Rachel Dixon

2015 MFA Design for Social Innovation Candidate | SVA

New York, NY, USA
I believe there is a distinct opportunity to instigate positive and sustainable social change through the power of design.

Work Experience

American Printing Company

Assistant Production Designer

Responsible for assisting in the design and production process of promotional materials
September 2012 - August 2013 Birmingham, Alabama, United States

Alabama Food Bank Association

Freelance Website Designer

• Redesigned existing website
• Utilized Wordpress
• Generated copy for site
May 2012 - Birmingham, Alabama, United States

Bay Area Food Bank

External Relations Coordinator

• Managed and designed all printed promotional materials
• Edited and designed bi-monthly newsletter
• Responsible for print purchasing and distribution
October 2011 - April 2012 Mobile, Alabama, United States

Bay Area Food Bank

AmeriCorps VISTA; Community Outreach Advocate

• Designed printed media for outreach efforts and food bank fundraising events
• Collaborated on fundraising efforts through grant writing and event planning
• Conducted applicant pre-screening for food stamp benefits eligibility
October 2010 - October 2011 Mobile, Alabama, United States

Periwinkle Press

Freelance Graphic Designer

• Created exclusive fashion-inspired line of social stationery
• Executed designs using illustration and Adobe CS®
• Represented company at AmericasMart, Atlanta
May 2010 - July 2012 Birmingham, Alabama, United States

Perry Ellis International

Design Intern

• Assisted head fashion designer of Callaway Golf
• Involved with research and development for fall 2010 line
• Attended trend casting presentations
June 2009 - August 2009 Miami, Florida, United States


School Of Visual Arts

MFA Design for Social Innovation

September 2013 - Present New York, New York, United States

Parsons The New School For Design

Summer Intensive Graphic Design II

July 2012 - July 2012 New York, New York, United States

University Of Alabama

BS in Apparel and Textile Design

August 2006 - May 2010 Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States


Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Apogee Prepress, Drawing And Illustration, Facebook, Microsoft Office, Twitter, WordPress,