Lita Ledesma

Senior Graphic Designer

Arlington, VA, USA

Work Experience

Data Federal

Senior Graphic Designer

February 2018 -

Hanley Wood

Senior Graphic Designer

September 2016 - November 2017 District of Columbia, United States

Stimson Center

Multimedia Designer

• Layout and design for all collateral and publications
• Direct/supervise design team
• Designing maps, charts, infographics
• Assist with video production and editing
• Web design and maintenance
September 2013 - Present Washington, District of Columbia, United States

Washington Business Journal

Designer

Developed events microsite, logo design, ad work, layout.
May 2013 - September 2013 Washington, District of Columbia, United States

Washington Humane Society

Graphic Design Intern

• Designing new graphics for the WHS website and marketing materials
• Collaborating with the Communications team on large-scale website improvements
• Developing new branded marketing materials for events and outreach
• Improving current adoption flyers and packets
• Creating branded PowerPoint slide template
• Participation in research projects
• Assisting with social media tasks
February 2013 - May 2013 District of Columbia, United States

Design Lab At The Corcoran Gallery Of Art

Designer

Year-long invitation-based internship with the Corcoran Gallery of Art's graphic design department. The Design Lab team was tasked with the branding and collateral design of NEXT – the annual senior thesis exhibition for the Corcoran College of Art + Design. Our student team conceptualized the logo/identity for the exhibition and developed exhibition graphics, print and online collateral.

Experience included interacting with clients, managing deadlines, understanding and working within the limitations of the project scope, and scheduling timelines. Elements of the design process covered writing design briefs and contracts, conceptual and design development phases, producing print-ready artwork, and fabrication coordination and supervision.
September 2011 - May 2012 District of Columbia, United States

Education

Corcoran College Of Art + Design

BFA Graphic Design

GPA 3.75
September 2009 - May 2013 Washington, District of Columbia, United States

Languages

English (Native),
Spanish (Conversational),
Latin (Beginner),

Awards

American Society Of Business Publication Editors

National Bronze Award: Feature Story Design

2017

American Society Of Business Publication Editors

Regional Gold Award: Feature Story Design

2017

American Society Of Business Publication Editors

Regional Silver Award: Magazine Cover Typography

2017

Corcoran College Of Art + Design

Senior Thesis Writing Award

2013

Corcoran College Of Art + Design

Critical Writing Award

2013

Humane Society Of The United States

First Place: Community Outreach Poster Design

2013

Corcoran College Of Art + Design

Hubert Leckie Typography Award

2012

SMPS DC

Merit Scholarship

2009

Corcoran College Of Art + Design

Presidents Scholarship Award

Skills

Adobe After Effects, Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe InDesign, Audacity, Brand Development, Branding, Campaign Design, Collateral Design, Copywriting, CSS, FinalCut, Garage Band, HTML, Illustration, Jquery, MAC, Marketing, PHP, Quicktime Pro, Script Writing, Sound Design, Voiceover, Windows, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Logo Design, Social Media,

Exhibitions

2013 By Design, Fathom Gallery, Washington D.C.
2013 NEXT at the Corcoran, Washington D.C.
2012 Vote! Pop-Up Gallery, Washington D.C.
2012 On the Campaign Trail, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.

Lectures & Panels

May 2013 Graphic Design Thesis Exhibition Gallery Talk, Corcoran Gallery of Art, D.C.
May 2013 NEXT Google Talk Panel Discussion