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Callis Burks

Graphic Designer

Personal Profile

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Graphics geek that flies that flag proudly, loves design, never tires of learning, and has great customer service skills. Academic background includes emphasis on design and graphics for print and web.

Work Experience

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Graphic Designer

Middle Tennessee State Univeristy, Creative and Visual Services,
Murfreesboro, Tennessee

May 2000 to September 2002, November 2003 to Present

  • Designing/creating various print and electronic media including, but not limited to: program covers, mailers, business cards, letterhead, booklets, brochures, flyers, print ads, posters, calendars, magazines, and fillable/interactive PDFs.
  • Preparing all creations to go to print at either on-campus or off-campus venders.
  • Meeting all required deadlines.
  • Meeting with clients to discuss their needs at the beginning of a project and continuously throughout the project if needed.
  • Working with others as part of team to created items/products.

Freelance Worker

October 2002 to Present

  • Designed food packaging labels
  • Created images for websites
  • Created personal logos
  • Created logos for nonprofits
  • Designed website for local business

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Key Skills

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  • InDesign
    Corel Draw


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Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design

Minor emphasis in Book Arts

May 2000, Middle Tennessee State University, Mufreesboro, Tennessee


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Extensive list of Portfolio Items. Each link opens as a PDF in another tab/window.

MTSU CLA Magazines

The College of Liberal Arts at MTSU magazine is used to highlight things going on in the college; it is a 40-page magazine; size is 8.375in.w x 10.875in.h when folded; it is a 4-color plus piece that has Aqueous coating on all pages (Fall 2016 cover and table of contents shown)

BRAA Football Parking Passes

These passes were 3.25in.X6.5in., 4-color/Black (fronts 4-color, back black ink only with unique map for each lot);perforated/diecut creating parking passes/tear off tickets; a set of six sheets together created a pad of passes and numbered (2016 shown)

Artrageous Materials

Golden Ticket, Candy Bar Wrapper, and Invite/Map items are three items of many that were design for the event; all pieces used the logo that I created and the candy theme was used throught all pieces; other pieces can be viewed by see links for Artrageous below. (Artrageous 22 items shown)

Artrageous 21

Artrageous 22

MTSU CUSTOMS (Student Orientation) Materials

A folder used during the new student orientation program at MTSU; it is 9in.w X 12in.h with two 4in. pockets folded and glued (4-color) with a 52-page booklet stitch inside; booklet pages were black ink only (2016 cover and a two-page spread shown)

2017 CUSTOMS Materials

2016 CUSTOMS Materials

BRAA Business Directory

Investigating Unexpected Child Death Trainer Notebook

The 2017 Investigating Unexpected Child Death Trainee Book and Trainer Notebook: cover art shown is 4-color and used for the book, the cover for the notebook was just the front cover of the book; insides of both are black ink only; the notebook also had a spine as well as tab sheets (cover of booklet and misc pages shown)

Investigating Unexpected Child Death Trainee Book

Miscellaneous Booklets

Miscellaneous Brochures and Newsletters



These newsletters are used by the College of Behavioral and Health Sciences at MTSU; all are 4-color and 11in.w x 17in.h folded in half to letter-size; each are two-sided; first newsletter did not bleed but all others created afterwards were created with a bleeds

Miscellaneous Calendars

Printing Services/Blue Print

MTSU Printing Services/Blue Print Solutions 2017 Desk Calendar: Calendar is 1in.h x 19in.w and has fourteen sheets plus a cardboard backing; all sheets for the 2017 calendar were done as 4-color, previous years only had two 4-color sheets and the rest were 2-color

Health Promotion/True Blue Health

MTSU Public Safety/University Police

MTSU University Police 2016-2017 Calendar: Calendar is 8.5in. x 11in. when folded and stitched, is 32 pages including cover, 4-color throught and two-sided; the calendar is one the items the University Police use to get required information out to the public

National Women's History Month

Miscellaneous Calendars

Miscellaneous Logos

Nashville Grizzlies Crest/Graphics: Original crest (left, by me) was created using research on heraldry; altered crest (right) by another designer based on original and had to be rebuilt/cleaned up due to the team only having flattened art; miscellaneous graphics (middle)

Miscellaneous Postcards and Posters



Miscellaneous Posters: Carmina Burana poster is 4-color, 11in.w x 17in.h, and bleeds; Constitution Day 2015 poster is 4-color, 11in.w x 17in.h, and bleeds; Walk a Mile in Her Shoes poster is 4-color, 11in.w x 17in.h, and doesn't bleed

Miscellaneous Items

Athletic Items

BRAA Membership Guide 2016-2017: A 20-page booklet that is 8.5in.w x 5.5in.h when folded and is a 4-color piece that was mailed inside a 6.5in. x 9.5in. envelope along with a #9 remittance envelope; these were used to help booster the membership of the athletic association

Theatre and Dance Items

MTSU Theatre and Dance items for the 2016-2017 Season: These items consisted of four vinyl banners (23in.w X 66in.h, 4-color, two single-sided banners stitched together with pole pockets at top/ and grommets), seven digital signs, and an ad that went into the college magazine

2017-2018 Theatre and Dance Items

2016-2017 Theatre and Dance Items

Campus Maps

Glasgow Election Campaign Items

Fillable PDFs

NWHM and WGST Conference Items

MTSU National Women's History Month (NWHM) and Women's and Gender Studies Conference (WGST) had multiple events that worked with each other; items created for each event were to use similar art but give each a distinctive feel by using different header colors for each

Nashville Grizzlies Rugby

Display Panels and Banners

Connection Point 2017 Pieces


MTSU Health Services, Campus Recreation, and Pharmacy Bus Wrap: This was a bus wrap printed on vehicle wrap substrate with a gloss laminate and covered drivers side (Campus Rec), passenger side (Health Services), and rear (Pharmacy), 4-color EcoSolvent UV inks

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