i am a graphic designer based in boston, but originally from the new york metro area, which i never let anyone forget. through in-house, studio, freelance, and self-initiated experience i have worked in a variety of industries and mediums. currently i am the senior designer at monderer design, a boutique studio in cambridge, ma; previously, i was a graphic designer at harvard business school.
outside of graphic design, i drink a lot of coffee, make a lot of playlists, read a lot of books, and travel on the cheap as often as i can.
at 14, even before i knew i wanted to be a designer, my mom told me i should think about it. thanks mommy!
where i've worked
Senior Designer, June 2018–Present
Senior designer at boutique studio. Works with clients to create print, digital, and identity projects, including programs, brochures, posters, signage, logos, and websites. Manages projects & client relationships as well as coordination with vendors and developers. Develops small websites.
Harvard Business School
Graphic Designer, March 2016–June 2018
Junior Designer, October 2013–March 2016
Created print pieces such as brochures, posters, and books for departments across campus. Designed websites and worked with developers to bring them to life. Maintained a school-wide photography database. Managed small projects.
Editorial Design Intern, January 2013–March 2013 (last issue)
Responsible for article and listing layout throughout the magazine. Created photoillustrations to accompany editorials.
Mugar Memorial Library
Graphic Designer, January 2012–May 2013
Created posters and other design pieces for the University and Library. Conceived of the first-ever installations at the library.
who i've freelanced for
Social Finance (Boston, MA)
Impact investing firm
Social Impact Bonds: The Early Years, an in-depth white paper and book (July 2016); New Tools to Amplify Impact, an in-depth white paper and book (September 2016); Focusing on Results: How Nonprofits are Using Data to Improve Their Communities, an in-depth white paper and PDF for digital distribution (October 2018).
Step Up International (Boston, MA & Botswana)
Non-profit empowering youth in Botswana
Logo and brand (September 2015); fact sheet (October 2015); Kgale Hill hike t-shirt (February 2016); logo for speaker series initiative Walk a Mile.
Iona College (New Rochelle, NY)
Posters advertising seasonal concerts (2013–2017); flyers and posters advertising the Fine and Performing Arts department
programming (September 2015).
Temple Emeth (Teaneck, NJ)
Annual Book of Remembrance (since 2009); Emeth Teen Community logo (June 2011); Caring Community Committee donation card (May 2014); Cantor's 25th Anniversary Gala identity and invitation (June 2019).
where i learned
College of Fine Arts, School of Visual Arts
BFA in Graphic Design, cum laude
what i can do
Fluent in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign.
Fluent in social media and blogging sites (Facebook, YouTube, Tumblr, Twitter, Livejournal, Reddit, etc.).
Proficient in Final Cut Pro, iMovie, and After Effects.
Comfortable with HTML and CSS. Pretty comfortable with front-end PHP/Wordpress development (like this site!).
Pretty good at life drawing and illustration.
what i know
Je parle français, assez bien pour conversation et plus important, pour regarder des films. De asemenea, învăț limba română dar nu sunt încă foarte bună.
I have read all 16 novels written by Margaret Atwood, as well as tons of her other work. micaelabrody.com/atwoodresume
I have a great sense of direction and I adore mass transit systems, which has come in handy in the 14 cities (in 10 countries) I’ve visited abroad, as well as my travels to the cities and national parks of the U.S.
I curate dozens of playlists, but the crown jewel of my collection is a soundtrack for my dream heist movie.