Kate Foley - Graphic Designer & Journalist

Graphic Artist at The Quad City Times - Lee Enterprises



Current location

United States

Work category

Media and Design



I am a communicator. I am also a creative thinker, a dedicated worker, and a goal-oriented team player. As both a designer and a writer, I understand the importance of effective communication.

With a B.A.J.M.C. in Magazines and a minor in Graphic Design, I have had professional, internship, freelance, volunteer and course experience designing and writing for a many types of media.

My design experience includes advertisements, publication design, marketing & promotional materials, stationery, branding identity, packaging, websites, even traditional typesetting. Writing work includes music reviews, web slideshows, and magazine articles fro print and web.

I will be moving to Dublin, Ireland with a one-year working visa on May 1, 2012. If you would like to see samples of my work, please visit my website: kate-foley.com. I am currently searching for a job in either design or journalism. Please feel free to contact me about possible employment opportunities!

Kate Foley's Professional Experience

2011 - Present

The Quad City Times - Lee Enterprises - Graphic Artist

Create and revise sales advertisements for print newspaper; build daily classifieds section, weekly announcements pages, and weekly real estate pages; solve any design issues that arise; work closely with other designers and sales reps to ensure client satisfaction; work in past-faced environment with many deadlines and responsibilities.

Key Skills
ad design graphic artist Graphic Designer Marketing pagination
2011 - 2011

Des Moines Music Coalition - music writer / journalist

Wrote reviews of bands/concerts for local music scene; attended shows and listened to local bands' recordings; kept personal music blog

Key Skills
Journalism Music Journalism Writer
2010 - 2011

Think Magazine - Drake University - Associate Art Director - Print

Assisted Art Director in overseeing all aspects of senior practicum magazine's print production; designed pages for publication; created logos, color scheme, layout, infographics and other design aspects; oversaw graphic designers and photographers; hired freelance help as needed; worked with printer to troubleshoot errors during printing.

Key Skills
Graphic Designer
2010 - 2011

Meredith Corporation - Midwest Living magazine - Editorial Apprentice

Assisted in most editorial aspects of magazine; fact-checked for articles; wrote articles for supplement travel section; assisted with photo shoots; pitched ideas for upcoming articles.

Key Skills
Editorial Fact checking Journalism writing
2009 - 2010

Iowa Sports Connection - Graphic Designer

Internship - designed client ads for sports magazine, website, and marketing; created marketing materials for sales dept.; designed and wrote/edited articles for supplement magazine

Key Skills
ad design Graphic Designer Marketing Writer

Kate Foley's Education and Qualifications


Bachelor/Degree - Magazine journalism, minor in graphic design

Drake University, Iowa, USA

Associate Art Director for ASME award-winning senior practicum magazine, Think; editorial apprentice for Midwest Living magazine, a Meredith Corp. title; graphic design intern for Iowa Sports Connection; 4-year academic scholarship recipient; president of Habitat for Humanity chapter; member of Society of Professional Journalists and Ultimate Frisbee club.

College Level -

IES Study Abroad program - Dublin, Ireland, Spring 2010