About

I’m Melissa Nosal, a creative professional with experience in graphic design and illustration. I’ve made billboards, posters, social media graphics, apparel, and other promotional materials for educational institutions and nonprofits. I also freelance for a media company, designing audio book covers. I’m interested in getting into the tabletop gaming industry designing rules booklets, character sheets, cards, tokens, and other components.

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts in Visual Arts; Concentration in Digital Art and Design; Magna Cum Laude
  • Inducted into the National Leadership Honor Society – Omicron Delta Kappa

Skills

  • Adobe Creative Cloud; Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Dreamweaver and Animate
  • Digital illustration, art direction, page layout, and copy editing
  • Constant Contact, WordPress, Prezi, Tableu
  • Google Suite Apps and Microsoft Office
  • Visual Studio Code; HTML, CSS

Awards

  • Excellence in Design Award, Visual Arts Department at Eastern Connecticut State University, 2014
  • Best Portfolio Design Award, Excellence Expo at Eastern Connecticut State University, 2011
  • Outstanding Visual Arts Award, Connecticut Association of Schools, 2010

Exhibitions

  • Eastern CT State University Senior Exhibition, 2014
  • Celebrating Research Excellence and Artistic Talent at Eastern, 2013
  • Eastern CT State University 11th Annual Excellence Expo, 2011