Monica Gussow

Monica Gussow

Tokyo, Japan
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Monica Gussow

Monica Gussow

Designer
Tokyo, Japan
Member since February 9, 2017
Monica is a multidisciplinary art director and designer bringing 14 years of experience to the plate. She's spent the first part of her career designing for national magazines like People and CosmoGIRL. More recently, she's been building brands through visual design and art-direction—creating websites, identities, various digital and print collateral, and more.
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Portfolio
Employment
  • Senior Designer | Art Director
    Hammerquist Studios
    2015 - PRESENT
    • Worked for clients including Hydro Flask, Kokatat, Sea to Summit, Polartec, CMH, K2 Skis, and more.
    • Acted as the lead creative and designer on efforts large and small including website builds, tablet apps, product launches, ad campaigns, brand strategy, and identity creation.
    • Completed day-to-day duties including a mix of UX, graphic design, art direction, and photo shoot planning.
    • Handled all the aspects of creative direction including everything from initial conceptualizing through to final production.
    • Conducted UX discovery and design of various eCommerce website redesigns.
    Technologies: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Adobe DPS, InVision
  • Freelance Art Director
    Outdoor Research
    2013 - 2015
    • Laid out a direct-to-consumer catalog including selling spreads and storytelling spreads.
    • Created master pages and detailed style sheets for all typography throughout the books.
    • Planned and art-directed all the still-life photography.
    • Completed the final production work; including preflighting the document and shipping to printer.
    Technologies: Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop
Education
  • Bachelor's degree in Communication
    Boston College - Brighton, MA, USA
    1999 - 2002
Experience
  • Graphic Design14 years
  • Catalog Design5 years
  • Art Direction5 years
  • eCommerce Design4 years
  • User Experience (UX)4 years
  • Web Design4 years
  • Visual Design4 years
Tokyo, Japan
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