About Me

I’m a graphic designer currently based in the Chattanooga area of Tennessee.

I grew up in Chicago, Illinois and attended Columbia College. I was a Film major with an emphasis in traditional cell animation. I took a Photoshop class elective and I was hooked! I bought the latest version of Photoshop 3.0, ditched animation and went head on into Visual Communications. By 1995 I was done with college and on my way to becoming a Graphic Designer.

Shortly after college I moved to Grand Rapids, Michigan and got my first “real” job at a local newspaper and monthly arts & entertainment magazine. I stayed at Advance Newspapers and On-the-Town Magazine for 2 years before joining the Advertising Department at Meijer Corporation, a Midwest retailer. I quickly climbed from Production Artist to Jr. Art Director in the 3 years that I spent there. In order to be closer to family we moved South to Tennessee where I procured a job as an Art Director at a small Advertising Agency. A great opportunity opened up to start an in-house Graphics Department at a textiles manufacturing facility where I spent the next 6 years creating anything from corporate collateral to product packaging and catalogs to tradeshow booth and Illustrative design.

Now I split my time between being the Senior Graphic Designer at the Chattanooga Times Free Press where I am responsible for specialty marketing and advertising campaigns and running my own freelance business.

I am well versed in all aspects of print design including prepress production with specialties in catalog layout, logo creation, illustration and packaging. I have 13 years of experience in the industry and I am currently available for freelance design work.

Drop me an email at sratajczyk@mac.com to inquire about my rates and availability. All inquiries are welcome.

Thanks for stopping by!

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