Graphic Design Portfolio

In 2019, I began my formal education in graphic design.

In August,  I started working on my Business Graphics Certificate at Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College (WITC). To earn this certificate, students are required to complete classes in Adobe Photoshop, Desktop Publishing, Web Technologies, and Advanced Graphics Applications.

These are some of the original designs that were created for each of these classes.

Desktop Publishing (Fall 2019)

Chad Thiele's Blood Drive Poster Final Version

 

This poster was created in Microsoft Publisher and was submitted on or before September 5, 2019.

Photo credit: Utah Reps on Flickr. (Creative Commons Public Domain Mark 1.0)

 

Newsletter Team Challenge

Chad Thiele's Team Challenge Newsletter Page 2 and 3Chad Thiele's Team Challenge Newsletter Page 4

 

This newsletter was created in Microsoft Publisher and submitted on or before October 3, 2019.  The design is original, unless specified below. (It was based on a Microsoft Publisher template.) The name of the newsletter is fictitious. To my knowledge, the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation does not have a written newsletter for Team Challenge. For more information about the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation, visit crohnscolitisfoundation.org.

Note: Some of the copy was obtained from the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation and its website. Some modifications were made to the original written content. All logos, graphics, and photographs were obtained directly from the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation and its website. They were used with permission for educational purposes only. © Copyright 2019 Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation. 

 

Chad Thiele's InDesign Team Challenge Brochure

Chad Thiele's InDesign Team Challenge Brochure Back

 

This brochure was originally created in Microsoft Publisher and submitted on or before September 19, 2019.  The version uploaded is the exact remake of the same design created in Adobe InDesign and submitted on or before November 14, 2019. The design is original, unless specified below. (It was based on a Microsoft Publisher template.)

Note: Some of the copy was obtained from the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation and its website. Some modifications were made to the original written content. All logos, graphics, and photographs were obtained directly from the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation and its website. They were used with permission for educational purposes only. © Copyright 2019 Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation. 

 

Chad Thiele's Business Cards Team Challenge

Chad Thiele's Envelope Team Challenge

Chad Thiele's Letterhead Team Challenge

 

This business information set (i.e., business card, letterhead, and envelope) was created in Adobe InDesign and submitted on or before November 26, 2019.  The design is original, unless specified below.

Note: Some of the copy was obtained from the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation and its website. Some modifications were made to the original written content. All logos, graphics, and photographs were obtained directly from the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation and its website. They were used with permission for educational purposes only. © Copyright 2019 Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation. 

 

Chad Thiele's Team Challenge Calendar 2020 Jan

Chad Thiele's Team Challenge Calendar 2020 Feb

Chad Thiele's Team Challenge Calendar 2020 Mar

Chad Thiele's Team Challenge Calendar 2020 April

Chad Thiele's Team Challenge Calendar 2020 May

Chad Thiele's Team Challenge Calendar 2020 June

Chad Thiele's Team Challenge Calendar 2020 July

Chad Thiele's Team Challenge Calendar 2020 August

Chad Thiele's Team Challenge Calendar 2020 Sep

Chad Thiele's Team Challenge Calendar 2020 Oct

Chad Thiele's Team Challenge Calendar 2020 Nov

Chad Thiele's Team Challenge Calendar 2020 Dec

 

This Team Challenge calendar was created in Adobe InDesign and submitted on or before December 12, 2019.  The design is original, unless specified below.

Note: Some of the copy was obtained from the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation and its website. Some modifications were made to the original written content. Some of the logos and graphics were obtained directly from the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation and its website. They were used with permission for educational purposes only. © Copyright 2019 Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation. The photographs of the cities were public domain images downloaded from Flickr.com or free to use images found on Pexels.com.

 

Chad Thiele's WITC Poster Final 2019

 

This poster was created in Adobe InDesign and was submitted on or before December 12, 2019. The design is original, unless specified below.

Note: Some of the copy was obtained from the Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College website. Some modifications were made to the original written content. The logo was obtained from a WITC online page. © Copyright 2019, Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College. All rights reserved. The photographs were free to use images found on Pexels.com.

Adobe Photoshop (Fall 2019)

 

CreativeSunset

 

This image was created in Adobe Photoshop and was based on a tutorial by David Heath. It was submitted on or before September 16, 2019.

 

Chad's Car Ad Submitted

 

This image was created in Adobe Photoshop and was based on a tutorial by Scott Kelby. It was submitted on or before September 23, 2019.

Note: The image was found on Pixabay and can be used for any purpose. No attribution required. The tagline is based on an actual advertising campaign launched by Volkswagen in 2016. It is being used for educational purposes only.

 

Chad's Car Ad Alternate Version

 

This image was created in Adobe Photoshop and was based on a tutorial by Scott Kelby. It as an alternate version that didn’t fit the requirements of the assignment, but I think it is a better version of the ad. This version wasn’t submitted.

Note: The image was found on Pixabay and can be used for any purpose. No attribution required. The tagline is based on an actual advertising campaign launched by Volkswagen in 2016. It is being used for educational purposes only.

 

Robot Coloring Book Page

 

This image was created in Adobe Photoshop. This assignment required students to color in an image using the tools available in Photoshop. It was submitted on or before September 30, 2019.

Note: The original image was found on publicdomainvectors.org. No attribution required.

 

Chapter 6 Text Experimentation Names

 

This image was created in Adobe Photoshop. This assignment required students to experiment with text using our name. It was submitted on or before October 14, 2019.

Note: These designs are modified versions of text tutorials found on Filtergrade.com.

 

Custom Leaf Brush Art

 

This image was created in Adobe Photoshop. This assignment require students to create a composite image using a custom brush created from a photo of a leaf. It was submitted on or before October 21, 2019.

Logo Final

This image was created in Adobe Photoshop. For this assignment, students had to create a logo for Walzak Family Farm using the tools we had worked with up to this point. It was submitted on or before October 28, 2019.

Logo Final Changed

In hindsight, I might have made a few changes to this logo. One change would have been to the horizon, as shown here.

 

Signature Tutorial

 

This image was created in Adobe Photoshop. For this assignment, students had to create a custom brush from our own signature. This could be used to sign future designs. It was submitted on or before November 4, 2019.

 

3 Marathons Collage

 

This image was created in Adobe Photoshop. For this assignment, we had to make a collage using layer masks and three photos. These photos were originally posted on my Instagram and Facebook accounts. From left to right is the 2017 Bank of America Chicago Marathon finisher medal, the 2018 Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon finisher medal, and the 2019 Mankato Marathon finisher medal. It was submitted on or before November 4, 2019.

 

Tango

 

This image was created in Adobe Photoshop. This is one of the only two assignments from the textbook that I am including here, as it asked students to find photos to work with online. It was submitted on or before November 11, 2019.

Note: All of these are public domain images. No attribution required.

 

Chad's Car Ad Revisited

 

This image was created in Adobe Photoshop. In this assignment, we revisited the the car advertisement and added filters to it to enhance the image. It was submitted on or before November 11, 2019.

Note: The image was found on Pixabay and can be used for any purpose. No attribution required. The tagline is based on an actual advertising campaign launched by Volkswagen in 2016. It is being used for educational purposes only.

 

Spheroid

 

This image was created in Adobe Photoshop. This is the other image created based on an assignment from the textbook. Once again, it asked to use images found online. The ornaments were added into the original photo and created with clipping masks. It was submitted on or before November 18, 2019.

Note: All of these are public domain images. No attribution required.

 

3D Pop Out Effect Tutorial Soccer

 

This image was created in Adobe Photoshop. For this assignment, students were asked to complete a tutorial of our choice. This is a modified version of a YouTube Adobe Photoshop Tutorial. It was submitted on or before November 18, 2019.

Note: All of these are public domain images or free to use images found on Pexels.com. No attribution required.

 

Before and After

This image was modified in Adobe Photoshop. For this assignment, students had to change the color of the clothing on a person, similar to the way it is done on some retail websites. It was submitted on or before November 25, 2019.

Note: This public domain image was found online. No attribution required.

 

Name Clipping Mask Assignment

 

This image was created in Adobe Photoshop. For this assignment, students had to create an image using our name and the clipping mask technique covered that week. It was submitted on or before December 9, 2016.

Note: The televison image was found on Pixibay.com. All other public domain images used were also found online. No attribution required.

 

Christmas Card Final

 

This image was created in Adobe Photoshop. The final for the class included four parts. The first part was to create a holiday card using specific techniques that we learned this semester. It was submitted on or before December 16, 2019.

Note: The images used to create this card were downloaded from Pexels.com. They are free to use. No attribution required.

 

Before and After P2 New

 

This image was created in Adobe Photoshop. The final for the class included four parts. The second part asked students to manipulate a photo (i.e., delete objects, add objects, etc.) It was submitted on or before December 16, 2019.

Note: The images used to create this modified image were downloaded from Pexels.com. They are free to use. No attribution required.

 

Before and After

 

This image was created in Adobe Photoshop. The final for the class included four parts. The third part asked students to manipulate the color in a photo using techniques that we learned this semester. It was submitted on or before December 16, 2019.

Note: The image used to create this modified image was downloaded from Pexels.com. It is free to use. No attribution required.

 

Logo Final

 

Logo Final Version 2

 

This image was created in Adobe Photoshop. The final for the class included four parts. The fourth part asked students to create two versions of a personal logo. Therefore,  I created the logos for this blog. I added a modified version of the Wi-Fi logo above the “i” in “thiele” to represent the digital focus of the blog. It also forms an eye, representing insight. An eye also represents visual design, which is my current focus.  They were submitted on or before December 16, 2019.

 

 

Chad Thiele

Marketing analyst and strategist, content curator, applied sociologist, proud UW-Madison alumnus, and an Auburn-trained mobile marketer. My goal is to help businesses identify trends that will help them achieve their marketing objectives and business goals. I'm currently looking for my next career challenge. Please feel free to contact me anytime at: chadjthiele@gmail.com.

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