Rachel Hurvitz

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My Great Uncle Shep once told me, “if you find something you love, you’ll never work a day in your life.” Uncle Shep was an engineer and is one of the happiest people I’ve ever met; my hope is to to follow in his path and pursue a career and life that makes me truly happy. Being a designer is not just a career I’ve chosen, but it’s my life. I have learned to use my creativity to build marketing campaigns fueled by analytical thought and my love for people. If had to stop creating, I could never be truly happy.

I am the definition of an 80′s child. Some how or another I’m pretty sure the Memphis design movement imprinted on my brain as a small child, perhaps it was too much MTV with my big sis growing up. Give me pink, and give me black, some big abstracts, a touch of neon and I am one happy girl! Thanks to some helping hands along the way I’ve learned how to design and create campaigns for the client and audience.

I have worked in the marketing and design industry for eight years and have a strong understanding of deadlines, teamwork and long hours. I am a skilled and dedicated marketer with a strong knowledge of Adobe creative suite. I have experience working with a team of designers, creating logos, photo shoots, planning content, blog management, web design, PR, social media management, and event planning.

I am originally a Connecticut native but spent two years studying at the University of Central Lancashire in England. I thoroughly enjoyed experiencing a different culture and amazing music scene. In 2012 I was awarded an MA in graphic design receiving a first with distinction.

I have spent the past 3 years working as the Marketing Manager for Locals 8 Restaurant Group in Hartford, CT. Our group has 10 locations with 3 brands in 3 national US markets. Our largest concept being Plan B Burger Bar with 8 locations and counting. I have managed everything from new restaurant opening strategies to event coordination to social media. This job has made me a versatile marketer and brand ambassador with strengths in PR, design, event planning, and communication. As an added bonus I also have great knowledge about the American craft beer and bourbon markets.

In addition, photography is a hobby of mine and my years in England caused me to completely fall in love with British fashion. I believe that photography, fashion, and food offer the opportunity to create fusions within my artistic interests. I am a certified beer cicerone server and a self proclaimed ‘bourbon bitch.’ In college I was a Regional All-American Lacrosse player and have learned that you can always push yourself harder than you think.

I am a recovering social media junky. Everyone should have the right to free speech! Follow me on Twitter @Rhurv.

Awards

2015

CERTIFIED BEER SERVER, cicerone [link]

2005

Regional All American - Lacrosse, Drew University

Exhibitions

2008

Group, University Museum Community, New Britain Museum of American Art - New Britain, CT

Specialties

design illustration photography blogging social media web design print design snowboarding waitressing

Skills

adobe creative suite photoshop illustrator indesign typography social media PR Marketing Twitter Instagram Facebook Communication design