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Virginia Patterson

Graphic Designer & Illustrator

Delray Beach, FL, USA
Graphic designer with an interest in branding, publication design, and illustration.
Work Experience
Boca Raton, FL, USA
Mar 2015Present
Art Director
USA
Jul 2014Mar 2015
Graphic Design Consultant
Design support for the New Leaders in-house marketing and design team. Responsible for updating creative assets, designing policy papers and publications, program and development materials, presentations, social media graphics, and various creative assets ranging from one-pagers to data maps and illustrations.
Delray Beach, FL, USA
2011Present
Freelance Graphic Designer
Identity and branding, illustration, annual reports and publications, development materials, print campaigns, presentations and websites // Experience working with small businesses and local, national, and international non-profits as project lead or in collaboration with in-house marketing and design teams.
USA
2012Present
Co-founder and Creative
Co-founder, designer, and illustrator at Somos Hermanos Press, an independent bilingual publishing house and sister-run business. Responsible for Somos Hermanos Press identity and brand collateral, design and development of website and social media graphics, and illustration of first published title (May 2014), a bilingual children's book about animal sounds.
Baton Rouge, LA, USA
Jun 2013Aug 2014
Louisiana State University
Graphic Designer, Office of First Year Experience
Designed print and digital marketing and communications materials for the LSU Office of First Year Experience. Responsible for managing existing creative assets and designing new program campaign graphics, print ads, 2013 annual report, development materials and presentations, and social media and web graphics; assisted with Division website redesign.
Auburn, AL, USA
Jan 2012May 2013
Auburn University Center for the Arts & Humanities
Freelance Graphic Designer
Designed and illustrated for several university departments and programs, including The Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for Arts and Humanities, The International Hunger Institute, and The Community Writing Center. Responsible for program branding, event marketing materials, and illustrations for a campaign video.
USA
Sep 2011Dec 2011
UN World Food Programme
Graphic Design Consultant
Design support for the WFP Headquarters IT Division. Creative lead for internal print publication and brochure. Responsible for the entire creative process, assisting with content development and editing, and maintaining the WFP brand standards across materials.
Auburn, AL, USA
May 2011Aug 2011
Weichert, Realtors
Marketing Assistant
Marketing and design for realty agency in partnership with a new home developer. Responsible for designing all marketing and communications materials for new residential development, including spec catalog for subdivision floorpans, direct mailers, invitations, and print and web ads; additionally, responsible for managing new home online listings and coordinating home photography.
Rome, Italy
Jan 2011May 2011
UN World Food Programme
Graphic Design Intern
Intern in the WFP External Communications Division. Responsible for desiging program identities and various creative assets for WFP Youth Outreach, templates for university partners, ads for internal WeFeedBack campaign, and assisting with content development and editing. Reported to the Youth Outreach Coordinator and provided support to the internal marketing and design team.
Education
Baton Rouge, LA, USA
Aug 2013Jul 2014
Louisiana State University
Master of Fine Arts Candidate, Graphic Design
Auburn, AL, USA
Aug 2007May 2013
Auburn University
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Graphic Design
Languages
 
English (Native), Spanish (Conversational)
Skills
 
Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Indesign, Adobe Photoshop, CSS, HTML, Illustration, Lettering, WordPress
Awards
2013
CMYK magazine
Top 100 New Creatives
2013
Auburn University College of Architecture, Design, and Construction
James P. Regan Scholarship
2013
Auburn University Department of Graphic Design
A Commendation Award
Publications
Logos published in LogoLounge Volume 7 (2012) and Volume 8 (2014)
Featured in CMYK Magazine, Issue #55, Top 100 New Creatives