Amy Robinson

Graphic Designer

New York, NY, USA
A Nebraska native, Amy Robinson graduated from the University of Kansas with degrees in Russian Studies and Film Studies and received a Certificate in Graphic Design from Parsons The New School of Design in 2007. Currently a freelance graphic designer specializing in projects for individuals and entrepreneurs in the creative and performing arts professions, she recently completed her fourth long-term assignment for Scholastic Inc., where she worked with the in-house design and editorial teams to deliver a variety of educational products.

Work Experience

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Senior Print Designer

• Lead Design Architect for the HMH Into Reading Teaching Guide (6 volumes), Teaching Pal (6 volumes) and Writing Workshop Teaching Guides for Grades 1–6. Duties include design, prototyping, templating, reviewing, project management and supervision of production vendors. In addition, prototyped to the Guiding Principles and Strategies implementation guide and contributed to the Genre Study Teaching Guide.

• Additional educational products include GoMath, HMH Algebra 1 and Math Connections.
July 2015 - Present New York, New York, United States


Print Production Artist, Education (Contractual)

• Collaborated on templates for four 208-page English 3D Pupil Editions and designed four 456-page Teacher Editions. Responsible for reviewing and finalizing pages prepared by outside production vendors.

• Designed 94 of 260 Guided Reading student cards and supervised the production of 26 teacher guides.
April 2014 - May 2015 New York, New York, United States


Print Production Artist, Education (Contractual)

• Designed 176-page Comprehension Clubs Implementation Guide and collaborated with vendor, editorial and design teams to produce 324 reference cards and 36 folders.

• Worked with the design and editorial teams to produce five Pupil and five Teacher Editions for the System 44 program. Created templates for several sections, poured manuscripts, proofed and corrected drafts, finalized pages for printer and retouched artwork.

• Collaborated on templates for the iRead program guide and an array of downloadable resource prototypes, mocked up screenshots for technology team, designed classroom posters and corrected photographic images and artwork.

• Worked with design and editorial teams to produce MATH 180 Getting Started and Professional Learning Guides. Revised sample screenshots, created and retouched artwork and found solutions for data visualization.

• Designed the XBOOKS program guide in addition to reviewing and correcting additional material.
March 2012 - May 2013 New York, New York, United States


Production Designer, Education (Contractual)

Worked with the design team to produce educational publications using InDesign.
September 2010 - April 2011 New York, New York, United States


Project Manager, Education Marketing (Contractual)

• Supervised the conception, preparation, manufacture and distribution of promotional projects and materials, including catalogs, conference binders and brochures.

• Managed designers, copywriters, and other contractual staff in order to keep projects on schedule and ensure compliance with creative direction and specifications.

• Provided creative support and art direction and performed graphic design, copywriting, copyediting and proofreading services as needed.
February 2008 - December 2009 New York, New York, United States

Ward Studio

Administrative Assistant/Graphic Designer/Webmaster

• Served as in-house graphic designer for acting studio, creating promotional materials for business and theatrical projects as well as developing and maintaining website.

• In addition, performed general office and student services duties, including creation and maintenance of databases in Access and FileMaker and conducting research on theatrical industry and general business practices.

• Worked in the office through 2000 and then continued as a free-lance designer through 2004.
1998 - 2004 New York, New York, United States

WORDsmart Word Processing, Inc.

Desktop Publishing Assistant

Performed transcription, copyediting and proofreading. Coded text files into HTML. Served as in-house graphic designer for client brochures and simple promotional materials. Basic bookkeeping duties. Full-time and free-lance assignments.
August 1998 - March 2013 New York, New York, United States

Amy Robinson Designs

Independent Graphic Design Professional

• Contracts with individuals and small business clients to design promotional materials and create/maintain websites. Able to respond to last-minute demands and produce quality work.

• Projects have included: Promotional materials for numerous theatrical events including design and production of postcards, flyers, posters and programs; logo and packaging design, business cards and brochures; newsletter layout, graphics, editing, writing and proofreading.
August 2001 - New York, New York, United States


Noble Desktop

Certificate, Keynote Training

August 2011 - August 2011 New York, New York, United States


Certificate, PowerPoint Training

September 2011 - September 2011 New York, New York, United States

Parsons The New School For Design

Certificate, Graphic Design

Certificate course work: Graphic and Digital Design Basic Core, Color Theory, Typography, Book Cover Design, Adobe InDesign, Digital Imaging with Photoshop and Intermediate Graphic Design.

• Additional coursework: Collage, drawing, drafting, product design and graphic design beginning in Spring 2004.
June 2006 - December 2007 New York, New York, United States

The University Of Kansas

BA, Film Studies, Russian Studies

• University Honors Program, Phi Beta Kappa.
• Member of Film Committee, Student Union Activities. Duties included designing promotional materials, assisting with scheduling of events.
• Film critic, University Daily Kansan.
September 1988 - May 1993 Lawrence, Kansas, United States


Acting, Basic CSS, Basic HTML, Copy Editing, Digital Photography, Keynote, Microsoft Office, MIcrosoft PowerPoint, Proofreading, Quark Xpress, Adobe Creative Suite, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Indesign, Adobe Photoshop, Project Management, Web Design, WordPress,