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Rachel Dixon

2015 MFA Design for Social Innovation Candidate | SVA

New York, NY, USA
I believe there is a distinct opportunity to instigate positive and sustainable social change through the power of design.
Work Experience
Birmingham, AL, USA
Sep 2012Aug 2013
Assistant Production Designer
Responsible for assisting in the design and production process of promotional materials
Birmingham, AL, USA
May 2012
Freelance Website Designer
• Redesigned existing website
• Utilized Wordpress
• Generated copy for site
Mobile, AL, USA
Oct 2011Apr 2012
External Relations Coordinator
• Managed and designed all printed promotional materials
• Edited and designed bi-monthly newsletter
• Responsible for print purchasing and distribution
Mobile, AL, USA
Oct 2010Oct 2011
AmeriCorps VISTA; Community Outreach Advocate
• Designed printed media for outreach efforts and food bank fundraising events
• Collaborated on fundraising efforts through grant writing and event planning
• Conducted applicant pre-screening for food stamp benefits eligibility
Birmingham, AL, USA
May 2010Jul 2012
Periwinkle Press
Freelance Graphic Designer
• Created exclusive fashion-inspired line of social stationery
• Executed designs using illustration and Adobe CS®
• Represented company at AmericasMart, Atlanta
Miami, FL, USA
Jun 2009Aug 2009
Design Intern
• Assisted head fashion designer of Callaway Golf
• Involved with research and development for fall 2010 line
• Attended trend casting presentations
Education
New York, NY, USA
Sep 2013Present
MFA Design for Social Innovation
New York, NY, USA
Jul 2012
Summer Intensive Graphic Design II
Tuscaloosa, AL, USA
Aug 2006May 2010
BS in Apparel and Textile Design
Skills
 
Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, WordPress, Microsoft Office, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Acrobat, drawing and illustration, Facebook, Twitter, Apogee Prepress