Red Bird Grey Bird
Principal / Designer // 01.2014 – Present
Partnered with an engineer, I am the owner, designer, and accounts manager of a one-stop design, web, and software company. We work with small businesses and creatives in San Francisco to develop strategies and tools customized to their needs. I work with clients to envision what product will best suit their goals and budget and then design and execute the user-facing side of the product — from design concept to HTML and CSS to project management to content like photography, branding, writing and illustrations.
Cockrell School of Engineering
Senior Graphic Designer // 08.2010 – 08.2012
Managed the brand identity, art direction, and visual communications of the engineering college at the University of Texas at Austin. Collaborated on the school’s strategic communications plan. Produced the school’s email marketing campaigns. Produced illustrations and infographics for university news feature stories. Art directed photo and video shoots. Photographed events and portraits. Developed tools used in successful bids for research funding, and created one-of-a-kind materials for high-level donors. Managed client and vendor relationships. Coordinated events and special projects.
Graphic Design Consultant // 01.2009 – 08.2010
Designed high-level publications, presentations, and branding for the dean of the engineering college; designed student recruiting and donor fundraising materials.
robin peeples design
Freelancer // 06.2006 – 12.2013
Designed brand identities; designed, built and managed websites and web content; designed graphics for mobile apps.
The University of Texas at Austin
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Design // 2008
Bachelor of Arts in French; Minor in Mathematics // 2008
Texas Design Institute // 09.2007 – 05.2008
Collaboration between General Motors and a team of design, business and engineering students to develop a special edition vehicle concept.
Texas Academy of Math & Science
High school diploma + 2 years college credit // 2003
Residential math and science fast-track program for high school juniors and seniors at the University of North Texas in Denton, TX.
—tools & media—
» Adobe CS / CC [InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Lightroom]
» HTML, CSS / SASS / Compass, Grunt, Github / version control
» Responsive and mobile design, Bootstrap, accessibility
» Print and web typography, Typekit, font management
» Content management systems [WordPress, Joomla, Django]
» Photography [studio, event, portrait], DAM, video
» Email marketing and analytics [iModules, Convio, etc.]
» Writing, editing, web content curation
» Information design and data visualization
» Art direction
» Client relationship management and business development
» Agile methodology
» San Francisco Public Library’s Project Read [2013 – Present]
» Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly [2013 – 2014]
» Cherrywood Neighborhood Association secretary [2008 – 2012]