HAYES THORNTON HAYES THORNTON COMMUNICATIONS DESIGNER
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Design Experience UX Designer • Ark.Com • Summer 2011- Spring 2012, San Francisco, CA (and online) Refined the designs of web and mobile products for Ark.com, a Y Combinator-backed people search engine. I worked closely with CEO Patrick Riley and acted as a promoter at Beta and Startup orriented events around Silicon Valley. Freelance Designer • Summer 2011- Spring 2012 Designed the branding for Loyola Marymount University Abroad, LMU Jewish Studies Program and created digital merit badges for Coderwall.com, an online leaderboard and social network for Coders and Developers. Graphic Design Intern • the Society Club • Spring 2011, Soho, London, UK Assisted in the rebrand of the Society Club, an independent bookstore, cafe and gallery. I worked as ticket collection and projection operation for their Society Film Club screenings of classic films at the Sanctum Hotel and acted as personal assistant to owners Robert and Babette Pereno. Creative Intern • Generic Youth • Summer 2009, Costa Mesa, CA Studied under Jeff Yokoyama, creator of Modern Amusement and former co-owner of Paul Frank, while creating and managing my own fashion line which launched at the end of the Summer.
Leadership & Honors President • AIGA SU • Spring 2011- Spring 2012 Worked to unite students of the Communications Design program with those of other majors. I also hosted branding and creative brainstorming workshops at the Whitman School of Management. Vice President & Member • Zamboni Revolution • Fall 2010- Spring 2012 Designed promotional material for performances and special events for Syracuse University’s Impov team (while an active member). Intercampus Liaison • Sigma Phi Epsilon • Spring 2010- Fall 2010 Represented SigEp’s NY Alpha Chapter throughout the University while organizing cocurricular events with groups on campus (reelected for a second term). Art Director • Equal Time Magazine • Fall 2010 Designed spreads and organized layouts while recruiting artists, models & photographers. Interim Vice President, Student Engagement • Student Association • Fall 2008- Spring 2009 Created and expanded an initiative that permitted equal representation of students from the Visual and Performing Arts School during Student Association meetings. I personally presented the initiative to Chancellor Cantor, who adopted and implemented my solution. President of the Leadership Community • Residence Hall Association • Fall 2008- Spring 2009 Awarded “Most Spirited” by the Office of Residence Life, represented the Leaders Learning and Developing Learning Community and hosted residence hall activities. Volunteer Caretaker • Lab Rescue of Southern California • Fall 2007- Spring 2009 Fostered and cared for rescued Labrador Retrievers while the LRSC found them permanent homes.
Education SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY BFA Communications Design, Theatre Concentration SU LONDON Multidisciplinary Design Student SU SCOTLAND Scottish Culture & Media Student SU FRINGE FESTIVAL Featured Performer NEW YORK UNIVERSITY Experimental Theatre Summer Student
Skills PROFICIENT IN Adobe Creative Suite CS5, MS Office, Paper Crafting KNOWLEDGE IN Final Cut Pro X, OmniGraffle References available upon request.