Merina Karpen

Austin, TX

Hi, I'm Merina!

I'm a MA Graphic Design graduate from the Academy of Art University and received my BA 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. Due to this experience, I enjoy social design and sustainability projects. Since 2016, I've worked in higher education and hope to continue that pattern.

I'm originally from Dallas, TX but have lived in San Diego, Los Angeles, and Sacramento over a course of seven years. I'm happy to claim Austin as my newest home!

Beyond that, my hobbies include hiking, camping, traveling, learning new skills and doing anything creative.

Education

Academy of Art University

MA Graphic Design

The University of Houston

Advertising

Experience

Freelance Graphic Designer

MK Designs

Designer & Copywriter

University of California, Davis

Working remotely

Marketing & Communications Specialist

University of California San Diego

Communication Associate

LA Family Housing

Creative Services Associate

AmeriCorps

Skills

Photoshop InDesign Illustrator WordPress Constant Contact MailChimp SalesForce Word Excel PowerPoint iMovie Captivate

Awards

2015

Hootsuite Social Media Certification, Hootsuite University