Chiara Andriole—first name pronounced kee-AH-rə (because she's Italian!)—grew up in Orlando, FL. Thanks to a bold ambition to see snow and learn things, she has spent the last few years in St. Louis, MO where she recently graduated from the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University with a major in Communication Design and a minor in Architecture. In her free time, she loves to draw, play with dogs, clean, spend inordinate amounts of time on the internet watching live streaming webcams of cute animals, practice yoga, and eat. She is interested in continuing to illustrate and design for print and digital media, and is always eager to take on editorial illustration assignments! She hopes to ultimately become an Art Director at an agency or for a publication.
Washington University in St. Louis Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts BFA in Communication Design, 2012 Minor: Architecture
University of Missouri St. Louis, Amsterdam, Netherlands // Summer 2011 Dutch Poster Design Course
Freelance Graphic Designer and Illustrator // Orlando, FL and St. Louis, MO // August 2011 – Present Freelance graphic designer and Illustrator working for a variety of clients in a range of media. Most work consists of web design, logo design and branding, print collateral, marketing design, and illustration. Contracts with creative agencies and web development companies, in addition to working with startups like TrakBill and Bazaarboy.
PGAV Destinations, Contract Graphic Designer // St. Louis, MO // February 2013 – May 2013 Graphic designer at an architecture, planning, and design firm specializing in design and consulting for destination attractions such as theme parks, resorts, hotels, museums, zoos, and aquariums. Responsible for production and design of all marketing, advertising, and promotional materials for the company as well as contributing design work for exhibition graphics and signage for client projects.
2e Creative, Design Intern // St. Louis, MO // July 2012 – October 2012 Art director in a team of interns focused on a brand audit and redesign for a non-profit organization in the medical research field. Created a complete brand identity*, website, and collateral print materials. Also assisted the agency’s art directors in designing and brainstorming for clients primarily in the medical and biotech fields. * Selected as GOLD Award winner for Logo/Letterhead in Healthcare Marketing Report’s Thirtieth Annual Healthcare Advertising Awards
Laughing Samurai, Design Intern // Orlando, FL // May 2010 – December 2010 Assisted the creative director at a boutique branding and creative agency specializing in advertising in conception and execution of design work; conducted project research, brainstormed and designed logos for several wellness clients and web publications; created advertisements for web, print, and promotional banners; produced illustrations and graphics for product packaging.
The Gargoyle Committee // St. Louis, MO Poster Designer // September 2007 – May 2012 Designed posters and fliers to promote events for the organization and concerts of rising indie bands. Work was displayed and distributed around St. Louis and on campus. Head of Promotions // September 2008 – May 2010 Managed online and social network promotions for renowned student-run concert venue, supervised artists in creating concert posters and fliers, organized advertisements for venue events around St. Louis and on campus, and distributed promotional material.
Saks Fifth Avenue: Off Fifth // Orlando, FL // May 2008 – December 2010
EXHIBITIONS & ACTIVITES
ArtCrank, Atomic Cowboy, St. Louis, MO // May 2013 Selected from applicant pool artists and designers to create a screenprinted poster for a showing of bike-related handmade prints.
WashU Varsity Cheerleading, St. Louis, MO // September 2007 – December 2008
KWUR Radio, DJ Juicy Bottom on shows ‘Business Time’ and ‘The Big O!’ // St. Louis, MO // January 2008 – May 2009 Managed a two hour show once a week highlighting Indie and Electronic music for Washington University’s independent radio station. Participated in, promoted, and helped run KWUR events on campus.
AIGA: Member, St. Louis, MO // December 2009 – present
Proficient in Adobe CS6 Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign. Microsoft Office, iMovie.