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Erin McMahon

Erin McMahon

Freelance Art Director/Designer

Philadelphia County, PA

I'm a professional graphic designer specializing in print and visual design with extensive knowledge of layout, typography, and color theory. I have a passion for all things creative, a love for DIY, and a need to be continuously crafting. I enjoy taking a hands on approach to design.





Scholastic Inc.

Senior Designer

• Manage the design of covers and interiors for several of the company’s most popular licenses: Shopkins, LEGO® Star Wars, and LEGO® DC Comics.
• Maintains strong, collaborative relationships with editorial to create fresh and marketable designs for each licensors.
• Partners closely with licensers to ensure adherence to brand standards and style guides.

Hachette Book Group

Designer, Children's Division

• Handle cover and interior design for a variety of books each season including several of the company’s highest revenue drivers, The Twilight Saga and James Patterson’s Maximum Ride Series.
• Manage a team of artists and freelancers for the Licensing Division within Little, Brown Books for Young Readers.
• Maintain an easy to navigate filing system of printer ready cover and interior files. This ensures other members of the team can easily access files when needed.
• Maintain relationships with stock photography agencies, freelance artists, and artist agencies.
• Oversee reprints within the design department; ensuring corrections are being made and materials are delivered to production on time.
• Create contracts for outside vendors and manage detailed records of all vendor activity.
• Coordinate and execute product shots for sales and marketing departments.

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Graphic Designer

• Created a comprehensive catalog of the company’s large and small wall decor. The new layout resulted in significant time savings and ability to easily share product offerings with clients and sales representatives.
• Designed several successful products and graphics for U.S. stores.
• Created client-specific presentations to assist with sales.
• Managed all digital photography of products and color correction.


Hofstra University- Drama Dept.


• Created flat patterns from designer's sketches.
• Created garments for University plays and dance shows.
• Assisted in creation of Drama Department production costumes; specifically cutting and sewing garments.

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Hofstra University

Bachelor of Science, Fine Arts; Graphic Design