Graphic Design Intern
Graphic Design Communications
Location: Philadelphia, PA, United States
School: Philadelphia University
Field of study: Graphic Design Communications

Graphic Design Intern

EXPERIENCE

Graphic Design Community Outreach [April 2016 - Current]
Philadelphia University, Philadelphia, PA
Work with nonprofit organizations and help design collateral such as signs, invitations, fliers, rack cards, and annual appeals. Work is completed under tight schedules and deadlines while communicating on—site and through email. Allow the client to help with the design process, and offer critiques and suggestions to help further the design process. Clients have included East Falls Village, Horizon House, and Share.

Retail Stock Associate [Jun 2015 - Aug 2015]
Office Depot, Allentown, PA
Completed the freight process within the designated time, and ensured the freight sorting area was organized at all times. Provided an exceptional in—store customer service experience by assisting customers as needed. Maintained schedule flexibility in order to work opening and pre—opening store hour shifts along with store closing and overnight shifts.


EDUCATION

Philadelphia University, Philadelphia, PA
Bachelor of Science: Graphic Design Communications
Current GPA of 3.6 and made Dean’s List Spring 2014–Fall 2017


ORGANIZATIONS

Vice President [Sept. 2016 - Current]
AIGA PhilaU, Philadelphia University, Philadelphia, PA
Assist club Presidents with meetings, event planning, fundraising, operate social media accounts, and communications with fellow members and faculty.


SKILLS

Design
Comprehensive knowledge of typography, principles of design, photo—manipulation, color theory, branding, web design, basic traditional animation, and editorial design.

Artistic
Comprehensive education of traditional media—acrylic,
watercolor, gouache, charcoal, pen and ink, graphite, and pastel. Skilled in figure drawing, large scaled compositions, and collage and assemblage using both art and recycled/found media. Experience with printmaking techniques—xylography with woodblock, linoleum, rubber, and etching.

Digital
Able to operate both Mac and PC platforms
Adobe: Illustrator, InDesign, Lightroom, Photoshop
Microsoft: Excel, Powerpoint, Word
Apple: Keynote, Numbers, Pages

Communicative
Able to discuss and present challenging ideas and topics to those with little understanding or no prior knowledge of the subject, along with the ability to formulate constructive criticism in an easy—going manner.