Parsons The New School for Design, New York, NY
Continued Education: Web Design I,
Fall 2012
Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY
Bachelor of Science in Studio Art,
2008 – 2012
Studio Art Centers International, Florence, Italy
Semester Abroad,
Spring 2011

Guardian Life, New York, NY
Senior Graphic Designer,
 June 2020 – present
Served as the lead designer and primary authority on Guardian’s brand.
/ Explored how to further the visual identity, eventually executing a full brand refresh
/ Art directed a team of seven designers and provided guidance for third-party agencies
/ Designed infographics, social posts, digital ads, video storyboards, and event materials
/ Helped maintain and produce content for Brand Center—Guardian’s online resource for all guidelines, templates, and brand assets (photos, icons, logo files, etc.)

Guardian Life, New York, NY
Graphic Designer,
 May 2018 – May 2020
Became one of two original designers on Guardian’s first-ever Brand Team to help execute a major rebrand.
/ Played an integral role in the development of our 230-page brand guidelines
/ Created an extensive set of InDesign and Word templates for designers and employees
/ Curated an on-brand stock photo library of about 3,000 images and helped art direct a custom illustration library
/ Conceptualized and implemented strategic visual approaches for a variety of events, campaigns, and other communications, both internal- and external-facing
/ Provided creative guidance for hundreds of employees

Citi Habitats, New York, NY
Graphic Designer,
 February 2017 – May 2018
Designed logos and visual identities, websites, emails, floor plans, signage, and other marketing materials for newly constructed luxury apartment buildings throughout Brooklyn and Queens.
/ Worked under extremely tight deadlines and often managed my own projects
/ Took up the lead web design role within the marketing department

Thinkso Creative, New York, NY
Junior Designer,
 May 2014 – June 2016
Served as the primary designer for one of the studio’s biggest clients, UBS,
while also providing general design support for additional client work as needed.

/ Developed an intimate knowledge of UBS’s extensive brand guidelines
/ Designed and produced mechanical files for print, digital, and environmental materials
/ Liaised with vendors, printers, and clients to ensure successful execution of each project

Thinkso Creative, New York, NY
Design Intern,
January – May 2014
Contributed to the agency’s day-to-day administrative needs while also designing a range of print and digital marketing assets for a variety of clients.

Symphony Space, New York, NY
Marketing Intern, September 2012 – August 2013
Supported the lead designer and the marketing department as a whole by producing posters, flyers, digital ads, event programs, and a new logo for the bar on premises.

/ Adobe Creative Cloud: InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, XD
/ Sketch
/ PowerPoint & Word
Art direction; branding; print, digital, and environmental design
WCAG (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines) implementation
These guidelines inform designers, developers, and content creators how to produce digital experiences that are highly accessible for people with both physical and cognitive impairments.