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Jenny Acosta

Brooklyn, NY, USA

Work Experience

Museum Of Food And Drink

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.
August 2014 - Present New York, New York, United States

Union Square Events

Freelance Graphic Designer

• Re-designed signage and menus for Blue Smoke, Box Frites, El Verano Taqueria, The Post, and Cantina using brand guidelines at Citifield, Saratoga Race Course, and Nationals sport stadiums
• Collaborated with Marketing Manager for re-brand launch of The Post at Saratoga Race Course
• Prepare print-ready artwork files artwork of stanchions, glass clings, hood covers, soda clings, and queue signage
• Designed unique vector icons for Box Frites restuarant menu
February 2015 - Present New York, New York, United States

Sir Kensington's

Freelance Graphic Designer

• Planned and produced “Fries of New York", showcasing 85+ iconic NYC restaurants and celebrating the historical/cultural impact of the french fry.
• Worked directly with co-founders, Mother New York, Serious Business PR, and The Guild to organize all ”Fries of New York” logistics.
• Assisted in gathering notable attendees and tracking ongoing press features post-event
• Coordinated 85+ local restaurants to participate and attend and advertise “Fries of New York”
• Collaborated with Community Manager and CMO to produce creative social media on Sir Kensington’s Instagram
• 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, chefs and food publications
• Created Hi-profile designs, corporate communications, advertisements, product renderings, recipe cards, coupons, trade show graphics
• 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
September 2014 - Present New York, New York, United States

Weight Watchers

Freelance Social Content Designer

• Created original gifs and illustrations for brand debut on Tumblr; produced Tumblr creative in connection to Food 52, Refinery 29, and Pop Sugar sponsored partner content.
• Produced “Lose 10lbs on us” Campaign creative for Facebook
• Launched Meeting Room Reminders series with original food/prop styled photoshoots for Weight Watchers Facebook.
• Launched a content refresh strategy with 150+ new pins 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 influencers.
August 2014 - May 2015 New York, New York, United States

Tattly

Events & Operations Assistant

• 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.
December 2011 - Present Brooklyn, New York, United States

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"
August 2013 - May 2014 Baltimore, Maryland, United States

Brooklyn Industries

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.
June 2013 - August 2013 Brooklyn, New York, United States

Flat Vernacular

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.
May 2013 - August 2013 Brooklyn, New York, United States

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"
2011 - 2014 Baltimore, Maryland, United States

Emilie Shapiro Studio LLC

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.
- August 2012 Williamsburg, New York, United States

Solomon F. Guggenheim Museum

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.
- June 2011 New York, New York, United States

Dumbo Arts Center

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.
- October 2009 Brooklyn, New York, United States

Education

Maryland Institute College Of Art (MICA)

B.F.A - Interdisciplinary Sculpture

August 2010 - May 2014 Baltimore, Maryland, United States

Korean National University For Arts

MICA Summer Abroad Program

June 2012 - July 2012 Seoul, Korea, South

Cooper Union School Of Art

Outreach Program

2007 - 2009 New York, United States

Fiorello LaGuardia Arts For Music & Art & Performing Arts

Visual Art

September 2006 - June 2010 New York, United States

Skills

Watercolor, 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,

Group Exhibitions & Awards

2015: "Food Pun Feast" illustrations featured in:
-iGNANT.de
-Design Taxi
-Adobe twitter
-Homegrown India
-India Times

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 The Runcible Spoon "The Internet Issue" | Summer 2015
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