Annie Szafranski is a San Diego based designer focusing on brand identity and print.
HTML & CSS
Adobe CC & Sketch
Print & Web Design
Designer, May 2018 to Present
After freelancing for Compass for a month, I joined the team full-time and officially became the first designer hired for the San Diego region. I have the pleasure of working on a nationwide team of talented designers, regularly designing custom logos, print collateral, editorial pieces, and identities for larger brand initiatives.
Saatchi & Saatchi
Freelance Designer, September 2017 to March 2018
I had an extended freelance contract with Saatchi & Saatchi, where I jumped right in and helped produce brand guidelines for the 2020 Toyota Olympic partnership. Shortly after that, I shifted gears and worked on a small but robust design team to help produce the Toyota Visual Identity System.
Freelance Designer, January 2015 to April 2018
I was a regular freelancer for Everlane where I worked closely with the creative team on bi-weekly product launches and event emails. I later took on collateral print work and experiential graphics for large pop-up events and campaigns such as Shoe Park, 100% Human, and their first set of brick-and-mortar stores in New York and San Francisco.
Feels Design Studio
Designer, September 2014 to Present
I manage multiple clients and help them grow their brand, often times from the ground up. Projects include logo design, brand identity and web design; leveraging everything from typography and print ephemera to Shopify, terminal, and Git for their e-commerce needs.
Communication Designer, January 2014 to September 2014
Wanelo is (was?) a company that makes shopping social, in a format similar to Pinterest.
I worked with the design, engineering, and editorial team on a variety of projects — from designing and promoting new features on desktop, to leading the design direction for editorial featured users to improve SEO. They fired me and it was fine.
Production Designer, September 2012 to March 2013
While at Twitter, I fine tuned my production skills and deepened my attention to detail by learning from and working within a large design team, creating marketing materials and designing emails alongside the growth team to help increase user retention.
Intern to Visual Designer, May 2012 to September 2012 & March 2013 to January 2014
At Eventbrite, I worked alongside different teams, from sales to engineering. My main role was to build custom event pages for larger clients using the Eventbrite ticketing platform and custom code, while also designing printed materials for events put together by the marketing team.
Cesar Chavez Student Center
Graphic Designer, April 2011 to July 2012
While attending SFSU, I worked as a graphic designer on campus where I designed both print and web based material for various departments and organizations within the student center including newsletters, site updates, show calendars, new campus vendors, and events.
Bachelor of Science in Visual Communication
San Francisco State University, 2010–2012
Grossmont Community College, 2008–2010
Rare Book Room Docent
San Diego Central Library, October 2017 to March 2019
Typography Summer School, LA Intensive
Fraser Muggeridge and Benjamin Critton, June 15–16, 2019
Type Design Workshop with Dinamo
The Southland Institute, March 23–24, 2019
UCLA Extension, January 2019 to March 2019
Introduction to Calligraphy, English Round Hand
UCSD Extension, October 2018 to November 2018
Improv: Level 2
Finest City Improv, October 2018 to November 2018
Improv: Level 1
Finest City Improv, Summer 2015
Letterpress Printing 1
CCSF, Fall 2014