Davita Dick

Place Branding

I am a creative.

Thesis Statement

Place Branding

The human connection to a place may be attributed to design, which acts as a representation of human experiences. By looking at multiple graphic identities of locations and environmental experience graphics I will see how design can contribute to a city’s evolution. The sustainable growth of a city can also develop through focusing on and benefiting the residents of the city. With this in mind, I intend to create a visual identity system for the city of Lincoln, Nebraska that focuses on nurturing city-citizen interactions.

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Sandhills Publishing
Graphic Designer Intern
Responsible for creating and updating visually appealing marketing materials and layouts for the Café Tecumseh, Certified Piedmontese, GolfStatus and Sandhills Magazine publications. Use Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator and Adobe InDesign to create original images and layouts. Produce materials within set deadlines. Participate in project meetings and assume other duties as assigned.

Jacht Agency
Art Director
Communicate with clientele to develop an artistic approach and style. Coordinate and delegate internal and client projects to our in-house team of designers and other creatives. Proof and approve designs, artwork, photography, and graphics developed by team members. Maintain graphic consistency across all deliverables. Work with creatives to make original graphic content for Jacht’s website, social media pages and other marketing materials. Assist in Jacht’s internal direction and administration. Manage budgets.

Jacht Agency
Advised clients on strategies to reach a particular audience. Developed graphics and created layouts for illustrations, logos, publications and websites. Designed and presented brand identity systems for clients. Incorporated changes recommended by the clients into the final design. Reviewed designs for errors before printing or publishing them. Assisted in taking headshots for agency.

UNL AAHD Digital Lab
Help students in printing material and vinyl cutting, software applications, and equipment checkout. Keep office printer and large format Epson printers cleaned and maintained.


2018 — AIGA Show Student Gold Winner-


AIGA National Conference — Minneapolis, Minnesota-
A2RU Emerging Creatives Summit — Gainsville, Florida-