Graphic Designer
About Carolyn McLean

Being creative is not something that you can turn off at 5 o’clock when it’s time to go home.

Creativity is a way of life. I thrive to create and be in the presence of good design.

Creativity makes me a fun person. I find that the more fun that I am having, the better my work’s quality. My creativity stems from humor and playfulness. Though I have fun while being creative, creativity also consumes me to work long and hard hours without even realizing that a minute has passed. But isn’t that how work should be?

  • Graphic Design
  • Art Direction
  • Wordpress
  • HTML & CSS
  • Photography


Graduated High School with Honors


Awarded 3 Silver Addys


Graduated MSU with Honors


Graphic Designer Fahrenheit Creative


 Graphic Designer
 Fahrenheit Creative Group

    My primary role at Fahrenheit Creative is designing, building, and managing client websites using html/css, or Wordpress. This fast paced environment has given me countless hours of experience not only in web design but as well as print design, photography, art direction, copy writing, and media placement.

2013 - Present
 Graphic Designer
 Michigan State University College of Law

    As a Graphic Designer for the Michigan State College of Law, my primary role was to design promotional recruiting materials for the college. I also gained extensive experience in editing audio and video files of student interviews and uploading the content to the college of law website.

 Advertising Teaching Assistant
 Michigan State University

    Grading student work, holding regular instructional lab hours, and teaching short lessons were among the everyday tasks of being a teaching aide.

 Creative Director
 Pet Support Services Inc.

    Through the implementation of an advertising plan, I helped a struggling charity gain acknowledgment in the Lansing community to raise funding and gain volunteers. I organized benefit dinners, pet food drives, and sold merchandise to benefit the charity. In addition I began an internship program with Michigan State University to continue expansion of the charity through social media.

 Brecon Village Retirement Home

    I organized waitstaff and led pre meal informational menu sessions. I assisted in setting up and running events for the retirement home. I offered up a friendly smile and companionship while serving meals to the residents.

 Assistant Photographer
 Bak Photography

    During wedding ceremonies, I shot and edited photos. Between wedding ceremonies and receptions, I created DVD slide shows on location to be presented later at the wedding reception.

 Photography Editor
 Saline High School Yearbook

    I shot, organized, and edited images to be published in the school yearbook. I wrote captions and edited content prior to printing. I sold and designed advertisements to local companies that sponsored the book. I organized and instructed photography staffers to complete assignments.

 Photography Club Founder
 Saline High School

    Through biweekly meetings, I assembled students to learn the techniques of darkroom photography. I entered prints into local and state competitions and earned multiple awards.


 Bachelor of Arts in Creative Advertising
 Michigan State University

  •  Specialization in Design
  •  Graduated with honors
  •  4.00 GPA
 High School Education
 Saline High School

  •  Honor Roll

 Professional Silver Addy
 AAF Addy Awards

 Outstanding Senior Award
 Michigan State University

 Silver Student Addys (3)
 AAF Addy Awards

 First Place Design Team
 Protect America Pay it Forward Challenge

 Thelma Buell Scholarship
 Michigan State University

 Ad Club Scholarship
 Michigan State University

 Best of Show: Photography
 Washtenaw Community Fair


Carolyn has a high motor and exceptional aptitude for handling workload. She is destined to be a standout
design professional.

- Dennis Green, Creative Director, Fahrenheit Creative


I am available for short term contract and freelance work.

  •  734.355.9060
  •  Lansing, Michigan
  •  @Carolyn_McLean
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