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  • Michelle Kane

    Graphic Designer / Illustrator / University Instructor

    New York, NY

I am a New York City artist and graphic designer with a playful aesthetic. I have a broad range of experience, including branding and identity, packaging, web, publication, advertising, visual merchandising, design education and design management. My industry experience includes, but is not limited to food and beverage, home fashion, big box box retail, and art gallery marketing.

Work Samples

  • IDENTITY: EZ LAUNDRY DELIVERY

  • PACKAGING/LOGO: OUT AND ABOUT

  • PACKAGING: THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS X PUSH POP

Work History

  • Senior Designer

    • Topps Inc.
    • New York, NY
    • 2015 - Present (2 years)

    Collaborate with marketing team to create branding, packaging, and other visual collateral for Bazooka Candy Brands products such as Ring Pop, Push Pop and Juicy Drop Pop. Carry out digital and hard copy proof approvals, and carry out press checks for packaging production runs.

  • Adjunct Design Instructor

    Prepare coursework and deliver lectures for art and design disciplines including Digital Illustration, Typography and Advertising Design. Provide guidance and instruction that helps students sharpen concept development, organizational, time management, and communication skills. Introduce students to design software and assist them in developing technical skills, while providing an environment conducive to discovering and honing individual design sensibilities.

  • Assistant Package Designer

    Cooperate with packaging manager to produce unique packaging for textile-based home-style products. Communicate with product developers and home fashion designers to create customer-specific packaging solutions for products sold domestically and internationally by retailers such as Wal-Mart, Costco, and Bed Bath and Beyond. Update and organize packaging templates for Ellery’s various customers and brands. Edit and organize product photography.

  • Freelance Graphic Designer

    Design and maintain museum’s "@Studio" event mailer. Assist in design of announcements to be displayed on museum lobby screens. Create signage for special events and exhibitions. Create printed event and exhibiton announcements to be displayed in the museum, as well as corresponding digital announcments to be sent to museum mailing list. Assist with layout of museum publications.

  • Design Intern

    Assist creative directors and designers with concept development, copywriting, comp creation and research for ad campaigns for accounts including Kraft and Reebok. Create promotional material for McGarry Bowen. Illustration.

Education

  • New Jersey City University Jersey City, NJ

    • MFA Graphic Design
  • St. John's University Queens, NY

    • BFA Graphic Design

Specialties

Affiliations

New Jersey City University, St. John's University

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