I am a 2009 graduate from the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) and hold a BFA in graphic design. After graduation, I completed an internship at Pentagram Design under Michael Bierut and am currently seeking freelance or full-time employment at a graphic design firm in NYC. Please visit laurensun.com for a complete portfolio of my work and feel free to contact me if you have any questions!
Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Providence, RI
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design, 2009
Graduated with honors; GPA 3.82
Brown University, Providence, RI
Liberal arts: Japanese studies, 2007-2009
Graj + Gustavsen, New York, NY
Freelance Designer, September 2011 - Present
Designing brand guidelines and collateral for Brooks Brothers and men's clothing brand Scott James. Designing print materials and doing brand research for Harley-Davidson, HGTV, and Adrianna Papell.
Love and War, New York, NY
Freelance Designer, May 2011 - June 2011
Worked on logo explorations, brand style guides, and promotional materials.
The Brooklyn Brothers, New York, NY
Freelance Designer, August 2010 - May 2011
Designed brand standards book for New Era Cap Co. and helped establish guidelines for New Era's rebranding. Worked on print and digital advertising campaigns for various clients, including New Era, The Daily, and Rockstar Games.
Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, New York, NY
Freelance Jr. Art Director, June 2010 - August 2010
Designing packaging and marketing collateral for Martha Stewart retail products for Home Depot and Macy's.
Pentagram, New York, NY
Design Intern, January 2010 - May 2010
Worked on a variety of print, identity and signage projects under partner Michael Bierut.
Poketo, Los Angeles, CA
Design Intern, Summer 2008
Researched markets for Poketo to expand to and prototyped new product designs, leading to a successful collaboration between Poketo and Target.
NASA, Providence, RI
Sponsored Studio, Spring 2008
Collaboration with NASA's human space factor analyst to redesign NASA's Human Integration Design Handbook. Researched and provided various concept proposals and redesigns to create a more user-friendly handbook.
Design Public, San Francisco, CA
Design Intern, Summer 2007
Worked with Design Public's creative director to strengthen the company's branding. Redesigned company style guide, and created a double-sided, unfoldable product guide distributed to visitors at the 2007 Sunset Magazine Idea House in San Francisco, CA.
Reformed University Fellowship, Providence, RI
Head of Advertising Team, 2005-2008
Designed various flyers, table slips and posters advertising RUF meetings and events around the RISD and Brown University campuses.
Completed various commissions in traditional art, digital art, and graphic design. Clients include Student Press Initiative at Teachers College of Columbia University, Intellectual Property Law Group, Brown University's Visions magazine and Reformed University Fellowship.
Strong skills in typography, grid layouts, color, photo manipulation, composition, conceptual thinking, and creating cohesive visual systems. experienced in exhibit design, type design, letterpress printing, linoleum block printing and various types of bookbinding. Proficient with Windows and Mac platforms.
* Adobe Photoshop
* Adobe Illustrator
* Adobe InDesign
* Adobe Dreamweaver
* Macromedia Flash
* Fontlab Studio
* Microsoft Office
* HTML & CSS
Skilled in the use of most traditional media. Capable with a variety of materials used for 3D modeling. Experience with black and white photography and digital SLR cameras.
Proficient in Mandarin Chinese and Japanese.
Martial arts, acoustic guitar, mahjong.