EXPERIENCE


SCHOLASTIC
Junior Designer
January 2018 – present

I work as a Designer in the Children’s Licensing Trade Art Department. I concept, sketch, and design licensed book covers, interiors, and products for the school market (book clubs and fairs.) Clients I work with include Lego, Peppa Pig, Molang, Pokemon, Disney, and Marvel.

ABRAMS
Junior Designer
August 2017 – January 2018

Abrams Books is a premier publisher of illustrated books publishing a wide range of high quality books for the art, design, children’s and craft markets. As the Junior Designer I worked with both the art director on design implementation and the design manager to ensure smooth departmental workflow. I worked on a wide range of books from board books/picture books to middle grade, young adult, and graphic novels.

HarperCollins
Intern
May 2017 – August 2018

I collaborated with the Children’s Design and Marketing teams to successfully execute projects. Projects included scanning, typesetting, designing activity sheets, and assisting the Creative Director. Outside of the design department, there were weekly Lunch and Learns where I gained a well-rounded understanding of the publishing industry at large.

EDUCATION


KANSAS CITY ART INSTITUTE
2012 – 2016
B.F.A. in Graphic Design
& Creative Writing (Double Major)

Type @Cooper Public Workshop
Design for the Senses with Ellen Lupton

AWARDS

WE NEED DIVERSE BOOKS
BENJAMIN GILMAN SCHOLAR

CONTACT

︎ I’m available for freelance work
309-269-9304
mercedespadro.design@gmail.com

SOCIAL

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