Lily Erdy

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P R O F I L E »
Graphic Designer and Art Director with over 9 years’ experience in creating a wide spectrum of effective, attractive visual communications solutions. Projects include: identity design, collateral print, website wireframes and design; editorial, packaging, icons, and information design; illustrations, surface patterns, and murals; concepts, presentations, and final art for advertising campaigns.

E D U C A T I O N »
» Hunter College, CUNY, NYC, NY
Certificate in web programming, 2014
» Parsons School of Design
The New School New York, NY
BFA, Communication Design, 2003
» Inc. Magazine, New York, NY
Editorial Design Internship, 2003
» Fitness Magazine New York, NY
Editorial Design Internship, 2003
» Fortman Studios Florence, Italy
Semester in Classical Painting, 1999
» Boston University Boston, MA
Studies in evolutionary biology,
Laboratory Internship, 1998

S K I L L S »
Adobe Creative Suite, Design Edition:
Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign
Introductory HTML 4 (Strict)

L A N G U A G E S »
Fluent Hungarian
Introductory Spanish

F R E E L A N C E »
DIGO Brands, NYC, NY
Designer, 2007–Present
Design for pitches to clients including:
» inthemoney stocks: logo
» optionsXpress: web icons
» 5/3 Bank: credit cards series
» Simon Property Group: Mills Malls rebranding campaign

Cultural & Academic Non-Profit Organizations, International
Art Director, Photographer, Illustrator, Designer, 2004—Present
Clients include:
» Adam Gyorgy, Classical Pianist, Hungary : event photography at Carnegie Hall performance
» Csurdongolo Folk Ensemble, NJ : logo, event photography, flyers, promotional email content and layout
» Jake Shulman-Ment, Klezmer Violinist, NYC : logos, photography, cd design
» Laszlo Zaborszky Labs, Rutgers University, NJ : Neuroscientific information illustrations and graphics, used in grant proposal, international publications and presentations.
» RosyCsík Orphans’ Foundation, Transylvania : logo, flyers
» The Hungarian House, NYC : flyers, invitations for gala fundraiser
» Analytical Psychology Club, C.G.Jung Institute, NYC, : Invitations

Darwin’s Ltd., Café & Sandwich Shop, Cambridge, MA
Art Director, Designer, 2002–Present
Logo, branded collateral including stationery, to-go cups, tshirts and mugs, branded packaging, interior wall treatments, mural-scale menu signs, exterior signs, website content including copy, illustrations, and header
photography, website design.

Ji Lee, Creative Director, Independent Artist, NYC, NY
Designer, 2009
» Universe Revolved, book by Ji Lee, published by Harry N. Abrams Inc.:
Design consultation and production design.
» Lovemarks Design Edition, book by Kevin Roberts, Saatchi & Saatchi Worldwide Creative CEO, published by powerHouse Books: collaborated on illustrations and design for chapter 8 of anniversary design edition.

Ouchies Bandages, Mad Over You, Inc., NYC, NY
Designer, 2009
Corporate logo, product logos, design of first 30 printed bandages and package design for 5 boxes featuring Mr.Men & Little Miss licensed art as well as series of original illustrations.

American Studio Designs, Ltd. Greenwich, CT
Designer (Permalance), 2003-2004
Graphic and product design, illustrations, fabric patterns, point of sale research for young-adults’ and children’s stationery, toys, fashion products and sets sold in stores including:
» Walmart
» Target

F U L L - T I M E »
DIGO Brands, NYC, NY
Design Director & Assistant Art Director, 2005–2007
Worked with CEO, with teams, and independently on concepts, designs, and presentations for advertisement pitches; recruited, managed, and directed freelance designers, animators, and web programmers. Created final artwork for campaigns and designed logos, stationery, packaging, artwork and storyline for animations, and websites. Created DIGO company logo and window signs. Worked with web developers on projects involving information architecture and user experience. Clients include:
» American Business Media
» Amgen
» Barclay’s Bank
» Cohn & Wolf
» GoSMILE at Sephora
» Jumeirah Essex House
» Pfizer
» Starwood Hotels
» The McKinsey Quarterly
» Timex