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Skills

Visual

Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, 3D Rending, Sketching, Prototyping, Models.

 

Office

Word, Pages, Keynote, Powerpoint, Excel, Sheets, Basecamp, Smartsheets.

 

Fabrication + Substrates

Thermoforming, Injection molding, laser cutting, digital printing, screen printing, drip molding, plastics,  paper, metals, synthetic and natural textiles.

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Strategy + Management

Risk analysis, trend analysis, design management, art management, connecting, art direction, material sourcing, product development, user experience, co-branding, mood boarding, presentations, information architecture.

 

Education

Marymount Manhattan College

Manhattan, New York / 2014

Bachelor of Art, Graphic Design

Minors: Art History, Photography, Studio Art

 

Awarded 4-Year Academic Scholarship

Deans List Recipient / 2010-2014

Cum Laude

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Experience

product Design Manager

BAN.DO / May 2018 - Present

Los Angeles, California

Responsible for conceptualizing, designing, developing all products in the ban.Do gift category which includes but is not limited to: stationary, home decor, drinkware, inflatables, bags/soft goods, desk accessories, towels, tech accessories, and leading a team to execute all stages of the design processes.  This includes: conceptualizing, pitching product ideas, merchandising, product development, market reseach, trend analysis, sales presentations, editorial design, surface design, graphic design, typography, packaging design, branding, art direction, copywriting and leading design team in execution of wholesale product. Also responsible for product design and surface design for special projects, cobrands, and collaborations. Selected clients include: Starbucks, Good Thing, Richer Poorer, Cold Picnic, Sugarfina, Jennifer Loiselle, Crap Eyewear, Lolli Swim, Sephora, Macy’s, and Papersource. 

 

Product Designer

BAN.DO / May 2016 - May 2018

Los Angeles, California

Responsible for the creation and management of 70 Percent of the ban.do gift line which includes but is not limited to: stationary, home decor, drinkware, inflatables, bags/soft goods, desk accessories, towels, tech accessories. This includes surface design, visual concepts, conceptualizing, pitching product ideas, merchandising, product development, market reseach, trend analysis, sales presentations, surface design, graphic design, typography, packaging design, branding, art direction, copywriting, editorial design, and packaging design. Also responsible for product design and surface design for special projects, cobrands, and collaborations. 

 

Graphic Designer

BAN.DO / May 2015 - May 2016

Los Angeles, California

Responsible  for  the  design  and  production  of  marketing  materials for print and digital. This includes:  eblasts,  website  graphics,  printed collateral, social media assets,  catalogs,  lookbooks, signage and trade show displays.  Resposible for the surface design and production art for product and packaging.

 

Freelance Marketing + PR Assistant

BAN.DO / Oct  2014 - May 2015

Los Angeles, California

Responsible for supporting Margeting Director and Social Media Director on Marketing Strategy and Social Media Campaigns. This includes: designing and creating content for social media, coordinating press and pr, assisting on campaign photo shoots, market research, trend analysis, and trade show/pop-up displays. 

 

Event Designer

SLATE CONCEPTS / May  2014 - May 2015

Long Beach, California

Responsible  for  the  visual needs  of  an event planning company. This includes:  print graphics, invitations and stationary, silk-screen, signage, packaging, displays, prop creation, staging, food styling. 

 

Print Shop Intern

FUN CITY INK / January  2014 - June  2014

Manhattan, New York

Responsible for screenprint studio management for a New York based illustator, David Welker who specializes in band posters. This includes: supply management, prepare screens for press,  prep art for printing, mixing ink, reclaim emusion and website design. Select clients include: The Black Keys, Bob Dylan, The Grateful Dead, Primus, and Phish.

 

Freelance Designer

HANNAH SOFFA / 2013 - Present

Provide a variety of business, design, and branding needs. Some types of work include: marketing strategy, social media content, branding, marketing collateral, band posters, mechandise, packaging, interior design, photography and product design.  .