Miriam (Moore) Brewer
Curriculum Vitae

Graphic Designer / Educator

Professional Profile

A senior graphic design professional with 12+ years of experience in graphic design. Extensive expertise designing print and digital solutions. Adaptable graphic designer with experience delivering creative concepts for companies from a range of industries including food, health, advertising, marketing, technology, and publishing among others.

Areas of professional expertise:
— Graphic Design / Visual Communication Design
— User Experience Design
— Design Research
— Verbal and Written Communication
— Time Management and Multi-Tasking
— Project Management

Instructor of Record for Web Design

University of Notre Dame (South Bend, IN)

2016 - 2018

Taught interactive visual communication, web planning, design, and technical skills including: Adobe Dreamweaver, CSS, HTML, and the basics of JavaScript. Students focus on user experience design in all of their projects.

Teaching Assistant for Visualization of Data: Aesthetics & Politics

University of Notre Dame (South Bend, IN)


Assisted in teaching data visualization in 2D and 3D.

Teaching Assistant for Web Design

University of Notre Dame (South Bend, IN)

2015 - 2016

Assisted in teaching interactive visual communication, web planning, and design.

Visual Designer

Discover Financial Services (Riverwoods, IL)

August 2018 – March 2019

User Experience Design: Design wireframes for internal sites.
Graphic Design / Visual Communication Design: Design presentations and graphics to visualize data and tell the story of the Advanced Analytics Platforms area of business.

Freelance Art Director / Graphic Designer

Miriam Brewer Design (Remote & Various Locations)

September 2006 - Present

Worked with 18+ companies to create a range of print, web, and marketing materials.

Worked with companies in a range of different industries including fashion, food, health, advertising, marketing, technology, and publishing among others.

Worked for brands including Sara Lee, Forever21, and Ulta Cosmetics.

User Experience Design: Created digital B2C design solutions, web banners, and websites.
Graphic Design / Visual Communication Design: Designed projects from concept to completion. Designed print collateral, wall graphics, logos, branding, marketing materials, and signage.
Verbal and Written Communication: Translated client needs into successful design solutions. Presented design solutions to clients.

Graphic Designer

Snite Museum of Art (South Bend, IL)

Aug 2015 – May 2016

Graphic Design / Visual Communication Design: Worked on posters, brochures, and other marketing materials.

Contract Senior Graphic Designer

Fulham Co., Inc. (Hawthorne, CA)

Aug 2014 – June 2015

Versatile role with responsibilities in print, experiential, packaging, and web design.

User Experience Design: Created B2B design solutions, including web banners and e-blasts leading to more attendance at Fulham’s booth at tradeshows.
Graphic Design / Visual Communication Design: Supported the marketing manager in creating compelling presentations, trade show and booth designs in the US and China leading to increased business for the company. Designed clear packaging for bulbs.
Time Management and Multi-Tasking: Worked on several projects at a given time.

Contract Senior Graphic Designer

Boeing (El Segundo, CA)

Feb 2014 – July 2014

Designed presentations, posters, information graphics, and print collateral.

Graphic Design / Visual Communication Design: Worked within brand guidelines to maintain a consistent brand identity through all designed materials.
Verbal and Written Communication: Presented projects to internal clients.

Contract Senior Graphic Designer

Cetera Financial Group (El Segundo, CA)

Sept 2013 – Jan 2014

Worked on projects requiring use of typography and layout skills.

Graphic Design / Visual Communication Design: Designed white papers to communicate financial information clearly and concisely. Designed information graphics.
Verbal and Written Communication: Worked with design, marketing, and programming teams.

Contract Art Director / Lead Graphic Designer

Kraft Heinz (Remote)

May 2009 – August 2014

Worked primarily on the Dianne’s Fine Desserts brand.

Graphic Design / Visual Communication Design: Managed 150+ menu designs per month in various stages of design and production that supported sales of Dianne’s Fine Desserts in restaurants across the country. Designed B2B marketing materials for Dianne’s Fine Desserts and Sysco products.
Verbal and Written Communication: Worked with ~100 sales people and brokers to create menus that increase sales of Dianne’s Fine Desserts product.

Graphic Designer

Valerio Dewalt Train Associates (Chicago, IL)

Nov 2006 – Mar 2009

Worked on a range of projects for clients including Harris Bank, Shedd Aquarium, UL University, and E-Bay.

Graphic Design / Visual Communication Design: Translated firm’s research, architectural plans and designs into visually communicated proposals for clients. Concepted, designed, and completed installations and large wall graphics for the interior of buildings that compliment the architectural space. Designed presentations to communicate ideas clearly, marketing materials and posters.
Verbal and Written Communication: Worked directly with architects and principals at Valerio Dewalt Train and clients of the company.

  • Print Software
  • — Adobe Illustrator
  • — Adobe InDesign
  • — Adobe Photoshop
  • — Microsoft Word

  • Presentation Software
  • — Keynote
  • — Microsoft Powerpoint
  • Programming Languages
  • — HTML
  • — CSS
  • — JavaScript

  • Prototyping Tools
  • — Adobe XD
  • — Sketch
  • Web Software
  • — Adobe Dreamweaver
  • — Adobe Flash

  • Motion Software
  • — Adobe After Effects

Dev Bootcamp

2015 | Chicago, IL

Learned Test Driven Development, RSpec, Ruby, Ruby on Rails, JavaScript, JQuery, AJAX, HTML5, CSS, & Git Source Control

School of The Art Institute of Chicago

Chicago, IL

Courses in web design

Solarium Juried Art Show
at University of Notre Dame

Group Art Show Participant

February 2016 - January 2017 | South Bend, IN

Juried art show highlighting selected design and studio MFA work from graduate students of University of Notre Dame.

Harlem Renaissance West
at The Museum of African American Art

Group Art Show Participant

January 2015 - April 2015 | Los Angeles, CA

Group art show exhibiting 16 artists work representing the spirit of the Harlem Renaissance.

BAILA Con Duende
at Watts Towers Art Center

Group Art Show Participant

September 2012 – January 2013 | Los Angeles, CA

Curated by visual artist Lili Bernard, this show featured the works of 75 Black Artists in Los Angeles (BAILA) at all levels of their careers – from legendary, celebrity, mid-career, and emerging. The theme of the show was spirit and brought together the diversity of the “Black Art” Diaspora.

Graduate Student Research Award

April 2016 | Institute of Scholarship in the Liberal Arts, University of Notre Dame

Thomas P. Moore II Graduate Fellowship

August 2015 | Snite Museum of Art, University of Notre Dame

Graduate Student Union Member

August 2015 - May 2016 | University of Notre Dame