My Groundwork

in order to pursue a career as a creative

Experience

IBM Design

Visual Designer in Austin, TX | 01/17-PRESENT

I sit within Global Business Services on the IBM Design for Client Services team — a design team that aims to augment client capabilities by educating organizations on how to operate their internal teams to work with IBM Design Thinking.

Leibowitz

Design Intern in New York, NY | 06/15-08/15

Collaborated on print and digital media for clients including Time Warner Cable, Syracuse University Visual School of Performing Arts and Hatteras | Exercised graphic design, copywriting, photography, creative thinking, strategizing, and organization skills

Hello Little One

Graphic Design Intern in Boston, MA and Syracuse, NY | 05/14-01/15

Hired as assistant designer for Owner of Hello Little One| Created content for Wordpress Blog and Pinterest | Acquired hands-on knowledge on application of fine art background in a digital medium | Gained experience working in the stationery market online and on Main Street, USA and how to differentiate the Hello Little One brand in a crowded market | Gained proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite | Multiple designs of mine have been selected to be sold on Tiny Prints and Shutterfly

Girl Code Movement

Co-Founder in Syracuse, NY | 09/13-11/15

Designed brand identity | Oversaw a general body of 40 members | Conceptualized media content to support empowered bystander positioning | Raised awareness of sexual assault on college campuses | Designed graphics and illustrations to accompany social campaigns | Underwent media training | Featured on media outlets such as Huffington Post, Buzzfeed, Boston Chronicle on Channel 5, and more

Clarks Companies

Retail Marketing Intern in Newtown, MA | 05/13-08/13

Processed all retail store requests | Organized marketing opportunities with mall managers and developers for retail properties | Assisted with monthly visual merchandising setups | Designed ordering manuals for retail and outlet stores | Observed promotional planning and creative status meetings

Capabilities

Design Psychology

User Research | Team Collaboration | Concept Development

Good design has to be smart. Understanding your target audience and what they currently believe is essential to succeed in design solutions. Sometimes, your first idea is not going to be the best and your users will always lead you in the right path.

Visual Branding

Illustrator CC | Photoshop CC | InDesign CC | Moodboarding

Visual art can be created in many forms — both on paper and on a computer. Before pursuing a career in graphic arts, my background was in drawing and painting. My passion lies in color, typography, and layout.

UI/UX Design

Mental Models | Wireframes | Sketch

Someone will interact with what I create. My design is going to affect their day, their processes, potentially their lives. It's imperative we think of them in every stage of design.

Front End Development

HTML | CSS | Wordpress

As much as I love visual branding, I am equally interested in how designs come to life on mobile and web platforms. To better understand a different design perspective, I took basic coding classes in the Information Technology School at Syracuse. I applied that knowledge in order to code my portfolio site. Yes, I coded this site and yes, I'm impressed with myself.

Education

Syracuse University

Syracuse, NY | 08/12-05/16

S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications

Bachelor of Science in Graphic Design, Psychology Minor

Remembrance Scholar