Hello, my name is Annette Allen,
middle name Elizabeth. 

With a B.F.A. in illustration and formal training as a designer through a series of internships, I’ve been fortunate to develop two distinct skill sets. I have the ability to layout and design a product, as well as conceptualize and draw custom illustrations for it. This also gives me a wider understanding of the work I’m involved in and the teams I work with.

Additionally, I’m one of those strange people who thinks of organization almost as a hobby. This lends itself well to deep research and planning for creative projects, and intense focus and efficiency for less creative work, like streamlining team workflow or helping implement new technology systems.

Ultimately, what I care about most is collaborating with kind people, making good work for good reasons, inspiring empathy and action, and being better today than I was the day before. I'm currently doing so as a graphic designer at The Hatcher Group.

When I'm not working, you can usually find me:
●  Tending to my houseplants and garden
●  Petting the neighborhood cats
●  Admiring how beauty and funny birds are
●  Visiting friends in the DC area (pre-quarantine times)
●  Cooking, ordering or thinking about food

Hello, my name is Annette Allen,
middle name Elizabeth. 

With a B.F.A. in illustration and formal training as a designer through a series of internships, I’ve been fortunate to develop two distinct skill sets. I have the ability to layout and design a product, as well as conceptualize and draw custom illustrations for it. This also gives me a wider understanding of the work I’m involved in and the teams I work with.

Additionally, I’m one of those strange people who thinks of organization almost as a hobby. This lends itself well to deep research and planning for creative projects, and intense focus and efficiency for less creative work, like streamlining team workflow or helping implement new technology systems.

Ultimately, what I care about most is collaborating with kind people, making good work for good reasons, inspiring empathy and action, and being better today than I was the day before. I'm currently doing so as a graphic designer at The Hatcher Group.

When I'm not working, you can usually find me:
●  Tending to my houseplants and garden
●  Petting the neighborhood cats
●  Admiring how beauty and funny birds are
●  Visiting friends in the DC area (pre-quarantine times)
●  Cooking, ordering or thinking about food

Abbreviated Resume

Work Experience

The Hatcher Group - Graphic Designer
July 2017 - Present

GlobalGiving - Graphic Design Fellow
June 2016 - June 2017

Virginia Living Magazine - Art Intern
January 2016 - March 2016

NPR Visuals Team - News App & Illustration Intern
September 2015  - December 2015

Media General FX
August 2015 - December 2014

Education

VCUarts
B.F.A. in Communication Arts, 2015

Soft Skills

  • Highly analytical, organized, and research-based
  • Focused on inclusive and empathetic design practice
  • Self-aware and perception to the needs of my teammates
  • Receives and translates feedback into appropriate solutions

Hard Skills

  • Custom hand drawn, or flat-vector based illustration
  • Print and publication design and production
  • Infographic creation and data design
  • Digital, social and ad design
  • Events, exhibition and signage design
  • Web design
  • Logo and branding
  • Presentation design
  • Basic motion graphics

Tools

  • Illustrator
  • InDesign
  • Photoshop
  • After Effects
  • Wordpress
  • InVision
  • Excel
  • MS Word (advanced)
  • PowerPoint (advanced)

Get in touch:
hello@annetteelizabeth.com  •  LinkedIn