My name is Quintin Marcus, and I am a designer and artist. I graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a major in Fine Arts and a concentration in Communicative Design in May 2012. Before setting off to find a job, I went backpacking across Europe and traveled to 23 countries. For now, I have settled down at a job in Boston as an infographic designer and I am hoping to branch out into more interactive design.
I strive to learn more every day. Currently I have teamed up with a friend to learn various development skills for interactive design via online video tutorials. We just finished a series on jQuery and are moving on to learn Processing.
My design philosophy has always been to explore every possibility without limitation. In early stages of development, censorship has no place. I make stream of conscious lists, rough sketches of anything I think of, and from there craft a more refined work.
University of Pennsylvania, College of Arts and Sciences, Philadelphia, PA, May 2012
Bachelor of Arts, Major: Fine Arts, Concentration: Communication Design
Fine Arts Chair Award for Senior Thesis // Cumulative GPA: 3.45 DESIGN AND MARKETING Graphic Designer, Brafton, January 2013–Present
•Worked 1 on 1 with clients of multiple backgrounds (technology, healthcare, advertising, small business, and more) to design, research, and write copy for various infographics and printed materials. Teaching Assistant: Digital Design 1 // Web Design 1, Fine Arts Department, September 2011–May 2012
•Supported instruction and presented individual tutorials as needed on Adobe Creative Suite, multiple coding languages, and student project design. Graphic Designer, LGBT Center, September 2010–May 2012
•Created branding of the Center and designed marketing materials targeting Penn students. Internal Affairs Chair, Lambda Alliance, January 2011–January 2012
•Designed marketing, promotional materials, and website.
•Facilitated collaboration across undergraduate LGBT organizations on campus to foster sense of community through events, workshops, and retreats. Publicity Chair, QPenn, Jaunary 2009–May 2010
•Created branding for QPenn and designed promotional materials, e.g. banners, flyers, and t-shirts.
•Issued press releases to appropriate publications, e.g. Philly Gay News and the Daily Pennsylvanian.
•Publicized events for on and off campus organizations. LEADERSHIP AND ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE Committee Member, Fine Arts Undergraduate Department Chair Search, January 2012–April 2012
•Reviewed and evaluated résumés, cover letters, work, and other materials submitted by candidates.
•Represented undergraduate interests during private discussions and interviews of potential candidates. Executive Chair, QPenn, January 2010–January 2011
•Planned and coordinated Penn’s annual LGBT pride week, “QPenn”, with participants all across Penn.
•Worked with over twenty LGBT organizations to host events, ensuring two to four events per day. Executive Chair, Queer Student Alliance (QSA) , January 2009–January 2011
•Hosted events on and off campus, including social events, discussion based meetings, confidential events for those questioning their sexuality, and panels with faculty and guest speakers. SKILLS
•Printmaking, art exhibitions, international travel, backpacking, camping, dancing, new trends on the internet.