About Me

I was born and raised in Brockport, New York. I have completed my B.F.A degree in Graphic Design and Minor in Photography at the State University of New York at Oswego in only three years.

This past year, I had the opportunity to intern at the Rochester Red Wings Minor League baseball team as well as, at the SUNY Oswego’s Career Services Office. I have exhibited work in the 2017 and 2018 SUNY Oswego Juried Art exhibitions, the Oswego Alumni Magazine and have presented on Cyanotype Photography at the 2018 Quest presentations. 

When I'm not designing, you can find me photographing nature, dancing at a concert, petting something fluffy, Pinterest-ing, hanging in a hammock or looking for my next adventure.

Music Taste

Notable Moments

  • Presenter at the SUNY Oswego Quest Day (2018)

  • Profiled Senior in the SUNY Oswego Art Department Viewbook Project (2018)

  • Displayed work at the Annual SUNY Oswego Juried Art Show
    (2017 & 2018)

  • World Record Holder for Longest Conga Line on Ice​ (2017)

  • Photograph shown on Smithsonian.com under the American Experience category of the 14th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest (2016)

Resume

 

Education 

State University of New York College at Oswego | May 2018                                                          

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design 

Minor in Photography 

Presidential Scholarship 

Professional Experience

Experiential Graphic Designer 

Takeform | August 20178-Present

  •  Implementing Way-Finding ideas to design signage that effectively moves people throughout a space, while also keeping in mind the client’s brand vision 

  • Understanding Takeform’s products and engineering techniques to compile documents that meet structural standards and client’s usability needs 

  • Design production ready renderings that are visually appealing for clients and technically sound for creational purposes

  • Implement Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) code compliances within signage

 

Public Relations and Marketing Intern 

SUNY Oswego Career Services Office | August 2017-May 2018 

  • Developed and schedule Mail Chimp monthly email campaigns that reach over 5,000 students and families 

  • Utilized social media, such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn to inform students about upcoming events 

  • Formed and promoted a social media giveaway that increased Instagram followers 51.8% and Facebook likes 41% 

  • Photographed over 50 LinkedIn head shots to enhance professional appearance of students and staff members 

  • Designed posters, handouts, digital signage and other promotional materials to increase utilization of the department 

 

Graphic Design Intern 

Rochester Red Wings Baseball | May-August 2017 

  • Created promotional content for social media platforms, such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram that reached over 68,500 fans that assisted the sales department by engaging fans 

  • Produced Snapchat Geo Filters for specific themed games to be used by 13,000 spectators within the ballpark and seen by 597,200 Snapchat users 

  • Composed large posters to advertise upcoming events at Frontier Field within the stadium’s box office and local areas 

  • Collaborated with supervisor to prepare new backgrounds for the organization’s website to maintain an updated theme 

 

Teaching Assistant 

SUNY Oswego Art Department | Fall 2016 

  • Participated in critiques to increase students’ ability and knowledge of design 

  • Assisted students with 3D design projects to improve a variety of skills within different medias 

  • Applied the class’s principles to demonstrate their beneficial application by developing a multi-purpose wooden bench 

 

Skate Shop Attendant 

SUNY Oswego Art Department | October 2015-March 2018 

  • Responsible for renting out skates at the skate shop, monitoring the ice, enforcing rules and administering first-aid during open skates. 

  • Photographed open skate sessions and design digital signage slides when needed 

 

Freelancer 

Graphic Design and Photography | August 2015-Present 

  • Collaborated with the Dean of The School of Communication, Media and the Arts at SUNY Oswego to manifest 11 Success Maps for students of different majors to utilize in their journeys of major and career exploration 

  • Utilized web based design principles to create a website for Oyster Point Pharmaceuticals 

  • Photographed various pictures for both family portraits and head shots within local communities 

  • Rendered newsletters for businesses such as, The Newman Center 

  • Communicated with clients in a professional manner to accomplish detailed tasks and strengthen relations 

  • Applied skills in the Adobe Creative Suite, as well as, HTML and CSS to achieve excellent finished products for the client’s satisfaction 

 

Related Experience 

  • Poster designer for SUNY Oswego’s on-campus opera “Mikado” (2018) 

  • Displayed work in the 2017 and 2018 SUNY Oswego Juried Art Exhibition 

  • Collaborated with multiple classes and veteran students at SUNY Oswego to create a potential logo and website for the Voices of Oswego Veterans project (2017) 

  • Designed a logo and posters for the SUNY Oswego student organization, Strong and Healthy (2016)

© 2018 Alahna Grady