graphic design


typography enthusiast, digital illustrator and budding web designer

my minimalist style, eye for detail and passion for creating pictograms make for some fun work

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Work





Résumé

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Education

DePaul University

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design
2010 – 2014

GPA: 3.9/4
Recipient of DePaul Dean's Scholarship.
Studied Fine Art, Game Development, Animation and Digital Cinema.

Experience

ForYourParty.com


Senior Designer
2015 – Present

Oversees a team that ensures orders with customer-supplimented artwork for the creation of foil-stamped personalized party accessories are at their best before print; from napkins to matches, cups and more. Other tasks: designing of promotional product, responding to customer inquiries, consulting on design decisions, designing intracompany and customer guidlines.

RedBubble.com


Freelance - Graphic Designer
2011 – 2014

Conceptualized and sold designs of Apple iPhone and Samsung Galaxy cases, home accessories and clothing. Filled a market niche by focusing on alternative as well as more personal-oriented designs.

Northeastern Illinois University Feminist Collective


Freelance - Graphic Designer
2011 – 2013

Designed a multitude of posters, fliers, coupons and buttons designs. Created a coherent identity for an episodic play that included posters, t-shirts and tickets.

Skills

  • Adobe After Effects
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe InDesgin
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Autodesk Maya 3D
  • Final Cut Pro
  • Microsoft Office
  • Experience in Windows and OSX
  • HTML, CSS, JavaScript knowledge
  • Well-versed in Wacom Cintiq workflows
  • Experience in customer service
  • Strong understanding of product design
  • Fluent in Spanish
  • Conversational in French

About

Sleep

Forever the lover of naps, some may even call me the 'Nap Queen'. It's not only something I take seriously after a long, hard day at work, I remind everyone that it helps keep a happy you! Napping with my puppy is also highly recommended.

Drink

Like many others, coffee is high on my list of necessities, but I also feel it helps me design when I have a warm mug in hand and a ton of new energy. I consider myself an avid mug collector, believing the funkier the mug, the better the taste!

Watch

Watching TV is another huge part of my down time. I love immersing myself in fictional universes of all kinds. I draw a lot of my design inspiration from what I watch and thank it for helping me push through creative slumps and stressful times.

Contact

If you have any questions feel free to contact me via call, text, or email.

(312) 576-5359
hours: 9am – 5pm

cynthiameade@gmail.com
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