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

SENIOR GRAPHIC DESIGNER | Colliers International
May 2017 – Present

Work closely with national directors and operate on the US National Marketing team. Provide leadership and high-level operational, administrative and marketing support for property service lines and specialized practice groups across North America. Manage and source vendors, design and produce internal + external facing newsletters, marketing collateral, keynote presentations, conference branding, web content, and more.

DESIGN COMMUNITY ADVISOR | Visible
March 2018 – Present

2018 Advisory Committee for Visible, a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing equitable access to the work of the creative industry.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS: PROGRAMMING DIRECTOR & INCOMING VICE PRESIDENT | AIGA Portland
July 2015 – Present

Lead, project manage and facilitate various event series throughout the year on both small and large-scale budget. Collaborate and partner with artists, agencies and organizations. Creatively direct and inspire work that is driven towards uniting, educating and advancing the design community.

Produce and facilitate an average of 25 events per year for the chapter, which include: Design Week Portland, Career Tools, dMob (Design Mob), and many more.

DESIGNER (CONTRACT) | OPUS Events Agency
August 2016 – May 2017

Collaborated with creative team to execute web designs and experiences, infographics, presentations, interactive installations, and variety of print collateral.

Clients include: Dell EMC, Airbnb, Daimler, Nutanix, Symantec and Lucidworks among many others.

GLOBAL BRAND DESIGNER (CONTRACT) | Adidas
February 2016 – June 2016

Designed and laid out graphics for various categories in Adidas Global Brand Design. Built campaign toolkits for digital, retail and environmental branding.

Categories include: womens, basketball, running and training.

FREELANCE DESIGNER | Big-Giant
July 2015 – October 2015

Environmental production design for Nike. Executed material & type studies, built presentation decks and finalized mechanical files for 3rd party fabricators.

FREELANCE DESIGNER | Swift Agency
June 2015 – July 2015

Created infographics for Google’s social media outlets, such as: Twitter, Google+ and Facebook. As part of Google’s Twitter campaign, designed graphics and animations for the latest trends in coordination with updates during the 2015 Women’s World Cup.

FREELANCE INTERACTIVE DESIGNER | Downstream
August 2014 – April 2015

Designed graphics and visual assets for experiential user displays housed in the Energy Center, ExxonMobil’s new training facility in Houston, TX. Provided art direction for video and animation design. Built styleguide for CMS.

TEACHING ASSISTANT FOR 2D DESIGN | Syracuse University
January 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.

SHOP TECHNICIAN | Design Works
September 2013 – May 2014

Worked in the fabrication lab of Syracuse University’s Department of Design. Monitored and maintained the wood shop, metal shop and plastics facilities, as well as set up files to run for CNC and laser cutting.

CREATIVE INTERN | Hasbro
May 2013 – August 2013

As part of the instructional design team, I assisted with creating graphic layouts for brands such as: Playdoh, Angry Birds, Easy-Bake, Playskool, Nerf, Beyblade, Draw Something and Transformers. In addition I was a part of the ideation and research process of new toy products. I worked in both the Hasbro corporate headquarters in Pawtucket, RI and in the Providence office.
 

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