Christine Chen

  • Senior Designer at Form | by FormulaFolios
  • Irvine, California, United States
  • Design

Previous positions

  • Graphic Designer at Form | by FormulaFolios
  • Graphic Designer at Gray Malin

Education

University of California, Berkeley, Bachelor’s degree, Communication and Media Studies

Background

Summary

Designer in Orange County with experience in UI, branding, print, illustration, event materials. Portfolio: www.christineschen.com

Experience

  • Senior Designer

    Form | by FormulaFolios

    September 2019 – Present(1 month)Costa Mesa, CA

  • Graphic Designer

    Form | by FormulaFolios

    August 2017 – August 2019(2 years)Costa Mesa, CA

    • Branding and collateral for recruiting conferences, including Powerpoint presentations, programs, table tents, banners, step and repeats, t-shirts • Work on design and strategy of full rebrands and websites for external clients • See web projects from kickoff to completion, writing and overseeing stories within the agile scrum process • Layout and publication design for internal projects including forms, brochures and reports • Mentor and art direct production and junior designers

  • Graphic Designer

    Gray Malin

    February 2016 – April 2017(1 year 2 months)West Hollywood, CA

    • Conceptualize and design web/marketing materials including pitch decks, stationery, product packaging, and print ads • UI/UX and visual design for complete overhaul of website • Product design for acrylic trays, coasters, luggage tags, wrapping paper, phone cases, and candles

    Recommendations (3)
  • Freelance Designer

    Self Employed

    April 2015 – February 2016(10 months)

    • Develop and execute creative projects for clients such as Loyola High School, Los Angeles Business Federation (BizFed), CenterCal, Lifezette, Visual Issues, General Energy Solutions, DISTINC_, The Sliding Door Company, Casting Society of America, The Broad Stage, Friends of Sheba Medical Center, Bex Brands, OIC Agency, and small businesses such as Dirty Soap LA • Additional responsibilities include contract writing, achieving client satisfaction, billing and payment collection, and assisting client with the printing process

  • Graphic Design Intern

    DISTINC_

    February 2015 – April 2015(2 months)Pasadena, CA

    • Designed, illustrated, and assisted on multiple projects ranging from websites, web applications, window treatments, print campaigns, and publications. Clients included: The Broad Stage, The Sliding Door Company, Space Plus, Drucker Institute, University of Southern California, Otis College of Art and Design, Grand Performances, Scripps College • Created mood boards and completed research for upcoming projects • Completed various production work as needed

    Recommendations (2)
  • Marketing, Social Media, and Design Intern

    Chen Design Associates Inc.

    September 2013 – April 2014(7 months)San Francisco Bay Area

    • Designed and illustrated for projects as needed: a spot illustration for California Freemasons magazine, a promotional advertisement for CDA, and in–room collateral for a hotel client • Generated content/images, managed, and copy-wrote for CDA’s Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook, and blog • Analyzed social media metrics to see trends, made suggestions for strategy improvement • Researched potential new business leads • Drafted questions and contributed in client post-project interviews

    Recommendations (2)
  • Social Media and Public Relations Intern

    It’s All Good Media, Inc.

    February 2013 – August 2013(6 months)Corte Madera, CA

    • Produced a video promotion and press release for the launch of tutoring boutique Think Marin • Created social media calendars and content (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, IAG blog) to aid in increasing fan engagement and social media relationships for IAG and clients • Wrote press releases for clients

    Recommendations (1)
  • Visual Arts Intern

    Creative Residencies for Emerging Artists Teaching Empowerment (CREATE)

    January 2012 – December 2012(11 months)Berkeley, CA

    • Developed and implemented an after-school art class curriculum • Mentored and taught a class of ~20 elementary school students in the Berkeley school district and blogged about my experiences • Attended and contributed to weekly teaching training meetings

  • Public Relations Intern

    JSY Public Relations

    June 2012 – August 2012(2 months)San Francisco Bay Area

    •Wrote press releases for JSY PR clients •Researched and organized event venues for celebrity athlete affairs •Gathered sponsors for the annual JSY Golf Classic (hosted by Jerry Rice) •Designed flyers for the JSY Golf Classic, a Gary Forbes charity event, and a Moise Fokou charity event

Education

  • University of California, Berkeley

    Bachelor’s degree, Communication and Media Studies

    2010 – 2014

  • ArtCenter College of Design

    Continuing Education

    2015

    Classes taken: • Introduction to Graphic Design • Essential Typography

  • Irvine High School

    High School Diploma

    2006 – 2010

    Activities and Societies

    Associated Student Body, Track and Field, National Honor’s Society, California Scholarship Federation

Languages

  • English

    Native or bilingual proficiency

  • Taiwanese

    Elementary proficiency

  • French

    Elementary proficiency

Skills & Expertise

  • Event Planning
  • Press Releases
  • Leadership
  • Graphic Design
  • Graphics
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Logo Design
  • Public Relations
  • Microsoft Office
  • Community Outreach
  • Research
  • illustration
  • Creative Writing
  • Editing
  • Page Layout
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Social Media
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Blogging

Organizations

  • AIGA

    Member

    June 2014 – Present

Volunteer Experience & Causes

  • Staff Graphic Designer

    INHERITANCE magazine

    January 2014 – July 2016(2 years 6 months)

    • Redesigned the magazine with a team of two other designers • Design layouts for magazine monthly, working with writers and the creative director

  • Freelance Illustrator

    INHERITANCE magazine

    July 2009 – December 2013(4 years 5 months)

    • Conceptualized, sketched, and illustrated various articles present in the magazine