The College of New Jersey, Fall 2007-Spring 2011
BFA in Graphic Design, Minor in Marketing
Major GPA: 3.8 / Cumulative GPA: 3.6, Cum Laude, Deans List

Parsons (Summer 2006), Precollege Summer Intensive Studies in Graphic Design
Studied traditional and digital Graphic Design.

Skills and Software Knowledge:

Proficient in Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, and Quark.
Proficient in Office Applications: Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint, and Microsoft Excel.
Fine arts media/Illustration: charcoal, pen and ink, marker, acrylic, colored pencil, pastel, watercolor, and bookbinding.

References available upon request.

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Recent Graphic and Creative Experiences:

Internship, L'Oreal USA, New York, NY, June 2011-August 2011
Assist multiple art directors in developing concepts for package design, store display design, signage, and promotional materials. Attend weekly departmental meetings in addition to meetings with Marketing as necessary. Work with nationally recognized consumer brands: Maybelline New York, Garnier, and Essie.

ADCNJ Scholarship Competition 2011, Art Directors Club of NJ – Smith Design Packaging and Branding Award
Portfolio was chosen among over 100 submissions to receive one of 13 available awards.

Internship, Coty Inc, New York, NY, June 2010-August 2010
Assisted internal Creative Prestige design team in designing Gift-with-Purchase merchandise, attended press runs, assisted in creating and assembling packaging ideas, designed billboard, and prepared presentation materials. Merchandise designs selected by marketing for future use. Worked with celebrity and designer brands such as Vera Wang, Harajuku Lovers, Jennifer Lopez, Kenneth Cole, and Sarah Jessica Parker. Collaborated with other company interns on a presentation for improving the company's environmentally friendly initiatives.

Internship, DePasquale Companies, Fairlawn, NJ, May 2009-August 2009, January 2009
Assisted the Graphic Designer and Creative Director with graphic design projects including logo design, brochure design, signage, email blasts, calendars, and other company materials.

Design Derby 2009, Art Directors Club of NJ – Best Presentation
Worked with a team to create an e-newsletter for a client within a 3-hour timeframe. Client selected my mascot design for future use.

Hey, I'm Sandra.

and I am a Graphic Designer.

You can also call me Sandy, if that's more your speed. I first became interested in graphic design at a very young age, initially through comics. The integration of images and type, dynamic layouts, and expressive type fascinated me. When I discovered the field of graphic design contained all of this (and much, much more), I was sold, and went on to major in it at The College of New Jersey. I graduated in May 2011, and I'm excited to be applying the skills I have learned on all kinds of projects.

When I'm not designing, I can usually be found cooking, baking, reading books, comics, and blogs, illustrating, listening to music, rollerblading, exploring, traveling, hiking, painting, visiting libraries and galleries, or working on a personal project.

Thanks for visiting my little corner of the internet. I hope to hear from you soon!

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