Kirsten Ahrendt

Kirsten Ahrendt

Graphic & Web Designer

Denver, Colorado (Greater Denver Area)
Graphic Design

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Kirsten Ahrendt's Overview

  • Interactive Graphic Designer at Pearl Izumi
  • Crossfit Level 1 Coach at York Street Crossfit
  • Professional Rugby at USA women's rugby team

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Kirsten Ahrendt's Summary

I am a graphic and web designer - or more simply put, a visual storyteller. I am skilled in both print and front end web development. I currently work in the apparel design industry for Pearl Izumi out of Colorado and provide freelance web design and development services. I have a particular joy for custom typography, my dog Ziggy, Crossfit & harnessing the power of the web for good rather than evil. Please, get in touch if you'd like to work together.

Specialties: Print Design, Front-End Web Development, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, HTML5, CSS3, jQuery, Javascript, php, MySQL, DreamWeaver

Kirsten Ahrendt's Experience

Interactive Graphic Designer

Pearl Izumi

Privately Held; 201-500 employees; Sporting Goods industry

April 2012Present (2 years 6 months) Louisville, CO

I work within a small team leading the design and direction of the Custom Department's B2C global and e-commerce website. I am also create original, custom cycling apparel designs for local and national clubs, retail locations, and individual professional athletes, as well as prepare final, accurate pre-press files for production.

Crossfit Level 1 Coach

York Street Crossfit

April 2014Present (6 months) Denver, CO

Lead and instruct Crossfit classes ranging in size from 2-16 people, with a focus on technique, consistency and mechanics. I strongly believe in building a solid foundation of good movement patterns to build upon for strength and endurance while utilizing gymnastics, weightlifting, bodweight movements and odd objects.

Assistant Graphic Artist

Whole Foods Market

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; WFM; Supermarkets industry

February 2010October 2012 (2 years 9 months) Denver, CO

Collaborated with head graphic artist and marketing director to incorporate, install and layout seasonal marketing design programs. Strict adherence to brand standards, type hierarchy, and quick turn-around times.

Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Internet industry

September 2011December 2011 (4 months) Denver, CO

Worked with small team in creating print-ready and digital format graphic design collateral for local and national clients.

Research Associate


August 2009December 2009 (5 months)

Researching alternative sustainable and renewable building materials for commercial and residential projects.

Professional Rugby

USA women's rugby team

August 2008August 2009 (1 year 1 month)

training for 1st Women's 7s World Cup

Kirsten Ahrendt's Skills & Expertise

  1. Photoshop
  2. Illustrator
  3. InDesign
  4. Graphic Design
  5. Advanced CSS
  6. jQuery
  7. JavaScript
  8. Adobe Creative Suite
  9. Layout
  10. Web Design
  11. HTML
  12. CSS3
  13. PHP
  14. MySQL
  15. Branding & Identity
  16. Logo Design
  17. Athletic Apparel
  18. Typography
  19. Web Development
  20. Photography
  21. CSS
  22. Dreamweaver
  23. HTML5
  24. Pre-press

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Kirsten Ahrendt's Education

Art Institute of Colorado

Associate of Arts and Sciences (A.A.S.), Web Design & Development


Grade: 3.9

Portfolio Par Excellence

Art Institute of Colorado

Associate of Arts and Sciences (A.A.S.), Graphic Design


Grade: 4.0

Activities and Societies: President's Scholar List 4.0 GPA, AIGA member

Dartmouth College

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Environmental Earth Sciences


Grade: 3.5

Two-time 1st-Team Collegiate All-American - Rugby 2006 & 2007

Activities and Societies: Dartmouth Women's Rugby Club, Dartmouth Women's Varsity Soccer, Sigma Delta sorority, Wearer of the Green Inductee 2009

Kirsten Ahrendt's Additional Information


Crossfit, biking, typography, photography. In general, striving to work above and beyond expectations - my own, as well as others.

Groups and Associations:

AIGA, Foundry301, Wearer of the Green - Dartmouth College

Honors and Awards:

President's Scholar List - 4.0GPA 2010-2013, U.S. Rugby Women's National 7's team member - 2009. Wearer of the Green Inductee - 2009 Dartmouth College, Two-time Division 1 Collegiate All-American in Women's Rugby - 2006 & 2007

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