Tacoa Allen
405 Outing Club Rd
Aiken, SC 29801

Contact Information

803.646.3727
tacoaallen@gmail.com
Linkedin
Behance


Education

Anderson University, South Carolina School of the Arts 20122016
BA in Art with a concentration in Graphic Design
Art History Minor


Achievements

  • Dean's List 2012–2016
  • AIGA Member 2012Present
  • AU AIGA Student Group President 2015-2016
  • Head of Design Team for SCSA Clay Club 2014 2016
  • Exhibited Art History Presentation at AU Student Showcase April 2015
  • Runner up in the 2016 International Design Awards
  • 12 years Perfect Attendance, Aiken High School

Experience

Completed a design internship with licensed professional counselor-associate Candice Caldwell, creating promotional material, press kit, and a speaker’s contract, as well as social media material for the Be You Be Beautiful campaign
MayJuly 2015

Print and Marketing Associate for Staples, Receiving and processing customer orders, utilizing printing processes, knowledge of paper stock, and preparation for the off-site production center. Operating and maintaining the printers, including the wide format and blueprints
Creating self-inking stamps, business cards, invitations, and various presentation bindings
November 2016–Present


Skills

Design Skills

Typography, concept development, layout design, poster design, photography, illustration, logo creation, web design, rebranding, art direction

Computer Proficiency

Adobe Illustrator CS6, Photoshop CS6, InDesign CS6, iMovie, Lightroom
Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Keynote

Language Proficiency

Copy Writing
French Conversational


Professional Profile

  • Created a personal typeface from scratch
  • Redesigned three websites, a mobile site, and an original app design
  • Assembled and organized pages as well as designed content for several magazines
  • Created posters for a variety of causes
  • Designed a set of infographics for the Aiken SPCA
  • Worked with a team to create promotional material, website, posters, copy, and social media presence for the AU Senior Show 2016