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hello. I'M ELIZABETH.

I am a freelance web designer, illustrator, and writer living in NYC.

In addition, I'm the deputy editor at Selva Beat, an environmental lifestyle magazine based in Austin, TX. I am also the web manager for the NYC Fair Trade Coalition.

I want to help you promote your conscious brand and share the value of your mission. I have worked with both small and large companies like SOKO, Matter Prints, Grow NYC, Artisan Connect, Greenvelope, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), A Wool Story, My Sister, and ThredUp.


 

I AM AN EXPERT AT:

  • thoughtful, well-researched content

  • visually appealing graphics

  • fun and educational illustrations


What clients are saying

“I think I found my design soul mate.” — Carla Farina


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Web Manager
June 2019 – Present

New York, New York

NYC Fair Trade Coalition
The NYC Fair Trade Coalition is a grassroots organization that promotes fair trade businesses in New York City and educates consumers on the importance of fair trade. It partners with ethically-aligned businesses, retailers, NGOs, and citizens in New York City to host events and engage the public in dialogue.

  • Redesigned the NYC Fair Trade Coalition website to represent the coalition’s mission, update SEO, automate member intake, and promote events.

  • Maintain the site monthly and update member profiles.


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WEB editor
March 2017 – Present

Remote position

Selva Beat Magazine
Selva Beat takes environmentalism and places it in the context of your favorite topics – beauty, fashion, culture, food, sex, love – to make activism as accessible and engaging as possible.

  • Maintain and update posts, shop items, and other information on the site

  • Edit the work of staff writers and contributors

  • Write custom code snippets (example: rainbow text)

  • Create and manage content

Writer
FEBruary 2017 – PRESENT

Illustrator
March 2016 – PRESENT

  • Create custom illustrations for web content

  • Create custom illustrations for print and digital magazine


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Web + Graphic Designer, Illustrator
March 2013 – Present

Freelance

  • Work with clients to produce original graphics and illustrations

  • Create websites to meet the needs of individuals and small businesses

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Kindergarten Teacher
September 2011 – Aug 2012

New York, New York

Mandell School

  • Taught and managed 17 kindergarten students at independent, coeducational school

  • Maintained classroom expectations with clear and consistent language, community meetings, and conflict resolution techniques

  • Organized and manage classroom library based on curriculum, interest, and reading level

  • Managed classroom website (photographs, parent-student resources, weekly newsletter and announcements)

  • Sourced materials and resources from various outlets (museums, organizations, online) for use in units culminating in field trips


Preschool Teacher
August 2009 – July 2011

Bronx, New York

1199 SEIU
With over 450,000 members throughout Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, Washington, D.C. and Florida, 1199SEIU is the largest and fastest-growing healthcare union in the nation.

  • Taught a progressive curriculum that encompassed dramatic play, scientific inquiry, construction, art and literacy

  • Promoted emergent literacy with a print and language-rich classroom environment that includes active exploration of text and abundant opportunities to speak, read and write

  • Supervised a team consisting of an assistant, support staff and volunteers


English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Teacher
September 2007 – July 2009

Jiangsu Province, Nanjing, China

Jiangsu College for International Education

  • Taught 3 levels of Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking to Chinese students as part of the Global Assessment Certificate (GAC)

  • Guided students through the university application process and achieved a 95% acceptance rate

  • Prepared and administered on-going assessments (e.g. presentations, academic essays)

  • Participated in moderation exercises with colleagues to achieve consistent assessment

  • Wrote 4 levels of English curriculum for the Unilearn program

  • Supervised 4 teachers through the implementation of curriculum created for the Unilearn program

  • Wrote library and field trip proposals that improved and enriched the curriculum and student learning


English as a Foreign Language (EFL) Teacher
February 2007 – July 2007

Jiangsu Province, Nanjing, China

Jiangsu Education Services for International Exchange

  • Taught English to primary school students in Grades 5 and 2

  • Enhanced student learning with after-school classes and tutoring


English as a Foreign Language (EFL) Teacher
February 2006 – January 2007

Zhejiang Province, Hangzhou, China

Zhejiang College of Finance and Economics

  • Taught English skills to college students ages 18 to 21 majoring in English


Volunteering

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JunE 2019 – Present

West Side Campaign Against Hunger
West Side Campaign Against Hunger welcomes low-income residents from all 5 boroughs of New York City, regardless of household size or immigration status. Learn more about what you will need to bring, to get started.

  • Sort and stock the food pantry