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Sarah White

Sarah White

Design Strategist

Gensler

Detroit, Other

I work for people, not for de sign/tech/brands/etc. I work for the person on the other side of what we create.

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...creating holistic, engaging experiences through a smart and flexible, cross-pollination of the 2D, 3D/environment and IxD realms. I'm interested in creating responsive environments for inspiration, education, and marketing as well as to strengthen the relationships across touchpoints, media, and creative disciplines.

I'll let you know when I find it but it'll have something to do with helping to empower women.

Gensler

Design Strategist

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LevelEleven

UX Designer/Strategist/Product Manager

Helping an enterprise-level, performance platform motivate what matters and look great while doing so.

Self - Employed

Freelance Experience Designer + Strategist

As a designer + strategist, I focus on creating holistic, engaging experiences through a smart and flexible, cross-pollination of the 2D, 3D/environment and IxD realms. I'm interested in creating responsive environments for inspiration, education, and marketing as well as to strengthen the relationships across touchpoints, media, and creative disciplines.

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Sequence

Designer + Strategist (Contract)

California College of the Arts

Communications manager (Graduate Design)

Collect and post upcoming contests, conferences, program news, student, alumni, and faculty news and accomplishments within the MFA Design Newsletter. When appropriate, prepare and send to Communications for inclusion in general CCA website, and follow through with publication.

Overhauled existing/created a well-organized newsletter template with visual clarity and currently utilizing Campaign Monitor.

Alumni outreach: spearheading meet-ups with existing students and alumni. Working with the web manager, web consultant, and program manager on represention of alumni on the internal website.

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CRAVE

Brand Strategy/Experiential Designer

Luxury Sex Toys for Women - Imagine Apple meets Gucci

Worked on a graphic identity re-fresh, direct-to-consumer marketing collateral, and overall brand/experience development. Co-developed and executed social media strategy and operations, development of landing pages and maintenance of Google AdWords account.

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California College of the Arts

Teaching assistant (Design Communication 3)

The class is centered around students learning the computer skills necessary to illustrate and present design concepts.

Assisted faculty with lessons centered around Adobe Creative Suite and individual work/presentation development
Prepared lesson materials and presented material to class (solo) for InDesign section
Facilitated remote lectures via Skype

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lauckgroup

Interior Designer (Austin)

Corporate and Higher Education Interior Architecture

+ 2D rendering of elevations and floorplans and frequent graphic design duties
+ liaison between design team and local material representatives and manufacturers
+ concept imaging and selection/design of custom fixtures/furniture/materials
+ space-planning for higher education and corporate office settings
+ heavily involved in creating printed collateral for firm (internal and external)

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Big Red Rooster

Environmental Design Intern

Multidimensional Brand Experience firm that creates the touchpoints, environments, communications, products, and services of tomorrow.
(Jan-Mar 2009, June-Sept 2009, Jan-Mar 2010)

+ concept imaging and selection/design of custom fixtures/furniture/materials
+ 2D rendering of elevations and floorplans and frequent graphic design duties
+ concept sketching for in-line and store display as well as complete brand concepts
+ liaison between design team and local material representatives and manufacturers
+ 3d mock-up models of floorplans or product for client presentation
+ Clients included White Castle, NACS, American Express, College of Wooster, Office Depot

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UC Student/Faculty Symphony Orchestra

Event Designer/Graphic Artist

Worked with students and faculty to create collateral and a unique, interactive experience for their final performance.

Moochie & Co

Retail Sales Associate/Cashier

Gained valuable experience in customer service and customer product education while welcoming and assisting both store patrons and their pets. Duties also included handling of POS systems, inventory maintenance, upkeep of store appearance and execution of in-store events. (During undergraduate program)

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2modern Design Blog

Guest Blogger

A modern furniture & design blog (unpaid) Contribution: http://blog.2modern.com/author/sarah-anne

Anthropologie

Seasonal Store Display Artist (Cincinnati,OH)

Seasonal internship creating store decor and unique, on-brand merchandising solutions

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Hirsch Bedner Associates

Interior Design Intern

Hospitality Interior Design Consultants

+ full-color elevations and plans for a variety of international, high-end, hospitality projects
+ customization/design of lighting and furniture for final specifications
+ concept imaging, space planning and selection of furniture/lighting/material/accessories
+ Liaison between design team and local material representatives and manufacturers
+ clients included Hyatt International, Marriott International, Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts

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Hirsch Bedner Associates

Interior Design Intern

Hospitality Interior Design consultants

+ updating/creating specifications and hardware packages
+ 2D rendering of elevations and floorplans
+ red-line corrections to AutoCAD floorplans and formation of Powerpoints
+ clients included Hyatt International, Marriott International, Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts

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JGA

Interior Design Intern

award-winning design firm that blends retail design and brand identity to heighten the consumer shopping experience.

+ design assistant to creative director and senior designers
+ concept design sketches
+ scale model building
+ marketing material and concept imaging
+ clients included Virginia Tile, PETCO, Timberland, Hershey’s Chocolate Shanghai

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California College of the Arts

MFA Design & MBA Design Strategy, Transdisciplinary Design, Design Strategy

California College of the Arts

LOCAL Experience Research Lab

University of Cincinnati

B.S., Interior Design