Education

California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Bachelor of Science: Graphic Communication
Concentration: Design Reproduction Technology
Minoring in: Studio Art

Degree Conferred December 2016

Experience

Owner, letterer, designer | Alyssa Wigant Creative Co.
March 2017 - present

Senior Graphic Designer (contract) | Shutterfly Inc.
January 2017 - May 2017

User Experience and Visual Design Intern | California Polytechnic State University
December 2014 - December 2016

Production Design Intern | LEVEL Studios
June 2016 - September 2016

Graphic and UI Designer | Current Solutions
January 2016 - June 2016

Graphic Designer | University Housing at California Polytechnic State University
August 2014 - May 2015

 

 


 

Awards & Achievements

PIASC RAISE Foundation Packaging Competition 3rd place Winner
May 2017

College of Liberal Arts Open House Design Winner
June 2016

Judge's Choice for The Secret Garden and The Alchemist Book Designs
Publishing Professionals Network 2016

Outstanding Student Employee of the Year
Nominated Spring 2016

Honorable Mention
For startup Quench at Cal Poly Startup Weekend 2016

Hackathon Grand Prize, Kennedy Libary Prize, Apple Swift Prize
For mobile app Optimist at Cal Poly's Design & Dev Hackathon 2015

President's Honors List 
Achieved a 3.5 GPA or higher for three consecutive quarters in 2015

Letters from Cal Poly President Armstrong
Recognizing "Galentine's Day" and "Optimist" projects.

Skills

Graphic design
User Interface design
Hand-lettering
Adobe Creative Suite
Illustration
Video editing
Marketing




Featured in

Cal Poly Magazine | "Learning By Design" 

Level Studios | "Design Interns Get Real: Tips to Stand Out and Make the Most of Your Experience" 

Mustang News | "Diversity Jam uses art and music to showcase cultural clubs"

Mustang News | "Cal Poly ‘Galentine’s Day’ garners support from Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls"

Mustang News | "Hackathon brings entrepreneurial students together across campus"

Her Campus Cal Poly | "The 10 Ways I Achieved Self-Love"


 


 

Hand Lettering Workshops

So far I've led two hand lettering workshops that taught students and coworkers general information about lettering and how to get started.

I'm always excited to speak in front of groups, and teaching workshops is something I wish to improve on going forward in my career!

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