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My Resume

2008

2009

Bachelor of Arts, Communication Arts

Fashion Intern

Area of Emphasis: Visual Art GPA: 3.7; Dean’s List, fall 2008- present Affiliation: Alpha Epsilon Phi, University of Wisconsin’s Advertising Agency, and UW Hillel

Assisted sales employees in the couture showroom and obseved buyers in a professional environment.

June­August

Intermediate Graphic Design Summer Course

Design all society pages, as well as features, fashion guide pages, and food news pages. Facilitate communication with ten teams in our offices across the country to obtain both text and art for pages of magazines.

SEPTEMBER­ PRESENT

2011

2013

2012

Graphic Design

John Cabot University, Rome, Italy

National Jean Co. Group, New York, NY

While studying in Italy, my course focused on art philosophy.

Freelance Designer

Print Media Inc., New York, NY

SEPTEMBER­ MAY

Designed Denim Habit’s magazine advertisement announcing their new location in Atlantic City, NJ, which will be featured in Philadelphia Style Magazine’s July/August 2012 issue.

Art Intern

Berk Communications Inc., New York, NY Art/Marketing Intern Formatted event invitations for the clientele such as NYC’s Veranda NYC. Collaborated with account executives in launching new products and press kits by pitching articles to media relations. Assisted in managing all corporate and celebrity events at Jay-Z’s 40/40 Club. Responsible for clipping all proceeding media articles.

Design typography, and artwork for Alpine newsletter, mailers/other external communications. Own their blog and manage other social media content (Facebook and Twitter)

Designer

School of Visual Arts, New York, New York

2010

Freelance Designer, Social Media/Marketing Coordinator

Niche Media LLC, New York, NY

MAY ­ AUGUST

MAY ­ AUGUST

University of Wisconsin­Madison Bill Blass, Ltd New York, NY

Organized, cropped and placed all pages into the books for review and critique. Gathered inspiration for feature stories. Created contact sheets from photo shoots. Created new typography and artwork, which appeared in the September and October Issues of 2011.

MAY ­ AUGUST

2007

Art Intern

Alpine Creative Group, New York, NY

Web Design, created barcodes to be placed on layouts of various companies. Graphic Design, designed brochures, business cards, logos and artworks for websites of key clients.

MAY ­ AUGUST Mac and PC Platforms

Adobe Creative Suite; Microsoft Office; Sound Slides, iMovie, and have a developing knowledge of HTML.

Possesses strong ability in graphic art, typography, color, and page layout, idea and concept formation. Educated in both media and print production processes and skillful with film and digital SLR photography.

MAY ­ DECEMBER

StoneSong, New York, NY Art Intern

Designed the book proposal for Fishs Eddy, a kitchenware store located in Manhattan and Bridgehampton, NY.

MARCH

Found inspiration for new projects and assisted the graphic artist in creating new designs for merchandise. Composed and sent out press releases to vtarious contacts. Worked as a sales representative for the line at Bendell’s in Manhattan.

As an active participant on the fashion production committee, I attended weekly classes to collaborate ideas and create a unified theme for the show. My specific duties also included selecting models and assigning each model to a garment, accordingly.

TEEN VOGUE Magazine, New York, NY

JUNE­ PRESENT

Art/ Martketing Intern

SoHe Fashion Production Madison, Wisconsin

SEPTEMBER­ DECEMBER

Queen of E.vil New York, NY

JANUARY ­ MAY

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June­ August

Graphic design; my resume redesigned, ongoing project

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Michael Kors Graphic design; personal work; feature wall display of Michael Kors summer 2013 collection


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Truffle Cake Co. Graphic Art, Logo Design, Package Design, and Creative Branding; School of Visual Arts, Branding Course, 2013

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Hamptons Magazine Graphic Art and Layout design, 2012-2013


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Hamptons Magazine

Vegas Magazine

Graphic Design, Layout, Niche Media, 2013

Graphic Design, Typgraphy Design, Layout, Niche Media, 2013

BUY DESIGN

C. Wonder’s Happy Elephant plate ($38) brings good karma to any home.

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SAND DARLING Mark your stylish space on Coopers Beach with Roberta Roller Rabbit’s Jemina towel. The design of Roberta Roller Rabbit’s bright, beckoning Jemina beach towel grew from fascinating origins—“a very old piece of printed fabric I found in an antique fabric shop in Jaipur,” explains designer-boutique owner Roberta Freymann. “It looked nothing like the actual print, but it gave me the idea.” However, the towel’s print is no match for what Freymann names as its real appeal: chic utility. “Clients love that one side is terrycloth and the other is printed cotton, but mostly that they are generously sized. It makes it easy to lounge with your little ones!” 53D Jobs Lane, Southampton, 259-2566; robertarollerrabbit.com

Jemina beach towel ($150), Roberta Roller Rabbit.

C. WONDER’S HAPPY ELEPHANT PLATE BRINGS GOOD LUCK AND DOUBLES AS A COLLECTOR’S ITEM.

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eloved across cultures around the world, elephants add good karma to any house,” says Ellie Cullman, cofounder of interior design firm Cullman & Kravis and author of the forthcoming coffee-table tome The Detailed Interior: Decorating Up Close with Cullman & Kravis (The Monacelli Press), about C. Wonder’s eye-catching Happy Elephant Plate. C. Wonder’s SVP of merchandising and production Jon Zeiders was inspired by an eyeopening voyage to India and “the imperial elephants of Rajasthan in Jaipur,” he says. “They are known for their opulent jeweled headdresses and beautiful attire.” Zeiders—who notes that matching pillows, drink stirrers, and cocktail picks are also in season at C. Wonder’s two Hamptons pop-up locations—recommends using the playful plate as a display-worthy accent for collecting spare change, keys, or jewelry, or as a candy dish. Cullman, meanwhile, suggests the plate “could dress up any coffee table as a dish for nuts. And at a bar, the plate could hold lemons and limes.” 5 Main St., Southampton, 287-2645; 48 Main St., East Hampton, 324-8513; cwonder.com

ARTIST MICHAEL SOSIN’S EYE-CATCHING VASES CONTINUE THE TRADITION OF EXQUISITE ART AVAILABLE AT LONGHOUSE RESERVE. LONGHOUSE RESERVE HAS LONG HAD A RELATIONSHIP with gorgeously forged glass. “The first time that Dale Chihuly hung a chandelier in a tree occurred at LongHouse in 1996,” says Dianne Benson, president and INstore curator. “This outdoor glass exhibition at LongHouse was the precursor of many famous art glass installations, from the canals of Venice to The New York Botanical Garden.” The tradition continues with Michael Sosin’s appealing glass vases, infused with what Benson calls “the vibrant colors and contemporary vibe” of the artist’s coastal home. Arrange the vases “with or without flowers,” suggests Benson. “A grouping of them becomes a design statement unto itself, especially if placed where they catch the light.” INstore at LongHouse Reserve, 133 Hands Creek Road, East Hampton, 329-3568; longhouse.org H

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Glass vases ($42 each) by Michael Sosin are partly inspired by the artist’s coastal home.

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Gotham Magazine

Graphic Design, Layout, Niche Media, 2013


National Jean Company Group; Denim Habit Layout Design and Typography; Art Design and Direction

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Grandpa’s Yogurt Muffins Logo, Package, and Web Design; Rebranding, Personal Work, 2012


Alpine Creative Group Invitation Design, Layout Design; Blogger for Alpine Creative Group, 2012-2013


Teen Vogue Magazine Graphic design; typography, Teen Vogue Magazine’s October 2011 Issue, 2011


Studio and Fine Art; Graphic Design A painting of my older brother, recreated on the computer. Designed in 2008, redesigned in 2010


S Magazine I created my own magazine, entitled S Magazine, the Simple Stuff to Smile For; Creative Art and Direction, 2008-2012 “HAKT”

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A Letter From The Artist

he Simple Stuff to Smile for,” is a motto I made up myself. As I grew up surrounded by my mother’s artwork and my father’s collection of books, “Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff,” I realized the value and significance of appreciating the simple things in life, something as simple as giving a smile, reading a thoughtful card, or enjoying a cupcake.

Art is a passion that I perform and express to show people me. Like my art, I present myself as a blank canvass to other people’s perspectives, always open to new ideas, however unconventional, with ultimate positivity and enthusiasm. By allowing myself to be flexible to new ideas, my high energy actually ends up enriching my art by cracking new pathways towards instant inspiration. My consistent smile allows me to engage people instantly, even before words are exchanged. With my drive to succeed, I learned the huge impact that confidence and enthusiastic visual expressions can make on a person in a matter of seconds and the ultimate reality that a positive attitude can make or break you. From constructing art, to shooting a smile, and to ultimately living my life, I live believing that the true secret of success is enthusiasm and appreciation for the simple stuff, like the joy I get from having my muffin and coffee in the morning. I am both an artist and a self-driven individual who lives my life, day-by-day, with a carpe diem attitude.

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“MY LIFE IS A CARNIVAL” Simple words often make the boldest statements.

“NOTHING’S BETTER THAN A MORNING MUFFIN AND HOT CUP OF COFFEE”

JENNY HOLZER INSPIRATIONS!

IN THIS ISSUE This photo was taken by my friend as I was sipping water from a water fountain in Rome, Italy. I made this cover through photo manipulation in Photoshop CS5, deleting elements of the photo such as my bag and enhancing the color to make the photo more impressionable.

Elissa's Work