christinaschmanske


OBJECTIVE

Hello, my name is Christina! I am a communications problem solver with a penchant for web design & typography. I am hoping to obtain a position that will not only allow me to grow as a designer but will also assist the company in producing designs that are elegant & accessible.

EDUCATION

2009-2013
Savannah College of Art & Design
BFA, Graphic Design, 3.87

2005-2009
Harper Creek High School
Battle Creek, MI, 4.0

EXPERIENCE

2013
Desotorow, Inc., Savannah, GA
Graphic Design Intern / Desotorow Corps Member
Developing flyers, posters and other marketing materials for the monthly "First Friday Art March", an initiative that aims to strengthen the art community outside of the tourism-driven historic district of Savannah.

2010-2013
Plantation Carriage, Savannah, GA
Licensed Tour Guide
Educating tourists about the history of Savannah while driving a team of horses throughout the historic district.

2008-2013
Freelance Graphic Design/Photography
Designing and photographing for a huge range of events and services. Includes Brand Identity (CoDesign, August 2011), Publication Design and Photography (Harper Creek High School, 2008-2011).

2012
Silver Promotion Service - Collaborative Learning Center
Graphic Designer / Web Manager / Design Team Lead
Complete re-branding of the Silver Promotion Service. Designed a range of products including presentations, printed material, and social media newsletters. As Design Team Lead, managed and directed cross-functional teams to establish a consistent brand image throughout all dimensions of the company. Also conducted market research, developed advertising strategies, managed collaborative web space and presented final creation to stakeholders.

LEADERSHIP

Silver Promotion Service - Collaborative Learning Center
  • Web Manager
  • Design Team Lead
  • Student Government
  • Class President, ‘05-08
  • Executive President, ‘08-09
  • Harper Creek Honors Choir
  • Student-Elected President, ‘08-09
  • National Honors Society, ’07-09

    HONORS

    Savannah College of Art & Design
  • Dean’s List, ‘09-13
  • Academic Scholarship
  • Student Grant
  • Harper Creek High School
  • Valedictorian
  • BCCF Randolph Scholarship


  • PROFICIENCIES

  • Publication Design
  • Package Design
  • Web Design
  • Corporate Identity
  • Illustration
  • Infographic Design
  • Printmaking
  • Photography
  • Typography
  • Branding
  • Hand Lettering
  • Writing
  • SKILLS

  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • InDesign
  • Dreamweaver
  • HTML/CSS
  • Javascript
  • FontLab Studio
  • Microsoft Office