My name is Connor Vondette. Designer. Music enthusiast. Friend.
I am a designer located out of West Michigan. I want to create design systems to help businesses grow and manage their brand assets. I am primarily interested in UX and UI design. One day I desire to own my own design firm. Check out my portfolio!
Story of my Life... (Well a summary of it)
The Nitty Gritty
One way or another, I have been involved in building my whole life. It started at a young age building with lego bricks. Fast forward a decade and I'm roofing houses for my uncle's business. Now I'm graduating college with a bachelors degree in Graphic Design. With this degree, I plan on building design systems to help better businesses.
I genuinely love a lot of things on this planet. Actually Earth is one of the things I enjoy the most. Natural light and natural settings excite me and motivate me. I love my family, my girlfriend, my dog, and my friends the most. My main goal is to make them all proud.
Where I Learned
Ferris State University
Big Rapids, MI
Graphic Design, B.S.
Saginaw Career Complex
September 2012 — May 2014
Graphic Arts/Visual Imaging Technology for
2 years. Demonstrated interpersonal, team,
and leadership skills.
Where I've Worked
Design Project Center
September 2017 – Present
Worked as a team researching and developing experiences for web, email, social media, and environmental designs for Grand Rapids Student Advancement Foundation and the Ferris Architecture & Facility Management Program.
Ferris State University
September 2016 – Present
Graphic Designer and Event Assistant.
May 2011 – Present
Foreman, Trainer, and Shingler.
Ran crews independently, showed team skills, and problem solving.
Experiences I've Gained
Aaron Draplin Talk
AIGA National Conference 2017
Carlos Estrada Talk on Inclusion
Conduit Studio Tour
Herman Miller Tour
Newell Brands Tour
Universal Mind Tour
Lambda Chi Alpha
Held high leadership positions including Vice-President, Public Relations, and Social Media Manager, increasing my leadership and personable skills.
In charge of weekly meetings, and setting up events. Lead the council in a positive direction sparking changes within the greek community.
General member for 3 years while attending Ferris State University
Placed in Regional Conference for graphic design and went to the State Conference.
Skills I have
Adobe Creative Suite