Experience

Graphic Artist | The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
August 2021 — Present

Motion Graphics Designer | Cosmopolitan Magazine
June 2018 — August 2021

  • Illustrated monthly for print issues, ad/sales materials, digital stories, social media, andspecial projects like Cosmo masks and merchandise
  • Crafted digital lead art graphics, in-text assets, and spotlight images
  • Designed and animated motion graphics and franchise branding in collaboration with video team for series like That Feeling When, Fine Art, and Stir Crazy
  • Developed aesthetic and roulette-style filters for Cosmopolitan’s Instagram audience with Facebook’s Spark AR technology that went viral, one with over 1 million uses in a single week
  • Produced designs and animations for daily Snapchat editions with several million followers
  • Acted as point person for digital design projects like GIF stickers, Instagram Stories and feed assets, Instagram Reels design, and TikTok videos

Illustrator | @KatieIsDoodling
March 2020 — Present

  • Manages illustration Instagram account with more than 95 of my original illustrations over 18 months
  • Maintains growing following of more than 59,000 followers and over 1 million total likes
  • Garners interactions and shares from organizations like Refinery29, Health Magazine, E!,Today Show, and Shondaland, as well as public figures like Ariana Grande, Demi Lovato,and Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Digital Design Editor | The Daily Orange
August 2017 — May 2018

  • Collaborated with digital team of seven on weekly Snapchat Publisher Story ideas forthe initial launch of Snapchat Publisher on college campuses
  • Produced multiple animated top snaps weekly with After Effects, Illustrator, and Photoshop
  • Created several embedded in-text motion graphics for articles weekly
  • Animated motion graphics for informational videos with Adobe After Effects and Adobe Premiere Pro

Founding Editor-in-Chief and Creative Director | Better Magazine
Jan 2017 – May 2018

  • Conceptualized online mental health and wellness publication for young adult women
  • Established and upheld design rules, typography standards, and color palette
  • Recruited writers and designers monthly
  • Managed pitches and edited articles from twelve writers nationwide
  • Wrote two articles weekly and selected outside articles for syndication
  • Developed social media strategy for sharing articles on WordPress, Twitter and Instagram to help articles reach six continents with over 35,000 impressions
  • Created graphics and developed campaigns for social media

Designer | Baked Magazine
January 2018 — May 2018

  • Designed pages and spreads for campus food publication
  • Collaborated with Creative Director and five other designers to create a cohesive issue once per semester

Designer and Student Specialist | Newhouse Career Development Center
August 2017 — May 2018

  • Designed three to five illustrated flyers and materials weekly using Adobe Photoshop
  • Created, developed, designed and executed bulletin board concepts as needed
  • Assisted team of four professional advisors by scheduling appointments and preparing for seminars
  • Handled general administrative duties, such as answering phones and managing calendars

Creative Director | Fresh U
March 2017 — March 2018

  • Produced monthly videos for Fresh U’s Facebook page, totaling over one million views
  • Designed promotional graphics and social media graphic templates for Instagram, Twitter and Facebook
  • Created Fresh U-related illustrations and merchandise
  • Designed logos and created mockups for special projects and verticals

Executive Editor | Fresh U
March 2017 — March 2018

  • Strategized content creation to increase Fresh U’s readership
  • Managed six section editors and 300 contributors
  • Organized editorial calendars to streamline stories appropriate for audience and Teen Vogue partnership
  • Edited and published articles daily, ensuring they followed Fresh U’s editorial standards 

Education

Syracuse University
S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications
May 2018
B.S. Magazine Journalism Minor in Psychology
Renée Crown University Honors Program
Dean’s List all semesters
Society for News Design/Marshall Matlock Designer of the Year 2018

Skills

Adobe After Effects
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe InDesign
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Premiere Pro
Adobe XD
Spark AR
Final Cut Pro
Cinema 4D
GIPHY
Instagram Reels
Instagram Stories
Snapchat CMS
TikTok
AP Style
Google Analytics
Facebook
Instagram
Pinterest
Twitter
Tumblr
WordPress
Slack
Microsoft Office


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