Cecilia

is an Interdisciplinary Graphic Designer based in Colorado Springs, Colorado. She has a passion for intentional visual systems and believes in the power of empathetic and inclusive design. She enjoys brand identity and dabbling in motion.

Ask her about personality types, Thai tea, volleyball, breakfast food, her cat, or being outside.

︎ 2489214760 • ceciliahongdesign@gmail.com 

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Education

SEP 2016 - MAY 2020
College for Creative Studies - Detroit, MI
︎Communication Design BFA

Experience

JULY 2020 - PRESENT  Hire Heroes USA - Freelance Designer ︎︎︎Commissioned for in-house design assets such as an email header and footer, document editing and merging, and video projects.

MAY 2018 - JULY 2020
Slow’s-To-Go Caterer
︎Packing up BBQ, prepping buffets, bussing, cleaning and getting to “attend” weddings, work parties and graduations while doing it.

JAN 2020 - FEB 2020
Calvin Klein x CCS - Work Study
︎Collaborated with Photography and Fashion Accessory students to design a publication showcasing the work done for Calvin Klein the previous semester.

SEP 2019 - NOV 2019 Great Lakes Now - Freelance Designer ︎Commisioned to create two infographics for Great Lakes Now, a regional TV and news station that focuses on the health of the Great Lakes.


JAN 2019 - SEP 2019
Zion Church - Graphic Design Intern
︎Worked closely with marketing to develop church brand and voice.
︎Built photography and video experience.
︎Occasionally took breaks to play with daycare kids.

MAY 2018 - JAN 2019
New York Sushi - Cashier
︎Took orders, handled register, bussed and cleaned.
︎Can’t forget about chatting with the kind elderly owners who treated me like family and also helping myself to miso soup.

FALL 2018
3M Sponsored Project - Participant
︎Collaborated with Transportation Design MFA students to design mobility solutions for the year 2035.
︎The final semester-long project was presented to 3M executives. 
︎It’s a lot more than tape.

Leadership

SEP 2018 - APR 2019
CCS AIGA - Secretary
︎Coordinated with fellow board members to plan events, fundraisers, trips, and more.
︎Club meetings were really just hangouts with an attendance sheet.

Workshops

JUN 2019
Reprogram - Netherlands ︎Toured studios, museums, private collections and design schools over the course of three weeks in the Netherlands and in Belgium. ︎Simultaneously lived and worked in Den Haag under the instruction of Bob van Dijk and Rob van den Nieuwenhuizen, two cryptic yet endearing Dutch designers and educators.

NOV 2018
Wearable Design - Ellen Rutt x Vans ︎Lecture and t-shirt workshop led by Detroit artist Ellen Rutt.

FALL 2017
Notion of Type - Akiem Helmling
︎Participated in a 3-day workshop with designer and founder of Underware, Akiem Helmling. Was taught to push the boundaries of design through several design thinking exercises and group critiques.

Skills

︎Branding
︎Publication
︎UX / UI
︎Motion
︎Photo
︎Video
︎Illustration
︎Woodwork

Tools

︎Photoshop
︎Illustrator
︎InDesign
︎AfterEffects
︎︎︎Bridge
︎Lightroom
︎Cinema 4D
︎Basic HTML & CSS

Colorado Springs, Colo.