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Graphic Design CV

Olivia Shepard

Born in Augusta, GA

Lives and Works in Woodbridge, VA


Website/Portfolio: and


MA in Media, Culture, and Technology  
University of Virginia (UVA), 2024

BA with Distinction in Studio Art & Media Studies (Double Major)
University of Virginia (UVA), 2023

Graphic Design Experience

Good Shepherd United Methodist Church – 2021 - Present

  • Black History Month Visual (Feb 2021): Designed a visual inspired by Kintsugi, emphasizing resilience and beauty.  

  • Youth and Young Adult Program Logo (Mar 2021): Created a logo showcasing community diversity, used on masks and shirts.

  • Church Logo (2024): Developed the new GSUMC logo, involving multiple mockups and a community voting process. Final designs were delivered in several colors and resolutions.


Chunky Cup Boba and Fries – Woodbridge, VA, June 2022 - August 2022  

  • Developed static and animated graphics for social media, enhancing brand engagement and online presence.  

  • Led the design of an 8-bit style pixel car animation, significantly boosting brand visibility.


Marketing Campaign Director for Summer Camps – Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, 2023  

  • Collaborated with the Youth Education Director to conceptualize designs.  

  • Created easy-to-read yet stylish fliers using a combination of vector shapes and text.  

  • Adapted fliers for both printing and online posting, integrating QR codes for seamless registration access.


VIP Rentals Business Card Design – Woodbridge, VA, 2023  

  • Met with business owners to discuss their vision for the business card.  

  • Created and iterated designs using Canva, delivering high-resolution files suitable for printing and online use, including a Facebook banner adaptation.


Skyswimming (Adin Yager) – Remote, June 2022  

  • Conceptualized and executed a 10-second looping video, aligning graphic content with music themes for digital media platforms like YouTube and Spotify.


J. Sanford Miller Arts Scholars Program – Charlottesville, VA, April 2022  

  • Spearheaded the design and production of branding materials, including logos and promotional materials for significant academic and artistic events.  

  • Utilized Adobe Creative Suite to create designs used across various media, including print and online publications.




  • SheCodes Basics Certificate, SheCodes – July 2023


  • Design Your Portfolio with Wix, Wix Academic Partnerships – October 2021

  • Build Your Portfolio with Wix, Wix Academic Partnerships – March 2023


  • English (Native)  

  • Spanish (Intermediate)


  • Graphic Design Software: Adobe Photoshop (5 years), Adobe After Effects (3 years), Canva (2 years), Procreate (2 years), Adobe Premiere Pro (2 years), Adobe Illustrator (1 year)​​​

  • Design Skills: T-shirt and logo design (Extensive experience), Marketing materials creation (Flyers, business cards), Animation (Expertise in both 2D and motion graphics), Web design (Proficient), UI/UX Design (Foundational skills, seeking to expand)

  • Technical: HTML, JavaScript, CSS, p5.js

  • Other: Customer service (5 years), Written and verbal communication, Copyediting, Grant Writing, Understaning of Mac and PC Systems, Collaborative design (Proficient in team settings)​, Technological troubleshooting


  • 2023—The Little Museum of Art (Faculty and Staff Edition), Fralin Museum of Fine Arts, UVA, Charlottesville, VA (Curated by Lisa Joveck)  

  • 2023—Playing with Syn-tax, Ruffin Gallery, UVA, Charlottesville, VA (Curated by Jennifer Marine and Stephanie Polos)  

  • 2023—UVA Department of Art Thesis Exhibitions 2023, Ruffin Gallery, UVA, Charlottesville, VA

Awards and Grants

  • 2022—Rising 4th Year Award ($1500), J. Sanford Miller Arts Scholars Program, UVA

  • 2022—Spring 2022 Artist Minigrant ($500), J. Sanford Miller Arts Scholars Program, UVA  

  • 2021—Fall 2021 Artist Minigrant ($500), J. Sanford Miller Arts Scholars Program, UVA

  • 2021—Rising 3rd Year Award ($3000), J. Sanford Miller Arts Scholars Program, UVA


​Laura Guerrero - Programs Coordinator @ Oolite Arts 
Phone: (786) 763-7064‬ 


Patricio Llanos - VIP Rentals LLC 
Phone: (703) 473-5499‬

Janae Tschudi-Evatt - Youth Education Director @ GSUMC 
Phone: (703) 216-1384‬

April Joy Baker - Public Services Manager @ Fiske Kimball Fine Arts Library
Phone: (434)-243-1044 

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