Lauren Rami  |  GRAPHIC Design & illustration
About
Hi, my name is Lauren. I’m a freelance graphic designer/illustrator with 10+ years of experience in both New York and Austin, primarily working with marketing and advertising agencies. I specialize in presentation design, new business pitch design, and print/digital design.
I'm a lifelong dancer, comedy podcast fanatic, 70s soul music fan, and classic movie lover. Please drop me a line if you would like to work together.
RESUME

Skills
GRAPHIC DESIGN 
Presentations:  templates, slides, style guides, icons, charts, tables, infographics, timelines, illustrations, photo retouching, and animation.
New Business:  RFP/RFI books and presentations, credentials, handouts, style guides, packaging, boards, banners, illustrations, infographics, business cards, and mock-ups.
Print/Digital:  brochures, books, illustrations, thought papers, print ads, banner ads, out-of-home ads, posters, invitations, greeting cards, and animated gifs.
ILLUSTRATION
Digital and traditional. 
Fashion, dance, pin-up, and cartoon illustration.
SOFTWARE
Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Microsoft PowerPoint, Keynote, Google Slides, and Corel Painter.

Experience
2014 – PRESENT
Lauren Rami / Austin, TX 
Senior Graphic Designer, Freelance 

Freelance graphic design and illustration for a variety of projects, working remotely and on-site. Specializing in presentation design, new business pitch design, and print/digital design. Recent clients include IPG, Initiative, McCann, DeVries Global, Modicum, CGI, Frog Design, GSD&M, McGarrah Jessee, and Razorfish.
2010 – 2014
BBDO / New York, NY 
Senior Graphic Designer, New Business Department 

Designed primarily within the New Business Department. Also worked on multiple different accounts for BBDO and BBDO’s sister companies. Built complex and varied pitch meeting materials during incredibly tight deadlines. Example work included RFI/RFP books and presentations, credentials, handouts, style guides, banners, boards, packaging, thought papers, illustrations, infographics, 3D pieces, print ads, banner ads, out-of-home ads, mock-ups, and photo retouching. Established a clean, modern brand identity that was followed globally by all BBDO New Business Departments.
2007 – 2010
Modicum / New York, NY 
Graphic Designer  

Created custom presentation templates, slide layouts, style guides, illustrations, and infographics for PowerPoint and Keynote. Enhanced slide content with detailed/interactive animation. Redesigned client provided content to follow their existing branding or established a new look and feel for their projects. Worked independently and alongside teams of fellow designers.

Education
2006
University of Texas at Austin Graduate   
Bachelor of Natural Sciences Degree / Apparel Design Major. 
Bachelor of Arts Degree / Human Ecology Major. 
McCombs School of Business Foundations Program Certificate.