Michele Mirabella

Education & Coursework:
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Communication Design | SUNY Buffalo State, Buffalo, NY
User Experience Design Essentials – Adobe XD UI UX Design | Udemy (2019)
Web Accessibility: Learn Best Practices, Tools & Techniques | Udemy (2019)

Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign

Exhibitions & Markets:
8th Annual Buffalo BookFest, Buffalo, NY | WNYBAC (2019)

A City of Buffalo Pop-Up Shop, Buffalo, NY | Ellicott Development (2019)

Art on the Riverwalk, Tonawanda, NY | Partners in Art (2018, 2019)

Buffalo Mini Makers Faire, Snyder, NY | Makers Faire(2019)

Creators on the Canal, Buffalo, NY | Buffalo Waterfront (2019)

Hang Local Holiday Market, Buffalo, NY | Cass Gallery (2019)

Horsefeathers Community Indoor Market, Buffalo | Perks @ Horsefeathers (2019)

Kenmore Farmers Market, Kenmore, NY | Village of Kenmore (2019)

LiveNF Makers Market, Niagara Falls, NY | LiveNF (2017, 2018, 2019)

LocalFest, Niagara Falls, NY | LiveNF (2019)

Garden House Party! – Group Show, Buffalo, NY | Pine Apple Co. (2018)

Oliver St. Art Festival, North Tonawanda, NY | Project 308 Gallery (2017, 2018, 2019)

Music is Art Festival, Buffalo, NY | Music is Art (2018)

Pulp716 Featured Artist Pop-Up, North Tonawanda, NY | Pulp716 (2018)

Art Off the Wall – Charity Show, North Tonawanda, NY | Carnegie Art Center (2017)

Cute and Cozy Invitational – Group Show, Buffalo, NY | Pine Apple Co. (2017)

Illustrated Idioms – Solo Exhibition, Buffalo, NY | Solo Exhibition (2014)

Graphic Design:

  • Photo-editing optimized for digital (web), and print outputs
  • Successfully translate subject matter into visualizations for promotional materials, social media graphics, and layouts
  • Curiously exploring design concepts through the natural world with an application for printmaking (linocut) illustrations
  • Assemble promotional material reflecting brand-specific style guides
  • Initiate print ads following press schedules for US and Canada markets
  • Brainstorm and collaborate with small businesses to establish a new brand
  • Complete detailed proofing and quality control before sending final projects to clients 

Project (Business) Management: 

  • Utilize social media to engage the target audience and create a call to action
  • Consult with clients on innovative solutions for abstract ideas, bringing clarity to overall objectives and design needs 
  • Manage 5+ projects or tasks while under pressure to meet weekly and monthly deadlines
  • Build trusting relationships with designers, vendors, and clients through communication and networking
  • Keep track of and organize product inventory as well as digital file structures for completed and ongoing projects
  • Manage invoices for completed orders
  • Stay informed on current trends and listen to the needs of the industry
  • Establish an organized workflow system to boost productivity
  • Actively participating in numerous artisan markets to sell handmade artwork while networking and building a personal brand

Work Experience:
mmDesign716 – Freelancer | Self Employed, Buffalo, NY (2013 – present)

Feel Rite Fresh Markets – Product Specialist, Amherst, NY (2018 – 2019)

Jared the Galleria of Jewelry – Repair Liaison, Amherst, NY (2015 – 2018)

Fitzgerald Group – Graphic Design Intern, Lockport, NY (2014)

Kohl’s Department Store – Jewelry | Home & Kids, Amherst, NY (2009 – 2015)