Grace Cole

Illustration & Design

Charleston, SC, USA
Gracie Cole attended College for Creative Studies in Detroit, MI where she earned her Bachelors of Fine Arts degree focusing in illustration and character design. Gracie has experience in professional design from working with the children's company, Roxo. She also has several published freelance illustration works.

Work Experience

Freelance Illustrator

Illustrator, Character Designer, Visual Designer

May 2011 - Present



• Creating characters and backgrounds to fit animation style.
• Designing props and color boards for animation.
• Brainstorming and problem-solving design choices as part of a team to maximize efficiency.
June 2017 - January 2018 San Francisco, California, United States

Roxo, LLC

Lead Graphic Designer

I design catalogs, brochures, and layout marketing plans to effectively illustrate the companies marketing strategy and display our product. I am abundantly experienced with creating hangtags, PDQ graphics, web sliders, logos, and planograms. Using a combination of programs such as Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign I create exciting banners for product displays that will attract target audiences. I have trained newly hired designers and directed the majority of ROXOs visual projects. Aside from the close nit team at ROXO, I work closely with representatives from Disney, Marvel, Nickelodeon, Cartoonetwork, and some others to create quality products to exceed their high standards. Being the manager of the Disney account for ROXO, I demand quality, creativity, and consistency in every design that is submitted.
November 2011 - February 2017


College For Creative Studies

Bachelors of Fine Arts

My focus was Illustration and my curiosity was graphic design. With my art, I try to merge what I have learned to create an exciting and bold concept that shows great composition and design.
September 2008 - May 2011 Detroit, Michigan, United States

Saginaw Valley State University

I Studied graphic design, 3D design, and print making, but never satisfied with the level of the artistic skills, I transferred to College for Creative Studies.
September 2004 - May 2008 Saginaw, Michigan, United States


Adobe Flash, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Advertising, Animation, Apps, Books, Branding, Characterdesign, ChildrensBooks, Comic, Digital Photography, Drafting, Drawing, Games, Graphic Design, Illustration, Kids, Layout, Maya Autodesk, Monsters, Oil Paint, Photo Manipulation, Photo Retouch, Props, Sketch, Sketch, Story, Story Boarding, Typography, Videogames , VisDev, Visualdevelopment,