Hi, I'm Miette!
Chicago-based freelance designer.

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Purpose Fund
SPRING 2020 — SENIOR CAPSTONE

Purpose Fund — Branding/UI/UX

Purpose Fund is a national nonprofit organization that provides mental health resources and financial support to college students who seek to adopt emotional support companions.

SUMMER 2019

Dispatch — Branding/UX/UI

Dispatch Travel is the first and most comprehensive corporate team travel app. Dispatch
 synchronizes travel plans among teammates to free up valuable team time, offers refined suggestions, and books flights and hotels straight from the app. In collaboration with 3 fellow students, we had an opportunity to comprehensively explore a corporate problem space and ideate solutions to ease the pain of business travelers.

Dispatch
Belonging to
FALL 2019

Belonging To, but Not a Part Of. — VR/Experience

After Hurricanes Maria and Harvey hit Puerto Rico and Houston, TX, respectively, in 2017 we saw an outlandish difference in how the two disasters were handled by the US Federal government. This piece compares data such as death tolls, money awarded to survivors, and specific events between Maria and Harvey. Originally planned as a popup exhibition, this project eventually ended up living in a digital space.

SPRING 2018

Hey You — Experience

A study that focuses on the mental health of the students of the College of Architecture at Jefferson University. The piece allows those who pass by to take a mental break from their work and focus on the importance of self-care. I had the opportunity to distribute my survey to the entire program- so it was very exciting to incorporate statistics that current students could see themselves in.

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Hey You
shift
FALL 2019

Shift — Branding/UX/UI

Shift is an organization that aims to provide resources and create a community for night shift workers around the world. We provide digital and physical spaces to form meaningful relationships with coworkers and other shift workers. We also focus on worker health by providing small interventions that make a large difference in the long-run.

SPRING 2019

PhilmEd — Branding

PhilmEd is a uniquely Philly nonprofit organization. We run an after-school program dedicated to getting our public school
children excited about filmmaking and creative learning. Through our “You Matter.” philosophy, we try to ingrain in our students that their experiences are significant and that they have stories worth telling.

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shift
FALL 2019

PeeWee's Playhouse — 3D Modeling

PeeWee’s Playhouse was an important, and very weird, piece of my childhood. This model entitled “PeeWee’s Playhouse Party: The Morning After” is my ode to the show and all its antics, reimagined now that I’ve grown a little older.

FALL 2018

NPR True Urban Legends — Illustration

Editorial illustrations for National Public Radio’s show This American Life. This episode discusses different experiences that shocked refugees when coming to America. Each illustration combines one recognizable American symbol with a culture shock. Open Carry gun laws, homelessness, and Christmas lights really threw our new neighbors off guard.

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Sleep It Off
SPRING 2018

Sleep It Off — Editorial / Illustration

A catalog book that combines information on dream theorists, dream interpretation, lucid dreaming, and dream logs.

FALL 2018

The Mothers Nature — Illustration

Educational character cards that place a spotlight on
female environmental activists of color who typically would
not receive recognition. Winona LaDuke is a Native activist known for her climate justice work. Wangari Maathai was a Kenyan woman renowned for her work in poverty reduction and conservation through tree planting. Last but not least, Vandana Shiva is an Indian activist who focuses on biodiversity in agriculture and the promotion of indigenous knowledge.

Mothers
ramjam
SPRING 2018

RamJam — Branding

RamJam is the annual end of the spring semester celebration for Thomas Jefferson University- East Falls. In 2018, our theme was “All-Star".

SPRING 2020

Discovery Day — Branding

Every year the Graphic Design program at Jefferson hosts Discovery Day: a day for prospective and current students to meet, speak about the program, and learn from recent alumni. This year I had the challenge of introducing a name change for our program, while trying not to stray too far from our recognized boldness.

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motionreel
VARIOUS

Motion Graphics Reel

About Miette Rivera

Pronounced: (Me-ette)

EDUCATION

THOMAS JEFFERSON UNIVERSITY

(formerly Philadelphia University)
2016-2020
BS in Graphic Design

EXPERIENCE

SUMMER 2019

Graphic Design/UI/UX Intern
Fulcrum Global Technologies

FALL 2018

Graphic Design Intern
Leadovate College Admissions Counseling

SPRING 2018–SPRING 2019

Print Center Attendant
TJU Graphic Design Office

FALL 2017–SPRING 2019

Resident Assistant
TJU Office of Residence Life

ACTIVITIES & AWARDS

SPRING 2020

Senior Portfolio Excellence Award

SPRING 2020

GD USA Students to Watch 2020

FALL 2016-SPRING 2020

Deans List

FALL 2016-SPRING 2020

Big Brothers Big Sisters Volunteer

FALL 2016-SPRING 2020

AIGA Jefferson Member

SPRING 2018

Campus Activities Board Public Relations Chair

SPRING 2018

LEAD Scholar

FALL 2017

Lead Graffiti Letterpress Workshop

SKILLS

Photoshop
Illustrator
InDesign
After Effects
XD
Acrobat
Axure RP 9
Figma
Slack
HTML
CSS
Maya 2019
Jira

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