ABBY DOWNING
 
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Thanks for stopping by.

 
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WITH 12+ YEARS OF EXPERIENCE IN THE DESIGN WORLD, I HAVE BECOME SOMEWHAT OF A DESIGN CHAMELEON, CREATING FOR SOME OF THE BIGGEST (AND MOST DIVERSE) BRANDS, ARTISTS & ENTERTAINMENT PLATFORMS IN THE WORLD.

My design & creative direction can be seen in retail locations such as Target & Cracker Barrel, on tour with the Flatbush Zombies and Katy Perry, and in venues such as Citi Field and Fenway Park.

 
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I enjoy the finer things in life like big dogs, black sharpies, college football, live music, remote working, Carolina Blue (Go Heels!), and sunshine. I believe in working hard (from anywhere), playing harder, and winning! I think Superfans are really awesome. And I believe mental illness is one of the worst things ever.

 
 

SOME COOL FOLKS I'VE WORKED WITH:

Academy of Country Music* 
Ace Universe*
Cal Jam Festival* 
College of Charleston
Condé Nast
Country Music Association*
Cracker Barrel*
Daily Worth
Dolly Parton*
Engaging Creative Minds
Fenway Sports Management*
Fidelity Investments

Gensler
Jimmy Buffett* 
Justin Bieber*
Katy Perry* 
Kellogg*
Lindsey Stirling*
Live Nation
Loke Rosé
Love Inc. Magazine
Mumford & Sons*
NY Mets* 
Paul McCartney*

Pompette / The Fizz is Female
Rollins Financial
Roper St. Francis Foundation
Steven Lee Olsen
Target*
This Girl Can Eat
TEDx Charleston
Wagamama Restaurants
Walmart*
Webster Bank
Wheelhouse Group

* The Superfan Company
(more thorough list available here)

 
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+ EDUCATION

Portfolio Center
Design & Art Direction | 2003 • 2005

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

+ PUBLISHED

Forbes: Important Elements To Include When Designing A Website

Forbes: How To Leverage Your PR Agency's Expertise For Your Business's Success

Forbes: Eight Ways To Help Your Agency Staff Master The Latest Trends

+ EXPERIENCE

The Superfan Company (formerly ZinePak)
Partner + Creative Director | 2011 • Current

Freelance Designer
Various Clients | 2004 • Current

Condé Nast
BRIDES Magazine
Promotion/Senior Promotion Designer | 2008 • 2010

Gensler
Environmental Designer | 2006 • 2008

+ EXTRAS

MJAA MENTORSHIP PROGRAM
UNC Media & Journalism School | 2018

AIGA
National & Regional Member

Charitable Society of Charleston
Member | 2016

Forbes Agency Council
Member | 2016 • 2018

TEDx Charleston
Lead Designer (brand & collateral) | 2016
Production | 2015, 2017

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

 
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MY INSTA LIFE

 
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