Hi, I'm Merina!
I have a M.A. in Graphic Design from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco and a B.A. in Advertising from the University of Houston. My career began when I served two years as an AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) from 2012-2014 in California. I have since built my career in graphic design gaining experience in many different mediums.
I am open to new opportunities and helping organizations elevate their presence and branding.
I'm originally from Dallas and spent a few years in Houston when I was younger. I have also lived in San Diego, Los Angeles, and Sacramento. As of 2019, I'm happy to claim Austin, TX as my newest home!
Beyond that, my hobbies include hiking, camping, National Parks, playing with my two dogs, traveling, DIY home projects, and fostering kittens.
Hope to hear from you!
Academy of Art University
MA Graphic Design
January 2017 – May 2019 • San Francisco, CA
The University of Houston
2008 – 2012 • Houston, TX
University of Texas
October 2019 – Present
Designer & Copywriter
University of California, Davis
October 2017 – October 2019 • Davis, CA
Marketing & Communications Specialist
University of California San Diego
January 2016 – February 2017
LA Family Housing
July 2014 – January 2016 • North Hollywood, CA
Creative Services Specialist
July 2012 – July 2014 • Southern California
Photoshop InDesign Illustrator WordPress Constant Contact MailChimp SalesForce Word Excel PowerPoint iMovie
Hootsuite Social Media Certification, Hootsuite University