Nina’s enthusiasm & creativity as a designer and her collaborative work ethic will strengthen your project and team.


Skills

Digital

Expert in:
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe InDesign
Adobe Photoshop
ProCreate

Proficient in:
Squarespace
Shopify
Mailchimp

Experience in:
Adobe After Effects
Adobe Dreamweaver
Adobe Flash
XHTML & CSS

 

By Hand

Printing:
Offset & Letterpress
Linoleum block cutting
Lead typesetting

Hand Lettering:
Pointed Pen
Brush Pen
Vector / Digital

Illustration:
Digital Illustration
Watercolor
Pencil
Ink
Charcoal


Professional Experience

  • Design seasonal merchandise collections for Starbucks, Teavana, and the Shanghai Roastery.
  • Meet accelerated deadlines while still delivering desired creative expression.
  • Communicate availability and volunteer for projects outside of normal job duties, including numerous Starbucks Reserve labels and a collaborative mural creation for Facebook Live.
  • Contributed to the opening of the Teavana concept store. Work included hundreds of signs, packaging labels, illustrations, and animations.

Designer
Starbucks

September 2015 - Present


  • Production design and graphic design on the Starbucks Promo team.
  • Assisted in quickly and accurately producing signage and advertisements for nationwide promotions.

Senior Designer (contract worker)
Starbucks

April 2015 - September 2015


Senior Designer
oneVessel

November 2012 - Present

  • Creative director of all visual aspects of our brand - from tradeshows to ads to email campaigns
  • Direct merchandising programs for large clients
  • Generate and direct photography, copy, and custom lettering for promotional material
  • Maintain a website and online store with engaging and current content
  • Connect with existing and prospective customers on social media platforms
  • Effectively schedule catalogs and work with freelance illustrators, suppliers, and printers to stay on a timeline
  • Research trends for future catalogs to develop seasonal identities
  • Manage a junior designer and structure a collaborative work environment
  • Produce on-trend and customizable illustrations for drinkware, and creative direct a team of freelance illustrators
  • Proof all files for printing

Graphic Designer
oneVessel

September 2009 - November 2012

  • Independently learned e-commerce platform to design online store
  • Illustrated drinkware designs for customers and our catalog
  • Collaborated with senior designer on building catalogs
  • Built virtual mock-ups of merchandising programs to existing and prospective customers
  • Prepared files for printing
  • Trained graphic design interns

Graphic Designer
Western Washington University Admissions Office

September 2007 - May 2009

  • Collaborated with admissions staff to develop logos and identities to be used on name tags, agendas, t-shirts, and other marketing materials for major student recruiting events

Education & Awards

Continuing Education

School of Visual Concepts & Skillshare Letterpress, Hand Lettering, Calligraphy

Western Washington University

BA in Design with a concentration in New Media completed June 2009
Courses included Illustration, Typography, Design for the Internet, Interactive Design, Digital Video, Graphic Design, Digital Imaging, Design Production, and Publication Design

Minors Art History and French

Design Days Selected to present on the history & future of motion design at WWU Design Days Spring 2009

Department of Art Vita Brevis Scholarship Spring 2008
Academic Presidential Scholarship Fall 2005
Honor Roll Winter & Fall 2006, Spring & Fall 2007, Fall & Winter 2008, and Winter 2009


References available upon request