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Hello.

Abby is a Partner & Creative Director at ZinePak—a SuperFan-centric creative agency based in NYC. A freelance designer. And co-founder of the Well-Being Project

She is a big believer in collaborative work settings, with respect to both internal teams and external clients and vendors, and thinks the best ideas come from talented villages. 

She enjoys the finer things in life like big dogs, black sharpies, college football, live music, remote working, Carolina Blue (Go Heels!), and a perfect combination of salt water and sunshine. 

Want to work together? Or happy hour?

Please reach out at hello@abbydowning.com

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EDUCATION

Portfolio Center
Design & Art Direction
2003  •  2005

University of North Carolina
BA: Journalism,
Concentration: Advertising
1999  •  2003

 

EXPERIENCE

ZinePak
Creative Director
Clients have included:
Dolly Parton, Katy Perry,
Cracker Barrel, Walmart, American Express, Amazon, Boston Red Sox, etc.
2011  •  Current

Freelance Designer
Various clients including: 
College of Charleston,
Condé Nast, Daily Worth, Epicurious, Love Inc., etc. 
2004  •  Current

Condé Nast -
BRIDES Magazine

Promotion/
Senior Promotion Designer
2008  •  2010

Gensler
Environmental Designer
2006  •  2008

 

 

EXTRAS

AIGA
Member  

Charitable Society of Charleston
Member  
2016

Forbes Agency Council
Member
2016  •  Current

TEDx Charleston
Lead Designer - brand & collateral  •  2016
Production  •  2015, 2017

UNC General Alumni Association
Leadership for Charleston Carolina Club
2014  •  2018


CLIENT LOVE

"I’ve worked with Abby for almost seven years. She’s the most creative, most impressive, and fastest creative director I’ve ever worked with. She brings light and joy to everything she touches and makes every project more beautiful and more compelling."

—Brittany Hodak—
ZinePak

"Abby's talent goes without speaking. Her professionalism and integrity is really top notch. I appreciate her patience, partnership, and collaboration." 

—Stephanie Licata—
Sound Change & Daily Worth

"I've worked with countless designers through the years and Abby was the first to perfectly bring my vision to life. I especially appreciated Abby's attention to detail through initial mood boards complete with inspirational graphics, color ways and creative fonts followed by trial web pages in her passionate effort to eventually create my dream website."

—Blaine Ashley—
Pompette NYC