Resume

Experience

CHALKBEAT
Digital Designer July 2022-Present
Graphic Designer & Project Manager
 
December 2019-July 2022

  • Work across editorial and business teams to ensure brand consistency across external and internal materials including digital ads, fundraising campaigns, event promotions, social media, call outs, email templates, presentation decks, annual reports, etc.
  • Develop and grow brand for new vertical: Votebeat, a newsroom focusing on election coverage
  • Enhance the visual presentation of Chalkbeat’s journalism by developing an illustration style for feature stories and collaborate with photo editor on photo-illustrations and story layouts
  • Managed external relationship with CMS provider (Chorus by Vox) during migration of archives and launch of a new bureau. Prioritized and tracked feature requests, built internal help documentation, trained new hires on platform, and coordinated with cross-functional teams to ensure editorial integrity, brand consistency, and legal compliances
  • Maintain team documentation and request form
  • Designed assets for Giving Tuesday Now campaign, the biggest single day of fundraising in company history, bringing in over $12K in revenue and garnering 100 new subscribers

LAUREN BRYANT DESIGN
Founder & Creative Director2015-Present

  • Key art design, logo and branding, print collateral, digital media, and web design
  • Specializing in working with theatre companies, performing and visual artists, non-profit organizations, and entrepreneurs
  • Select clients: Anthropologie, Chestnut Hill Conservancy & Historical Society, Good Good Comedy, Haven Adoptions, Philadelphia Youth Network, Rethink Education, Stageplays Theatre Company

DREXEL UNIVERSITY
Adjunct Professor | Fall 2018
Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, Department of Digital Media

  • Taught Creative Concept Design to a class of 15 undergraduate design students

PENNSYLVANIA BALLET
Designer, Creative Services | September 2016 – October 2017
Junior Designer March 2016 – September 2016
Graphic Design Intern
December 2015 – March 2016

  • Designed and produced print and digital materials for all departments (marketing, development, community engagement, and the school)
  • Grew Instagram followers by 42% within the first 4 months of managing social media accounts
  • Managed production of Playbill booklets and coordinated with print vendors to ensure high-quality products and timely delivery
  • Maintained digital archives, company website, and retouched photos

SPOTCO
Design Intern January, June-August 2015

  • Assisted in creating key art for major Broadway musicals
  • Explored typography for show titles and campaigns
  • Prepared internal and client presentations
  • Conducted photo stock research for mood boards and comp designs

MICHELE HAINES
Personal Assistant to world-traveling professional chef 2008-2015

  • Designed postcards, business cards, brochures, menus, and event invitations
  • Managed blog, social media, and client database
  • Conducted correspondence with new business partners

Professional Development

SRCCON: Product | February 2020
A participant-led interactive conference for 150 product thinkers working at the intersection of product and news.

Make a Mark | October 2019
Volunteered as a designer in a 12-hour creative make-a-thon benefitting local humanitarian causes.

Gap International Breakthrough Intensive January 2019
Three-day intensive focusing on generating new thinking methodology.

AIGA Philadelphia Programming Committee Member | 2018-2019
Planned, coordinated, and designed promotional materials for AIGA Philadelphia events.

Feminist Incubator 2018
Online business strategy course for creative entrepreneurs.

Education

University of Delaware
Bachelor of Fine Arts: Visual Communications, Cum Laude | 2015
Honors Program and Dean’s List | 2011-2015
VCUK London Study Abroad | 2014

Brown University
Pre-College Program | 2010
Courses in studio art and writing

Awards & Shows

Modern-Day Griot Theatre
Featured Artist and Event Photographer | March 2016
See, Hear, Taste, Touch celebrates Women’s Month with an art gallery and one-act play festival.

Women of Promise
Honoree | April 2014
Recognition for exceptional undergraduate women, nominated by a tenured female faculty member.

Skills & Software

Graphic Design, Illustration, Photography, Project Management; Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign; Asana, Airtable, Basecamp, Calendly, Figma, GSuite, Mailchimp, Microsoft Office Suite, Slack, Toggl, Typeform, Wave, WordPress, Wix, Zapier, Zoom


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