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Mercedes Ulaszewski

Mercedes Ulaszewski

Graphic Designer & Illustrator

I’m an illustrator, graphic designer, and marketing mage currently based in Rochester, NY and making my way Seattle, WA this fall (2022). I’ve always drawn but it wasn’t until college were I fell in love with graphic design. Over the next several years, and several jobs, I came to grow to love strategy and marketing. My love of art follows me from work to home. I love to create content for my social media from personal illustrations, stickers, and customized art toys. When I’m not working, working on freelance projects, or my own personal art, you can find me deep into a book or manga. Or if its a nice day, outside enjoying the weather with a cold iced coffee. I truly believe in making the world better, one design at a time. After a decade working in different sectors within the design industry, I’ve realized that one good design can really change things for someone. In 2023, I plan to focus not only on my career, but pushing myself toward being a full time artist.

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Collaboratively administrate empowered markets via plug-and-play networks. Dynamically procrastinate B2C users after installed base benefits. Dramatically visualize customer directed convergence without revolutionary ROI.

Resume

  • Senior Graphic Designer, Rochester City School District
    Rochester, New York
    Nov 2016 – Present
  • Marketing Coordinator, Rando Machine Corporation
    Macedon, New York
    April 2016 – Nov 2016
  • Digital Marketing Contractor, 13Thirty Cancer Connect
    Rochester, New York
    March 2016 – May 2017
  • Designer and Marketing Associate, Systems management Planning (SMP)
    Rochester, New York
    April 2014 – July 2015
  • Art Director, CL!X Portrait Studio
    Rochester, New York
    July 2012 – April 2014

Academic Experience

  • Teacher, Rochester City School District, Rochester NY, 2018-present
    • Creation and teaching of courses for professional development to teachers and administration
    • Creation of a week-long high-level marketing plan PD
    • Creation of a week-long online social media 101 PD
    • Creation of customized PD for home school assistants and parent liaisons
  • Visiting Teacher, Edison Career and Technology High School, Rochester NY, 2018-present
    • Assisting in teaching specific aspects to the DMAC program students; grids, layout, social media strategy, freelance pratices
  • Visiting Teaching, St. John Fisher, Rochester NY, 2019
    • Assisting in teaching social media to professionals in St. John Fisher’s program for administration certification

Presentation Experience

  • Presenter, Admin Tech Summit, Rochester City School District, Rochester NY, 2017-present
    • Presenting on social media, branding, history of media, and ethics of social media
  • Presenter, Home School Assistant/Parent Liaison Training, Rochester City School District, 2018-present
    • Presenting on social media, website, and how to connect within an urban district
  • Presenter, PreK Quarterly, Rochester City School District, Rochester NY, 2019
    • Presenting on social media, branding, history of media, and ethics of social media for PreK COBs and sites

Education

  • M.S., Strategic Marketing, Roberts Wesleyan College, 2016
  • B.F.A, Visual Media, Rochester Institute of Technology, 2011
  • Certification, U.S. Public Policy, HarvardX, 2021

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