Rachel Mercer

About Me:

For some general work background (if that's what you're looking for) I double majored in Graphic Design and Interactive Media which essentially means that I'm a swiss army knife when it comes to the final application of my degree in the working world. I specialize in nothing in particular and can dabble in pretty much anything and everything tech, internet, or design-related. I can write press releases and command teams of people via e-mail, paper prototyping the UI of a site is merely second nature, and Illustrator knows no bounds with me -- the creative suite and printed matter are my specialties. I have worked with and helped organize various ROFLCon events, I worked briefly and designed for a startup called YawnLog, I've designed a quasi-popular children's game called Clueless Critters, can count Imperial Sugar as a client, and have three plus years of freelancing experience under my belt. I have had several full time internships which means that my ability to create a mock-up quickly may simply astound you, I also have an uncanny knack for working overtime. My dad often says that the jobs that I haven't accepted are more impressive than the ones that are actually on my resume. Some of these let-down companies include: Cartoon Network, Marvel Entertainment, Hill Holliday, and Sapient Nitro.

To find out a little more about me, and my design style - check out my creative inspiration blog!

<fontsize=+4>Education:</fontsize=+4>
VCU Brandcenter, Richmond VA [Expected 2012]

Creative Technology candidate for a Masters in Communication

Northeastern University, Boston MA [2010]

Dual Major candidate for a Bachelor of Science degree in Graphic Design and Multimedia Studies
QPA 3.49, Dean's Scholarship

Technical Skills: [CS2/3/4] Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Flash, AfterEffects, Bridge, CorelDraw x4, Microsoft Office [Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access], Dreamweaver, Basic HTML, Actionscript 3, Avid Video Editing, Google Sketchup, digital audio processing, sound synthesis, Visual Basic
Facility with both Macintosh and Windows Operating Systems.

Specialties

Graphic Design Typography Multimedia Consulting Brand Management Advertising

Skills

UX/UI Design Interface Design Photoshop Illustrator InDesign Flash HTML/CSS/JS Basic Actionscript 3 Basic Processing