India, after the Salsa singer La India, not the country, or the tertiary character in Gone With the Wind. I am from Washington Heights, New York City and have a scary enthusiasm toward Jane Austen appropriations, horror movies, The Tony's, and classic films of every genre.
I graduated from California College of the Arts with a BFA in Graphic Design in 2015.
Design challenges me artistically. With every new project I'm able to experiment with many different ways of working. My passion is ever changing but centered around the themes of inclusion and exclusion.
I'm driven by the continuous need to strive for my "what and why". I'm slowly putting together the pieces of my purpose. What I have found so far is that I'm eternal through my history and the history of others and eternal through what I choose to put out into the world.
My work focuses around different topics from the inclusions and exclusions that I've felt in my life and how they stir different emotions and words within me. I have worked in print, web and motion. Writing is my favorite medium because it describes itself and tells me the form it wants to take when it comes to design.
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Leading design sprints
User research and testing
iOS and Android mobile design
Employment History :: Design
TrueCar :: Designer
August 2015—January 2019
Initiated and updated internal UX team blog for company transparency, Innovated and redesigned Dealer financing tools, iOS and Android native app onboarding optimizations, Created internal job running tools for developers, Applied user research and testing to secure most user friendly design to every design.
Freelancing :: Designer
Designed entire company Identity for Herstorey; a personal shopper and travel blogger, including T-shirt designs sold exclusively for Herstorey. Designed the logo and website for Camp Rendezvous; a Black camping experience. Created a motion graphic in Cinema 4D for a faux TV channel in the short film “Pelo Malo" (bad hair). I created the packaging illustration for a NYC small bakery.
Weldon Owen Publishing :: Design Intern
September 2014—May 2015
Pioneered social media ads on facebook, twitter, and instagram for book releases, produced visual book page elements, constructed book tip-ins for preview meetings, generated and organized new book print collateral, and established internal design projects.
HARVEY MILK CENTER & RANDALL MUSEUM :: GRAPHIC DESIGNER
August 2012—July 2013
Arranged and created class brochures for San Francisco Recreation Centers, designed event advertising collateral, Laid out San Francisco Recreation Center regulation signs.
Employment History :: Writing
Six Great Writers destroy six notable characters from one Great Book on the first monthly at the Booksmith in San Francisco. Fics are blind-read, and you choose the best ship before the writers are unmasked. The winner is cast off from polite society, and invited back the next month to defend their title.
1984 - April 2017 :: I wrote the story for "Julia" and won.
Pygmalion - May 2017 :: I wrote the story for "Sarcastic Bystander"
IT - September 2017 :: I wrote the story for "Mike Hanlon"
California College of the Arts
Bachelors of Fine Arts, Graphic Design, June 2015
April 10-11 2014
Typo is an international design talk in which I worked with the social media team, wrote and live tweeted on points the designers made about their work and design practice.
CCA IMPACT Social Entrepreneurship Awards 2015
My group was awarded a $10,000 grant to implement our idea of an educational bike-pulled wagon for City Slickers urban farming. This solution made promoting their food justice based community outreach and education programs easier as well as more accessible.