Graphic and Web Designer – Shelley Morris

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Graphic and Web Designer – Shelley Morris

Shelley Morris
Graphic and Web Designer
Rogue Print and Mail

I’m a graphic and web designer working across print, web, digital. In particular, I design websites, logos, branding, print collateral.

I divide my time between in-house and client work – this means I produce design work to market our own company (in-house) and also produce designs for our clients. This can include:

  • Quoting for new work – discussing on phone/email/online the brief requirements with clients – this could be a logo, website, brochure, or other print collateral
  • Liaison with existing clients and the team on the progress of current jobs (meetings, emails) and presenting designs and implementing feedback
  • Working in a multidisciplinary team and managing relationships (printers, copywriters, other designers, suppliers, sales, etc staff)
  • Research and ideation – developing ideas for a design based on the brief requirements – this can include mood boards, referring to previous work, internet research, producing thumbnails on a sketch pad. Using design thinking and problem solving skills in addition to thorough understanding of design theory, current trends, and best practice to develop a layout, logo concept, or website template
  • Using specialized design software (Adobe Creative Suite – Indesign, Photoshop, Illustrator) for the production of all design assets – page layouts (annual report, brochures, sign, posters, etc), logos and website assets using typography, color management, image manipulation and templates
  • Using Content Management Systems i.e. WordPress to design and build websites – color, button and font styles, page templates, forms, blogs, image galleries, ecommerce store set ups, design and layout for phone and tablet (responsive layouts), adding links, SEO, testing across browsers and devices and connecting to hosting
  • Updating and adding new website pages as needed, creating blog posts, editing content on a page (text, updating images, adding widgets)
  • Training clients on using content management systems once their site has been completed
  • Setting up artwork for print using design software – ensuring color profile, document size, image resolution, layout, etc meets print requirements and adding required print marks to send to press
  • Proofing client submitted artwork for print
  • Using a MIS (management information system) to enter and manage client information, get print quotes and send to clients, set up jobs, and produce invoices
  • Management of electronic files, version control of design files and stock images/assets on company server


  • I’m never bored!
  • Fast-paced and fun environment
  • Rewarding – get to use creativity every day
  • Being able to use my expertise to solve my client’s problems and actually add real value to their businesses
  • Can work from home most of the time
  • Seeing your work out in the world – i.e. a logo you designed on the side of a building, a poster in a venue, etc


  • Requires a lot of professional development, in your own time, to keep on top of trends, industry news, software updates -as there is no time in paid hours to do this
  • Requires long periods sitting and working at a computer
  • Working with some clients can be tricky – those who give vague briefs, change the scope of projects, or small deadlines
  • Can be challenging and stressful working to tight deadlines and juggling multiple client needs
  • Hours can be long
  • Can get repetitive – i.e. could spend 3 hours re-sizing images for a website or copy and pasting content from a Word document into design software for formatting
Shelley Morris
Graphic and Web Designer
Rogue Print and Mail
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Graphic Designers

design or create graphics to meet specific commercial or promotional needs, such as packaging, displays, or logos. May use a variety of mediums to achieve artistic or decorative effects.

Salary: $58370
Salary Rank: C
Education: Bachelor's degree
Becoming One: Hard
Job Satisfaction: Average
Job Growth: Average
Suitable Personality: The Artist