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Mariel A.

Portland, OR, USA
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Professional Experience

Graphic Designer, CareOregon

October, 2019 - December, 2019

Designed website mock-ups using Adobe XD for 4 healthcare non-profits managed by CareOregon, consistent with each organization's brand style. Developed user-interface architecture and enhanced navigation to improve usability.
Developed sets of medical forms for behavioral healthcare providers.

Project Founder, Buen Provecho PDX

April, 2018 - Current

Buen Provecho is a design project-created by design thinking principles--created to raise the level of visibility of immigrant and POC-owned businesses. The first inaugural installation, Buen Provecho is an online directory of the Latino and POC-owned businesses associated with the Portland Mercado.

Graphic Design Consultant (remote), Fund for Global Human Rights

February, 2018 - Current

Certificate, School of Visual Arts

January, 2018 - January, 2018

Certificate, School of Visual Arts

January, 2017 - January, 2017

Associate Graphic Designer, Audigy Group

July, 2016 - February, 2018

Designed digital and print marketing materials (news ads, business collateral, and social media content) for membership of 200+ private practice audiologists and hearing professionals.
Produced 20-30 pieces of creative daily, often from concept to completion; prepared files for printers.
Worked extremely efficiently in a fast-paced environment responding with agility to changes in project timelines and direction.

Graphic Designer, American Jewish World Service (AJWS)

February, 2015 - April, 2016

Designed and updated annual report, postcards, one-pagers, invitations, programs, stationery, and booklets for New York, Washington, D.C., Chicago, Los Angeles and San Francisco offices.
Created digital content (lightboxes, email headers) for End-Of-Year E-campaigns.
Quickly delivered digital content to meet emergency disaster response.

Independent Graphic Designer, CommunicArte LLC

July, 2014 - Current

Community Health Promotion + Graphic Design + Social Justice.

CommunicArte works with established organizations in global health to significantly increase lifetime supporters through digital and print marketing.

Studio Certificate, Pacific Northwest College of Art

January, 2013 - January, 2015

Design and Visual Communications, General

Volunteer Program Manager, Sexual Assault Resource Center

October, 2010 - May, 2013

Organized and facilitated sections of 50-hour Advocacy Training about topics like oppression, sexual assault, and human trafficking. Developed and managed a Community Outreach and Volunteer Recruitment strategy. Screened and Placed all volunteers within the agency. Covered shifts on the 24-hour Support Line for calls from sexual assault and sexual exploitation survivors.

Bilingual Clinic Assistant and Interpreter, Planned Parenthood Columbia Willamette

June, 2009 - October, 2010

Assisted medical providers, served as a Spanish Interpreter and Patient Advocate. Provided HIV and pregnancy testing, and options counseling. Performed front office coordination and assessed patient’s financial need.

Community Health Educator, Peace Corps

January, 2007 - April, 2009

Taught regular Sexual and Reproductive Health and HIV/AIDS prevention high school classes to youth, women and men. Led nutrition workshops for pregnant women and their families. Worked alongside the Nicaraguan Ministry of Health and Project Concern International.

La Universidad Catolica de Valparaiso

January, 2004 - January, 2004

Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Lewis and Clark College

January, 2002 - January, 2006