Joy Gloria Liu

 

Relevant Employment Experience

2011 – present Hyphen Magazine: Editorial Designer & Design Manager SF Bay Area, CA
  • Supervise and work with design team on production of 76+ page, full-color magazine
  • Layout literary and visual contributions in a visually engaging, creative style
  • Work with Creative Director to develop book, master templates, stylesheets, overall look, and prepare files for prepress
  • Work with editorial team to develop story concepts and accompanying artwork
  • Work with Director of Photography on cover concepts and assist with cover photoshoots
  • Design materials (print and digital), and develop publicity artwork for Hyphen events and presentations, including ads
2009 – present Swash Design Studio: Managing Owner, Graphic Designer & Illustrator Oakland / National
  • Develop and deliver layout and design for print (brochures, newsletters, reports, magazines, books, posters, flyers, and other outreach materials)
  • Research, develop and deliver design for branding and identity development (logo and collateral design)
  • Acquire, contract, render and create original artwork for creative projects
    (clip and vector art, illustration, and photography)
  • Render and produce data-driven graphics (charts, maps, graphs and infographics)
  • Provide and manage web design and development services:
    • Custom WordPress theme development and dynamic site design, development and maintenance
    • Custom graphics and templates for web use (e-newsletters, banners, icons, collateral for social media)
    • Domain registration, hosting, maintenance and technical assistance
  • Manage all aspects of my own independent consulting and graphic design business, including:
    • Project Management: Work with clients to define, develop and deliver graphic and information design solutions which are engaging, beautiful, informative, relevant and socially-responsible
    • Identity Maintenance: Maintain company brand, skill sets, and market / social relevance
    • Business Management: Maintain company accounting, finances, sales, and tax preparation
2006 TeaParty Magazine, Issue 16: Lead Designer Oakland, CA
  • Develop book, master templates, stylesheets, and overall look, and prepare files for prepress
  • Supervise and work with design team on production of the 108-page magazine
  • Layout literary and visual contributions in a visually engaging, creative style
  • Create new logo and brand identity
2004 – 2005 AYPAL: Arts Assistant / In house Designer Oakland, CA
  • Provide administrative support to Artistic Director
  • Coordinate cultural and contemporary arts projects and field trips
  • Initiate and execute creative concepts for promotional materials (flyers, brochures, pamphlets, reports)
  • Work with youth, staff and allies to integrate arts programming with organizational vision and principles
2002 – 2005 MILLS COLLEGE, the Womanist Journal: Editor-in-Chief / Designer Oakland, CA
  • Provide overall creative and editorial direction
  • Manage submissions and selection processes
  • Work with design and editorial teams on design and production of 24+ page magazine
  • Develop book, master templates, stylesheets, and overall look, and prepare files for prepress
  • Layout literary and visual contributions in a visually engaging, creative style
  • Initiate and execute creative concepts for collateral design (flyers, website)
2002 – 2009 RevoluXin Designs: Managing Owner / Graphic Designer / Art Consultant SF Bay Area, CA
  • Provide wide variety of both print and web design solutions for community-oriented organizations
  • Provide curatorial assistance and vision planning for several local art spaces and collectives

Education and Training

2009 Women’s Initiative for Self Employment
Certificate of Completion: Simple Steps Business Course
2002 – 2005 Mills College
BA: Women of Color Studies in Art & Cultural Resistance
(Combining Fine Art, Ethnic Studies, and Women’s Studies)
Degree Advisors: Hung Liu, Vivian Fumiko Chin, and Margo Okazawa-Rey
1999 – 2001 Peralta Community Colleges
Coursework in Graphic and Fine Art, Art History, Ethnic and Cultural Studies
Additional coursework in Environmental Studies
1997 – 2002 City College of San Francisco
Coursework in Studio Art and Art History

Additional Skills

Visual Arts: Illustration, painting, banners, bookarts and bookbinding, collage, letterpress, printmaking.
Computer & Design: MAC & PC proficient; Adobe Creative Suite (up to CS6) and QuarkXPress;
MS Office Suite; all major online networking and blogging platforms; HTML, PHP and CSS.
Languages: English, Mandarin, and Spanish, with design experience in Amharic, Arabic, Chinese, French, Spanish, Tagalog, Tigrigna and Vietnamese.
Community Work: Conflict resolution; media outreach and strategy; vision planning; community process and accountability; community building; group and personal empowerment.
Special Event Planning: Menu development / execution, private catering; bartending / beverage management; media outreach and publicity work.

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