A recent graduate of Western Carolina University's graphic design program , Christy Latz has experience working with many types of media (digital and otherwise). She has most recently completed a graphic design internship at YNN Austin (formerly News 8 Austin) and is currently seeking other full time employment, freelance opportunities and internships.

Work Samples

  • Digital Illustrations

  • Motion Graphic Stills

Work History

CHRISTY LATZ christylatz@gmail.com, 704-297-5984 Portfolio: http://coroflot.com/davidcoppergirl EDUCATION Western Carolina University Cullowhee, NC Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design May 2010 Charles Sturt University New South Wales, Australia Study Abroad Program January-July 2007 • Coursework in general and digital graphic design RELATED COURSEWORK: Communication Design, Graphic Design Studio Procedures, 2-Dimenstional Design, Life Drawing, Printmaking, Book Arts, Film Studies, Digital Illustration, Motion Graphics, Typography, Philosophy of Art, History of Experimental Narrative GRAPHIC DESIGN & RELATED EXPERIENCE News 8 Austin Austin, Tx Intern June 2010-Present • Responsible for learning how the news graphic design system works • Creates supporting elements for TV and web • Responsible for creating the summer edition of ‘The Weather Observer’ Studio 2K Brooklyn, NY (Telecommunication) Intern Summers 2008 & 2009 • Assisted with the beta testing of the upcoming company website and assisted in the conception and creation of various web graphics to be featured on the site • Acted as a creative consultant during various projects Service Learning/Graphic Design Class Project Cullowhee, NC Volunteer Graphic Designer January 2008-August 2008 • Created DVD cover and promotional package for student film (Matt Williams and the Particles: LIVE, an upcoming live concert DVD) • Worked with director and talent to create a package that would appeal to the band’s current fan base while appealing the visual sensibilities of new fans and the general public • The full promotional package includes one full size one sheet poster, one DVD cover, one DVD booklet, and a promotional postcard Last Minute Productions Cullowhee, NC Multimedia Coordinator January 2006-July 2006 • Assisted in the promotion of various on-campus entertainment events • Created fliers for various shows/events, created promotional slide show presentations to be shown before movie screenings, and contacted various local radio stations, newspapers, and other media outlets throughout the year to gain advertising space outside WCU’s campus OTHER EXPERIENCE Aramark Food Services Cullowhee, NC Convenient Store Clerk August 2009-Present • Provide superior service and maintain attractive display of merchandise for campus retailer Ramsey Recreational Center Cullowhee, NC Stage Crew May 2008-August 2009 WCU Hunter Library Cullowhee, NC Serials and Collection Development/Acquisitions Assistant September 2007-December 2009 COMPUTER SKILLS: Adobe Illustrator, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Dreamweaver, Macromedia Flash, Microsoft Office Suite, Touch Typing (70wpm) PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS AIGA – Charlotte North Carolina Chapter February 2010-Present

Education

Western Carolina University

Specialties

Affiliations

AIGA - Charlotte North Carolina Chapter

Awards

Western Carolina University - 41st Annual Student Art Show ( 2nd Place - Printmaking)

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