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Viva Gallivan is a New York-based art director, graphic designer and artist. Viva has worked for world renowned clients such as Starbuck’s, Colgate, DIRECTV, and TD Ameritrade. Viva is passionate about design and enjoys being challenged to new heights. She is curious, creative and always cultivating her craft.

She has lived in 7 major U.S. cities and enjoys traveling to new places. Viva has always had a love affair with New York and considers it ‘home.’

Life addict. Vinyl player. Library goer. Overtly optimistic. Painter. Compassionate. Animal lover. Owner of a 1949 Plymouth Deluxe. Bowie fanatic. And loves helping people achieve their vision.

Secret Talent: Hula Hooping

Viva’s most common spoken words: “O My Stars!”


Experience


Graphic Designer

Freelance

Laundry Service

June 2019 - June 2019

Senior Graphic Designer / Art Director

Freelance

ION Marketing Group

January 2019 - May 2019

Brand Design Manager

The Energy Project

April 2018 - November 2018

Graphic Designer

Freelance

TD Ameritrade

December 2017 - March 2018

Senior Graphic Designer

Freelance

Idealist

October 2017 - November 2017

Graphic Designer / Art Director

Freelance

iCrossing

August 2017 - October 2017

Graphic Designer / Art Director

Freelance

Olivia Obin

August 2017

Graphic Designer / Art Director

Freelance

Marina Maher Communications

June 2017 – July 2017

Art Director

Freelance

Young & Rubicam

March 2016 – September 2016, January 2017 – June 2017

Collaborated and produced social media content, print campaigns, IMC, video editing, web design, digital work and deck presentations.

Graphic Designer

(Intern)

HBO

September 2016 – January 2017

Created high quality work that effectively communicated brand messages to target customers. 

Graphic Production Designer

BDA - Bensussen Deutsch & Associates

February 2015 – March 2016 (freelance)

Produced experiential designs and renders for national clients including packaging, t-shirt designs, towel designs, key chains, games, etc. Clients included Starbucks, Pacifico, Corona, Modelo, Bank of America, Merrill Lynch and Victoria.

Marketing Specialist Executive Assistant

Schack Art Center

June 2014 – February 2015

Visually conceptualized and created design solutions to communicate ideas and events. Ensured work was on strategy and produced growth.

Graphic Designer

Everett Community College

September 2013 – June 2014

As Everett Community College Publicity Services Graphic Designer I conceptualized, developed and designed the marketing for our campus events. I designed posters, flyers, t-shirts, handbills, and digital signs. I also wrote and designed the web site's Student 411 weekly. This was a detail-oriented position which constituted organizational skills to work on multiple projects at once, meet deadlines and work with printers. I collaborated with student programs board, worked closely with my colleagues and  traveled for educational conferences. I also created and designed EvCC's 2014 Graduation Commencement. I photographed events and edited the photos to be posted on social media platforms. I worked on both Mac and PC.

Editor, Vibrations

Everett Community College

April 2013 - June 2013

Education

School of Visual Arts, Manhattan

B.F.A. Graphic Design and Advertising

Graduated with highest honors.

Everett Community College

A.F.A. - Graphic Design

A.T.A.- Web Design 

Graduated with highest honors.

Phi Theta Kappa Member.

Awarded All-U.S.A. Today Honor by the state of Washington.

Art Institute Minneapolis

Multi-Media and Web Design

Dean's List - 4.0 G.P.A.

AIGA

Volunteer

December 2015 – Present