Art Direction / Packaging Design / Graphic Design / Product Design / Illustration

Work Samples

Work History

EXPERIENCE 12.11 to present VICTORIA'S SECRET BEAUTY (New York, NY) Art Director 07.06 to 12.11 WEST ELM / WILLIAMS-SONOMA INC. (Brooklyn, NY) Manager, Brand Packaging, Signage + Store Collateral 02.05 to 06.06 CHICAGO PRODUCERS Director of Design FREELANCE, ETC. 2015 Ace Hotel - Artist in Residence (New York, NY) 2014 Petite Lemon (San Francisco, CA) 2013 Tigerprint (UK) 2013 CUNY/Queens College - Adjunct Professor/Typography 1 (Queens, NY) 2013 My Publisher (New York, NY) 2011 to 2012 Nannie Inez: Good Living (Austin, TX) 2011 Nest Fragrances (New York, NY) 2011 Monika Chiang (New York, NY) 2010-2012 Trobairitz Chocolates (New York, NY) 2011 BEARDWOOD & CO (New York, NY) 2010 Everyday Genius Institute (San Francisco, CA) 2009 Bike Condoms - Winner of Kickstart Best New Product (Chicago, IL) 2009 Saetta Serveware (Brooklyn, NY) 2007 Pratt Institute - Guest lecturer/Green Design class 2006 Acronym Media (New York, NY) 2005-2006 Inventables (Chicago, IL) 2004 University of Massachusetts - Promotional Design + Guest Lecturer (Lowell, MA) PRESS + EVENTS 07.12 + 10.13 Minted.com: Jury's Pick 06.12 Sight Unseen 05.12 BOFFO "Show House" 11.11 The New York Times - Holiday gift guide 10.11 The Dieline 10.11 Wit & Delight 10.11 Curbed Seattle 03.11 Print + Pattern 05.10 Manhattan Magazine "A Design Scene Grows in Brooklyn" 11.09 ID Magazine "New and Notable" 08.09 Core77 "Design Club: Why young American designers are ganging up" 08.09 NYIGF - New York International GIft Fair Exhibited with the AmDC 05.09 AmDC Purpose & Worth at Design Within Reach (in conjunction with ICFF) www.colene.info 617.784.3405

Education

  • University of Massachusetts

    • MFA Graphic Design
    • 2002 - 2004
  • Massachusetts College of Art and Design

    • MFA Industrial Design
    • 1998 - 2002

Specialties

Affiliations

AIGA AmDC - American Design Club

Awards

2012 to 2014 Minted.com: 3 time Jury's Pick // 2012 Sight Unseen // 2012 BOFFO "Show House" // 2011 The New York Times - Holiday gift guide // 2011 The Dieline // 2011 Wit & Delight // 2011 Curbed Seattle // 2011 Print + Pattern // 2010 Manhattan Magazine "A Design Scene Grows in Brooklyn" // 2009 ID Magazine...
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