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Social Media Graphic Designer

Shoreline, WA
April 15, 2021

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Vanessa Yang



University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) Los Angeles, CA Design Media Arts 2015-2019

Parson School of Design (Pre-College Summer Studies) New York, NY Drawing & Painting 2011


Freelancing for Silicon Valley Startups/VC Dadi Films, Insta-Search, Amino Capital Remote Work Graphic Designer and Design Consultant April 2020 - March 2021 Created logos, website landing pages and dashboards for Silicon Valley startups Designed and developed content for Zoom presentation Provided feedback, insights and conducted research on potential investment opportunities that relate to digital media, entertainment, content creation projects and visual effects NBCUniversal Universal Brand Development - Franchise Creative Group Los Angeles, CA Marketing & Branding Development Intern August 2018 - June 2019 Managed 20 interns in a cross divisional marketing campaign for movie, Abominable, also as the head designer creating mockups, planning activation dates and collaborations while utilizing the NBC “Symphony” campaigning strategy. A few marketing ideas were well received and adapted directly by the Universal CEO Responsible for completely redesigning the Universal Brand Development website

( with a creative approach that dramatically increased accessibility of the site Redesigned multiple divisions (retail, DreamWorks, Illumination & more) marketing material and business pitches to be more engaging and exciting which were widely praised and quickly adapted by other departments Used movie marketing data from Despicable Me, Trolls, Jurassic Park, How to Train Your Dragon, Shrek, Fast & Furious and more to do a deep dive analysis for retail sales that lead to winning big retail chains

(Target, Walmart) partnerships

Vertebrae Inc. AR/VR Advertising Startup Los Angeles, CA Marketing Design Intern June 2018 - August 2018

Developed Augmented Reality concepts, experiences, mockups, and Sponsored Lenses [for apps like Snapchat and Facebook] on behalf of leading film companies and brands such as Adidas, Toyota, Fendi and more. My work directly led to successful and multiple sales with Disney, Universal and Sony Pictures Collaborated with engineer teams to pitch and develop intuitive ad concepts for major production companies and popular brands

Coordinated, designed and maintained various aspects of the company’s digital presence: Redesigned corporate identity, logos, mascot, website and more Played a major role in the development of 3D models Revamped the UI/UX for 3D model cloud service mobile and desktop applications The Highlands, 181 NW Highland Drive, Shoreline, WA 98177 20th Century Studios - Disney Franchise Fan Engagement Division Los Angeles, CA Social Media Management Intern September 2017 - December 2017 Managed analytics for socials, monitored engagement and collected data was used in weekly meetings Redesigned e-mail promotions for movies to include GIFs and other interactive features to increase audience interest and curiosity

Conducted several other in-office duties such as event planning, liaising, and event coordination Skills and Interests

Skills: Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign, After Effects, Premiere Pro, Unity3D, Powerpoint, Keynote, HTML/CSS, Chinese Interests: Painting, Sculpture, Extreme foods, Yoga, The Sims, The Mandalorian, International travel, pet babysitting Unity3D Unity Labs San Fransisco, CA

Creative Lab Intern June 2016 - September 2016

Researched and trained in AR/VR experience while curating blog posts about new developments in VR UI/UX Compiled expansive spreadsheet which evolved into a website for VR developers to utilize 3D designs within their creations

Played over 100 VR games and experiences and compiled data on the UI/UX to be saved on the spreadsheet

Collaborated with Facebook developers weekly to develop a VR/AR developer starter kit Conducted research and testing on VR experiences

Found that under age 12 do not get motion sickness in VR headsets Represented Unity3D to discuss applications with other business partners Experience cont.

Initiated revamping of older franchises such as Alien, Predator, Ice Age, Planet of the Apes and more to prepare for new movie releases to cater to millennials and Gen Z Used social media platforms to target younger fans by creating and editing entertaining compilation trailers, memes, videos, and images to increase engagement Vanessa Yang

408-***-**** The Highlands, 181 NW Highland Drive, Shoreline, WA 98177

* My Hollywood related work cannot be shown on my portfolio due to copyright reasons but can be provided upon request

* Such content is allowed to be shown temporarily and under supervision

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