Ellen Carlander

  • Graphic Designer at Vincero Watches
  • San Diego, California, United States
  • Design

Previous positions

  • Graphic Design Intern at Vincero Watches
  • Graphic Design Assistant at iCatch Marketing LLC

Education

University of California San Diego, Bachelor of Arts – BA, Speculative Design

Public Profile

Background

Summary

Graphic designer in e-commerce, passionate about creating branded and engaging content. Advanced professional skills in Adobe Creative Suite. Experience with web design, marketing deliverables, photoshop and compositing, managing assets, product design, branding in start-ups. Undergrad student studying for a BA in Speculative Design, with a focus in Graphics, at UC San Diego.

Experience

  • Graphic Designer

    Vincero Watches

    May 2019 – Present(5 months)San Diego, California

    • Developing, maintaining and updating front-end website design and product pages • Designing emails, ads, social media content, and webpage assets • Photo editing, retouching, photo-manipulation, compositing • Producing print deliverables such as flyers, catalogs, magazines, product inserts • Editing video, basic vector and keyframe animation • Ensuring consistent brand identity across company website and social media platforms • Working with marketing, social, and copy teams to produce new content • Rendering product designs and assisting the product development team in testing phase • Working in Shopify+ and domestic and international Amazon stores

  • Graphic Design Intern

    Vincero Watches

    June 2018 – May 2019(11 months)San Diego, California

  • Graphic Design Assistant

    iCatch Marketing LLC

    February 2018 – August 2018(6 months)Point Loma, CA

    • Developed design briefs by gathering information and data through research • Built wireframes, logo designs, branding, imagery, icons, and other online assets • Produced stationary products such as business cards, flyers, folders, stickers • Social media marketing on multiple platforms and production of promotional videos

    Recommendations (1)
  • CDL Class B Driver

    University of California San Diego

    August 2017 – August 2018(1 year)La Jolla, CA

    • Class B Driver’s License with Passenger and Air Brakes Endorsements • Worked in a time sensitive environment • Actively engaged with admin, staff, and students to develop a more efficient system • Professional training on the operation of commercial vehicles • Maintained accurate inspection reports and passenger logs

  • Graphic Design & Web Development

    Olfree Sailing

    April 2018 – June 2018(2 months)San Diego, CA

    • Designed and developed company website along with branding and logo design • Produced print marketing materials such as flyers, business cards, stickers, pamphlets • Promotional photography and product photography for both online and print • Integrated e-commerce and coordinated with fulfillment centers • Supported marketing campaigns for product launch and funding

  • Web Development & Marketing

    UrbanLife San Diego

    April 2018 – June 2018(2 months)San Diego, CA

    • Designed website for the Cafe branch with in-house photography and team portraits • Produced print marketing materials such as flyers, business cards, stickers, pamphlets • Collaborated on branding decisions, wrote design briefs, planned marketing campaigns

  • Retail Sales Associate

    San Diego Zoo Global

    February 2016 – August 2016(6 months)San Diego Zoo Safari Park, Escondido, CA

    • Worked in retail and food at the SD Zoo Safari Park • Customer service and cash transactions

  • Marketing Intern

    Saddle Up! Tack

    November 2015 – January 2016(2 months)Poway CA

    • Exposed to marketing and advertising • Assisted with store organization and product display

Education

  • University of California San Diego

    Bachelor of Arts – BA, Speculative Design

    2016 – 2020

    • Studying for BA in Speculative Design with a focus in Graphics • Advanced knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite (including Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, After Effects, Premiere, Dimension) • Academic exposure to Java, JavaScript, HTML, MatLab, graphic design, fine art, film, photography, typography • Experience with object-oriented programming • Working in teams on graphic design projects • Animation, film production, and photography for multi-purpose applications

    Activities and Societies

    UCSD Sailing Team Captain, UCSD Sailing Team President, UCSD Shuttle Services Employee

  • Del Norte High School

    2012 – 2016

    • AP Studio Art, Calculus, Biology, Chemistry, and Histories

    Activities and Societies

    California High School Rodeo Team; NHSRA

Languages

  • Spanish

    Limited working proficiency

  • Russian

    Elementary proficiency

  • English

    Native or bilingual proficiency

Projects

  • Freelance Photography

    January 2018

    Photography and photoshop projects for brands, websites, product promotion, marketing campaigns, businesses, non-profits, private groups, and others.

    Team Members (1):
    • Ellen Carlander

Skills & Expertise

  • Amazon Seller Central
  • Graphic Design
  • JavaScript
  • Asana
  • Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
  • Shopify Plus
  • Adobe After Effects
  • Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
  • Content Development
  • Project Management
  • Photography
  • Art Direction
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Logo Design
  • Public Speaking
  • Python
  • Customer Service
  • InDesign
  • Linux
  • Teamwork
  • Visual Arts
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Visual Communication
  • CDL Class B
  • HTML
  • Wireframing
  • Web Design
  • Java
  • Shopify
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Social Media Marketing

Courses

University of California San Diego

  • Practices in Computing Arts(VIS 142)
  • Design Communication(VIS 41)
  • Digital Photography(VIS 60)
  • Computing Arts Lecture Series(VIS 10)
  • Electronic Technologies(VIS 147A)

Volunteer Experience & Causes

  • Volunteer

    REINS

    January 2014 – July 2015(1 year 6 months)Health

    • 501(c)3 nonprofit that provides horseback riding therapy to children and adults with physical and mental disabilities • Worked hands-on with horses, students, instructors, admin • Assisted with therapy, cared for livestock, and ensured safety measures and practices were followed

Causes Ellen cares about:

  • Arts and Culture
  • Children
  • Education
  • Science and Technology
  • Social Services