Emmy L. Keenan

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Butte, Montana

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Montana Technological University

Master of Science, Technical Communication
Class of 2020

Montana Tech of the University of Montana

Bachelor of Science, Professional and Technical Communication (Interactive Media)
Class of 2018

Technical Skills

Adobe Creative Cloud

  • Photoshop (11 years)
  • InDesign (7 years)
  • Illustrator (6 years)
  • Premiere Pro (3 years)
  • Animate (1 year)
  • After Effects (0.5 year)

Markup & Programming Languages

  • HTML (5 years)
  • CSS (5 years)
  • Java (1 year)
  • Visual Studio (1 year)
  • PHP/SQL (0.5 year)

Technical Skills

  • Microsoft Office (Access, Excel, PowerPoint, Word)
  • Technical Writing & Editing
  • Digital Photography
  • Video Production
  • User Experience
  • Information Architecture
  • Public Speaking
  • Presenting Technical Information
  • Copywriting and Editing
  • Business Writing
  • Content Management Systems (WordPress)
  • Social Networking Sites
  • Communication Theory (Rhetoric, Semiotics)


5518 Designs     Graphic, Web, and Print Designer    Jan 2016 - Present

Graphic, web, print design, brand and logo development, desktop publishing, merchandising, photography, content production, customer and client service, business marketing.

  • Design and develop branding solutions and print materials such as logos, style guides, apparel design, business cards, brochures, menus, advertisements, guides, flyers, signs, maps, stationery, merchandise, and wedding packages.
  • Strategize communication solutions to meet client needs and goals for their organizations and projects.
  • Work with 250+ clients, private, and non-profit organizations including: Mariah’s Challenge, Montana Tech, Water & Environmental Technologies, St. James Healthcare, and World Museum of Mining.
  • Create custom designs to sell at the 5518 Designs retail outlet.

Montana Technological University     Adjunct Instructor   Aug 2018 - Present

Graduate Teaching Assistant and Adjunct Instructor to the course COMX 230: Presenting Technical Information in the Technical Communication and Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences departments.

  • Facilitate classes, reinforce lecture material, and solely manage public speaking recitations.
  • Document student assignments and manage grades and files for 30+ students each semester.
  • Write and develop technical content for students and colleagues.
  • Advise individuals and class academics to increase student success.

Oredigger Media     Director    Aug 2017 - May 2018

Associated Students of Montana Tech member. Staff management, human resource management, task delegation, newspaper management and logistics.

  • Founded and directed Oredigger Media, a parent organization to Montana Tech's "The Technocrat" and "KMSM 103.9".
  • Partnered with the Associated Students of Montana Tech to provide the campus with an all-encompassing media outlet (articles, radio, photo, video).
  • Worked with administration, web developers, student government, and community representatives to plan, organize, create, and manage the campus media outlet.

The Technocrat    Media Editor     Oct 2014 - May 2017

Technical editing, newsprint layout and cover design, news writing, photography.

  • Collaborate with news team to compose and organize newsprint layout and cover designs for the Montana Tech student newspaper.
  • Write and edit news articles on a variety of researched topics to be published and distributed to the town and student community.
  • Interview students, professionals, and political figures in order to compile information and resources for news articles.

Freelance     Designer, Photographer    Sept 2014 - Present

  • Design and present logos, advertisements, documents, and marketing materials to various local clients. Photography, videography, and post-production.
  • Photograph and video various events, locations, and recreation for Butte Convention and Visitor Bureau.
  • Designed logos, marketing material, and print material for Rivers Landscaping, the Overfalls Foundation, Rivers and Rivers CPAs (Certified Public Accountant), Green Media LLC, and more.

The Square Marketing     Design Intern     Jan 2014 - Sept 2015

Web design and development, desktop publishing, graphic design, project management, copywriting, brand and logo development, digital marketing.

  • Collaborated with Anaconda Local Development Corporation and other organizations to create functional designs as various media for public benefit, including a tourism map of trails, attractions, and other active assets in Anaconda, Montana.
  • Worked with Custom Decorators Inc. to analyze and develop designs for web pages, advertisements, and email marketing for clients such as Macy’s, Home Depot, and Lowe's.
  • Developed logos, branding solutions, and various marketing material for clients and organizations including Rock Creek Cattle Company and Powell County Medical Foundation.

R&R Pet Resort     Animal Caretaker     June 2019 - May 2020

  • Cared for variety of animals for overnight boarding and daycare including dogs, cats, birds, and rabbits.
  • Scheduled logistics and reservations for clients and utilized boarding software.
  • Administered food, medication, first aid, and special diets to animals.
  • Bathed and groomed dogs for clients.