Profile

Zoe Zaiss

St. Louis, Missouri ->
Toronto, Ontario ->
St. Louis, Missouri

 

Born & raised in the heart of the Midwest in St. Louis, Missouri. My passion for art and design started at the age of 14 where I started my own freelance business taking senior portraits. ZoeZPhotography is where I built my first website, designed my first business cards, and managed my first clients.

I continued to find new opportunities while furthering my education at Truman State University with internships, multiple design positions, and advancing my freelance. May 2017, I completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Communications, a Bachelor of Arts in Public Communication, and a minor in Photography.

After graduation, I moved to Toronto, Ontario where I was the Lead Designer for Nutcracker Sweet Gifting Company. I managed social accounts and websites, designed the annual catalog, rebranded internal brands, redesigned their packaging, and much more.
 

Now I work as a Production Graphic Designer for Central Station Toronto where I am Lead Designer on Hudson's Bay Company and assist with clients such as Nike, Coach, Levi's, Topshop, Lindt Chocolates, IKO, Two Bears, Canada Goose and much more.

I am always on the hunt for new and exciting projects and opportunities! If you are interested in my services or just want to talk shop, don't hesitate to contact me!

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Expertise

UI/UX, Web Design, Wireframing,
Branding, Retail Experience, Illustration,
Product Design, Animation

Education & Certifications

2013-2017

Truman State University

Bachelor of Fine Arts - Graphic Design

Bachelor of Arts - Public Communications

Minor - Photography

2020

LinkedIn Certification

Working with High - Conflict People as a Manager

2020

LinkedIn Certification

Managing Anxiety in the Workplace

Google Certification

2020

Fundamentals of Digital Marketing

Google Certification

2022

Foundations of User Experience (UX) Design

Experience

Central Station Toronto

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Feb 2018 - Present

Graphic Designer - February 2018 - March 2019
Lead Designer - Production - March 2019 - Present 

Nutcracker Sweet Inc.

June 2017 - Feb 2018

Lead Graphic Designer

Truman State University - International Students Office

Aug 2015 - May 2017

Graphic Designer August 2015 - August 2016
Creative Director August 2016 - May 2017

Visit my LinkedIn for my full work history.

Showcases & Awards

2016 - Showcase - Photography - Gallery 104

2016 - Showcase - Photography/Illustration - RAW Artists

2016 - Showcase - Design - Missouri Dept. of Conservation

2015 - Detours Magazine -
1st Place Award - Photography