Graphic Designer

I'm a Kentucky-based designer. My passions lie within developing brand identity, marketing touchpoints, and crafting durable goods.

Blue Cotton

Graphic Designer

August 2019 - Present

Cherry Creative

Art Director

May 2018- May 2019

College Heights Herald

Design Editor

August 2016 - May 2018

Design philosophy

Like inspiring artists such as Lester Beall, Saul Bass, Aaron Draplin, and Michael Bierut my design philosophy is derived from the Swiss Typographic and Americana styles. These styles introduce principles of the Bauhaus and the nostalgia of rural America. More so, I build consistent, universal, and evolving systems in brand development and strive to work with brands whom are outdoor oriented. My process begins by establishing a personality then researching shape forms and colors to express a desired identity.

Review portfolio

I'm constantly evolving as a designer. So please, don't hesitate to critique my work and send feedback. Even if it's a slap in the face.

Recognition

2019

College Media Business & Advertising Managers

Media Kit

Sponsored Content

1st Place

3rd Place

2018

Bluegrass Student Design-A-Thon

Identity & Collateral

2nd Place

Kentucky Press Association

Ad Series

2nd Place

Newspaper Promotion

3rd Place

2017

Kentucky Press Association

Sports Page

1st Place

Special Section

1st Place

Sports Special Section

2nd Place

Editorial Page

2nd Place

Special Section

3rd Place

Special Section

3rd Place

Lifestyle Page

3rd Place

Graphic

1st Place

Send a message

If you prefer to send a message via email address, send it here. ostertag.design@gmail.com

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