Resume

Resume

SUMMARY 
I focus on creating meaningful experiences through design. My expertise range from branding, product UI/UX design and marketing. My professional experiences have trained me to be a fast-learner, to hit deadlines while maintaining a consistent level of quality, and to work with a range of clients. My work ethic allows for my earnest love of learning, precision in craft, unique perspectives, adaptability, and unbridled dedication to design, making me a flexible candidate for working within creative teams, collaboratively and independently.
EDUCATION

AUG 2018 – MAY 2020 | ERIE, PA 
Master of Science in Data Science, Mercyhurst University 
Ongoing, GPA 3.9 

AUG 2014 – MAY 2017 | ERIE, PA 
Bachelor of Arts in Design, Mercyhurst University 
Summa Cum Laude, GPA 3.97 

AUG 2013 – MAY 2014 | DHAKA , BANGLADESH 
Media Studies & Journalism, University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh 
GPA 4.0 

AUG 2011 – MAY 2013 | DHAKA , BANGLADESH 
English, North South University 
GPA 4.0

EXPERIENCE
DESIGN & MARKETING

JAN 2018 – JUNE 2019 | ERIE, PA
Product Designer and Marketing Manager, DNS LLC
• Collaborating with other software developers, business analysts, software architects and IT professionals to implement Microsoft Dynamics 365 CRM and ERP solutions
• Customizing and creating CRM entities, business workflows, processes; website design and graphic design for marketing collateral; prospecting new opportunities; marketing campaign collateral design for clients; application UI/UX design

OCT 2017 – JAN 2018 | ERIE, PA
Brand and Graphic Design Consultant, Higherglyphics
• Designing UI wireframe for web app and UX prototyping for web apps for startups.
• Brand identity development and design with marketing campaign strategy development and implementation for clients

JULY 2017 – JAN 2018 | ERIE , PA
Marketing Consultant, Mercy Hilltop Center
• Marketing strategy development, implementation and training.
• Marketing campaign collateral design for social media content, email marketing, and print advertising and marketing content.

JAN 2017 – JAN 2018 | ERIE, PA
Graphic and Product Designer, Big Blue Communications
• Brand identity development and design with marketing campaign strategy development and implementation for clients.
• Designing UI wireframes and UX prototyping for web apps for NGO projects
• Designing presentation UI slide decks and templates, email marketing design kits, social media kits, iconography kits, infographics and publications.
• Clients such as: GSMA, What Works, UNICEF, U-Report, USAID IMC, Nathan Associates, Sam Leicester, Tyers Consulting, RAP3 Connect, GEM, CDR, MSS, Liger, Humqadam SCRP, Save the Mascots, HVT, IDRF, ECO, and mSTAR.

JAN 2017 – JAN 2018 | ERIE, PA
Marketing and Graphic Design Internship, Mercy Hilltop Center
• Designing UI wireframe and UX prototyping for 1 informational web app and 1 internal web app for planning and scheduling events.

DEC 2013 – MAY 2017 | DHAKA , BANGLADESH
Brand and Product Designer, Naga Inc. & 10’er Adda (two restaurants)
• Brand identity development and design with marketing campaign strategy development and implementation for both restaurants.
• Designing UI wireframe and UX prototyping for information web app and food ordering app for both restaurants.
• Marketing campaign collateral design for social media content, email marketing, and print advertising and marketing content.

JAN 2013 – AUG 2014 | DHAKA, BANGLADESH
Lead Graphic Designer, Dhaka Tribune
• Print publication design for daily newspaper, 8 supplement magazines and other publications
• Leading and managing design team of 7 people, by distributing work time-lines, making decisions on art direction, conceptualizing spread layout wireframes and graphic arts, recruiting and training designers.

FREELANCE

SEPTEMBER 2019 | ERIE, PA
Sitter Insurance, auto-home-business insurance
• Brand identity development and design
• Marketing campaign strategy development and advertising collateral design
• Designing UI wireframe and UX prototyping for information web app and landing page

AUGUST 2019 | ERIE, PA
Sitter Insurance, auto-home-business insurance
• Brand identity development and design
• Marketing campaign strategy development and advertising collateral design
• Designing UI wireframe and UX prototyping for information web app and landing page

JUNE 2019 | CORNELIUS, NC
Lotus Soul Café and The Lotus Soul, wellness café and wellness coaching service
• Brand identity development and design
• Marketing campaign strategy development and advertising collateral design
• Designing UI wireframe and UX prototyping for information web app and landing page

JUNE 2019 | ERIE, PA
Lake Erie Nanny, nanny recruiting service
• Brand identity development and design
• Marketing campaign strategy development and advertising collateral design
• Designing UI wireframe and UX prototyping for information web app and landing page

DEC 2017 | ERIE, PA
Atman, yoga center and massage therapy service
• Brand identity development and design

DEC 2017 | ERIE, PA
Whitethorn Digital, video-game production company
• Marketing campaign and advertising collateral for social media, digital and print media

NOV 2017 | ERIE, PA
Flagship Niagara League, U.S. Brig Niagara sailing program
• Poster design, print/online advertisement design

OCT 2017 | PITTSBURGH, PA
Malrey, musician Rey Lariossa
• Brand identity development and design
• Designing UI wireframe and UX prototyping for information web app and landing page

OCT 2017 | MEMPHIS, TN
The Edge Artist, visual artist Katie Diley
• Brand identity development and design
• Designing UI wireframe and UX prototyping for information web app and landing page

SEPT 2017 | ERIE, PA
ROOM 33, speakeasy bar and restaurant
• Brand identity development and design

MARCH 2017 | ERIE, PA
The Miss Firecracker Contest, theater production at Mercyhurst University
• Advertising campaign design with poster, postcard, playbill, t-shirt designs

SEPT 2016 | ERIE, PA
The Mystery of Edwin Drood, theater production at Mercyhurst University
• Advertising campaign design with poster, postcard, playbill, t-shirt designs

JAN 2016 | ERIE, PA
Varuna, cruise boat
• Brand identity development and design

JOURNALISM

JUNE 2012 – AUG 2014 | DHAKA, BANGLADESH
Magazine Editor, Dhaka Tribune
• Leading newspaper magazine teams
• Content generation, editorial content research and analysis
• Recruiting, training, and supervision of staff and interns
• Writing weekly and bi-weekly articles

JUNE 2012 – SEPT 2012 | DHAKA, BANGLADESH
Columnist, New Age
• Writing weekly feature article for ‘The Joven’ magazine of daily newspaper

JAN 2012 – JUNE 2012 | DHAKA, BANGLADESH
Writer and Copy Editor, Dhaka Courier
• Writing weekly features and news articles
• Copy editing and content checks

JAN 2012 – JUNE 2012 | DHAKA, BANGLADESH
Magazine Editor, The Independent
• Leading newspaper magazine team: Young & Independent
• Content generation, editorial content research and analysis
• Recruiting, training, and supervision of staff and interns
• Writing weekly and bi-weekly articles
COMPETENCIES 
Product Design
Brand Identity 
UI/UX InteractionDesign
Web Design
Packaging Design
Marketing
User Research
Design Research & Strategy
Wireframing & Prototyping
Data Visualization
Data Analytics
Machine Learning 

DESIGN
Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, AfterEffect, XD, InVision, Framer, Sketch, SketchUp, Origami, Principle, Mokup, Proto.io

CODE
Python, JSON, JS, R, PySpark, Spark, MySQL, SQL, NoSQL, Apache, Cassandra, MongoDB, HTML/CSS, SASS, WordPress, Git 

WORKING KNOWLEDGE
C#, C/C++, Java, AWK, Apache, SciKit Learn, TensorFlow, Docker, Neo4J, NumPy, TypeScript, 3D Modeling, TinkerCAD

AWARDS
2017 | ERIE, PA
Gold Addy for Illustration and Advertising Campaign, American Advertising Awards


2017 | ERIE, PA
Sister Angelica Cummings Art Excellence Award, Mercyhurst University


2016 | ERIE, PA
Juror purchase award for poster design ‘Surreal Moments’, Mercyhurst University


2004, 2005, 2007, 2008 | LONDON, UK
5 Merit awards for flute performances and music theory, Royal School of Music

PUBLICATION
2009 | DHAKA, BANGLADESH
Beacon of Hope, ASA
Opinions and interviews give an outlook of microfinance in Bangladesh. Narrated from the perspectives of the people who serve and are being served.

EXHIBITS & PROJECTS
2017 | ERIE, PA
‘I am a Woman’ Digital Print Series, Mercyhurst University
Senior Art Thesis Exhibition

2013 | DHAKA, BANGLADESH
‘Paera’ Surface Design Saree Exhibit, Bengal Foundation
AEEA Gala Night & Fashion Show at the American Club


2010 | KODAIKANAL, INDIA
‘Life’ Mixed Media Series, IB Exhibition, Kodaikanal International School

2009 | KODAIKANAL, INDIA
Creative direction for music videos ‘Be With Me’ and ‘Liquid Melancholy’ as a part of environmental social awareness campaign, Kodaikanal International School

LANGUAGES
English
Bengali
Hindi

OTHER EXPERIENCE
AUG 2019 – MAY 2020  |  ERIE, PA
Residence Hall Director, Graduate Assistantship, Mercyhurst University
A full-time, 12-month, live-in position and serving as one of 5 hall directors on the Residence Life team. Responsible for the overall management of Sophomore area undergraduate residence halls of approximately 500+ students in a large housing operation. Responsibilities of this position include the facilitation of student development through individual student interactions, student conduct, building residence hall community, student leadership and working closely with a residential academic program or living and learning community. Supervising 10 paraprofessional student staff team members in multiple capacities.

AUG 2019 – MAY 2020  |  ERIE, PA
IT HelpDesk Support and Technician, Graduate Employment, Mercyhurst University
Customer service, support and technician role at the Mercyhurst IT Helpdesk. Aiding students with IT related issues such as device malfunction, software installation, device registration, network and protocol issues, ticketing system for web-related issues.

2010 – 2011 | DHAKA, BANGLADESH
Volunteer, Bangladeshi Ovibashi Mohila Sramik Association (BOMSA)
Social work is an NGO for potential and returnee female migrants with safe migration. Training potential female migrants, counseling returnees, managing and helping create a mass awareness campaign among the rural and urban societies.

2008 – 2009 | DHAKA, BANGLADESH
Research Study Internship, ASA microfinance institute
Researching background and history of microfinance in Bangladesh; writing a book about ASA and the role of microfinance in Bangladesh by conducting interviews of the clients, staff, and founding member of ASA and of other microfinance institutes.

2006 – 2011 | Kodaikanal, India
Volunteer, Shenbaganur Orphanage
Bi-weekly visits, accompanying children with activities, setting up workspaces, teaching basic computer skills.

2006 – 2011 | Kodaikanal, India
Volunteer, Mercy Home
Bi-weekly visits, accompanying elders with activities, setting up workspaces, irrigation and contribution projects.
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