Sara Klapheke

Graphic Designer and Photographer based in Louisville, KY

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Since kindergarten, I have known that I was going to be an artist when I grew up. I started out doodling horses with crayons, and later discovered digital photography and graphic design in high school. In college, I have taken courses in both film and digital photography, as well as Adobe Creative Cloud software. As a result, my family has always designated me as the photographer/designer at family events, which is something I always enjoy.

What I love about digital photography and graphic design is that every day, there is a new problem to solve. I love that every time I walk in to the photo studio, there is something new to learn and discover. When I pick up my camera and get into “work mode,” I become engrossed in capturing the best photo possible, whether it be for a personal project or for a client.


Clients

Jana Hayes
Hillsdale Furniture
Deon Stokes
D. Renee Mobley
Teresa Christopher

Specialties

Graphic Design
Photography
Web Design
Editorial Design
Illustration
Digital Photo Retouching

Skills

Adobe Photoshop CC
Adobe Illustrator CC
Adobe InDesign CC
Adobe Lightroom CC
Adobe Dreamweaver CC
Wacom Graphics Tablets
Photo-Retouching
Product Photography
Portrait Photography
Editorial Design
Typography
Logo Design
Web Design
HTML
CSS
Microsoft Office
Social Media
Customer Service

Experience

Joint Effort Consulting, LLC

Graphic Design Intern

Louisville, KY · August 2020 – Present

Developed editorial layout for the The Ambition Planner® - a 90-day goal-setting planner system for women of faith. Created promotional materials for social media, Etsy, and Pinterest. Produced digital versions of The Ambition Planner® to be used with GoodNotes and Notability. Designed both editorial and ePub layouts for Ambitious Faith: A 90 Day Devotional.

American Advertising Federation of Louisville

Marketing and Communications Intern

Louisville, KY · August 2019 – January 2020

Drafted, edited, and posted content to social media platforms. Designed flyers, graphics, and other promotional materials. Managed website updates, email communications, and monthly e-newsletter.

Trilogy Health Services

Graphic Design Intern

Louisville, KY · September 2019 – November 2019

Designed and updated marketing and communications collateral such as flyers, brochures, ads, etc. while also assisting with the design of other ad hoc company projects.

Hillsdale Furniture

Digital Photo Editor Intern

Louisville, KY · July 2018 – December 2018

Prepared images for publication with e-com vendors and for website use. Created animations and graphics for social media. Digitally edited product images using Adobe Photoshop. Developed and maintained company's brand identity.

Bisig Impact Group

Photography Intern

Louisville, KY · May 2017 – October 2017

Assisted main photographer with high school senior portraits. Photographed high school seniors in studio, outdoor photography, and yearbook photos. Traveled to destination photo sessions. Collected and delivered finished prints to studio from photo lab. Arranged set preparation and lighting equipment.

Optum

Call Center Representative

Jeffersonville, IN · July 2015 – October 2015

Answered inbound calls from Anthem Medicare Advantage members and providers. Assisted members with paying monthly premiums online. Resolved questions regarding claims, billing, and general insurance queries. Clarified changes to 2016 insurance plans to current members during open enrollment. Utilized Express Scripts to help members with prescription medication questions, such as price, coverage, and availability. Helped providers with claim questions including appeals, denials, and ICD-9 codes. Viewed CMS-1500 claim forms. Researched, collected data, and explored answers and alternative solutions.

Refund Advantage (via Kelly Services)

Call Center Representative

Louisville, KY · January 2015 – February 2015

Answered inbound calls from taxpayers and tax preparers. Advised taxpayers about when they could expect their tax refund. Resolved tax refund inquiries by clarifying issues. Implemented solutions and escalated unresolved problems. Assisted tax preparers with ordering checks to print. Forwarded any calls regarding fraud to the correct fraud hotline.

ADP (via Kelly Services)

Call Center Representative

Louisville, KY · October 2014 – December 2014

Answered inbound calls from federal employees regarding flexible spending accounts. Enrolled federal employees into FSAFEDs during open enrollment. Answered questions about FSAFEDs coverage, qualifying life events, letters of medical necessity, and benefit periods.

Office Depot

Sales Associate/Cashier

Louisville, KY · January 2011 – March 2011

Handled cash, check, and credit card transactions. Processed merchandise returns and exchanges. Stocked shelves and maintained a clean workspace.

Bisig Impact Group

Graphic Design Intern

Louisville, KY · May 2009 – August 2009

Catalogued archived files. Edited photographs for publishing for use in newsletters. Designed and developed advertisements for various clients.

Education

Jefferson Community & Technical College

AAS in Communication Arts Technology

Louisville, KY · January 2016 – May 2018

Commercial Photography Track
Advertising Design Track

University of Louisville

BA in Studio Art

Louisville, KY · 2011 – 2014

Awards

2019 Student Judges' Choice Award, American Advertising Federation Louisville
CATP Annual Report
2019 Student Gold ADDY Award for Printed Annual Report or Brochure, American Advertising Federation Louisville
CATP Annual Report
2019 Student Silver ADDY Award for Illustration, American Advertising Federation Louisville
Carrie Fisher Typographic Poster
2019 Student Silver ADDY Award for Packaging, American Advertising Federation Louisville
Shark Bite Brewery Packaging Design
2018 Student Silver ADDY Award for Photography, American Advertising Federation Louisville
Maker’s Mark Whisky
2018 Bronze CATTY Award for Logo Design, Jefferson Community & Technical College
Full Color Fotographix Logo
2018 Bronze CATTY Award for Stationery, Jefferson Community & Technical College
Full Color Fotographix Stationery
2017 Silver CATTY Award for Typographic Illustration, Jefferson Community & Technical College
Carrie Fisher Typographic Poster
2017 Silver CATTY Award for Commercial Photography, Jefferson Community & Technical College
2017 Silver CATTY Award for Website Design, Jefferson Community & Technical College
Cottage Cafe Website Design
2016 Gold CATTY Award for Illustration, Jefferson Community & Technical College
Self-Portrait

Exhibitions

2018 Communication Arts Technology Program Student Show, Krantz Art Gallery, Louisville, KY
Jefferson Community & Technical College, Chestnut Hall
2017 Communication Arts Technology Program Student Show, Krantz Art Gallery, Louisville, KY
Jefferson Community & Technical College, Chestnut Hall
2016 Communication Arts Technology Program Student Show, Krantz Art Gallery, Louisville, KY
Jefferson Community & Technical College, Chestnut Hall