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Laura Beckman

Freelance Illustrator & Graphic Designer

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Location:Blue Bell, Pennsylvania, United States
Phone: 6103311762
Website: http://laurabeckman.com
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/laurabeckman
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EDUCATION & AWARDS:

Washington University in Saint Louis
Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts Class of 2012
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Communication Design
Conway Proetz Art Merit Scholar National Merit Scholar

EXPERIENCE:

Olin Business School (September 2012 - present)

As Junior Designer, I assist in the creation of marketing collateral for Washington University’s business school. I produce promotional posters, sell sheets, web banners, email headers, Powerpoint presentations, and booklets. I strive to inject variety into my designs while maintaining the traditional look and feel consistent with the school’s brand.

Kingdom House (May - September 2012)

Worked as Graphic Design Assistant at a nonprofit social services organization based in St. Louis. I was responsible for creating informative publicity materials for donors and volunteers, including monthly newsletters, posters, signage, and thank-you cards. I maintained a blog to document Kingdom House events and discuss relevant social issues.

Tikkun Magazine (May - September 2011)

Interned for a Jewish magazine based in Berkeley, California. Tikkun is a progressive, interfaith publication with over 15,000 subscribers. I produced fifteen original illustrations, curated imagery, and proofed articles. I interviewed artists with an interest in social justice or spirituality and wrote blog articles spotlighting their work.

Bruno David Gallery (January - September 2010)

Interned for a contemporary art gallery based in St. Louis’ Grand Center Arts District.
Interviewed artists, wrote catalogue articles spotlighting their current work, updated website, designed mailings, composed press releases, and helped set up exhibitions.

Political Review (September 2010 - May 2012)

Illustrated for the Political Review, a bimonthly campus magazine. Produced full-color
cover artwork and interior editorial illustrations. Assisted with design and layout.

WUSlam Performance Crew (January 2010 - may 2012)

Executive member of WU-Slam, Washington University’s Premier Slam Poetry Team. As
a leader of the publicity team, I designed fliers, chapbooks, and programs.

Skills:
Advanced in Photoshop, InDesign, & Illustrator. Proficient in AfterEffects, Powerpoint, & Excel. Highly skilled in traditional media such as acrylic painting, charcoal, conte crayon, india ink, gouache, linocut, & watercolor.
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