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Digital Media & Design at UConn
Graphic Design at Central Saint Martins


+ EXPERIENCE

Social Content Intern / Norbella Media
(May 2016 – present) Boston, MA
Designs graphics for client advertising on social media, supports internal social marketing team (view work samples)

Magazine Editor / Nutmeg Publishing
(August 2015 – present) Storrs, CT
Edits and publishes online student life magazine, manages staff and deadlines, works on executive board

Graphic Designer / UConn Athletics
(2016 – 2017) Storrs, CT
Designed for social media and other promotional outlets according to UConn Nation branded style guide (view work samples)

Marketing & Communications Intern / Gensler
(2015) Boston, MA
Created marketing graphics, presentations, and video; assisted PR team with emails, proposals, and resumes

Graphic Designer / Thrive Real Estate
(2015) Shrewsbury, MA
Designed and ordered business cards, postcards, and signage for marketing purposes

Page Editor / Nutmeg Publishing
(2014 – 2015) Storrs, CT
Designed yearbook pages, photographed events, wrote copy

Graphic Designer / Collins & Demac Real Estate
(2014 – 2015) Shrewsbury, MA
Created postcards, business cards, brochures, and templates for future marketing materials

Design Intern / Shrewsbury High School
(2014) Shrewsbury, MA
Assisted students in graphic design work, obtained grant funding for class set of tripods and Wacom drawing tablets

+ EDUCATION

University of Connecticut
(2014 – 2018) Storrs, CT
Bachelor of Arts
Digital Media & Design major
Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies minor

University of the Arts London
(2017) London, UK
Semester-long study abroad program
Graphic design student at Central Saint Martins

Shrewsbury High School
(2010 – 2014) Shrewsbury, MA
National Honor Society member
National Art Honor Society member

+ PROJECTS

Mariah Boisvert Lifestyle Blog
(March 2015 – present) Shrewsbury, MA
Co-created website mariahboisvert.com, manages social media, edits website content, works on site marketing

Agency X
(2016) Storrs, CT
Worked on social team to create promotional content for UConn Digital Media & Design

First Pancake Design Collective
(2016) Storrs, CT
Developed website, firstpancake.design, to showcase the artistic processes and art pieces of UConn students

+ SKILLS

Photoshop / InDesign / Illustrator
Graphic design
Social media
Project management
Blogging
Branding
HTML / CSS / SASS / PHP

+ relevant courses

Graphic Design: Process & Thinking
Graphic Design: Survey
Graphic Design 1: Typography
Graphic Design 2: Visual Systems
Graphic Design 3: Relational Design
Interaction Design
Visible Language
Motion Graphics
Expert Topics in Web Development
Critical Perspectives on Digital Media

+ testimonials

“One of the best things that I did in my first year of business was hire Rachel Sarnie as my graphic designer. Every assignment that she worked on reminded me of her value. She is extremely organized and attentive to detail. She is creative and often so intuitive that she knows what you want without even having to explain it. She exhibited a deep grasp of graphic design skills but went a step further by operating as part of my team. It is a pleasure to provide a recommendation for Rachel, she is a rising star in her field and will prove her value quickly should you choose to do business with her.”
— Maribeth Lynch, Thrive Real Estate

“Rachel interned for Gensler Boston’s marketing team in summer 2015. She was a pleasure to work with in every way: eager to learn, contributed fresh ideas, and designed new collateral on short deadlines. Rachel surpassed our expectations with her graphic talent and ambition. Her quick wit and sense of humor complimented our team and she is missed each day.”
— Molly Somers, Gensler

“Rachel has assisted my firm with the design & production of customized marketing tools. In every task performed or request given, she has diligently paid attention to detail and specific requirements and has successfully returned to us with highly satisfactory results.”
— Debra Phillips, Collins & Demac Real Estate

"We hired Rachel at Norbella as our Social Content Intern, and she is genuinely one of the best interns I’ve worked with. She quickly proved to be a natural at both graphic design and social media, and required little direction to produce great content. She is quick, smart, and brought new design and video capabilities to the team. She was a pleasure to be around and is clearly lightyears ahead of her peers in terms of her career. I would work with Rachel again in a heartbeat, and hope she returns to Norbella in the future!"
— Sofie Guariglia, Norbella Media

“Rachel designed my lifestyle blog starting from the ground up. Within minutes of sharing my new blog, I received messages about how clean, professional, and aesthetically pleasing it looked. Rachel truly has an eye for color and a gift for design. She also is someone who is using the power of social media for all the right reasons. Artistic, innovative, and enthusiastic about her work, I have no doubt that Rachel is an invaluable asset to anybody looking for a skilled professional in digital media.”
— Mariah Boisvert, mariahboisvert.com