I am Vanessa Wainwright
I’ve spent the last 10 years honing my skills as a design leader who can simplify complex ideas into unique branded solutions. More than a visual artist, I am first a creative thinker and communication designer. I thrive on bringing a brand’s story to life through logos, campaigns, marketing collateral, packaging, environmental spaces, and on the web.
I've worked in Branding, Marketing, and Digital design agencies across the US. As well as with clients in multiple industries including Healthcare, Telecommunication, Finance, Education, Technology, Media, and Retail.
When I'm not making impactful designs, I'm exploring in my jeep with my dog or wandering greenhouses.
Work Experience
Senior Designer  |  July 2019 - Current  |  Voltage Ad
Identify and create impactful websites for DTC clients that help drive sales. Engage directly with stakeholders to inform and define goals and objectives. Oversaw design and execution of email marketing campaigns using Mailchimp. Collaborate with content managers to create and execute websites using Elementor and WordPress. Design and produce print-ready packaging assets, working directly with printers to ensure the final product achieves design intent.
Art Director  |  October 2017 - March 2019  |  Creative Distillery
Create provoking brands for non-profit organizations. Oversaw all aspects of design direction from concept to execution. Present and share ideas directly with clients to gain approvals. Mentored junior designers to uphold the quality of design systems across the agency.
Creative Consultant & Interaction Designer  |  May 2016 - October 2017
Liaison between agency executives and their clients. Analyzed brands and proposed visual solutions based on goals and objectives. 
Applied UX/UI design principles to at-risk projects to propel them forward and preserve client relationships.
Senior Interaction Designer  |  March 2015 - May 2016  |  Intelligent Demand
Create presentations to pitch campaign ideas to B2B and B2C companies. Concept and execute infographics, whitepapers, landing pages, emails, and ads. Collaborate with account, technology, and copywriting associates to execute deliverables. Oversaw 56 projects from onboarding through launch.

Graphic Designer  |  June 2011 - March 2015  |  Monigle
Collaborate with brand architects, creative directors, and designers to create full-spectrum design systems. Produce logos, brand guidelines, design systems, and websites from concept to launch. Established the agency’s first file management process and workflow. Oversaw visual identities for nationwide organizations. Over 4 years, worked on 66 clients and implemented systems that designers across the country still use today.


Volunteer Experience
VP of Programming  |  May 2014 - May 2016  |  AIGA Colorado
Assisted in organizing and executing events for the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) Colorado. Directed 18 event planners and oversaw more than 150 events. Generated event topics, up-kept the executive team event calendar, and made memorable connections with speakers, venues, and sponsors.

Software
Adobe Creative Suite Including: Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, XD, Dimensions, & Acrobat Pro 
Sketch, Elementor, Google Workspace, WordPress, Mailchimp, Jira, Harvest, Basecamp, Slack, Dropbox
Education
Bachelor of Fine Arts with an emphasis in Communication Design
August 2007 - May 2011  |  Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design