My name is Mattie Elkin, and this is my portfolio! On this website, I will showcase my best works through all different mediums.
A Bit About Me
From a small town in Connecticut, there are not many opportunities to flourish. However, I never let this become an obstacle for me, but rather an opportunity to step outside my comfort zone both location-wise and design-wise. Currently, I am attending the University of Connecticut as a Digital Media and Design major with a concentration in business strategies, with a minor in communication. My goal is to help companies improve communication through digital media experiences.
I have experience in graphic design through adobe suites and procreate. I love seeing the progress I can make over time, and DMD is visual art in which you can see all of your improvement. I also have experience in painting and hand-drawing illustrations. Out of all of these skills, my main focus is business strategies. I am developing my UI/UX skills with Adobe XD, Figma, and programming languages such as HTML and CSS. I have been working with outside brands and companies, along with local businesses to elevate my design skills to help companies communicate their brand effectively.
January 2022 - Present
January 2022 - Present
June 2022-August 2022
June 2018 - August 2021
Maker Specialist- Uconn Innovation Lab
Assist Innovation Zone users with maker space equipment, such as vinyl cutters, engravers, 3D printers, sewing machines, and woodworking
Graphic Designer/ Photographer- UNFOLDED
Used graphic design skills to design a mental health collection including clothing and tote bags for a student-run startup
Intern- Pfizer Digital Innovation Lab
Completed customizable fields created by Pfizer on Switchpitch to attach additional insights on the startups for innovation platforms and services in the digital innovation lab
Assisted Patient Promise in vendor research and created a PowerPoint for a UI/UX overview
Assisted PowerPoint Design and organization for All-hands meeting
Web design/ Graphic Design/ Gymnastics Teacher - Caffery's
Rebranded & developed a new website with an improved user interface on WordPress (cafferys.net)
Designed apparel, posters, programs, and other merchandising products