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, nonprofits and private companies. I also freelance for an audiobook publisher, designing covers and retail packaging. 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
  • Digital illustration, art direction, page layout, and copy editing
  • Constant Contact, WordPress, Prezi, Tableu
  • Google Suite Apps and Microsoft Office

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