Résumé of Stephen Emlund

Professional Experience

Web Developer

A.T. Still University — November 2008 - present

  • Manage updates for a website reaching 2,000 people daily
  • Design & develop websites from sketch to functioning website
  • Strategically redesign atsu.edu to better target prospective students
  • Work closely with Communication & Marketing department to create award-winning websites

Owner and Designer

Creative Improv — November 2008 - present

  • Design & develop websites for artists, musicians, professors, small businesses and large organizations
  • Design logos reflective of client identities
  • Plan & design print campaigns
  • Work collaboratively with clients to accomplish marketing goals

Graphic Design Intern

August Home Publishing, Workbench MagazineMay 2008 - August 2008

  • Design & develop a 100-page special interest publication
  • Strategically redesign 15 magazine articles to fit new image, while upholding the company's design tradition
  • Design article for current issue, requiring effective collaboration with art directors, illustrators and writers
  • Direct photo shoots, focusing on lighting, composition, layout and products to best fit corresponding article

Graphic Designer

Truman State University, IT Web Services — September 2004 - September 2007

  • Update photos & graphics on Truman’s website
  • Strategically redesign department websites
  • Edit XHTML & CSS on Truman’s website
  • Work closely with programmers & clients to create desired layout

Graphic Designer

Truman State University, The Index January 2006 - May 2006

  • Design information graphics for articles
  • Lay out section fronts using varied techniques
  • Collaborate with editors to achieve best layout & design


Truman State University
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Communications
Graduation Date: December 2008


  • Graphic Design USA, American Graphic Design Award, Internet Design, 2010

  • MarCom Awards, Platinum Award in Alumni Magazine Websites, 2013
  • CASE District VI, Gold Award in Web Magazines, 2012
  • Ragan.com Best Design in Electronic Publication, 2012
  • CASE District VI, Gold Award in Electronic Newsletter or Magazine, 2012
  • CASE District VI, Silver Award in Electronic Newsletter or Magazine, 2011

  • CASE District VI, Bronze Award in Electronic Newsletter for Alumni, 2010
  • CASE District VI, Gold Award in Electronic Newsletter for Alumni, 2011
  • American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine, Second Place in Best Website or Web-Based Publication, 2011

Extensive Skills

  • Dreamweaver
  • InDesign
  • Photoshop
  • Camera Raw
  • HTML5 / CSS3
  • Web Standards
  • DSLR Camera

Intermediate Skills

  • Illustrator
  • Lightroom
  • After Effects
  • Premiere
  • Soundbooth
  • Google Analytics