SOFIE PRAESTGAARD

PHILADELPHIA, PA

SOFIEPRAESTGAARD@GMAIL.COM

EDUCATION

University of Pennsylvania

School of Arts and Sciences, Class of 2019

B.A. in Fine Arts, Minor in English

WORK EXPERIENCE

Two Robbers Craft Hard Seltzer - Design & Branding Intern

June - August 2019

Driving marketing and branding initiatives through creating digital and print content, merchandise, and packaging. Planning and photographing events.

Philadelphia, PA | tworobbers.com

Penn Student Design - Staff designer

August 2016 - June 2019

Designing digital and print content for clients.

Philadelphia, PA | pennstudentdesign.com

Mugshot Magazine - Art Director

August 2016 - present

Creating the magazine's visual identity by designing layout and promotional material.

Philadelphia, PA | mugshotmag.com

Viacom Catalyst - Digital Marketing Intern

June - August 2018

Researched trends in digital innovation, design, and branding. Designed content for internal events and social media. Assisted in designing content for clients.

New York, New York | catalyst.viacom.com

UPenn Student Health Services - Graphic Design Intern

May - August 2017

Created print, web, and social media content.

Philadelphia, PA | vpul.upenn.edu/shs/campushealth

34th Street Magazine - Design Director

November - May 2017

Worked with the Executive Board to uphold the magazine's visual identity. Designed spreads and promotional graphics for print and web. Managed a staff of designers and illustrators and edited assignments. Designed the Magazine's cover and feature spread weekly. A member of the Daily Pennsylvanian Editorial Board.

Philadelphia, PA | 34st.com

The Walk Magazine - Art Director

November - May 2017

Created the magazine's visual identity by designing layout and promotional material. Managed a team of 10 designers.

Philadelphia, PA | thewalkmag.com

American Swedish Historical Museum - Exhibit Design Intern

May - August 2016

Worked to design the space and visual identity of an exhibit on Swedish handmade crafts and art.

Philadelphia, PA | americanswedish.org

SELECT CLIENTS

Hammer Laboratories (2018), Mind Your Brain Foundation (2018), Vanessa Woods, Duke University (2018), Annenberg School for Communication (2018), Elixr Coffee & ICA Philadelphia (2018), Fidelity Management (2017-18), UPenn Graduate Student Services (2017), UPenn Neuroscience (2017), Novartis Pharmaceuticals (2016), UPenn Biostatistical Analysis Center (2015)

SKILLS

Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign, After Effects, Dreamweaver, Premiere Pro, Mailchimp, Wordpress, CSS, R

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

Please, Continue - Senior Thesis Exhibition - 2019 | Charles Addams Gallery, University of Pennsylvania | Philadelphia, PA

Betrothal Social - 2019 | Postscript | Philadelphia, PA

8edroom Zine Club - Cha Chaan Teng - 2019 | Bedroom (in collaboration with NYC’s 8 Ball Community) | Hong Kong, CN

Then/Now/When - Senior Thesis Preview Exhibition - 2018 | Charles Addams Gallery, University of Pennsylvania | Philadelphia, PA

Crosscurrents - 2018 | Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts | Philadelphia, PA

Small Works - 2018 | FrameWorks Studio & Gallery | Philadelphia, PA

Scholastic Art and Writing Competition of Pennsylvania - 2014 & 2015 | Pennsylvania State Capitol Building | Harrisburg, PA

United States Congressional Art Competition – 2014 | United States Capitol Building | Washington, D.C.

C.A.L.C. Spring Exhibition – 2013 & 2014 | Carlise Arts Learning Center | Carlisle, P.A.

Artistic Expressions – 2014 & 2015 | Carlisle Arts Learning Center | Carlisle, PA

Student Artists of Central PA – 2014 & 2015 | Barnes and Noble | Camp Hill, PA

Yellow Breeches Art Show – 2013 | Carlisle, PA

Plein Aire Camp Hill Arts Festival – 2013 | Mechanicsburg, PA

Carlisle Area School District Art Show – 2012-2015 | Carlisle High School | Carlisle, PA

RESIDENCIES

RAIR (Recycled Artist In Residency) Field Projects Residency - 2019 | Philadelphia, PA

AWARDS

Columbia Scholastic Press Gold Circle Award - 2017 | First Place in Newsmagazine Cover

Scholastic Art and Writing Competition - 2015 | National Silver Medal in Art Portfolio

United States Congressional Art Competition – 2014 | Winner for the 11th District of Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Scholastic Art Competition – 2013, 2014, & 2015 | Gold and Silver Keys