always thinking outside the box
I have two beliefs:
The future can be better than the present, and I have the power to make it so.
Hi! I’m Vernita
I’m in the creative industry because I enjoy the adventure. My curiosity is that of a cat, and problem solving is fun to me (I know, weird). I chose design as my career path because I enjoy it and I want to help others feel happiness and/or achieve their goals. In my nine years of designing, I’ve developed into an adaptable designer, working in digital and print for various design fields. You can see a more detailed description of my design path below.
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MY DESIGN PATH
There have been many landmarks of success and growth in my career as a designer. I’ve listed a few to help you understand my story.
2016 – Well, this was a biggie. I decided that I wanted to broaden my horizons by testing out a new country… and so I did! I moved to New Zealand and have been working as a designer here ever since. I’ve come across some amazing design opportunities in NZ, including the opportunity to work with a Pacific Island school and learn about their culture and the opportunity to help build brands for a few start up businesses. Currently, I’m working with companies like 20th Century Fox and Universal pictures as a senior graphic designer.
2015 – Working with an advertising agency that had a variety of big-name clients, I took on a position as a marketing coordinator/designer. I met with clients directly, which gave me an inside look at the business side to advertising. I distributed work to my team and created an organized system of production. And, as a designer, balanced many aesthetics and wore many hats, all while meeting deadlines.
2012 – I was approached by an LA company to develop a t-shirt line. I worked for almost a year developing the line, which was released at a Staples Center trade-show event. This was an incredible opportunity and I learned a great deal about apparel design during this project.
2009 – My ‘foot in the door’ to the design world was with a product development company. Being only in my second year of university, the company hired me as a signage cutter. That’s right, I cut foam-core signage… for months. After proving my cutting skills and networking with the crew, I was finally sat at a computer and began my path as a product and packaging designer. In my nearly 5 years with the company, I designed a variety of giftware products, including a jewelry line, a makeup bag line, and concepted a pilsner glass line that sold over 1 million dollars at retail.
2017 Yayoi Kusama: The Obliteration Room