mandy blouin
 

I am a creative who is passionate about both blank-page ideation and hands-on form making. I’d classify myself as a savvy and determined person who’s interested in solving big issues. My goal within design is to engage an audience and invite participation.

Mandy Blouin is currently living in New York City, looking for unique opportunities to utilize and hone skills as an effective designer and problem solver by working with professionals within the advertising and the product design community.


My Roots

I'm from a small town where Oregon meets Washington. I moved to Seattle to study at Cornish College of the Arts, focusing my energy on illustration, print-making, traditional photography, and painting. After graduation I worked for a small antique jewelry doing sales and shortly fell into the position as they're in-house designer. During this time I rebranded the company, worked on advertising, marketing strategy and eventually worked on designing a new eCommerce website for Isadoras. At the end of my couple years with this company I decided to return to school to follow my growing interest in graphic design. I moved to NYC a little over three years ago and I'm loving the pace.


My Education

Seattle Creative Academy

MFA : Graphic Design & Art Direction 2012 - 2014

Cornish College of the Arts

BFA : Print-making, Illustration, & Photography 2005 - 2009


Skills 

PROFICIENT

  • UX Design
  • Art Direction
  • Photo Direction
  • Concept Development
  • Sketch
  • Adobe Creative Suite:
    • Photoshop / Illustrator / InDesign / Dreamweaver
  • Digital Printing
  • Digital + Film Photography
  • Keynote
  • Microsoft Suite

KNOWLEDGEABLE

  • HTML / CSS
  • Proto-typing tools
  • Salesforce / Demandware
  • CheetahDigital
  • Premiere

TRADITIONAL SKILLS

  • Illustration - Pen, pencil, paint and vector.

  • Lettering - Ink, pencil, and vector.

  • Printing - Letterpress, intaglio, lithography.


Employment

 

Fresh Skincare

UX - Web Design

ReDesign, Concept and Prototyping

October 2014 - Present

 

Suffolk Arms

Graphic Design

Menu Design, Environment Art Design, and Packaging

December 2014 - Present

 

Brick Lane Records

Freelance Designer

Album Art, Print and Web Design for Iska Dhaaf and Benjamin Verdoes.

April 2013 - Present

 

Wildern

Illustrator - freelance 

January - October 2017

 

Masa

Branding - freelance

August 2016 - October 2016

 

JNS

Marketing Ads - freelance

August 2016 - March 2017

 

Bambinos

Branding, Web Design, Print, and Packaging

August 2016 - Present

 

Nikki Jacoby Jewelry

Web Design, Rebranding, and Print Design.

May 2014 - September 2014

 

Isadoras

Art Director, Rebranding, Web Design, and Marketing.

August 2009 - December 2014

 

Character Design SF

Freelance Illustrator for Tiny Prints campaign.

July 2012 - August 2012

 

Mary Kalhor Photography

Freelance Designer

Branding and Illustration

June 2013