Welcome to Little Green Desk! I'm Nakesha Planck, an artist, crafter, wife, and mother of five. I've loved art, color, and all things creative from a very young age. One of my earliest memories is coloring and drawing pictures on my little plastic green art desk. When I grew up, I went to design school. I've been a graphic designer for over 20 years, adding in web design and illustration along the way. I find joy in creating and take pride in radiating those good vibes to everyone.

The years I've spent in the design industry have given me a versatile skill set that includes experience in advertising, branding, corporate identity, digital and print design, illustration, project management, photo editing, and web development.

Working in both corporate and freelance environments, from multiple departments within a corporation to one-on-one client-focused collaboration, has allowed me a unique perspective while defining my own style and approach to design.

When I'm not behind a computer, I enjoy time with my family, gardening, crochet, playing music, campfires, big mugs of hot tea, and good books.
Advertising Design
Print Production
Front End Web Development

Social Media
Publication Layout
Project Management
Identity Branding
Photo Restoration
Art Direction
Adobe InDesign
Adobe Illustrator

Adobe Photoshop
Microsoft Office
Ohio's Hospice
Graphic and Web Specialist

Wilderness Agency
Front End Web Developer

Dayton Business Journal
Production and Editorial Designer
International Webmasters Association
Certification in Web Technologies
iwanet.org · August 2010 – November 2010

Ohio Institute of Photography and Technology
Associates in Graphic Design
Dayton, OH · April 2002 – May 2004
I've received over 35 state and national awards for publication design, logos, and illustrations from American Advertising Federation, American City Business Journals, Graphic Design USA, Ohio Society of Professional Journalists, and Cincinnati Society of Professional Journalists.
2011 Hermes Award – Bronze Addy, American Advertising Federation
2010 Hermes Award – Bronze Addy, American Advertising Federation
2010 (10) In-House Design Awards, Graphic Design USA
2010 (8) Design Awards, Cincinnati Society of Professional Journalism
2010 (3) Design Awards, Ohio Society of Professional Journalism
'07-'10 (9) Pinnacle Awards, American City Business Journals
2004 Outstanding Portfolio & Outstanding Student Award, Ohio Institute of Photography & Technology
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