Katherine Minski is a freelance designer from Madison, Wisconsin.
Graphic designers can not just build their portfolio with IM Creator, but also to use the platform to build sites for clients. As IM Creator is a drag n’ drop platform, no coding is required.
Katherine’s website is a great example that for a website to be successful and draw visitors, it doesn’t need to be lengthy and cluttered.
Katherine has 4 pages in her site – Home, Info, Gallery and Contact. With IM, she can always add more pages and material to her site but to have a beautiful and succinct site, no need for more than a couple of pages that represent who you are, your work and most importantly – how to contact you!
Katherine tells us:
I’ve been working as a freelance designer for the past couple years, while I went to school part time for my Associates Degree in Graphic Design and Illustration. I have a BA in Mass Communications and used to work in TV news, making graphics, which kind of sparked my career in design.
Freelance design is the perfect fit for me, because it allows me to pick and choose what projects I do. It gives you a lot of freedom! My day job now is working for a music publishing company, as a royalties specialist. It’s a great balance for me! Plus, when I’m not fully dependent on my graphics work as a means to support myself, I can do a lot of pro bono projects for local charities and non-profits (my favorite clients!), such as the Lakeshore Pembroke Welsh Corgi Rescue.
My website went through a lot of transformations before it went live…I have this self portrait that I really wanted to incorporate somehow, but in the end, it just didn’t fit with the branding I created for myself. So, I took a hard look at my personal letterhead, resume and business card and took my inspiration from there. My branding is very simple, so I wanted to keep my website simple and easy to use as well.
I used one of the templates offered by IM Creator and altered it to fit my needs. One of my design instructors at school recommended IM Creator for designers who want to design their own website, but don’t want to build it and do all the coding.