Hey there! I'm Bella!

I’m an emerging designer and front-end developer based in Loveland, Colorado. I practically live in Adobe Creative Cloud and like to design things for humans.

I have experience in graphic design, social media, and UX. I also have a Bachelor's degree in Technology, Arts, and Media and a Master's degree in Creative Technologies and Design.

my work so far...

I have a broad spectrum of design interests. I've done everything from flat-lay graphic design to coding websites in front-end languages to creating video games and everything in between.

Graphic Design
UX Design
Prototyping
Webflow
Branding
Coding
Game Design
Social Media
Education
M.S Creative Technologies and Design --- Aug 2020 - May 2022
University of Colorado, Boulder
  • Coursework in Design Methods, Programming in Python, Studio Design, Human Machine Interaction,Computational Writing, Front-End Web Development (HTML, CSS, JavaScript, React)
  • Overall GPA: 3.8
  • Graduate Thesis Project: The Virtutis Inifinitae: An interactive fiction game written in Ink and designed inHTML, CSS, and JavaScript and hosted on GitHub pages. http://virtutisinfinitae.com/
B.S. Technology Arts and Media --- Aug 2016 - May 2020
University of Colorado, Boulder
  • Minor, Space
  • Certificate, Engineering Leadership
  • Coursework in Computer Science, (C++ and Python), Accessible Web Design, Digital Manipulation in AdobeCreative Suite, 3D Modeling in Rhino, Typography (p5.js), Game Design, Physical Computing (Arduino).
DESIGN EXPERIENCE
  • Founder of Bella Design, LLC, a freelancing company focused on assisting early-stage companies.
  • Create web compliant metadata for SEO find-ability.
  • Aid clients with brand development, including logos and color palettes.
  • Develop a user-friendly architecture by programming site navigation and creating a cohesive experience.
  • Prototype and wireframe user interfaces and user experiences using Adobe Creative Suite, Figma, and InVision.
Freelance Designer --- Mar 2022 - Present
Bella Design LLC
Marketing and Graphic Designer --- Aug 2019 - May 2020
University of Colorado, Boulder Housing & Dining
  • Utilized Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop to create visual elements such as logos, original images, and illustrations to create designs for the only CU Book Store on campus.
  • Assisted in the development and implementation of social media initiatives across a variety of platforms.
  • Assisted the Housing and Dining Services department for CU Boulder to produce print and digital layouts.
  • Created digital marketing materials for high-profile events across campus utilizing JIRA for ticketing and Adobe Creative Suite for design.
Marketing and Graphic Designer --- Mar 2017 - May 2019
University of Colorado, Boulder Book Store
ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE
BOLD Center Graduate Employee --- Mar 2021 - Present
University of Colorado, BOLD Center
  • Founder of the BOLD First-Generation Student Outreach Program.
  • Serve as a member of the BOLD Advising Team and provide holistic advising to aid scholarship recipients.
  • Coordinate with the CEAS Scholarship Committee, the Director of BOLD Community, and the Program Manager of Scholarships and College Affordability to review and award scholarships.
  • Managed a variety of online platforms including LiveClicks, Zoom, Webex, Microsoft Teams.
  • Built strong relationships with client and internal facilitators by delivering clear communication and creative solutions to problems.
  • Analyzed technical connection issues and delivered ongoing technical support through webinar.
  • Aided facilitators with administrative tasks such as capturing participant comments and distributing digital participant materials as needed.
Live Online Producer --- Aug 2020 - Mar 2021
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