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Cortney Cassidy

Visual Designer

Oakland, CA, USA
Freelance Visual Designer and Internet-focused artist in Oakland, California. Previously Visual Designer for Yahoo and Dwell Magazine and currently Principle Organizer of CCOOLL, a creative consultancy of internet friends specializing in illustration, photography, art direction & design.

Work Experience


Visual Designer

Visual Design for the Publishing team focusing on building a more modern consumption experience, directly focusing on developing a network-wide color system and graphics/image system in collaboration with the Design Language team
September 2013 - September 2015 California, United States


Principle Organizer

CCOOLL is a collaborative project that has grown to be a more expansive creative collective of internet friends specializing in photography, illustration and design. Comprehensively focusing on design and creative direction, art direction, project planning, social media aka making more internet friends, paperwork, and emailing a lot of people.
January 2012 - Present Oakland, California, United States

Dwell Magazine


From 2012–2013 I worked as the editorial designer under the creative direction of Alejandro Chavetta. In addition to designing features, departments pages, and infographics for the monthly architecture publication, I helped develop content with the editors, write blog posts for, art direct illustrators, and work extensively on the magazine redesign.
January 2012 - July 2013 San Francisco, California, United States

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill

Graphic Designer

Consolidation and Defining Standards for Corporate Marketing Collateral
Technical Illustration and Infographics
Prep Technical Architectural Drawings for Book Publication
RFP/RFQ Responses and Portfolios
Department Publications
Brochures, Mailers, Handouts
Interoffice/Event Wayfinding
Digital Presentations/Powerpoints
March 2010 - December 2011 San Francisco, California, United States

Little Paper Planes

Brand Consultant

After interning for Little Paper Planes through design school, I continued to design and consult on the shop’s brand identity, most recently, their signage for their new shop space in San Francisco. Through the internship I helped produce many publications, artists monographs, art direct artists and illustrators, and shape the brand into an authority of the arts community.
July 2008 - November 2011 San Francisco, California, United States


The Art Institute Of California - San Francisco

Bachelors of science

Graphic Design
- 2009 San Francisco, California, United States