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Résumé

Education

University of Louisville

Louisville, Kentucky

BFA Graphic Design | 2017

Cum Laude

University of Westminster

London, England

Semester Abroad | Spring 2016

Experience

Johnson & Johnson

Brand Designer, Pharma

New York, New York

Contract | January 2021–June 2022

Full Time Employee | June 2022–present

Creates and oversees design systems to ensure brands are expressed across touchpoints. Collaborates with internal teams including Strategy, Digital, and Production, along with business partners. Design solutions include, but are not limited to, identity systems, brand integrations, print collateral, experiential design, and complex interactive user journeys.

 

Freelance Brand Designer

New York, New York

February 2020–August 2021

Collaborates with clients in a variety of industries to create and execute brands through visual storytelling. Develops strategy, creates brand concept, designs identity, and produces collateral when applicable. Developed design process and business plan. 

Entrepreneurial Artist

New York, New York

February 2020–August 2021

Partnered with boutique art gallery in Louisville, Kentucky, e-commerce platforms, and wholesalers to sell designs printed on a variety of mediums.

VIA Studio

Graphic Designer

Louisville, Kentucky

Junior | July 2017–March 2019

Mid-level | March 2019–October 2019

Collaborated with design and strategy teams to initiate projects and develop brands across multiple channels for B2B and B2C clients. Experience includes brand strategy and concepting, ad campaigns, identity systems, copywriting, environmental graphics, print, illustration, animation, photoshoot styling, web design, and UX/UI.

Leadership

Graphic Design Intern Mentor

August 2018–December 2018

Mentored high school intern at VIA Studio. Developed curriculum, taught weekly lessons, and assigned weekly tasks. Created a cumulative project and the end of mentorship program and oversaw mentee in completion.

Involvement

The Dezine Women’s Scholarship

Founder and contributor

May 2019–present

Created and funded a scholarship with a group of women exemplifying leadership and camaraderie in the Louisville, Kentucky design community. Annually participates in candidate interviews and the selection process.​

American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) 

New York

July 2020–present​

Louisville

April 2016–July 2020​

Continued Learning

Adobe Max Conference

October 2020

Brand New Conference

October 2019

Software Proficiency

9+ Years

Adobe | Illustrator, InDesign ,

Photoshop

Microsoft | PowerPoint, Word

 

Additional

Adobe | XD, After Effects, Lightroom

Other | Mural, Sketch

© 2020 Ann Wood