Center for Biological Diversity
Role: Publications Intern and Membership Assistant
Dates: August 2009 – August 2011
The Center for Biological Diversity is a national non-profit devoted to saving endangered species and their habitat. The Center accomplishes this via public education, policy, and litigation, and receives significant financial support from its over 1 million members. Members, news outlets, and the public stay abreast of the Center’s work via print and web content produced by the Publications team. During my time at the Center, I researched and wrote content for the website. I also created graphics and edited images for annual publications like those shown above, as well as for special projects like 350.org.
A typical day:
- Use Adobe Photoshop to color correct, optimize, cut-out, and create graphics
- Synthesize information from an Action Timeline I recently completed into a compelling short narrative
- Use Adobe Bridge to check metadata on a file and update the owner’s new permission request
- Coordinate membership mailings and review a proof sent over by the copy-shop of the newest quarterly newsletter
Other graphic design work:
University of Michigan Art, Architecture and Engineering Library
This flier was created to advertise an upcoming video game tournament featuring old-school arcade style games as well as modern favorites like Halo. The design challenge was to integrate elements of both games, as well as a great deal of textual information. This was one of my first projects designed specifically for display on a large-scale digital screen.