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Elissa Alster

II alster.elissa@gmail.com II 407 park avenue south II new york, new york 10016 II II 551-265-5576 II www.issuu.com/ealster II

Experience

Skills

Freelance Designer Present Well-Made Toy Manufacturing Corp. II New York, NY • Design original artwork for packaging and promotional items as well as redesign packaging for collectable doll series.

Graphic Design • P ossesses strong ability in graphic art, concept and brand development, typography, color, and layout. • E ducated in both media and print production processes and skillful with film and digital SLR photography.

September 2012-Present Designer Niche Media LLC II 12 Titles II New York, NY • Design all layouts for the society pages of 12 titles across the country, including Gotham, Hamptons, Los Angeles Confidential, and Ocean Drive. • Design any other pages asked of me from the Art Directors and/or Creative Director. • Facilitate communication with ten teams in our offices across the country to obtain both text and art for pages of magazines. • Manage the art interns. March 2013 Freelance Designer StoneSong II New York, NY • Designed the book proposal for Fishs Eddy, a kitchenware store located in Manhattan and Bridgehampton, NY. Freelance Designer, Social Media/Marketing Coordinator June 2012-August 2013 Alpine Creative Group II New York, NY • Designed artwork for Alpine newsletter, mailers/other external communications. • Researched current and future style trends for integration on the company website. • Manage their social media content (Facebook and Twitter) Freelance Designer May 2012-December 2012 The NJC Group II Denim Habit II New York, NY • Designed many of Denim Habit’s original advertisements using the combination of typography, photography, color, and layout design. Art Intern May-August 2011 Teen Vogue Magazine II New York, NY • Organized, cropped, and placed all pages into the books for review and critique. • Gathered inspiration for feature stories and created contact sheets from photo shoots. • Created new typography, which appeared in the September and October issues of 2011. Art Intern May-August 2011; January- May 2012 Print Media Inc. II New York, NY • Created logos and barcodes for clients' products and web pages. •: Designed original layouts for brochures, lookbooks, business cards, and created logos and invitations for key clients. Art/Marketing Intern May-August 2010 Berk Communications Inc II New York, NY • Formatted event invitations for the clientele such as NYC’s Veranda NYC. • Collaborated with account executives in launching new products by pitching articles to media relations. • Responsible for clipping all proceeding media articles and creating all press kits.

Mac and PC Platforms • Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite 5, including InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, and Bridge; Microsoft Office, and have a developing knowledge of Final Cut Pro, HTML, and CSS.

Recognition Alpine Creative Group II New York, NY •A  lpine Creative Group's blog designed and written by myself was featured on MYCollection Colin Cowie Weddings.. http://www.colincowieweddings.com University of Wisconsin-Madison •A  warded the title as, “The Flourishing Artist,” in the University of Wisconsin’s Art Department’s and placed on the website’s homepage for my persistence and diligence in obtaining my 2011 summer internship as one of Teen Vogue Magazine’s Art Intern.

Education Bachelor of Arts, Communication Arts Area of Emphasis: Visual and Graphic Art University of Wisconsin-Madison; May 2012 Continuing Education • Graphic Design; VIsual Branding School Of Visual Arts • New York, New York Summer 2011; Fall 2013

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