I am a recent graduate of the School of Design at the Rochester Institute of Technology. The curriculum at RIT has afforded me the ability to dip my toes into many areas of design including brandings, editorial, and web design. I am currently working full-time at Gupta Media in Cambridge Massachusetts.
Conceptualize and design online advertisements for music industry clients using Adobe Flash, After Effects, Photoshop and Illustrator.
Keeping my resume up to date while searching for a full-time job, I assisted the design department at Sabre Imagery with client website and social maintenance. I also created print layouts for advertisements and brochures.
For the past five years I have worked closely with the Assistant Director of Camp Fernwood, a summer camp for girls in Maine, creating an annual promotion piece in the form of a calendar. The experience has been an invaluable addition to my education at RIT, providing me with a highly practical and proficient knowledge of Adobe Indesign.
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My time spent at Eric Mower + Associates introduced me to the world of advertising. I spent time in every department and assisted with day-to-day research and concept development in the creative department.
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In recognition of my Self-Promotion Contradiction Poster Series. Learn More >>
In recognition of academic achievement, creative excellence and recommendations of the Graphic Design Faculty at Rochester Institute of Technology.
In recognition of academic standing and recommendations of the Graphic Design Faculty at Rochester Institute of Technology.
In recognition of typographic skills, openness to ideas, and persistence, empowered by the sensitivity and enthusiasm of Professor Heinz Klinkon, a valued member of the Graphic Design Faculty.
In recognition of work and effort at the Student Portfolio Review.
AIGA Student Member (2009 - Present)
AIGA Boston Volunteer (July 2010 - Present)
AIGA RIT Student Chapter Treasurer (September 2009 - June 2010)
Graphic Design Volunteer Team Member (August 2010 - Present)
A stickler for appropriate style and usage of typography.
Working knowledge of color theory.
Recently developed appreciation for pattern design and development.
Proficient in the fundamentals of layout design for websites, magazines,presentations and books.
Experienced in branddevelopment, design and management.
Highly proficient in Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign, Flash, After Effects and Dreamweaver.
Continuously expanding on XHTML and CSS by developing e-mail marketing campaigns and maintaining both personal and professional websites.
Proficient with Word and average in Excel and Powerpoint.
Hi I'm Natalie. I spent the majority of my childhood in Upstate New York but I was born in New England, so you might hear me say a couple words a little funny. I think my father might disown me if I didn't say I was a Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots fan but let it also be known that I bleed Orange. Oh yeah and I'm a graphic designer.
A couple of years ago I read a book called "The Secret Life of Lobsters" by Trevor Corson and ever since I find myself randomly regurgitating facts about the mysterious crustacean. When most people learn about my love for the creature they always ask me, "So do you eat them?" and the answer is always an emphatic "YES." Afterall, they are quite delicious.
Alright, I liked sushi before I read Trevor Corson's second book "The Story of Sushi." Another fascinating non-fiction book about fish... Now I am knowledgeable about what I eat.
While on the topic of food... I love to cook! I used to give my mom a hard time about her massive collection of cookbooks but now I just give her a hard time about the ones without pictures! My perfect cookbook has a photo for every recipe! I do love to cook and try cooking new things all the time. Ask me about the time I overcooked the spahgehtti (of all the things that could have gone wrong!) in a recipe that called for clams and saffron. Don't get me wrong, I'm a pretty good cook.
I spent years looking the other way as my Mom quilted and sewed, but now there's no escaping the hands-on pleasure of quilting.
I'll admit I indulge every so often in US Weekly and People Magazine. I am an avid movie-goer (Favorites: anything by Tim Burton, Away We Go and Forgetting Sarah Marshall) and book-reader(Favorites: "The World According to Garp," "Alice in Wonderland," "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn" and more...). I also like music, but who doesn't?