Online Portfolio of Sonja Rueckner

Wake Up & Start Dreaming


Good design is constantly evolving–always changing—technology, software, tools. Rather than keeping up, I work to set the pace.


Graduate of the Art Institute in Orange County I received a Bachelor of Science degree from an industry-leading art & design academy.


With over 13 years of hands-on experience, I’ve rounded out what school cannot teach you. Always learning and always growing.


Without a desire to stay current, aggressively learn and truly love what you do, your work will reflect your passion and commitment.


Sonja Rueckner

Sonja Rueckner


My name is Sonja Rueckner and I have been designing for 14 years. I have always had a passion for art and have been surrounded by it since I was very young. I received my Bachelors of Science Degree in Graphic Design from the Art Institute of California – Orange County.

I have worked in various web and print positions helping companies to create brand awareness, better user experience, increased productivity, higher traffic and a whole laundry list of company wide improvements! My primary goal is to provide you with the cleanest, freshest designs that will provide you and your company with the results you have been longing for.

“Creativity is intelligence having fun.”

– Albert Einstein


Technical / Programs


Technology, software and tools are ever changing in the world of design. It is a full-time job just keeping up as they evolve. With a good understanding of development best practices, I can design to the latest abilities and work efficiently alongside developers. I can be a team player or a team leader. My primary tools are Adobe Creative Suite and I’ve added Adobe Muse and Dreamweaver to my toolkit. WordPress exposed me to my first Content Management Solution (CMS) and helped me understand how to leverage dynamic content and increase the user’s experience.


  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • InDesign
  • Muse
  • Flash
  • WordPress


Work Highlights


Protected: United Bank

National Association of State Foresters

The Abaco Club



Greenpointe Homes



Fraser Wallace


Ryland Homes




Flash Banners


Recent History


2015 – Current

Art Director

Head and director of Creative Department with concept / creation of websites, mobile design, branding and print collateral.

Responsive Website DesignBrandingPrint CollateralMobile Design

Fraser Wallace

2014 – 2015

Senior Art Director

Concept / creation of marketing materials and websites in the real estate development industry.

Marketing StrategyWeb PresenceBrochures / eFlyersBrand Identity


2013 – 2014

Creative Services Manager

Oversee entire creative needs of company, manage and approve creative and marketing strategy.

Web / Landing PagesCorporate BrandingEmail MarketingStrategy UX / UI


2011 – 2012

Senior Graphic Designer

Promoting new Experian products to consumers through research, testing and design manipulation.

Landing PagesUser TestingEmail MarketingBanner Ads


Colleague Endorsements

"I have worked with many graphic artists in the past, and I can say without reservation that she has more talent than any that I've worked with before; at the same time she's very humble about her work. Sonja is creative and isn't afraid to utilize her creative genius to create ingenious designs based on what she gathers through her communication ability and talent. Her work always far exceeds the requirement and the original vision and moves it to the next step where it should be."

− Shervin David Farivar

"Sonja is an outstanding designer who has worked magic for our company in print and for our website. She has used a full range of talents including designing and overseeing printing of our brochures, T-shirts, large signs and presentation posters and has been an integral part of our Site redesign. She has built Flash presentations and designed Site ads for our in-house products and for our partners. If you see anything that looks great at NADA Guides then you know Sonja had a hand in it! She is pleasant to work with and always willing to help. I highly recommend Sonja to anyone looking to boost a company's visual impact."

− Lianna (Atchison) Vigil

"I had the pleasure of working with Sonja for a brief moment as our paths crossed at Visuart. Sonja is a very focused and productive designer who is very capable of developing multimedia presentations for our clients. At times, she would sit in on client meetings and offer solutions with a 'can-do' attitude. She is what I would refer to as a 'quiet resource'. A self motivated person who requires little management especially when she worked through a problem. Her work is detail oriented and very thorough."

− Tony Colombini
Resident of Beautiful

Orange County, Ca

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Sonja Rueckner

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