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Abstract Paint

Ellie Armstrong

Graphic Designer

Welcome to my portfolio!

I believe design is at the core of evoking a desired feeling; whether it's creating a sense of calm or welcome. My dream field is working in retail/environmental design so I can use my work to create spaces that communicate the brand identity while inspiring emotion.

A Bit About Me

In the spring of 2023 I graduated from The Ohio State University with a degree in Visual Communication Design with a minor in Fashion & Retail Studies and research distinction.

Originally a Cincinnati, Ohio native, I'm an avid reader, plant lover, and a fan of watercolor/gouache painting. Throughout college I was a volunteer trainer for service dogs. I am a disabilities-rights advocate with my experiences working with those with invisible and visible disabilities. Two of my fosters became service dogs in Florida and Ohio!

Another passion of mine during college was service work. I joined Alpha Phi Omega my freshman year and have volunteered over 200 hours in the Columbus community. I'm passionate about learning from those around me to live a fuller, thoughtful life. My experiences have given me a deep love for user thinking methods and user-centered design.



  • Butter Goeller Design Atelier //
    Honorable Mention // 2023

  • Emerging Technology Studio Charette // 2023

  • Garage Remix // 2019

Tools I Use...

  • Adobe: Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, AfterEffects, PremierePro

  • Figma

  • Microsoft Excel for Office 365

  • Miro

  • Procreate

  • Squarespace

  • Wix

Soft Skills

  • Interpersonal Skills

  • Program Building

  • Responsibility & Dedication



The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

Major: Visual Communication Design

Minor: Fashion & Retail Studies

Graduated May 2023
Magna Cum Laude

Research Distinction

Deans List //  Autumn 2019 - Spring 2023

Humanities Scholar

GPA: 3.823


DIS // Study Abroad in Scandinavia

Denmark & Sweden // 13 weeks



4 Paws for Ability



  • Served as the official representative of the club as a liaison between the college and the non-profit.

  • Presided over all meetings and oversee the efficiency of the club. 

  • Held the rest of the Executive Board accountable for their responsibilities. ​


Public Relations Chair

  • Curated media content: Instagram, Facebook, Wix website, and TikTok.

  • Designed, produced, and distributed
    around $1,500 of apparel. One design
    was chosen for 4 Paws for Ability headquarters' apparel store.

  • Grew Instagram by 700 followers
    with daily content.

  • Designed all promotional content
    to the organization's needs,
    specifically fundraisers.

  • Planned and executed successful photoshoots to strengthen brand imaging.


Alpha Phi Omega // Alpha Iota


Director of Communications​

  • Managed social media programs: Instagram, Facebook, TikTok and Twitter

  • Designed, produced, and delivered
    over $7,000 worth of apparel.

  • Created and delegated tasks to a
    team of four
     vice chairs.

Additional Roles

  • Dr. P Award for a strong spirit of service // 2022

  • Section H6 Leadership Recipient // 2022

  • Editing Vice Chair // 2021 - 2022

  • On-campus Fellowship Vice Chair // 2020


Bits and Bops

Small Business Owner

  • Personally managed, created, and distributed product to over 500 customers.

  • Created and managed a Squarespace website that requires daily inventory and content updating.

  • Designed the brand identity, business strategy, and customer relations to promote consistent, manageable growth within my small business.

Student Life

  • Buckeye Bound Panelist // 2023

  • Humanities Scholar // 2019 - 2023

  • Resident Advisor // 2020 - 2021

  • Baker East Governing Organization // 2019 - 2020

    • Director of Sustainability​

  • Ohio State Welcome Leader // 2019

Hands-on Jobs

  • Cincinnati and Hamilton County Public Library Shelver
    // 2017 - 2019

  • Athena Medical Products Line Operator // 2015 - 2020

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