Cora McKenzie

Graphic Design Graduate Student

Baltimore, MD, USA

Work Experience

Freelance Graphic Designer

Selected Clients: Scott Sonenshein, author of Stretch; Rice Paper Magazine; Rice Environmental Society; Dr. Daniel Kim, founder of ColubrisMX & XCath, Inc.; Texans for Climate Change Action; PlanIt start-up; Fossilized Houston
September 2016 -

Maryland Institute College Of Art

Graduate Teaching Intern – Moving Image I

Independently taught and assigned coursework for two classes about graphic design for filmmaking; assisted in setup of lighting and audio equipment, answered student questions, and learned about film theories, techniques, and history

August 2017 -

University Of Texas Health Science Center, Houston

Research Assistant

-Assist with the editing and production of surgical textbooks and journal publication in the fields of surgical robotics
-Created, proposed, and implemented visual identity for startup surgical robotics companies XCath and ColubrisMX
-Collect data on surgical robotics innovations and contribute to two cutting-edge research projects involving microsurgical technologies
-Present scientific data to peers and create proposals for high-profile investors
-Build business plans and analyze microsurgical robot markets
June 2016 - June 2017 Houston, Texas, United States

Rice University Jones Business School

Marketing & Social Media Strategist

-Exercised creative strategies to launch a non-fiction business/social science book, Stretch, written by a Rice University professor and published by HarperCollins
-Created print media and content for multiple social media platforms, including Twitter and Facebook
-Learned about marketing techniques and worked with a small group of peers to implement them via social media campaigns
September 2016 - June 2017 Texas, United States


Maryland Institute College Of Art (MICA)

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Graphic Design

August 2017 - Baltimore, Maryland, United States

Rice University

B.A. Kinesiology

Minor: Ecology & Evolutionary Biology

Additional Coursework: Non-Degree Seeking Student, Spring 2017
Art & Environment: Making Alongside Coral Reefs
2016 Texas, United States


Adobe Creative Suite, Lettering, Letterpress, Microsoft Office, Photography, Photography, Research, Screenprinting, Writing,