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  • Kim Rygiel

    Art Director | Designer | Illustrator

    New York, NY

Hello! I am an Art Director, Illustrator and Designer based in NYC with over fifteen years experience working in everything from animation to web to print and back again. I have a vast knowledge of children's and women's entertainment and a love for fashion, pets, crafting, gardening and food. Tell me about your project, I'm sure we could make something lovely together!

Work Samples

  • Wedding Invitation

  • MarthaStewart.com

  • Holiday Greeting Card

Work History

  • Lead Designer

    • Sesame Workshop
    • May 2014 - Present (3 years 7 months)

    Lead Design on Sesame Special Projects including Sesame Street English 2.0 for Nagase in Japan and the
    Sesame Street Parent Child Series for KBTC in China.
    • Assisted the Art Director by leading a team of designers and freelancers in creating 48 interactive lessons and 12 units
    of printed materials for the Sesame Street Parent Child Series Elmo Course
    • Visual Design for multiple Sesame Street English 2.0 interactive lessons
    • UI / UX andVisual Design of the Sesame Street Smart Learning CMS
    • Sesame Street Portfolio and Sesame Street Parent Child Series Product B mobile app design • Sesame Street Parent Child Series responsive website design
    • Illustration, logo, package and promotional material design for various projects

  • Freelance

    • Design, Art Direction, Photo Styling
    • Nov 2014 - May 2015 (6 months)

    Clients include Nickelodeon, Howcast, Random House, Weil...

  • Background Designer - Team Umizoomi

    • Curious Pictures
    • Aug 2012 - Oct 2014 (2 years 2 months)

    Background designer for the fourth season of the animated series Team Umizoomi on Nick Jr.

  • Senior Art Director

    • Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia
    • Apr 2007 - Aug 2012 (5 years 4 months)

    Senior Art Director | 2007–2012
    Ar t Direction and design for Mar thaStewar t.com, Mar thaStewar tWeddings.com and WholeLiving.com
    • Conceptualized and designed an immersive and responsive video experience on MarthaStewart.com
    • Art Directed and managed freelance design for the rst year of the Martha Stewart American Made Awards • Designed custom Martha Stewart Weddings invites for a partnership with WeddingJoJo.com
    • Art Directed holiday how-to web videos for Martha Stewart at Kmart
    • Designed page templates, microsites, ad banners, logos and blogs on all three Martha Stewart sites

  • Associate Art Director

    • iVillage
    • 2005 - 2007 (2 years)

    Art Direction, design and illustration for editorial packages, ad banners, logos and blogs on iVillage.com.

  • Background Designer - Pinky Dinky Doo

    • Cartoon Pizza
    • 2004 - 2005 (1 year)

    Background designer for the first season of the animated series Pinky Dinky Doo.

  • Senior Designer

    • Seventeen Magazine
    • 2002 - 2004 (2 years)

    • Lead on site redesign for both Seventeen.com and Teenmag.com
    • Design and illustration for ash games, newsletters, mini-sites and all Seventeen,Teen and gURL.com marketing materials

  • Designer

    • gURL.com
    • 2001 - 2002 (1 year)

    • Design and illustration for web newsletters, quizzes and editorial features
    • Illustrations and ad design for the rst gURL print mini-magazine,“DealWith It”

  • Color Stylist

    • MTV Networks
    • 1998 - 2001 (3 years)

    • Design of color palettes for the animated series Daria, Spy Groove and Head Trip • Illustration of key props and backgrounds for Head Trip
    • Managed design bibles and researched reference materials on Spy Groove

  • Designer

    • Salomon Smith Barney
    • 2001 - 2001

    Lead design on digital Flash magazine for Smith Barney Money Style.

  • Intern

    • Viacom
    • 1998 - 1998

    Assisted Creative Services with print materials for events, including the VH-1 Fashion Awards and the Rugrats Movie Premiere.


  • Parsons School of Design

    • BFA Illustration
    • 1995 - 1999