DKemp DesignsDorthea Kemp
Taylor, MI 48180


Certified Freelance Graphic and Web Designer with a passion for matching users and technology. Has several years experience in web design, computer support and art. Work includes customers in printing, publishing, automotive, non-profit, computer, health and business industries. Proficient in CSS, XHTML, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Illustrator, InDesign. Knowledgable with SEO, Social Media, and Animation.


Web Design, WordPress, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Illustrator, InDesign, SEO, Social Media

• Design graphics, edit web pages, update website; Manpower customer, Freelance customer, Snelling customer, DKemp Designs.
• Establishing relationships with community; Interacted with grant administrators, service providers and educational institutions; Community Care Services, Ricardo.
• Marketing, work with media outlets; Ricardo, Freelance customer, National Marketing Services.
• Presentations and training; Ricardo, Manpower customer.
• Eliminate bottlenecks and develop efficiency to service customer needs; Revised paper based systems to computer based systems leading to efficiency and accountability for service delivery. Ricardo, Manpower customer.
• Analyze and develop systems; analyzed current systems and made accepted recommendations for improvement. Ricardo, Snelling customer, Freelance customer, Manpower customer.
• Direct and control operational functions; Directed change of Intranet to applications based system. Directed change of web recruiting tool upgrade; Ricardo, Manpower customer.
• Lead temporary staff; Interviewed, selected, hired and directed activities of administrative support staff. Ricardo, Freelance customer.
• Created $4,000+ savings with alternate application use.
• Implemented new Recruiting application
• Obtained $75,000 training grant for employer
• Led group to revamp Intranet to include interactive applications; training, payroll, recruiting.
• Designed, implemented and reviewed electronic customer service survey for HR department services.
• Executed implementation of Internet based recruiting software.
• Windows 7, Windows XP/Vista, MacBook
• Dreamweaver, Fireworks, HTML, CSS, Flash, Adobe Suite including Photoshop, Expert Microsoft Office skills
• Training of staff, and applications troubleshooting
• Ability to resolve complex technical issues
• Work with customer to understand functional needs and translate needs to IT team

Industry related experience

DKemp Designs
01/2010 – present Website designer
Increase customer sales with outstanding websites and graphics. Develop and execute website design, brand development, logo creation, postcards, brochures and book covers, digital and print graphics. Conceptualize custom graphics and animation for sites. Design SEO, Social Media & strategy development. Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, InDesign. Manage and nurture interns and freelance staff, script animation demos.
Snelling Staffing Taylor, MI
01/2009 – 05/2009 Website Administrator
Maintain and update 4 websites, data administration, image optimization and upload, update item information and pricing.
Freelance Customer Detroit, MI
07/2008 – present Technical Support/Marketing
Create, update and maintain pages for 4 web sites. Design layout colors and graphics. Desktop support, assist customers and meet with potential customers and vendors.
Manpower Professional Dearborn, MI
12/2002 – 04/2004 Technology Specialist
Create, update and maintain pages for 4 web sites. Design layout colors and graphics. Create graphic and library objects i.e., navigation bars. Edit photos, coordinate look and feel of pages. Integrate external links into pages. Provide applications training to internal and external customers. Integrate new applications into current IT environment.
Ricardo, Inc. Belleville, MI
04/1999 – 10/2002 Staff Development Coordinator/HR
Increase productivity by designing and developing applications for web based functions on company Intranet. Integrate manual and paper based operations into Intranet applications. Work closely with IT department to completely update and revamp company Intranet. Represent user end perspective for applications for development and upgrades.

Work experience

National Marketing Svs. Somerset, NJ
10/2004 – 02/2009
Merchandising/Installation Team
7-Eleven Corporation Taylor, MI
10/2004 – 7/2008 Cashier/Clerk


Major: Graphic/Web Design Specs Howard, Southfield, MI – Certificate December, 2010
Major: IT Multi Visual Comm. University of Phoenix Southfield, MI
Major: Human Resources Michigan State University E. Lansing, MI
Advanced HTML, Advanced Access, Advanced Excel, New Horizons, Livonia, MI
How to Create & Deliver Orientations, National Seminars, MI

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