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I seek to merge business and goodwill, designing products and services that are profitable while championing both people and planet.

EDUCATION

B.A. Design  |  B.A. Italian

UC Davis, with Honors

Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society

FOREIGN LANGUAGES

Italian - native, written

Spanish - conversational, written

TECHNICAL SKILLS

Highly proficient in Adobe

Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign

WORK EXPERIENCE

Cora | Graphic Designer

San Francisco, September 2017 - Current

As the only in-house designer in a company that has been growing 400% year over year, responsibilities range from marketing and website design to creating packaging for new products to lead assisting at photo shoots. Worked on the launch of several major website updates and consistently designs new assets to maintain it as Cora's product range and business capabilities expand. Collaborated with the brand manager to completely redesign outdated online and mail communication, as well as a total overhaul of retail packaging set to hit Target shelves in the summer of 2019.

Soil Life | Graphic Designer

Davis, May 2017 - Current

Responsible for designing all assets, including infographics and website design. Created the organization's brand manual and makes key decisions on the brand's direction alongside the founder.

Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art | Visual Marketing & Communications Assistant

Davis, October 2014 - March 2017

Quickly promoted from gallery assistant to work on research projects related to the opening of the new museum under the Director of Communications. Executed projects for Communications, such as updating website and creating email newsletter templates, as well as editing and creating Adobe CS6 files for colleagues.

 

Designed internal website for museum staff for easy access to helpful resources. Recruited thirty students who work front-of-house; and worked on orientation and training materials for them. Gained broad knowledge of museum operations and work in a start-up environment (the museum’s grand opening was on Nov. 13, 2016).

Coloring Puzzle Kickstarter

Summer 2016

Envisioned and ran a successful Kickstarter campaign, raising 250% of the funding goal, and ultimately fulfilling and shipping orders ahead of time. View here.

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Center for Design in the Public Interest | Design and Research Intern

Davis, September 2015 - March 2016

Collaborated on projects that involved both academic research and design, such as a redesign of a poster explaining non-medication options for chronic pain sufferers, and a flyer version of this for patients to take home. Researched literature that informed design decisions made both by self and colleagues for such artifacts. Process was emphasized and designs went through many iterations through collaboration.

Zicasso, Inc. | Design Intern

Mountain View, June - September 2015

Tailored pages on the company website to attract customers, primarily via photography. Designed new website using Wix for partner travel company and created video tutorials to help other partner companies create their own sites. Created two other sample templates and personalized tutorials for the same purpose. View templates here, here and here.

Global Ambassadors Mentorship Program | Lead Mentor

Davis, March 2014 - March 2016

Consulted international students in navigating life in the US, connecting them to university resources, organizing activities for members of the program, and collaborating on relevant guides. Recruited Global Ambassadors for the following year: conducted interviews and partook in final candidate selection.

Achieved promotion after a year as one of three Leads who advised the new group of ambassadors while also continuing to mentor incoming students. Consequently took over leadership of the hiring committee.