Keith Bahlmann

Keith Bahlmann

Layout ArtistGraphic Designer
Desktop PublisherPublication Specialist


Self-motivated and organized professional with over 25 years experience in print and digital layout and graphic design. Extensive work in the design and production of user's manuals, catalogs, books, brochures, advertisements, PowerPoint decks, packaging, infographics, web pages, and website banners.

Diversified project experience in the corporate, medical, high-tech, and retail industries. Highly attentive to template and branding compliance. Strong background in multi-language desktop publishing. Understanding of media, technology, communications, advertising, and marketing landscapes.

  • Detail and consistency conscious
  • Efficient time manager and project juggler
  • Quick learner of new software and technology
  • Effective communicator
  • Objective-driven problem solver
  • Thrives in team and independent situations
  • Adaptive and flexible


1994 - 2014

Graphic Designer

Self-employed Nov 1994 - Present

Graphic design, layout, and production of print and digital collateral for clients in the corporate, medical, high-tech, and retail industries.

Newsletters | Brochures | Manuals | Catalogs | Flyers | Product Packaging | Infographics | Advertisements | Logo Design | Website Banners | Book Layouts | Invitations | PowerPoint Presentations

  • Digital and mechanical layout.
  • Print and digital design.
  • Multi-language desktop publishing.
  • Web development and hosting.
1996 - 1997

Graphic Designer/Contributing Editor

Tech Connected Mar 96 - Jan 97

Digital and mechanical layout of a monthly publication covering the computer and hi-tech industry.

  • Digital and mechanical production.
  • Ad design and layout.
  • Feature writing and editing.
1995 - 1996

Publications Assistant/Graphic Designer

Texas State Library Feb 1995 - May 1996

Layout artist. Publication specialist. Print and digital design.

1990 - 1994

Documentation Specialist/Information Developer

Dell Computer Corporation Jun 1990 - Nov 1994

Worked in Information Development in the production of user’s guides and other consumer publications for Dell computers, peripherals, and software.

Coordinated and produced print, digital, and online documentation used throughout the manufacturing facility in the assembly, packaging, and shipping of Dell computer systems, software, and peripherals.

  • Publication design and layout.
  • Digital and mechanical production.
  • Technical illustration.
  • Writing and editing.
  • Manufacturing documentation.
1989 - 1990

Advertising/Marketing Intern

University Co-op Jun 89 - Jun 90

Developed advertising and marketing plans which included the research, design, production, and implementation of various marketing vehicles including newspaper and radio advertisements, press releases, newsletters, and direct mail pieces.

1982 - 1986

Electrical Draftsman

Texas-New Mexico Power Company Mar 82 - Aug 86

Electrical drafting and design for an electric utility company.

1981 - 1982

Electrical Draftsman

Fluor Corporation Jun 81-Mar 82

Electrical drafting and design for a global engineering and construction company.


1988 - 1990

Bachelor of Science in Advertising

University of Texas at Austin, College of Communication

Advertising courses included media planning, research, copywriting, creativity, advertising management, advertising and society, campaigns.

1986 - 1987

Undergraduate Coursework

San Antonio College

Course emphasis in radio-television-film. Dean’s list.


Article Covers

Design and layout of covers for a series of 25 medical research reports.

Marketing Collateral

Logo, business cards, and flyer for a waste management and consulting company.


Monthly newsletter for The New York Circle of Translators.

Vacation Postcards

Design and layout of a series of vintage vacation postcards.

Marketing Collateral

Product information sheets, order form, tradeshow banner, response cards.

Multi-Language DTP

Extensive experience in the layout and formatting of localized material.

Product Packaging

Design and layout of shipping boxes and product labels.

Media Labels

Design and layout of DVD labels, wrappers, and booklet inserts.


Monthly newsletter for an herbal supplement company.


Four-page brochure for a patient testing procedure.

Graphic Design

Design and production of infographics, website banners, typography, logos.

Book Layout and Cover

182-page book and cover design; TOC generated from InDesign paragraph styles.


Experienced, skilled, and proficient on both PC and Macintosh platforms. Attentive to template and branding compliance.
  • Multi-language desktop publishing
  • Formatting and layout
  • TOC and index generation
  • Graphic editing and localization
  • Digital and mechanical production
Design, creation, and production of print and online graphics.
  • Website banners
  • Infographics
  • Logos
  • Business cards
  • Advertisements
  • Legal displays
Development and editing of websites and online documentation and graphics. Experience with website maintenance and hosting.
  • CSS
  • Javascript
  • Plesk, FTP, Google Analytics
  • CMS, especially Joomla
Design and development of multi-media presentations.
  • Create dynamic PowerPoint presentations using transitions, animations, audio, and interactive elements.
  • Customize and integrate media into pre-made After Effects video templates.
  • Familiar with video compositions, keyframes, rendering, and other facets of video editing.

Graphic Skills

Info Dev

Software Skills

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