sarah marie finsel // hello@sarahfinsel.com

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EDUCATION //

Kutztown University of Pennsylvania • Kutztown, PA
Bachelor of Fine Arts: Communication Design • May 2011
Concentrations: Graphic and Interactive Design
GPA: 3.5


PROFESSIONAL SKILLS //

  • Illustrator
  • InDesign
  • Photoshop
  • Sketch
  • HTML/CSS
  • MS Word
  • MS Powerpoint
  • Photo re-touching
  • Strong communication
  • Superior work ethic
  • Stellar brainstorming skills
  • Eagerness to learn
  • Capable of working in both group
    and individual environments
  • Problem solving

DESIGN EXPERIENCE //

2K Games • Novato, CA
Marketing Designer • September 2016 - Present
Design various creative assets along all brands within 2K Games, in both digital and print. Was lead designer for various banner templates, which were utilized for both Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales within 2Ks online store. 

Olympus America Inc. • Center Valley, PA
Mid-Level Graphic Designer • August 2013 - September 2016
Worked in-house on all Olympus entities (corporate, consumer, medical, scientific) in both digital and print. Adhered to the Olympus brand by supporting each business group by creating and leading design on various landing pages, micro-sites, email templates, emails, logos, sell sheets, infographics, brochures, banners (both digital and print), PPT templates, icon illustrations, posters, t-shirt designs, booklets, hand-outs etc. While working at Olympus I was leaned on heavily for illustrating needs within the company, whether it be for infographics, icons, posters, logos etc.

GREY NY • New York, NY
Digital Designer • September 2011 - August 2013
Design and develop concepts for all social media platforms. Created logos, game apps, banners and micro-sites. Supported my team by helping them concept, execute and pitch ideas for possible new clients.

GREY NY • New York, NY
Freelance Art Director • July 2011 - September 2011
Lead in design and development of concepts across print for Latisse and Botox. 

23K Studios • Wayne, PA
Graphic & Interactive Designer • May 2011 – July 2011
Design and code various micro-sites and emails.


INTERNSHIP EXPERIENCE //

SWB&R Inc. • Bethlehem, PA Design Intern • Fall 2010
Helped direct photo shoot for Mack Trucks. Created small product ads for Hoover Vacuums. Created web templates and helped complete jobs to meet deadlines.


DESIGN WORKSHOPS //

Letterpress Workshop • The Arm • New York, NY
Workshop of letterpress and typesetting. 

Monogram Workshop • Kutztown University • Kutztown, PA
Ken Barber, Type designer and Illustrator for House Industries. Learned about the uses of and how to design a successful monogram.


AWARDS & EXHIBITIONS //

Dean’s List • Kutztown University • Kutztown, PA • Fall 2008 – Fall 2010
Senior Exhibition • Kutztown University • Kutztown, PA • April 2011
Interactive Award Winner • Kutztown University • Kutztown, PA Director’s Award of Excellence
Art Directors Club Portfolio Review Nominee


LEADERSHIP ACTIVITES //

Student Worker, Student Union & Involvement Services
Graphic Designer • Fall 2009 – Spring 2011
Attend workshops related to leadership and working as a team.


VOLUNTEER WORK //

Hole in the Wall Gang Camp • Grey NY • New York, NY
Summer 2013
Illustrate a van wrap for Paul Newman's Hole in the Wall Gang camp.

Pet Therapy Day • Kutztown University • Kutztown, PA
Fall 2010
Help facilitate event, along with aiding dogs and their owners.

AIGA Designathon • Kutztown University • Kutztown, PA
Spring 2009 & Spring 2010
24-hour event to design materials for deserving non-profit organizations.

Freshman Move-In Day • Kutztown University • Kutztown, PA
Fall 2009 – 2010
Helped new students move into dorm rooms.