Kerry Anderson’s Cover Letter, JOD
Dear Ms. Olsen,
It is with great enthusiasm that I submit my application for the position of Graphic Designer at Judy Olsen Design. As an art director and graphic designer with more than 10 years experience in brand identity, editorial design and packaging design, I have worked for a wide range of clients, from multi-national corporations to regional businesses both in the United States and Switzerland. As someone who is adept at all phases of the design process from initial research and concepts to managing the printing process, I am especially excited by the scope and diversity of the position.
I have built my career in a variety of roles, beginning in Manhattan where I designed packaging for a variety of Fortune 500 companies through the British firm, Sterling Brands. At Sterling, I was promoted to the Seagram’s New Product Development Team where I served as lead designer for explorations of new gin and malt beverage products. After moving to Switzerland, I worked for the renowned Swiss designer, Fritz Gottschalk, and then for the branding and packaging firm, ARD Graphic. There, I was promoted to Art Director in charge of some of Nestlé Switzerland’s highest profile brands. After the birth of my first child, I moved back to the States where I became an in-house graphic designer for a high-end, landscape architecture firm. There, I created a style guide and designed a variety of marketing materials to establish a unified and cohesive brand.
In my most recent role as Creative Director for Dream Weddings magazine, I partnered with the owner and publisher to create and launch a quarterly print magazine. Seven years later, we saw our distribution double as we expanded from central Pennsylvania to the greater Philadelphia area. As part of a small team, I collaborated on every aspect of each issue from brainstorming concepts to designing layouts and advertisements, to preparing documents for printing and overseeing press and proof checks.
I am used to wearing many hats and thrive in roles where I can contribute to a wide variety of projects. As someone who is highly organized, resourceful and flexible, I have found the experience of working remotely for the past five years very rewarding and am looking forward to new challenges. I would love the opportunity to discuss the value I can bring to your company and clients. Thank you for your time and consideration.