Showcase & Discover Creative Work

Jenny Acosta

Experience
New York, NY, USA
Aug 2014Present
Social Media Assistant - Instagram
• Creates custom content for MOFAD's Instagram account (@MOFAD)
• Coordinates collaboration between MOFAD and culinary influencers.
• Hands-on assistant during pop-up exhibitions around New York City (ex. The Cereal Puffing Gun at The NY Makerfaire)
• Gains awareness of the museum's mission and interactive involvement with NYC to the public.
New York, NY, USA
Sep 2014Present
Freelance Graphic Designer
• Assisted planning and production of “Fries of New York: An Uncommon Exhibit", showcasing 85+ iconic NYC restaurants and celebrating the historical/cultural impact of the french fry.
• Worked directly with co-founders to organize all event logistics.
• Designed visual material for overall brand visibility (ex. recipe cards, tear sheets, ad banners, etc.)
• Coordinated 85+ local restaurants to participate and attend
• Assisted in gaining 100+ press features and 700+ social media features (The New Yorker, Mashable, CoolHunting, Sinovision, @bonappetitmag, and more)
• Improved brand awareness and fostered lasting partnerships with restaurants and chefs
New York, NY, USA
Aug 2014Present
Weight Watchers
Freelance Social Content Designer
• Created original gifs and illustrations for Tumblr #BiteIntoLife campaign.
• Introduced a content refresh strategy for Weight Watchers brand on Pinterest.
• Collaborated with Wieden+Kennedy, Big Fuel, and Horizon Media to monitor and organize social media response via Sprinklr during Weight Watchers' first-ever SuperBowl XLIX commercial spot.
• Worked directly with Associate Manager of Social Media and Crowdtap to design and curate a unique offline activation of SuperBowl party Kits for 200 Weight Watchers influencers to host in their homes.
• Produced creative for Weight Watcher's Tumblr in connection to Food 52, Refinery 29, and Pop Sugar sponsored partner content.
• Worked directly with Director of Social Media to manage daily content schedule and partner content
Baltimore, MD, USA
Aug 2013May 2014
Maryland Institute College of Art
Student Activities | Program Manager
• Responsible for planning, implementing, and marketing enriching programs for the college campus community
• Designed all promotional print and web material for programs hosted
• Led marketing and social media for Student programs
• Gained awareness of opportunities in Baltimore City for students to explore beyond campus
• Orientation Leader for first-year students throughout the year
• Directed "Chinese New Year Celebration" and "Junk Foodie" programs, winners of of MICA's "Student Program of the Year 2013-14"
Brooklyn, NY, USA
Jun 2013Aug 2013
Graphics & Apparel Design Intern
• Researched colorways and trends for SS14 line
• Created tech packs and trend boards for SS14 line
• Designed four new t-shirt graphics for SS14 collection
• Designed print material for in-store sales and special events
• Designed web banners and web advertising for e-commerce
• Retouched lookbook photos for seasonal website campaign
• Assisted with colorways for knits, graphic tees, and polos
• Assisted in conceptualizing/installing store window displays.
Brooklyn, NY, USA
May 2013Aug 2013
MultiDisciplinary Intern
- Assistant in installation, publicity, & retail of summer
“Pattern Pop-Up” shop in South St. Seaport
- Assistant in wallpaper design/screen-printing, sampling,
& social media presence.
Brooklyn, NY, USA
Dec 2011Jan 2014
Fulfillment Intern, Model, & Tattly Hacker
• Tattly representative at custom and featured NYC events.
• Responsible for fulfillment of wholesale & individual packaging of orders.
• Creator of “Tattly Hacks,” a personal project building new Tattlys with parts of pre-existing Tattlys.
Baltimore, MD, USA
20112014
Jonathan Latiano, Rachel Beach
Artist's Assistant
- Assistant in the fabrication & promotion of various site-specific
installations and sculpture.
Jonathan Latiano : “Points of Contention”, “Compacting Factors”, "Flight of the Baiji"
Rachel Beach : "Long Standing"
Williamsburg, NY, USA
JunAug 2012
Jewelry Design & Photography Intern
- Completed metalsmithing tasks & refined bench skills for one-of-a-kind jewelry
- Organized inventory and packaged orders for large-scale sales such as Fab.com flash sale.
- Photographed various products for online website.
New York, NY, USA
MayJun 2011
Stillspotting NYC Exhibition Artistic Therapist
- Artistic therapist for exhibit attendee "patients" at artist Pedro Reyes' "Sanatorium" exhibit during “Stillspotting NYC,” a two-year multidisciplinary project that takes the museum’s Architecture & Urban Studies programming into the five boroughs.
Brooklyn, NY, USA
JunOct 2009
Intern, Exhibiting Artist & Festival Tourguide
- Created awareness of the local arts through hosting walking tours during Dumbo’s yearly Arts festival.
- Exhibited an installation “Cloud 9” during the Dumbo Art Under the Bridge Festival 2009.
Education
Baltimore, MD, USA
Aug 2010May 2014
B.F.A - Interdisciplinary Sculpture
Seoul, Korea, South
Jun 2012Jul 2012
MICA Summer Abroad Program
NY, USA
Sep 2006Jun 2010
Fiorello LaGuardia Arts for Music & Art & Performing Arts
Visual Art
NY, USA
20072009
Skills
 
Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Indesign, Adobe Photoshop, Basic Html, Basic Woodshop Tools, Bench Skills (Jewelry), Ceramics (Wheel-Throwing & Hand Building), Cooking, Creative Problem Solving, Digital Textile Printing, Drawing, Food Illustration, Illustration, Letterpress (typesetting & Photopolymer), Printmaking (Silkscreen), Public Event Programming, Repeat Pattern Making, Sewing Machine Work, Social Media Networking, Watercolor
Group Exhibitions & Awards
Winner of MICA Student Program of the Year 2013-14
- "Junk Foodie" | http://cargocollective.com/jenny-events/Junk-Foodie
- "MICA Chinese New Year Celebration" | http://cargocollective.com/jenny-events/Chinese-New-Year-Celebration-2014

Featured Artist in The Runcible Spoon "The Bland Issue" | April 2014
Featured Artist in Ingredient Club Food Zine | April 2014

Bowtie Textile Designer for MICA's President Fred Lazarus Legacy Celebration

1st Runner-Up Winner Brooklyn Industries Community T-shirt Contest
-- Men's design : http://bit.ly/1aaKhjs
-- Women's design : http://bit.ly/19A8rmB | May 2013

Featured on Behance Student Show | 2012
Featured on MICA Behance Portfolios | 2013
Dean’s List | 2010 – 2014 (all semesters)
Bank of America J. Martin Scholarship & Fanny B. Thalheimer Scholarship | ‘10 –‘14

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2014 : Maryland Institute College of Art Senior Commencement Exhibition | May
2014 : Maker's Dozen Pop-Up Shop @ Artifact Coffee | Baltimore, MD, April
2014 : Baltimore Flea, Featured Artists - Maker's Dozen | Baltimore, MD, April
2014 : Publications & Multiples Fair | D Center, Baltimore, MD, March
2013 : Casual Friday | Middendorf Gallery, Baltimore, MD, October
2013 : Worldy Wise | Brown Center Gallery 3, Baltimore, MD, February
2012 : Cloth of Action | Middendorf Gallery, Baltimore, MD, September
2012 : Mixed Company | Gallery 175, Seoul, South Korea, July
2011 : Introduction to Sculpture Department Exhibition | Maryland Institute College of Art / Middendorf Gallery, Baltimore, MD, December
2011 : Foundation Exhibition | Maryland Institute College of Art / Pinkard Gallery, August - September
2011 : Art13 Exhibition + Art Auction | Lombard Fried Projects, New York, NY, June
2011 : CONNECTIONS | Fox Building Gallery, April
2010 : AP Drawing II & Painting II Show | Maryland Institute College of Art / Fox Building Gallery, November
2010 : "Identity" Exhibition | Rosenberg Gallery, Baltimore, MD, October
2010 : Senior Art Show #5: "Plead the Fifth" | Fiorello H. LaGuardia H.S. Gallery, New York, NY, May - June
2009 : Dumbo Art Under the Bridge Festival | Brooklyn, NY, September