 Pittsfield, MA

MS in Physical Therapy at Boston University

1997 – 1999 Boston, MA

BS in Health Studies at Boston University

1993 – 1997 Boston, MA

Awards

Award of Excellence, The Rx Club

Venn5 Bioconsulting corporate Identity (McK Advertising project)

Award of Excellence, The Rx Club

Award for series of posters for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay (McK Advertising project)

Clients

Berkshire United Way, Moments House, Berkshire County Kids' Place, Counseling for Creative Change, Pinnacle Prevention, Berkshire Community College, 413 Glassworks, Town of Richmond MA, Berkshire Place, JF Griffin Publishing, Storey Publishing, Berkshire OB-GYN, McK Advertising, Amenitek, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Sermo, South Congregational Church, ARK Community Church, Lahey Hospital, Montessori School of the Berkshires

Specialties

publication layoutlong documentsinformation architechture

Skills

Adobe Creative SuiteIndesignIllustratorPhotoshopAdobe Musegraphic designWordpresslayoutprintbrandingbrochurespostersphotographyAcrobatlong documentssocial mediadigital design