EDUCATION



New York University, Gallatin School of Individualized Study, New York, NY (May 2021)

B.A., Graphic Design; Individualized Major

  • • Graduated magna cum laude, Dean's List (all terms), 3.92 GPA
  • • Received a Founder's Day Award for academic excellence

The Hotchkiss School, Lakeville, CT (May 2017)



Experience



Harlem Academy

Development and Communications Associate (May 2021 - present)

  • • Lead design on company communications, translating project requirements into engaging print and digital media
  • • Develop HTML emails that support campaigns and drive program engagement
  • • Manage website content, performing updates as needed, and develop landing pages, blogs, and graphics
  • • Cultivate engaging, data-driven social media strategies for effective communication with target audiences

Development and Communications Associate (August 2020 - May 2021)

  • • Collaborated with cross-functional teams to design impactful communications within established brand identity
  • • Executed a wide range of print and digital design for campaigns, events, editorial layouts, presentation decks, social media content, HTML emails, and website landing pages.

Graphic Design Intern (June 2017 - May 2021)

  • • Developed improved branding guidelines, building the visual identity across all channels
  • • Conceptualized and implemented a complete website redesign, boosting functionality and engagement

Misa Hylton Fashion Academy

Graphic Designer (July 2020 - November 2020)

  • • Partnered with marketing team to identify creative needs, refine the visual identity, and develop key stationary
  • • Executed product design for official merchandise and worked closely with outside vendors to ensure quality
  • • Created social media graphics to increase program enrollment

(check out the t-shirts I worked on here on their instagram)


Take This With You

Co-founder and Creative Director (May 2019 - June 2020)

  • • Co-founded Take This With You, a free educational zine and social media resource which serves as a "beginner's guide to social justice"
  • • Researched, edited, and designed the official zine (full zine here)
  • • Created engaging and informative social media content for the official instagram (see here)


The Black Warrior Review

Featured Artist (August 2019)

  • • Selected as the featured artist for the “Fox Boyfriend” edition of the BWR’s “Boyfriend Village” series

(view my feature on their website)


The National Black Theatre

Illustrator and Guest Artist (April 2019 - May 2019)

  • • Illustrated the official poster art for the National Black Theatre's event, Black Girls Are From Outer Space
  • • Live-sketched the performance for an audience of 30+ guests

(check out their instagram post about the event and the artwork I created for them)


The Hotchkiss Spectrum

Co-founder, Operations Director, and Creative Director (September 2016 - May 2017)

  • • Co-founded The Hotchkiss Spectrum, a student-run creative magazine at the Hotchkiss School centered around themes of diversity and equity
  • • Managed the complete operations including finances, printing and distribution, external submissions, and a staff of 5+
  • • Wrote and edited featured articles
  • • Led the full creative direction of the magazine

(view the first issue here)


UNICEF Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children

Summer Design Intern (June 2015 - July 2015)

  • • Partnered closely with the leadership team to develop an effective brand strategy
  • • Created a unique logo and website for the partnership’s global beta launch


Skills



Visual design, illustration, typography, color theory, photo retouching, and composition

Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat, Lightroom, After Effects, Canva, Figma

Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint

Google Docs, Google Sheets, Google Slides, Google Forms

Wireframing, website design, HTML/CSS, WordPress

Social media; Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn

Mailchimp, YAMM, Buffer, Juicer