About

Incoming graphic designer from Buffalo, New York, with a broad range of experience in the advertising industry. Skilled in traditional print/digital design with animation and coding experience. Inspired by everything from tattoo flash sheets to subway swipe cards and values attention to detail and the power of creativity to influence perception. Enjoys hiking, crafting, reading, and collecting candles. Forever embracing uncertainty and learning new skills to push the craft. Feel free to reach out at cassiexchu@gmail.com or see what’s new on Instagram (@cassiexchu)

Resume

Education:

Buffalo State College (BFA in Communication Design, 2019) Graduated Cum Laude

University at Buffalo (2014 – 2016)

Experience:

FourthIdea (graphic design intern January 2019 – Present)

Buffalo Bisons (graphic design intern June – August 2018)

Western New York Book Arts Center (studio volunteer June – August 2018)

Burchfield Penney Art Center (digitization intern May 2017 – 2018)

Skills:

Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, After Effects, Premiere Pro)

Microsoft Office (Word, Powerpoint, Excel)

HTML/CSS, WordPress

Awards:

Most Promising Multicultural Students Program (AAF National, 2019)

Illustration Competition Shortlist (Communication Arts, 2019)

1st Place: Brandhack (AAF Buffalo, 2019)

2nd Place: Student Portfolio Review Scholarship (AAF Buffalo, 2018)

John Jacquet Endowment (Buffalo State College, 2018)

Exhibitions:

Western New York Book Arts Center(Tenth Annual Member Show (Juried), 2018)

Sugar City Art Collaborative (Charming Chillers: Movie Poster Designs by Cassie Chu, 2018)

Margaret E. Bacon Gallery, Buffalo State College (Annual Design Foundations Exhibition (Invitational), 2018)