About Kimberly R. Proffitt

Kimberly R. Proffitt is a freelance graphic designer living in the Front Range of Colorado in the beautiful city of Colorado Springs. She has been working as a graphic designer since 1995. After graduating from the University of Wisconsin–Platteville with a major in Fine Arts and a Graphic Design Emphasis as well as minors in Graphic Arts and Spanish, she has designed in an array of graphic design positions for a variety of companies.

A portion of her graphic design employment was spent working as an advertising designer for the Telegraph Herald and Antique Trader Publications located in Dubuque, Iowa, and Circuit City Stores Inc. located in Richmond, Virginia. As an advertising designer with these companies, she designed small display ads as well as full page and double-truck advertisements.

In addition to her advertising experience, Kimberly also had the opportunity to design textbooks and worked as an assistant art editor at Wm. C. Brown in Dubuque, Iowa. Her experience as a graphic designer at a print shop in Richmond, Virginia exposed her to a variety of design projects which taught her how to design with the print and finishing in mind reducing last minute costs due to design errors. As a part of Circuit City’s internal communications department she designed informational and training materials for store employees as well as wrote and designed signage, fixture, and security setup guides.

Her experience with advertising and layout eventually led her to Buy Colorado, an eight to 12 page merchandiser. She designed that for several years. She also spent four years designing for the The South County Chronicle, The Chronicle and The Fairfax Chronicle. The Chronicle Newspapers were monthly newspapers based in Northern Virginia and delivered to homes in the area of Fairfax, Virginia. She designed a majority of the ads as well as layed out the entire newspaper.

Kimberly often volunteers her graphic design work. She has done newsletters for the Richmond Dog Obedience Club and for Henrico Humane Society as well as ad design for event programs and some signs. She has also done some volunteer graphic design for Foothills Elementary School. Her recent volunteer work has been for a local Cub Scout pack.

Her current graphic design projects include designing the graphics for websites for a project manager in the Yakima, Washington area, and creating logos for local businesses. She designs the articles for four off-road magazines per year for Zaxyn Media.

Being earth-friendly is important to Kimberly. She enjoys a paperless environment where possible which includes on-screen proofing and editing.