MONICA MO

PH 503.935.1802
EMAIL  monicaymo@gmail.com

A calculated risk-taker and passionate creative with strengths in: art direction, branding, project management, event production, marketing and visual storytelling. Currently seeking role in art direction or senior-level design opportunities.

Interests include: outdoor lifestyle, illustration, video production, and community/social engagement.
 

EXPERIENCE

AIGA PORTLAND Vice President | Jul 2018–Present
Executive level operations for the Portland American Institute of Graphic Arts, a volunteer-run non-profit. Manage board of directors and committee chairs. Lead strategic planning to celebrate and engage with the local design community.

OPUS EVENTS AGENCY Designer (Freelance) | Aug 2016–Present
Work with agency creative team to design digital assets, experiential branding, print collateral, and client presentations. Select clients include: Amazon Web Services, Daimler, Dell EMC, Lucidworks, Nutanix, Salesforce, and Symantec.

DOWNSTREAM UI Designer (Freelance) | Aug 2014–Apr 2015, Sep 2018–Oct 2018
Worked with agency creative and content teams during concept and design phases for various projects. Deliverables produced included brand extension, experiential graphics, wayfinding, user-interface, animation graphics, video, and client presentations. Clients included: ExxonMobil, Google, and Hitachi.

COLLIERS INTERNATIONAL Sr. Graphic Designer | May 2017–Jun 2018
Worked in-house, on the U.S. National Marketing team. Had ownership and maintained the company’s internal and public-facing website, newsletters, marketing collateral, powerpoint presentations, conference branding, and more. Provided support for various groups across North America.

AIGA PORTLAND Programming Director | Jul 2015–Jun 2018
Led, project managed and facilitated various event series for the Portland American Institute of Graphic Arts, a volunteer-run non-profit. Collaborated and partnered with local artists, agencies and organizations. Produced an average of 25 events per year for the chapter, which included: Design Week Portland, Career Tools, dMob (Design Mob), and more.

ADIDAS Global Brand Designer (Freelance) | Feb 2016–Jun 2016
Worked with the in-house Global Brand Design team. Laid out detail-intensive and production-ready toolkits for seasonal campaigns. Worked with photo assets to produce graphics for e-comm, digital, retail and environmental spaces. Categories included: women’s, basketball, running, and training.

BIG-GIANT Designer (Freelance) | Jul 2015–Oct 2015
Worked with agency design team to provide design and production support on various projects for the client, Nike. Executed material and type studies, wayfinding, environmental graphics, presentation decks, and mechanical files for fabricators.

SWIFT Designer (Freelance) | Jun 2015–Jul 2015
Worked with agency design team to produce a social media campaign for the client, Google. Designed graphics and animations in coordination with trends and updates during the 2015 Women’s World Cup. Graphics appeared on Google’s social media channels such as: Twitter, Google+ and Facebook.

HASBRO Creative Intern | May 2013–Aug 2013
Worked in-house on the Instructional Design team. Contributed to ideation and research process of new toy product’s infographics. Designed layouts for print and packaging collateral. Worked with brands such as: Angry Birds, Nerf, Playdoh, Playskool, and Transformers.

DESIGN WORKS Shop Technician | Sep 2013–May 2014
Worked in the fabrication lab and woodshop of Syracuse University’s Department of Design. Monitored students and prepped files to run on CNC and laser cutting.

DELLAS GRAPHICS Design Intern | Jun 2012–Sep 2012
Created advertisements, pamphlets and brochures for client work. Assisted in off-set printing process and production.

SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY Teaching Assistant | Jan 2014–May 2014
Assisted students in the Two-Dimensional Creative Processes course. Led extensive critiques, helping students develop and hone techniques in various mediums. Conducted instructional workshops for Photoshop and Illustrator.
 

AFFILIATES & AWARDS

THE ADVENTURE CLUB | Stay Wild Magazine
One of five creative explorers casted to produce an editorial and video documentary

ISLANDS OF BRILLIANCE
Mentored a child with ASD and taught basic skills in Photoshop & Illustrator

SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY CHANCELLOR’S AWARD
2014 recipient for Public Engagement and Scholarship
 

PROFICIENCIES

Adobe Creative Suite | Art direction | Branding | Content strategy | Environmental design | Events management | Illustration | Infographics | Marketing | Project management | Storyboarding | Visual storytelling

 

EDUCATION

BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS
Syracuse University

GRAPHIC COMMUNICATIONS CTE
Onondaga-Cortland-Madison BOCES
 

REFERENCES*

*Available upon request