ISABEL
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EDUCATION

2019

University of Granada, Granada, Spain
Completed Humanities degree, 4.0 GPA

2015 - 2019

Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), Baltimore, MD
BFA in Graphic Design and Humanities, May 2019
Summa Cum Laude

2014

Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Providence, RI
Graphic Design summer courses, 4.0 GPA

2013

Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), Pittsburgh, PA
Graphic and Industrial Design summer courses, 4.0 GPA

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2018 - 2019

Graphic Designer at The Trust for Mutual Understanding (TMU), Baltimore, MD
TMU is a Rockefeller foundation that gives grants to arts and environmentalist nonprofits in East-Central Europe and the United States. I am redesigning their brand in collaboration with an international team of 3 designers in Budapest and Baltimore. This project which includes deliverables such as a logo, website, letterheads, envelopes, various merchandise, social media strategy, and branding guidelines.

2009 - present

Freelance Designer and Illustrator
Notable commissions include Jocelyn Medina jazz album art, logos for Zuzu Technology and Exceptional Equines LLC, and illustrations for award-winning bilingual book Gruffy's New Sister - La nueva hermana de Gruffy, by Julie Catton Amezcua.

Summer 2018

Graphic Design Intern at Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Baltimore, MD
Chosen from 2,200 applications to design digital and print materials for national campaigns, conferences, events, and advocacy efforts for PPFA, Planned Parenthood Action Fund, and their affiliates. These initiatives focused on reproductive health, LGBTQ+ pride and inclusion in healthcare, racial justice, immigrant rights, and sex education. I spearheaded the design approach and execution of a voter registration campaign, a PPFA recruitment video, and a series of graphics working to protect Roe v. Wade, as well as created newsletters, brochures, apparel, social media graphics (still and motion), surveys, placards, programs, and internal logos in both English and Spanish.

Summer 2017

Graphic Design Intern at Chase Design Group, New York, NY
Designed branding and packaging for major corporate clients including P&G, Nickelodeon, and Nestle.

2016

Graphic Designer at FORCE, Inc., Baltimore, MD
Designed logo, branding, and digital materials for Hike For Healing - a fundraising hike to support survivors of domestic abuse. Volunteered in their Monument Quilt initiative as well.

Summer 2016

Graphic Designer at Cutting Edge Designs and Printing, Teaneck, NJ
Designed commercial images for large format printing and vinyl.

Summer 2015

Social Media Intern at GLADD (Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation), New York, NY
Identified and wrote articles on relevant current events, and managed social media platforms.

QUALIFICATIONS

Computer

Adobe Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, AfterEffects, Audition), HTML and CSS, CMS familiarity, Wacom Tablet, iWork (Pages, Numbers, Keynote), Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Mac OS, and Windows.

Design

Logo design, branding, digital and print media, coding, typography, motion graphics, website design, book and editorial design, photography, photo manipulation, and hand lettering.

General

Office experience, strong organization, time management, written and oral communication in English and Spanish, teamwork, attention to detail, and problem solving skills.

Writing

Journalism, formal and critical analysis, academic essay and proposal writing, and editing.

Interests

Design and advocacy for social causes such as diversity/inclusion issues (especially women’s, LGBTQ+, and racial justice issues), health education, and community engagement.

AWARDS

2018

AIGA Flux Award - Publication Design

2018 + 2017

Graphic Design Departmental Achievement Award, MICA

2016

Competitive Scholarship Award, MICA

2015 - 2019

Academic Excellence Scholarship, MICA

2015 - 2019

Creative Vision Award, MICA
For application essay about graphic design for social change regarding LGBTQ+ advocacy.

2012

KART Foundation Award (Kids Are Readers Too)
For illustration of Gruffy’s New Sister - La nueva hermana de Gruffy.

VOLUNTEERING

2017 - present

Graphic Designer at MICA Political Engagement, Baltimore, MD

2012 - 2015

Design and Language Editor of Parnassus Bilingual Art Magazine, Englewood, NJ

2011 - 2013

International community engaged artworks, Bangalore, India and Kopeyia, Ghana

EXHIBITIONS

2018

Typographic Excellence Showcase, Baltimore, MD

2017

QWERTY: Digital Art By and For LGBTQ+ People, Baltimore, MD

2016

Elements of World Making Art Show, Baltimore, MD

2016

MICA Undergraduate Foundation Exhibition, Baltimore, MD

2015

MICA Undergraduate Drawing II Exhibition, Baltimore, MD