Abby Post

Freelance Art Director

San Francisco, CA, USA
I am an experienced creative leader with a refined design aesthetic, an expansive technical skill set, and a knack for marketing strategy. I enjoy shepherding projects through the full creative process—from concept development to design execution—and I can translate my work comfortably across all media—from digital to print. I am passionate about improving my craft by working with other creative people and am available for freelance and contract opportunities.

Work Experience

Post Design Studio

Freelance Art Director

Abby Post is the freelance Art Director and Graphic Designer behind Post Design Studio. She works on all facets of the creative process—from concept creation to design execution—across all media (digital, social, identity, print, collateral, etc.). Abby applies her considered approach to each design and handles all of the ins and outs of projects big and small. She founded her San Francisco based design studio with the mission of working with large international corporations and one-person start-ups.

Clients include:
Comrade Agency (Oakland)
Healthline
RushTix
St. Vincent de Paul Society of San Francisco
The Representation Project
September 2014 - Present California, United States

Blurb

Lead Graphic Designer

- Art Direct and design creative marketing solutions

- Translate desired user experience into successful front-end designs

- Mentor junior design staff

- Collaborate with creative team and external vendors including photographers, external copywriters and designers

- Produce great work often within severe time and resource constraints
September 2011 - September 2014 San Francisco, California, United States

Post Design Studio

Graphic Design Contractor

- Design marketing communications for interactive initiatives; including websites, landing pages, email campaigns and banner ads

- Provide end-to-end email marketing support using industry best practices; including content strategy, copywriting, design, HTML, and browser/client testing

- Translate brand strategy, guidelines, and product requirements into concepts and elegant user design that promote ease of use and optimize the user experience

Clients include:
Book Renter
Eventbrite
Placecast
Solanova
SugarSync
Teach With Africa

On-site Graphic Design Consultant:
Babycenter (October 2007 - February 2008)
Kaboodle (November 2010-March 2011)
Like.com (June 2010)
Zuberance (January 2010-March 2011)
October 2007 - March 2011 California, United States

The San Diego Foundation

Senior Graphic Designer

- Responsible for all phases of design from conception through final production for both print and web media

- Participated in multiple committees and team projects as the marketing liason

- Implemented a redesign of the quarterly newsletter to meet marketing and branding objectives

- Provided detailed quarterly results on website and email metrics

- Sourced and established local vendor relationships that resulted in cost savings for print projects
February 2007 - October 2007 San Francisco, California, United States

The Active Network

Senior Graphic Designer

- Responsible for all phases from concept through final production of print, online, and event marketing campaigns

- Designed print and online in-house marketing materials

- Collaborated with sales team to produce new business presentations

- Established effective design processes ensuring quality and efficiency

- Clients included: Gatorade, Sobe, Slim Jim, Powerbar, Little League Baseball, Degree, Timex, Shutterfly, Snickers, Aquaphor, GM, McDonald’s, and ConAgra Foods
June 2003 - September 2006 San Diego, California, United States

Coleman College

Graphic Design Instructor

- Developed and instructed graphic design courses including:

- Typography, Color Theory, Intro to Graphic Design, Computer Illustration, and Portfolio Development

- Wrote student and instructor manuals accredited by ACICS (Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools

- Lead student portfolio reviews and exhibits
January 2002 - June 2003 San Marcos, California, United States

Education

Rochester Institute Of Technology

Bachelor of Fine Arts

BFA - Graphic Design
September 1997 - May 2001 Rochester, New York, United States

Languages

English (Native),

Awards

The Active Network

WEB AWARD for Outstanding Achievement in Website Development: The Active Network, Inc.

2006

Blurb

Q1 2013 Outstanding Employee at Blurb

2013

Skills

Art Direction, Book Design, Creative Direction, Handmade Typography, Infographics, Photography Art Direction, Prop Styling, Responsive Design, Team Management, UI Design , Visual Design,

Technical Skills

Expert level proficiency with Adobe Creative Cloud (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver and Fireworks), HTML and CSS

Additional Information

AIGA member (2007-present)
Taproot Foundation volunteer (2008-2009)
Rochester Institute of Technology Career Mentor (2008-2009)