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Alissa N. Small

Digital Designer & Fashion Enthusiast

Hello! My name is Alissa N. Small. I am a self-taught Photoshop & web design wonder woman (with a passion for fashion).

I maintain a lifestyle blog called Originally Remixed as well as a collaborative community for Image Consultants called GlamCouleur. I am currently studying to become a certified Image Consultant at the Fashion Institute of Technology.

I LOVE design, social media, discovering (and sharing) cool new things, style, traveling and photography. I specialize in designing emailers, web banners and web sites. I like to make things pretty.

RESUME

Education

  • 2013 - Present

    Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT)

    Professional Certificate, Image Consulting

    Related Course Work: Introduction to Image Consulting, Fashionspeak: How to Get What You Want, When You Need It, Fabrication: Everything You Need to Know, Image Consulting: Wardrobe and Style, Men's Image Consulting with Style, Media Makeup Knowledge, Secrets of a Professional Shopper, Image Consulting: Business Essentials for Success, Creative Business Plans for Consulting Success, Introduction to Fashion Publicity and Events Planning

  • 2013

    New York University (NYU)

    Focus: Digital Media Marketing

    Related Course Work: Web Analytics: Integrating Website and E-mail Data for Effective Digital Marketing Programs, Digital Strategy: Creating Synergy in Your Marketing Program

  • 2011

    New York University (NYU)

    Professional Certificate, Digital and Graphic Design Production

    Related Course Work: Mac OS and Color Modes, 2D Design Principles, Photoshop: Foundations, Flash: Foundations, Dreamweaver: Foundations, Information Architecture: Foundations

  • 2003 - 2006

    CUNY Baruch College

    BA, Graphic Communication

    Related Course Work: Basic Graphic Communication, Business Communication, Intermediate Graphic Communication, Corporate Design, Introduction to Management, Marketing Foundations, Print Production, Consumer Behavior, Management: A Behavioral Approach

Employment

  • 2014 - Present

    Time Warner Cable

    Web Producer

    • Create and implement responsive web design
    • Assist team members with Authoring requirements and user story
       document writing, wireframes, Photoshop comps
    • Maintain site and brand consistency for customers
    • Work closely with the product management team and
       internal/external stakeholders

  • 2013 - Present

    Originally Remixed

    Founder & Curator/Editor in Chief

    • Discover and network with new/independent brands and talent
    • Research and write content on a wide range of topics for new
       articles and features
    • Develop and maintain plan for blog's internet presence
    • Photograph and edit images for related blog articles
    • Advocate in social media spaces, engage in dialogues, grow blog
       subscribers and expand blog's overall reach

  • 2011 - 2014

    Time Warner Cable

    Lead Designer, Promo Strategy

    • Worked independently and with copywriter and web producers to
       develop design concepts
    • Developed inspired visual designs, ensuring proper use of the
       Time Warner Cable brand
    • Received, processed and refreshed assets from outside agencies,
       vendors and programmers
    • Presented creative concepts and functionality designs to senior team
       members
    • Designed and managed workflows to ensure best design practices

  • 2011

    New York & Company

    Freelance Designer

    • Designed and built over 18 email files in the course of a week for
       testing over various customer demographics
    • Coordinated with CRM and creative director to finalize email
       specifications and testing proces

  • 2010

    The Children's Place

    Freelance Production Assistant

    • Processed photographs to represent clothing swatches and
       website inventory
    • Designed banners for use on department sections of website
    • Built and prepped e-mail advertisements for international
       demographic
    • Completed marketing projects such as mock-ups for Facebook fan
       pages as well as invitations and informational websites for
       international events

  • 2006 - 2010

    J&R Music and Computer World

    Graphic/Web Designer

    • Designed and constructed weekly nationwide e-mail advertisements
    • Teamed with social media department to create images and
       implement marketing strategies on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube
    • Developed and implemented design ideas for promotional pages
    • Managed and edited content for J&R’s monthly web magazine, Snap
    • Constructed animated and static banners for marketing and affiliate
       usage

skill

  • PHOTOSHOP
  • HTML5
  • CSS
  • WORDPRESS
  • BLOGGING
  • SOCIAL MEDIA

Other Experience

Special projects that showcase leadership experience.

  • Photoshop Workshop Facilitator Middle College High School at Medgar Evers, Fall 2008 - Winter 2008

    Instructed students on Photoshop techniques used for the creation of their senior yearbook.

  • Citizen Teacher at Citizen Schools (Web Design), Fall 2008

    Introduced graphic design and web design concepts to middle school students. Led the students in the development and creation of a website for a small business.

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