Name

Rachel Mercer

About

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!

Education:
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