Julianna Lacoste

  • Graphic Web Designer at Smoon, Inc.
  • Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Design

Previous positions

  • Freelance Graphic Designer at OPI Products, Inc.
  • Graphic Designer at Scosche Industries, Inc.

Education

California State University, Channel Islands, Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in progress, Fine and Studio Arts, Digital Media Art

Background

Summary

juliannalacoste.com

Experience

  • Graphic Web Designer

    Smoon, Inc.

    October 2018 – Present(1 year)Portland, Oregon Area

    – Ux Design – Concept designs, mood boards

  • Freelance Graphic Designer

    www.juliannalacoste.com

    November 2017 – Present(1 year 11 months)Greater Los Angeles Area

    Jafra – Marcus & Millichap – OPI – Colour Pop – Planet Beauty – Blanket Fort – Smoon – Creating packaging designs with a strong lean toward luxury and sophistication – Create conceptual renders – Visual merchandising including in-store fixtures and displays – Logo and branding creation – Web assets and social media graphic design – Sample UX elements, concept designs, animations

  • Freelance Graphic Designer

    OPI Products, Inc.

    April 2018 – June 2018(2 months)

    – Creating packaging designs with strong lean towards luxury, sophistication – Create conceptual renders – Visual merchandising including in-store fixtures and displays

  • Graphic Designer

    Scosche Industries, Inc.

    October 2016 – November 2017(1 year 1 month)

    -Provide graphic design and production support to creative, marketing, product and sales teams -Fullfill requests for packaging design and production from approved concept through press release -Revise creative files, request and add translations during round reviews based on external and internal edits, accurately and efficiently -Manage the updates of existing packaging files and other deliverables -Prepare final files for print production, pre-flight, export and upload files to web-based systems -Communicate with printers and overseas vendors the project and any prepress issues -Ensure files are filed properly on server (including image library) and aide in any maintenance (organization) that may be needed

  • Graphic and Web Designer

    Beautyhabit

    June 2016 – October 2016(4 months)Westlake Village

    Press Release graphic design for new brands and products Thank you card design Website icon graphic design Website layout mock ups produced in Illustrator Website maintenance in Shopsite, Magento and Shopify Responsible for all new product listing in HTML coding Product photography Retouching product photography Thumbnail graphic design of What’s New product listings Management and organization of new product photography Copy editing of product descriptions HTML email blast code creation in Dreamweaver and Photoshop Storefront and backend maintenance of Amazon listings

  • Visual Content Editor

    California State University-Channel Islands

    May 2015 – June 2016(1 year 1 month)The Nautical yearbook

    Design and layout creation with InDesign and Illustrator Managed, secured, organized, created and captioned photographs and graphics Responsible for overseeing printing production of the annual publication Selected and contracted the yearbook printer Maintained effective and regular communication with The Nautical staff Developed marketing campaigns to increase book sales. Responsible for the management, updates and aesthetic of The Nautical web page Communication with the printer to ensure timely production in accordance with set deadlines

  • Freelance Graphic Designer

    Sheeren Vision

    2014 – 2015Ventura

    Designed a 24-page self-help book with Illustrator and InDesign Coordinated and communicated with the client through e-mail off site

  • Jr. Project Manager

    Two Bit Circus

    2013 – 2014Los Angeles

    Created functional workflow systems for a think tank of engineers and designers Organized project tasks for the design team Created project thumbnails, vision boards and spread sheets Social Media content creator

Education

  • California State University, Channel Islands

    Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in progress, Fine and Studio Arts, Digital Media Art

    2014 – 2016

    Activities and Societies

    CI 2015 Committee, Health Advisory Committee, The Nautical publication

Languages

  • English

    Native or bilingual proficiency

  • Spanish

    Limited working proficiency

Skills & Expertise

  • Layout
  • Graphic Design
  • Illustrator
  • Creative Direction
  • Project Management
  • Shopsite
  • Photography
  • Graphics
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Event Management
  • Microsoft Office
  • After Effects
  • Marketing
  • InDesign
  • Packaging
  • Art
  • Photoshop
  • Video Production
  • Dreamweaver
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Typography
  • Social Media
  • Magento
  • Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Web Design
  • Shopify
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Social Networking
  • Video

Courses

California State University, Channel Islands

  • Spanish(Span 101)
  • ARTS SEMINAR(ART 489)
  • DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY(ART 314)
  • PACKAGING AND PRE-PRESS(Art 323)
  • TIME-BASED IMAGING(Art 312)
  • GRAPHIC DESIGN PRINT MEDIA(Art 313)
  • ARTS CAPSTONE PROJECT(ART 499)
  • TIMEBASE COMPOSTING/VISUAL EFF(ART 322)
  • CRIT THINK IN A VISUAL WORLD(Art 330)
  • COM DESIGN TECH: WEB DESIGN(Art 324)

Honors & Awards

  • Certificate of Excellence in Digital Media

    Peter Harper, MA

    April 2016

    The spring student art show is the largest annual exhibition at CSU Channel Islands. Over 1,000 works of art are displayed. Each year there is an award ceremony and the art faculty recognize individual students they find exceptional.

  • Semester Honors

    Daniel Wakelee, Ph.D. Associate Provost,California State University Channel Islands

    January 2016

    A student achieves Semester Honors by earning a GPA of 3.75 or higher while completing 12 or more units in a single semester or completing a total of 12 or more units in two consecutive semesters.

  • Poster Design Contest

    Alison Perchuk, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Art History

    2015

    Poster design for the city of Mosul. Exhibited at: Sage Research Center Napa Hall Gallery

  • 4th place Senior Mixed Team

    Western US Regional Oireachtas

    November 2014

    Irish Dance Western US Regional Championships

  • 3rd Place Traditional Set Special (solo)

    Western US Regional Oireachtas

    November 2014

    Irish Dance Western US Regional Championships

  • 13th place Senior Ladies Team

    Western US Regional Championships

    Irish Dance Western US Regional Championships

Organizations

  • CI 2025 Committee

    ASI student representative

    June 2015 – Present

Volunteer Experience & Causes

  • Founder and Creative Directer

    Selfless LA

    February 2012Arts and Culture

    Selfless LA was founded by Julianna Lacoste, Amanda McHugh and Adam Laiben in February 2012 with one initial thought in mind; give back by throwing amazing events of culture. Since then, it has evolved into creating a non-profit organization which holds events involving art, fashion, music and more to raise awareness and funds for other nonprofits and grassroots organizations needing our help.

  • Volunteer

    Relief Spark*

    April 2005Disaster and Humanitarian Relief

    My role as a volunteer was to gut and clean homes that had been flooded 9 mouths prior to Hurricane Katrina. “One of the largest donation drives in history resulted in 814 pallets of food, water and supplies collected in Los Angeles, CA and shipped to New Orleans, LA post Hurricane Katrina. We named our efforts “Relief Spark” as we were able to respond quickly post disaster and we seemingly “sparked” additional help and resources.”

Causes Julianna cares about:

  • Animal Welfare
  • Arts and Culture
  • Children
  • Disaster and Humanitarian Relief
  • Environment
  • Health
  • Human Rights
  • Science and Technology