LAUREN CASSIDY
SUMMARY

A resourceful and adaptable one-woman-band capable of both taking the lead and filling gaps across graphic design, illustration, animation, and photography.

SKILLS

HIGH PROFICIENCY Adobe CC (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, After Effects, Audition, Premiere Pro), Final Cut Pro, MailChimp, WordPress, 3D software (Maya, ZBrush, Modo)

WORKING PROFICIENCY Adobe Animate, Sketch, HTML, CSS, and some PHP.

EDUCATION

2007-2010 ACADEMY OF ART UNIVERSITY
Majored in organic 3D modeling but also studied stopmotion, visual effects, matte painting, and traditional drawing.

EXPERIENCE

2017-PRESENT KAHOOT!
Senior Graphic Designer – Marketing team (contractor)
— Illustration
— Document layout & design
— Presentations
— Animation, motion graphics & video production
— C-level materials
— Merchandise design
— Booths, flyers & other print collateral
— Brand identity guidelines

2016-2018 METROPOLITAN CLUB
Communications Designer (contractor)
— Monthly 8-spread newsletter design & layout
— Email campaigns & newsletters
— Event flyers
— Display collateral
— Event, food & building photography

2013-2018 WATER WORLD SWIM
Web Director (contractor)
— Website overhaul and coding
— Rebranding
— Email campaigns & newsletters
— Videography & photography
— Copywriting
— Database management
— Print assets

2013-2015 ZEPHYR REAL ESTATE
Photographer (contractor)
— Property photographer

2010-2015 OPERA SOFTWARE & OPERA MEDIAWORKS
Illustrator & graphic designer (contractor)
— Illustration & web comics
— Digital marketing assets
— Presentations
— Infographics
— Whitepapers & reports

2012-2014 SPARK COLLABORATIVE (agency)
Graphic designer (contractor)
— Print assets, brand identity, digital marketing assets, and web design

2012-2013 DEKKER PHOTOGRAPHY
Studio Manager & Photographer
— Boudoir, family, pets, and newborns photographer
— Retouching images
— Proof selection and sales
— Reception & operations
— Managed SF location

2012 PRESENT CREATIVE
3D modeler (contractor)
— Asset creation including models, renders, and geo clean up for Partyville, The Ville, and Project Blue (Zynga).

2011 DURGA DIGITAL/RED GIANT
3D modeler/rigger (contractor)
— Blendshape modeler & facial expression tester on “Them Greeks…!”, an animated short film.

2009-2012 BEDRICK STUDIOS
Freelance Artist (contractor)
— Animation & compositing
— Asset creation for mobile games
— Film editing
— Character and creature concept design

RECOGNITION

2014 “COMPOSITIONS”
Blankspace Gallery, Oslo
7 pieces of photography on display.

2013 “CIVILIZATION”
Blankspace Gallery, Oslo
7 pieces of photography on display.

2013 “INTERVENING DREAMS”
Lower Branch Gallery, San Francisco
12 pieces of photography on display.

2012 RAW ARTISTS SEMIFINALS
1018 Folsom, San Francisco
Photographer of the year semifinalist.

2012 “MIXOLOGY” RAW ARTISTS
1018 Folsom, San Francisco
20+ pieces of photography on display.

2012 “MENAGERIE” RAW ARTISTS
1018 Folsom, San Francisco
20+ pieces of photography on display.

2009 “4 GENERACE”
Manes Gallery, Prague
10 pieces of photography on display.

2007, 2008 WINTER SHOW
Academy of Art University
3 ink & 1 charcoal piece displayed.