Nick Abrams





University of Notre Dame, Bachelor of Arts · May 2005
Graphic Design with an emphasis in Psychology

Design Experience

Forward Development. Designer · August-November 2005
Print and Web design

Eurostyle Design. Intern · Summer 2005
Print and Web design

Scholastic Magazine. Executive Design Editor · 2003–2005
Design, management, and production for Notre Dame’s biweekly student magazine

ICPA Best Cover Design, 1st and 2nd place 2004
ICPA Best Overall Design, 2nd place 2005

Freelance Design:

South Beach Publishing · Summer 2004

Concept, design, and production: The dust jacket cover for Allan Thompson’s novel The Pathogen

Elite Technology Solutions · Summer 2003

Design including websites, logos, brochures, and ads

Additional Design
Anything from T-shirt design for student events, to a logo for the 100th anniversary of Notre Dame’s yearbook

Additional Experience

Art Teacher/Assistant · Summer 2002–2004

Teaching the fundamentals of drawing and watercolor to children ages 5-12

Vice President of the Men’s Club Volleyball team · 2002–2003

Assistance with planning of tournaments and transportation for this student managed team

Production Assistant for Jack Morton Worldwide · Summer 2001

Assistance with the production of the BMW 7 Series automobile introduction to U.S. car dealers

Property Services Rep. at La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club · Summer 2001
Responsibilties included the security of property and guests at this beachfront club

Co-founder of Keister Skimboards · Summer 2000–-2001
Custom design, manufacture, production and sales of Keister Skimboards

Computer Skills

Illustrator CS, InDesign CS, Photoshopc CS, and a knowledege of Acrobat, DreamweaverMX,
Flash, and Director

Professional Associations

American Institute for Graphic Arts · 2003–2005

University of Notre Dame student chapter

NDesign · 2002–2005
A student organization focused on design related activities

Other Interests

I play volleyball competitively and enjoy surfing, skimboarding, wakeboarding, snowboarding, and basketball. I also play guitar and like to read, draw, and paint.