Dominique Simmonds

Graphic Designer

Simplicity is key and I do approve that message. In a nutshell, I am an eclectic weirdo that keeps you smiling with a smile and beautiful design. I'm a frantic worker. Sometimes haste does not make waste with the mind of a mad hatter, but passion and perfection is the best real life fantasy. I am a recent grad that would wholeheartedly love to learn more and design more in this ever-changing creative world that we live in. I love to think outside of the box, but I am not claustrophobic either. Hope to cross paths creatively soon! Credentials Below:

EDUCATION
Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester NY
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design, May 2011
Italian Language Minor & Communication and Culture Studies

ASSOCIATED ARTISTRY
/ / / / Creative Skills / / / / /
Print/Web Design • Brand Identity • Digital Illustration • Photography

/ / / / Technical Skills / / / /
Wireframing • Page Layout • Typography • Brainstorming

/ / / / Studio Skills / / / / / / /
Photo Editing • Print Production • Book Binding • Sketching

/ / / / Leadership / / / / / / / /
Task Management • Team Development • Small Group.Communication

WORK EXPERIENCE
/ / / Freelance: Rochester, NY >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 04.08 - Present
Client Consultation, Print/Web/Ad Design,
Brand Identity, Photography, & Contract Drafting

/ / / Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT): Rochester, NY >>>> 09.12 - 03.2013
University News/Publications: Freelance Graphic Designer:
Print Design, Marketing, Branding, Concepts & Brainstorming, Branding

/ / / RIT See Your Future Experience (SYFE Program) >>>>>>>>> 01.12 - 03.2013
Logistics Coordinator/Graphic Designer:
Brand Identity, Copy Writing, Merchandise/Collateral Design, Form Creation, Clerical Lead, Scheduling, Hiring, Advising

/ / / RIT Print/Postal HUB: Print Specialist >>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 02.08 - 05.2011
Print Management, Customer Service, Designing, Cash Handling

/ / / Island Fresh Cuisine: Rochester, NY >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 10.08 - 11.2010
Lead Designer/Event Coordinator: Brand Identity, Design Collateral,
Non-Traditional Design, Copy Writing & Marketing

/ / / Columbus Village Accommodation: Genova, Italy >>>>>>>> 10.08 - 11.2010
Graphic Design Intern: Re-branding of Corporate Identity

VOLUNTEER WORK
/ / / Cultural Exploration Organizations >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 2007 - Present
President, Student Advisor: Lead Groups of Individual to
Major Collaborative Cultural Events, Grant Writing,
Financial Funding, & Cultural Awareness Amongst Masses

/ / / American Diabetes Association: Tour de Cure >>>>>>>>>> 2006 - Present
Lead Groups of Individual to Major Collaborative
Cultural Events, Grant Writing, Financial Funding,
& Cultural Awareness Amongst Masses

/ / / WITR Radio Station: Disc Jockey >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 2006 - 2012
Radio Personality for Three Live Specialty Shows, Online User Experience

INTERESTS
Traveling • Culture • Music • Arts & Crafts • Disc Jockey • HTML/CSS • Nature Walks • Fitness • Cycling • Tennis • Swimming • Italian Dialog • Networking • Fundraising • Film • New Experiences • Youth Enrichment • Foodie • Sporting Events • Concerts • Dancing

Specialties

Print Design Brand Identity Logo Design Book Design Arts & Crafts Editorial Design Web Design Book Binding Invitations Print Management Disc Jockey Copywriting

Skills

Adobe Illustrator Adobe Photoshop Adobe Lightroom Adobe InDesign Adobe Flash Microsoft Office Quark XPress