Nicole Ilagan is a graphic designer from Norwalk, CT and graduated from Western Connecticut State University (WCSU). She enjoys challenging projects and the satisfaction of achieving the vision and desired outcome for the client. However, in her spare time, Nicole steps away from her projects to spend time with her love and make sure she listens to Taylor Swift’s album at least twice in one day. Her biggest dream in life is to redesign Taylor Swift’s album covers from her entire music catalog. Nicole is currently a Graphic Design intern at Hawke Media for the Partnerships team.

Professional Experience

2019-June 30, 2021

University Publications and Design
Western Connecticut State
University, Danbury CT
Graphic Design Intern
  • Create visual digital
    content for multiple
    WCSU departments
  • Finalize projects in the
    printing and packaging phase
  • Effective communication,
    both verbal and written
  • Proficient in Adobe
    Creative Suite


Freelance Graphic Designer
  • Assist clients with their online portfolio through web design
  • Rebrand client businesses through redesigning logos
    and marketing materials
  • Create flyers, icons,
    and infographics
  • Advise clients on
    marketing strategies
    for reaching their demographics
  • Proficient in Adobe
    Creative Suite


Peer Mentor
College Steps
Norwalk Community College
  • Provided homework assistance to students with special needs
  • Demonstrated excellent interpersonal skills to foster
    connections with students attending the program
  • Displayed time management abilities, both in punctuality
    and organization
  • Used effective teaching strategies and positive feedback to help generate academic and personal success

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