ABOUT ME

Interactive Design, Motion Graphics and Corporate Identity

spector322@gmail.com | +1 (917) 689-0030 | @SpectorDesigns



 

I recently earned a masters degree in Communications Design at Pratt Institute, specializing in digital design. My thesis focused on social change and community empowerment. With support of the Taconic Fellowship, I was hired as lead designer for the on Bridging Gowanus, a redevelopment project for the Gowanus neighborhood in Brooklyn, NY. I worked with a team, consisting of the Pratt Center, New York City Council Member Brad Lander, and Professor David Frisco. The project will produce an Action Plan based on feedback from stakeholders in the Gowanus community. The Plan will soon be presented to New York City Mayor Bill deBlasio.
Previously, I was a print and interactive designer for a diverse range of clients, including the non-profit organizations Safe Horizon and The Anti-Defamation League. I also specialize in photography.


EXPERIENCE

Con Edison of New York

Senior Graphic Designer, Aug 2014 to Present
Motion Graphics, Web Design
Art directed and designed the ConEdison Get Out The Vote Video Contest, a public outreach
effort for NYC high school students

Pratt Institute

Taconic Fellow, Pratt Center for Community Development – Jul 2013 to Jun 2014
BridgingGowanus.org was initiated by City Council Member Brad Lander
Developed the brand’s name, visual identity, online presence, and community involvement
Interactive maps and data visualization for key issues facing the Gowanus neighborhood

Graduate Assistant, Dec 2013 to May 2014
Spatial Analysis and Visualization Initiative (SAVI)
GIS and Data Visualization

Digiday

Design Intern – May 2013 to Aug 2013
UI/UX, Motion Graphics

Anti-Defamation League

Graphic Designer – Aug 2011 to Sep 2012
Project managed the JustArt event at Benrimon Contemporary art gallery
Print Design, Web Design

Safe Horizon

Graphic Designer – Mar 2008 to Aug 2010
Launched Hope Shining, a national public awareness campaign
Event Design for 2 annual fund raising events
Motion Design, Web Design

Cartier

Freelance Graphic Designer – Jan 2011 to Apr 2011
Print Production

Moët Hennessy

Freelance Graphic Designer – Jul 2007 to Dec 2010
Art Direction, Web Design, Print Design
Art directed the Ruinart Champagne party for Miami Art Basel 2010

Clinique

Freelance Graphic Designer – Mar 2007 to Jul 2007
Print Design, Point of Sale


EDUCATION

Pratt Institute

Masters of Science, Communication Design, Digital Media Emphasis, 2014

Fashion Institute of Technology

Associates Degree, Communication Design, 2004

University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Bachelor of Arts, Biology, Spanish, 1997


SKILLS

Motion Design

– Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premiere

Adobe Creative Suite

– Adobe Indesign, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop

Web Design UI/UX

– HTML5, CSS3, JQuery, WordPress

GIS / Data Visualization

– ArcGIS, CartoDB, D3js, Google Maps API


Awards

2014, Taconic Fellowship, Pratt Center for Community Development
2016, Pixie Award, ConEdison Diversity and Inclusion video

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