Education
BA Communication Design CSU Chico 2018
Graphic Design Emphasis | Gender Studies Pathway
Dean’s List 2016–2018 | GPA: 3.8
AA Social Sciences • Shasta College 2015
Dean’s List 2013–2015

Skills
excel
Design Thinking
Strategic Leadership
Team Management
InDesign
Illustrator
Photoshop
Dreamweaver
fluent
Information Design
Motion Design
Human Centered Design
HTML, CSS, JS, D3.js
After Effects
Corel Draw
Tinkercad
Cura
strengths finder
Connectedness
Input
Empathy
Intellection
Strategic
Experience
graphic design consultant • Center for Healthy Communities
May 2018 – Present | Chico, CA
Utilize effective typography and layout strategies to create marketing material.
Recommend and implement strategies for improving the CHC brand and marketing.
Developed CHC’s Style Guide to further maintain a consistent brand.
Demonstrate leadership skills and a strong work ethic when working remotely.
Utilize print and layout design strategies to present CHC’s multiple initiatives in an effective format.
Manage multiple projects at once and effectively prioritize workload.
​​​​​​​Demonstrate self-motivation and independence when working on projects.
visual design consultant • Alliance for Education Solutions
December 2017 – Present | Sacramento, CA
Design marketing material for the organization and its events.
Recommend and implement strategies for improving the AES brand and its marketing.
Manage multiple projects at once and prioritize workload.
Demonstrate leadership skills and a strong work ethic when working remotely.
Maintain and update AES website.
Devise strategies and solutions to upgrade the website’s interface and interactivity.
Maintain communication regarding project development.
graphic design intern • Cross-Cultural Leadership Center
June 2017 – June 2018 | Chico, CA
Utilize effective typography and layout strategies to create marketing material.
Maintain CCLC website.
Market CCLC events through social media.
Demonstrate self-motivation and independence when working on initiatives.
Maintain communication with the team regarding project development and promotional strategies.
photoshop trainer/designer • Heel & Sole Shoes
March 2016 – June 2017 | Chico, CA
Provided Photoshop training and technical support to the owner.
Tailored communication style to a student with challenged computer skills.
Instructed the student on typographic skills to design effective copy.
Collaborated to create graphics best suited for the brand.
Demonstrate organizational and time management skills to meet project deadlines.
Analyze social media results to determine cost effectiveness and success of marketing campaigns.
shipper/receiver • Follett Higher Education
August 2013 – March 2016 | Redding, CA
Utilized time management skills to prioritize shipments and communicate between shipping companies to ensure product arrived and departed the store in an effective manner.
Volunteer
visual designer • Idea Fab Labs
December 2017 – Present | Chico, CA
graphic designer • Stonewall Chico
June 2016 – August 2016 | Chico, CA
visual designer • NorCal OUTreach Project
October 2012 – March 2016 | Redding, CA

Leadership
president
CSU Chico AIGA Student Group | 2017-2018
member
AIGA San Francisco Chapter
National Society of Leadership 
& Success
ACHIEVEMENTS
CSU Media Arts Festival
4th place • CASA - A Program that Works

commendation
“Ms. Smith is very thorough in her approach to tasks and can be trusted to do whatever is necessary to get the job done. Undoubtedly, whatever she dedicates herself to will end in success.”
-Kevin O’Rorke | VP Student Services • Shasta College

interests
Woodworking for dexterity.
Buddhism for mindfulness.
3D printing with perception.
Traveling with friends.
Enjoying an old soul and loving my young heart. 
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