I am Vanessa Wainwright
More than a visual artist, I am first a creative thinker and communication designer. I've worked in Branding, Marketing, and Digital design agencies across the US. My client roster features work from multiple industries including Healthcare, Telecommunications, Finance, Education, Technology, Media, and Retail.
Beyond my powerhouse creative skills, I also play a mean game of mini-golf. 
Work Experience
Associate Creative Director  |  July 2019 - Current  |  Voltage Ad

Managing marketing campaigns and e-commerce website builds for DTC clients that help drive engagement. Collaborate directly with stakeholders to inform and define goals and objectives. Direct junior designers and contractors to aid in execution while ensuring the vision stays intact. 
Art Director  |  October 2017 - March 2019  |  Creative Distillery
Directed compelling experiences for 10+ non-profit organizations. Drove strategic priorities to launch new brands and reinvent existing brands. Over 1.5 years, every project made it into market; including 12 websites, 8 logos, and 6 print, digital and social campaigns. Hired to mentor junior designers and uphold the quality of design systems across the agency.

Creative Consultant & Interaction Designer  |  May 2016 - October 2017
Consulted on creative projects as the primary liaison between agency executives and their clients. Analyzed brand standards and proposed visual solutions such as logos and websites for CPG and healthcare. Managed brand identities, solved UX problems, and conceptualized deliverables. 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
Played an integral role on the account team for 12 clients. Created design decks to sell campaign ideas and propose collateral for B2B and B2C including healthcare, telecom, and software. Ideated and executed infographics, whitepapers, landing pages, and ads. Collaborated with expert account, technology, and copywriting team members. Saw 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
Managed a team who organized and executed 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 
Web design tools including Figma, Sketch, Elementor, InVision, Axure, JustinMind, Mailchimp
Web-based marketing tools including Mailchimp and WordPress
Web-based collaboration tools including Google Suite, Milanote, and Dropbox
Project management tools including Jira, Harvest, Basecamp, Slack, Asana, and Clickup
Education
Bachelor of Fine Arts with an emphasis in Communication Design
August 2007 - May 2011  |  Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design