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Anita McDonough  |  An Independent Graphic Designer

I grew up in the small town of Kieler, WI and from a very young age it was obvious to my folks that I had a passion for art. I was introduced to graphic design in high school and never looked back. I attended UW Whitewater where I met my now husband (Patrick), of 11+ years, who too was a Graphic Design major. I graduated from UW Whitewater with a BA in Graphic Design and an Advertising minor. That degree led me to Rockford, IL were I became an Art Director for a B2B advertising agency for six years. 

After agency life I became an Independent Graphic Designer and a mother of two little girls: Ella and Lucy. For the past seven years I've had a wonderful balance of a having career and being a mother, however there are days I can't wait to jump back onto my computer and create. Design and advertising are popular topics in our home with my freelance business and my husband being Creative Director at Quiet Light Communications. This explains a lot when our five year old received "Future Artist" on her Preschool diploma. I guess the apple doesn't fall far from the tree. 

I'm also a member of radiUS Collective, a collaborative group of designers based out of Stoughton, WI. We are a group of successful, independent designers and marketers who have formed a strong partnership, working together to achieve great results for our clients. 


Just a few clients I have and/or still do work with…

WATT Global Media  |  Rockford, IL
• Rockford Area Economic Development Council (RAEDC)  |  Rockford, IL 
• Greater Rockford Auto Auction (GRAA)  |  Rockford, IL
Rock Valley College  |  Rockford, IL  
• Creekside Place Community Center  |  Evansville, WI
Evolve Systems (web developers)  |  Twin Cities, MN
• Woodward  |  Rockford, IL

I look forward to meeting with you to discuss the opportunities within your organization and how I could be an asset to your team.