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Alessandra Gudmundsson

Freelance Web & Graphic Designer, Illustrator

Contact Me!

Located in: Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234

Please contact if you need a phone number, but email is the best way to reach me

A Bit About Me

Hope you've had a good time looking around my site! I try to keep it updated as much as possible, but social media is gonna be your best bet to more recent stuff (links below!).

Love creating illustrations, mostly children's book based, but I enjoy any illustrating! I enjoy helping clients find their feet with their own branding or even creating logos for their new adventure. I really enjoy working with new people, so please don't hesitate to contact me for your next project! I am also selling digital prints, handwritten fonts, and more on my shop page, so take a gander if that interests you!

I love to read, draw, crochet, watch all the horror films (especially the B-Z rated ones), and hang out with the cats and husband on rainy days (or any days really). Occasionally, I used to go out for half priced apps because everyone needs to treat themselves every once in awhile, but since the pandemic, the closest I've been to eating out is staring out the door waiting for our delivery guy to get here.

Humor is my life blood, and I will always appreciate a good dad joke. Although, do expect an eye-roll. The more dramatic, the more I enjoyed it.

if you'd like to learn some more tid-bits about my interesting self, check it out here

Thanks for stopping by and I look forward to working with you!

Education

Software

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Johnson & Wales University

Graduated Cum Laude May 22, 2014

Providence, Rhode Island

  • Bachelor of Science

  • Graphic Design & Digital Media

    • Concentration in Print​

Adobe:

  • Illustrator

  • Photoshop

  • Bridge

  • Indesign

  • Premiere

  • After Effects

Other:

  • Procreate

  • Cinema4D

Microsoft:

  • Word

  • Powerpoint

  • Excel

* can learn other software with guidance

Design Experience

AlyGDraws

Founder, Designer, Illustrator

MAR 2022 - Present

  • Create custom fonts (including this one!), illustrations and other digital merchandise

  • Manage online presence with new illustrations and interact with followers on social media

  • Manage online store and keep products up to date

  • Create custom designs, logos, branding material

  • Collaborate with other creators

  • Update social media with current art/reels/etc.

Diamond Star

media

Graphic Design Intern

NOV 2013 - FEB 2014

  • Created online event ads and digital signage for various restaurants and clubs around Rhode Island and Massachusetts

  • Designed bridal show tickets and invitations that were used, printed, and distributed all over Rhode Island

  • Designed mock website layouts for potential clients

Golden Nugget atlantic city

Web & Graphic Designer

DEC 2018 - MAR 2020

  • Designed collateral for internal restaurants, shops & events located in the Casino

  • Attended and worked events

  • Worked with social media manager to post relevant content and interact with followers

  • Created content for digital signage located around the Casino floor as well as billboard designs displayed around Atlantic City/Philadelphia areas

  • Created GIFs for social media using Adobe After Effects, Illustrator & Photoshop

Burlington

coat factory

Photo Editor

MAR 2015 - DEC 2018

  • Edited/Cleaned up photos for online website using Photoshop

  • Collaborated new editing styles to accommodate different products

  • Established relationships with various internal departments at the HQ to maintain consistency with branding and online presence.

  • Trained new retouchers on editing techniques and specifications related to Burlington branding

  • Resolved issues with online merchandise to improve aesthetic of online presence

  • Combed the site to find old/incorrectly edited photos and re-uploaded them

Dream Local

digital

Graphic Design & Marketing Strategist Intern

MAR 2014 - remote internship

  • Created unique web content for various industries

  • Designed customized style guides & marketing collateral

  • Attended marketing events and contributed to reanalyzing marketing strategies

  • Re-wrote various documents for improved legibility and ease of use

  • Wrote informational articles on social media use and other topics for companies and small business to reference and improve their presence online and in the real world

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Arts & Cultures

of the americas

Graphic Designer

SEPT 2012 - local non-profit work

  • Created a full website mockup using WordPress

  • Created UX/UI (user experience & interface)

  • Designed brochure mockups

  • Illustrated new logos

  • Created mock web layouts and designs

* references available upon request

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Other Neat Stuff

Resident

assistant

RA at J&W University

AUG 2012 - MAY 2014

  • Provided resources and guidance to residents

  • Created advertisements and bulletin boards for events on and off campus

  • Maintained a safe and structured environment for students on campus

  • Created programs to engage students in community and with each other

  • In charge of maintaining a whole building and the students that resided in it

  • Painted murals on the front windows to inspire and make the building more fun

* there's probably more but I can't remember...

Random Design Work

J&W, Freelance, Other

2013 - Present

  • Created new logos for upcoming/start up businesses

  • Designed new logo for Health Department of Johnson & Wales

  • Designed a few tattoos

  • Created business cards for various people/businesses

  • Created various branding material including: banners, brochures, booklets, GIFs, logos. etc.

  • Designed a web mock up for a Dog Groomer

  • Created save the dates, wedding & baby shower invites, as well as provided logos/character designs to be printed for these events

Additional Skillz

  • Fluent in English and Spanish

  • Social Media Experience

    • Facebook​

    • Blogging

    • Twitter

    • Instagram

    • Pinterest

  • Peripheral Print Design

  • Poster Design

  • App & Web UI Design

  • Advertising

  • Logo & Branding Creation

  • Digital Signage

  • Custom GIF creation

* I'm also really funny and enjoy collaborating on new projects