Arielle lives and works in the San Francisco Bay Area, specifically Alameda, California, with her husband, two fantastic boys and their cat, Magnolia. She adores traveling, cooking, playing pinball and board games and doing loads of craft projects. 

For the last six years, she has worked with a variety of clients as an independent contractor. Before that, she worked in advertising agencies where she sharpened her branding, strategy, production and interactive design skills. 

When she’s not engaged with client projects, Arielle taps into her early roots in fine art and enjoys inspiring and empowering folks (young and old) to be creative using a myriad of artistic media. She’s available for private or semi-private art lessons and commissioned art work. 

Now taking on new brand development and design projects!


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ARIELLE CRENSHAW | Art Direction + Design
Alameda, CA 

• 12+ years of Visual Design, Interactive Design & Art Direction experience
• Hybrid Designer: websites & banners, mobile, identity work, print and marketing materials, event design & much more
• Excellent layout/design/production skills
• Strategic thinking for integrated campaigns & the ability to produce effective ideas under tight timelines
• Fluent understanding of current social & digital trends & technologies
• Experience collaborating with different business partners to determine expectations, timing & assets required to complete a project
• Flexibility working from home as an Independent Contractor with a high level of communication or In-office, as part of a team (5 years of creative Ad agency experience)
• Art Instruction Experience, both with children and adults
• Painting, Illustration, Costume Design, Sculpture & Sewing

Proficient in:
Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator CC. Sketch, Microsoft Office, Online publishing tools including: Wix, Squarespace, MailChimp, BannerSnack and Canva

Some Experience Using: Adobe Flash, After Effects

2015 - Present: Freelance Visual & Graphic Designer
Ongoing Clients: SHD Marketing, SaverLife.org, Health + Commerce, Casitas Alameda HOA, various small business owners
Past Clients: Jack Morton, Pharmacyclics, Prime Time Early Learning, Galileo Learning, Helix, JVS, Zukeeni.com

2017 - 2018: Pinot's Palette, On-Stage Painting Instructor
Led painters through an entire painting, start to finish, in 2-3 hours. One-on-one help polishing skills, on stage entertainment/event host

2014 - 2015: Galileo Learning, Freelance UI and Visual Designer
Redesign of all ‘Jobs’ pages of their website, Creation of recruiting materials; informational documents, flyers, brochures. Marketing web banners & print ads

2015: Galilieo Learning, Lead Art Instructor
Taught mixed media art to grades 3-5

2014: Citizen Group, Freelance Visual Designer
Helped with various design projects including work for Code Redd, Healthmart & Sustainable Brands Conference

2014: Earn.org, Freelance UI Designer
Worked with team to design the main dashboard for their new savings program

2014: Galileo Learning, Lead Art Instructor
Taught Painting, Circuitry & Go Kart Building to grades 5-8

2010- 2014: Swirl, Designer
Clients: Walmart, eBay, Microsoft Store, Clorox, Western Athletic Clubs, Delta Dental AARP, MTC, California Table Grapes

2010: Godfrey Q and Partners, Junior Art Director
Clients: Symantec, Intel, Insight, IGT, Dex, Force 10

2008: Lightmaker San Francisco, Advertising Intern
Clients: JK Rowling, National Hot Rod Association, Activision, Association of Tennis Professionals, Adobe Systems

2009: Academy of Art University, BFA Advertising
College awards include: One Show Pencil - Innovative Advertising, 2nd place - Integrated Client Competition for Green Dog Naturals, Silver - Interactive Design at AAU Spring Show, Finalist - TV Commercial at AAU Winter Show

2003-2005: Santa Barbara City College
General Studies with a focus in fine art

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