Education

Otis College of Art & Design, Los Angeles, 2016

Master of Fine Arts in Graphic Design 

University of California, Davis, 2012

Bachelor of Arts in Design, Visual Communication

Bachelor of Arts in Women's Studies, Sexuality Emphasis

Design Experience

Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Office of Budget, Innovation, and Excellence - Gender Equity Coalition, Freelance Graphic Designer, Event Branding for Second Annual Women’s Conference, September - October 2018

  • Created a presentation with three visual direction, from which one direction was chosen to create a cohesive event branding strategy.

  • Printed Design Material: Youth Booklet, Stationary, Questionnaire Booklet Sponsor Table Card Frame, Insert, Badges, Sticker, Wifi/Social Media Table Card, Donation Card, Table Cards, Stage Backdrop, Step-And-Repeat Logo Backdrop, and Wayfinding Signage.

  • Digital Design Material: E-Invite, SOWGA (Adult) Digital Program, Marquee Video, Marquee Static Images, and Presentation Backgrounds.

ARIADNE: A Social Art Network (Leslie Starus & Suzanne Lacy) Website, Web Designer, Fall 2017 - Fall 2018

  • The website has been exhibited in SFMOMA as part of Suzanne Lacy’s We Are Here exhibit.

    • Suzanne Lacy: We Are Here is co-organized by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA), April 20–August 4, 2019.

  • Squarespace Web Design

    • Photo retouching of historic images.

    • Application of extensive knowledge and understanding of feminist theory and history.

    • Consultation on bridging the feminism of the 70s/80s into contemporary feminist discourse.

    • Branding services of Ariadne: A Social Art Network.

      • Copyrighting and editing content as part of overall identity.

      • Cohesive narrative and visual approach of content.

_I Crop Collective Co-Founder, Freelance Graphic Designer, Nov 2016 – Present

  • Creative Director & Graphic Designer.

Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Office of Budget, Innovation, and Excellence - Gender Equity Coalition, Freelance Graphic Designer, Event Branding for the Inaugural Women’s Conference, February - March 2017

  • Created the branding strategy for the LEAD LIKE A WOMAN event.

  • Produced all of the material for the Inaugural Los Angeles State of Women & Girls Address and Young Women's Assembly.

  • Collaborated with print-production and technical teams to assure quality of product.

    • Printed Material: Event Programs, Badges, Donation Cards, Table Cards, Podium Design, Certificates, Award Designs, and Thank You Cards.

    • Digital Material: E-Invite and Presentation Deck.

    • Wayfinding Signage & Banners.

    • Interactive Poster Series.

Cashmere Agency, Freelance Graphic Designer, June 2016 - 2017

I've produced visual graphics and branding solutions that maximize exposure and buzz for major brands, music artists, and film/TV projects in the online space. With the growing importance of social media and interaction with consumers online, Cashmere provides a comprehensive strategy that aims to reach the 18-35 years old, tech-minded demographic in an innovative and organic way. Working for Cashmere has given me the opportunity to work with high-profile clients such as Snoop Dogg, Adidas, FX Network programs, and AOL inc. amongst others.

Acapulco Mexicatessen Tortilleria, Freelance Graphic Designer, 2012 to Present

  • Discuss design parameters with Management.

  • Proposed and presented several designs to Management.

  • Revised and edited designs based on feedback.

  • Executed Brand refreshment.

  • Created and applied visual identity to: product packaging, tote bags, calendars, signage, and business cards.

verynice Design Studio, Graphic Design Internship, October 2015 – December 2015

verynice is a global design-strategy consultancy that ignites movements, builds brands, and change perspective. Their “give-half” business model inspires thousands of practitioners to engage in pro-bono work. It was a great honor to work with the verynice team. As an independent contractor of verynice I reported to the Designer and Director of Design Operations to perform production for a selection of verynice's Design projects. The design projects vary on creative output: some require following and executing existing branding guidelines while others involve developing new branding solutions.

Otis College of Art & Design, Teacher Assistant, Fall 2014

  • Guide students in critical thinking and creative development through project-specific meetings

  • Lead small group discussions about visual methodologies

Davis Feminist Film Festival, Freelance Graphic Designer, 2011-2012

  • Given creative freedom to develop and implement identity to posters and flyers distributed around town

Crime Victims Assistance Network (iCAN) Foundation, Pro-bono Graphic Designer, Fall 2011-2012

  • Created an informative video

  • Designed several flyers and posters

Philanthropy

The Woman’s Center for Creative Work, Board Member, Jan 2019 - Present

Las Fotos Project, Photography Mentor, Jan 2016 – Present

  • As a mentor for the Las Fotos Project (a non-profit community based photography program), my goal is to promote positive change for teenage girls facing adversity by encouraging their artistic talents and exploring their imagination while building self-confidence.

∙ Hire Her Program, January 2019 - Present

∙ Esta Soy Yo, Fall 2018 (Los Angeles Magazine Article)

∙ Kindred Book, Fall 2017 - Spring 2018

∙ Limitless, Fall 2016

∙ Summer of Self-Care, Summer 2016

∙ Esta Soy Yo, Spring 2016

The Montebello Historical Society, Chairperson of Publicity, Jul 2016 – Present

  • As the appointed Chairperson, I manage the social media presence of the museum and contribute to the overall growth of the museum through long-term vision planning.

Cal Aggie Alumni Marching Band-uh!, University of California Davis, Board-Member-At-Large, 2016 to present

  • Creative Director and designer for the Biannual Fugawe newsletters.

  • Marching band performer, flute player, for select events in Davis.

Fellowships + Exhibitions

Suzanne Lacy: We Are Here, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA), April 20–August 4, 2019.

I designed the website ARIADNE: A Social Art Network (Leslie Starus & Suzanne Lacy), it is on display at SFMOMA.

Arts for LA Cultural Policy Fellow, Montebello Representative, September 2017 - May 2018

  • Red Barn Gallery

    • Currently working to support Montebello city to expand, improve, and support arts and cultural policy and infrastructure.

    • Direct access to seminars and lectures on cultural policy, government infrastructure, public art initiatives, communication strategies, and leadership building topics.

    • Purpose is to design a spring action project.

Viva La Muxer Festival: Boss Lady Exhibit, Plaza de la Raza, Experimental Poster, 2018.

Chicano Latino Youth Leadership Project Panelist Speaker, UCLA, August 8, 2018

The Woman’s Building & Metabolic Studio Fellowship & Exhibition, Avenue 50 Studio, March 2017

Fifteen women artists received a fellowship from the Woman’s Building and Metabolic Studio’s Special Projects in Archiving to create new works inspired by the history and legacy of the Woman’s Building and the feminist art movement. Considering the collaborative principles of the Woman's Building, I created The Madre Tierra Workshop: a selfless self-portrait mixed-media workshop grown from the seeds of the Madre Tierra Press (1982) in partnership with Las Fotos Project.

“Disciplining Sexuality, Unruly Performances” Conference Speaker and Graphic Designer, 2011

  • Conducted extensive research for the design of the “(Mis)Education of Latina Youth” poster.

  • Gave a public speech based on the findings.

Music Experience

Young Women’s Buddhist Fife & Drum Corps, SGI-USA, 2018

  • Performed live at the Honda Center in Anaheim, September 22, 2018, for the 50k Lions of Justice Festival

Cal Aggie Alumni Marching Band-uh!, University of California Davis, Flautist, 2012 - present

Burlesque Marching Band, Independent, San Francisco, 2016

Cal Aggie Marching Band-uh!, University of California Davis, Flautist, 2007 - 2012

Military Style Baton Spinning State Champion, Independent, 2nd place, 2007

Montebello Oiler Band, Montebello High School, Class of 2007.

Technical Skills

  • Expert in InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator.

  • Expert in Traditional & Digital Photography.

  • Expert SquareSpace Web Designer

  • Proficient in AfterEffects

  • Moderate knowledge of Html & CSS.

  • Familiar with Processing.

Languages

  • Fluent in English & Spanish.

  • Music (in the key of C), Flautist.