As a Graphic Design and Web Developer Intern at this tech startup, I worked closely with Marketing Team and launched the Armored Things blog, as well as creating custom graphics and illustrations.
- Create custom Armored Things Ghost blog theme using Handlebars, HTML, CSS, and JS
- Write Gitlab CI/CD script to automatically deploy/update Ghost blog image to AWS ECS
- Write Dockerfile for members of Marketing Team to run their own updated versions of the Ghost blog on their machines.
- Refine colors and type used in branding
- Designing mockups in Adobe Illustrator / XD
- Designs and illustrations for content across multiple mediums such as web, print, books, banners, etc.
My main role as graphic designer was to build out an illustration library. Prior to joining AT, they had no illustration guides and they had recently gone through a redesign of their colors and logo.
Therefore, my first few weeks went into brand research, by interviewing the company heads to better understand who Armored Things was and the problems they solve.
An easy task was to refine colors and tyopgraphy; however, most of my original illustration ideas were met with conflicting ideas.
In the process of my brand investigation, it became clear that the Tech and Marketing teams had misalinged views on the goal of their product after conducting an inter-team survey. With this knowledge, the Head of the Marketing team and I conducted a series of meetings / workshops for the company. By the summertime, the brand goals were realigned and design choices were more effective.
In summertime, I was full on into building Armored Insights (the company's Ghost Blog) and working with the DevOps engineer to deploy it. I also started building out a library of many, many graphics for different mediums.