Blog #6 – Who am I? What do I do?

Who am I? What do I do?

Jean Valjean. Just kidding, I’m Kiley Gray. I’m a designer, I’m a marketer, I’m an innovator and most importantly, I’m a communicator. I started out learning about graphic design when I was in grade 6. I continued to learn and expand my skillset through the Adobe Creative Suite. I have two or three full photo albums on my facebook page of all of my “early” designs. And let me tell you, they were not good. But, it was something I loved to do and I loved to learn about. In late grade school, people in my class would send me their self-portraits and ask me to “edit” them for them. Check this out:

Don’t worry – I’ve much improved since then. I’m now a professional packaging and product designer. Here’s a recent project I finished:

I spent a week at a Catholic leadership camp every summer from the end of grade school to the beginning of my second year of college. This, coupled with attending a local youth group through my high school years, definitely pushed me out of my comfort zone and kickstarted my development into a confident person who believed in not only her interpersonal skills, but her tangible and employable skills as well. My college experiences were the true catalyst of shaping me into the marketer, design, communicator and business owner I am today.

So to answer the questions: “Who am I? What do I do?”, I can confidently say that I am Kiley Gray. I’m a designer, I’m a marketer, I’m an innovator and most importantly, I’m a communicator. I have a vast skillset and I don’t just bring tangible skills to the table. I bring unparalleled value and success to those I work with. I am one of the most fortunate to be able to work within a number of industries where I can soak up new knowledge every day. I do have a tendency to allow my work to define me but, my work has contributed a big part to the person I present myself as on a daily basis, personally and professionally. And I am 100% okay with that. I like who I am and I love what I do.

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