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Sandra Connors

Freelance Graphic Designer

Chesapeake, VA, USA
I am a proud alumna of the graphic design program at Old Dominion University, where I graduated in 2015 with honors and earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. My personal website is www.sandraconnors.com - it features a complete profile of my skills gained from ODU's program. Additionally, I have two Associate Degrees from Tidewater Community College; one in Graphic Design and the second in Studio Arts.

During my study at ODU, I won three Student Addy awards in Hampton Roads: a Gold award in 2015, which also won Silver at the district level; and a Silver in 2014. I was also invited to participate in the 2014 ODU Undergraduate Research Symposium, where my work was featured. Also, I was awarded the Robert McCullough Endowed Prize in Graphic Design in 2015, given to the outstanding student in the program. In 2012, I was twice a presenter at TCC's graphic design program at the invitation of the portfolio class professor.

I'm proud of my Peruvian heritage and speak English and Spanish fluently.

Work Experience

Amerigroup

External Communications Graphic Design Intern

Design of corporate collateral for use in annual reports, promo materials, briefs, posters, fliers
September 2012 - December 2012 Virginia, United States

Chrysler Museum Of Art

Graphic Design Intern

Design of ads, posters, banner ads, exhibition guides, flyers, slides, postcards, and brochures
September 2011 - January 2012 Virginia, United States

Various Clients

Freelance Graphic Designer

Design of product logos, newsletters, identity systems, hangtag collateral, print collateral, promotional material

Clients include Elizabeth River Project, Virginia Toy & Novelty Company, Wolfe Design Studio, Cristo Salvador School, Las Gaviotas Garden Club, Jessica Sorogastua
September 2011 - Present

Education

Old Dominion University

BFA, Graphic Design

Magna Cum Laude, 3.76 GPA
January 2013 - May 2015 Virginia, United States

Tidewater Community College

AAS, Studio Arts

August 2011 - May 2013 Portsmouth, Virginia, United States

Tidewater Community College

AAS, Graphic Design

- 3.86 Grade Point Average, with Summa Cum Laude distinction
- Named to President’s Honor Roll three consecutive semesters
- Member of Phi Theta Kappa honor society
August 2009 - May 2011 Portsmouth, Virginia, United States

Languages

English (Fluent),
Spanish (Native),

Awards

Phi Theta Kappa

Accepted into PTK Honor Society

2011

Tau Sigma

Accepted into Tau Sigma Honor Society

2015

Phi Kappa Phi

Accepted into Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society

2015

American Advertising Federation (AAF) - ADDY Awards

Student Silver Addy - Hampton Roads Region

2014

American Advertising Federation (AAF) - ADDY Awards

Student Gold Addy - Hampton Roads Region

2015

American Advertising Federation (AAF) - ADDY Awards

Student Silver Addy - District

2015

Old Dominion University

Robert McCullough Prize for Graphic Design

2015

Skills

Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Conceptualization, Layout, Adobe Illustrator, Color Theory, Grids, Mac, Microsoft Office, PC, Typography,