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rettie@umich.edu


I’m a graphic designer with an affinity for sleuthing out clear solutions across various disciplines, with a focus on branding, digital design, and wayfinding. I merge an informed and curious perspective with a keen sense of detail to assess the big picture surrounding every problem.


Skills 



Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, Adobe XD, Premiere Pro, After Effects, InVision, HTML/CSS, Figma, Procreate, Notion, Mailchimp


Education



University of Michigan Stamps School of Art & Design

09.2018 - 04.2022 ︎Ann Arbor, MI  3.9 GPA
BFA with an emphasis in graphic design. James B. Angell Scholar. Irene Bychinsky Bendler Award in Design. Riggs Hoenecke Scholarship for Design.



Leadership



CMYK Design

09.2020 - Present︎University of Michigan
Marketing Chair and Internal Branding Committee Member.

Blueprint Literary Magazine

09.2019 - Present︎University of Michigan
Layout Chair and Social Media/Events Coordinator.


Experience



Data Visualization Designer | SmartAsset

09.2021- Present  ︎New York, NY
Collaborates with product and editorial design teams remotely to create graphics for data articles spotlighted in Forbes and The Independent. Strengthens and broadens elements of brand identity.

Multimedia Designer | MLTI NYC

06.2021- 08.2021  ︎New York, NY
Assisted creative director remotely with brand research, concept development, and pitch decks for digital campaigns, packaging, and retail display. Designed client work and internal print and digital materials.

Design Research Assistant | University of Michigan

05.2021- 07.2021  ︎Ann Arbor, MI
Developed logo for Creative Campus Voting Project through facilitating collaboration with project co-lead clients. Conducted focus groups and strategized design approaches to address tripping points for college voters in Michigan. Refined branding elements for Detroit Neighborhood Entrepreneurs Project minority-owned small business clients.

Digital Media Strategist | Whirlwind

07.2020 - 09.2020  ︎San Mateo, CA
Collaborated remotely with founder to conceptualize Chrome extension tool for ethics-based online shopping. Provided user feedback on wireframes and prototypes. Developed strategies for digital brand presence and content creation.

Design Intern | Know Advertising

05.2019 - 08.2019  ︎Royal Oak, MI
Collaborated with account intern and creative department to develop internal social media campaigns. Independently produced digital and print materials for local small businesses and branding for sponsored nonprofit event.


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rettie@umich.edu