Who am I?

My name is Laura Hackney, a graphic designer born and raised in northeastern Massachusetts. I started getting interested in the visual arts when I was a little girl, starting small with paints, pencils, and markers taken to the kitchen table, and moving to digital platforms as I entered high school. Graphic design became an immediate interest for me as I got older and neared college, the perfect combination between the visual arts that I loved, and the interest in digital platforms and computers I had gotten from my father. I have since worked towards honing my skills as a designer, working with many different disciplines within the whole. In my spare time, I still enjoy pursuing these illustrative pursuits from my childhood (sans the table...usually), alongside my digital projects.

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I studied Graphic Design and Digital media at Champlain College in Burlington, Vermont, minoring in Marketing as well. My studies in Graphic Design included typography, publication, three dimensional design, website design, branding, and print production. Additionally, studies included focuses on critical and design thinking, and the importance of integration within my work, and careful attention to reasoning and logic was learned. When I'm not designing, I like to spend my time with a good book in hand, catching up with friends, playing with my dog, or hiking and exploring to find new amazing views and adventures.

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Laura R. Hackney



Technology Proficient in Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, and Adobe Photoshop. Able to create orthographic drawings and three-dimensional models, and proficient illustration skills.

Communication Familiar with working in teams to address creative challenges and problems, utilizing member skills effectively to complete a task. Understand creative and business writing techniques and presentation styles. Worked alongside team members to establish marketing briefs and plans for local companies and brands.

Personal Known for being empathetic, determined, analytical, and personable.

Laura Hackney Education

Champlain College, Burlington, VT
< Bachelor’s Degree of Fine Arts in Graphic Design and
Digital Media
Minor in Marketing

May 2015

Awards and Honors

  • 3.97 GPA; Trustee's List in Fall 2014, President's List for the fourth time in Spring 2015
  • Member of the Champlain College chapter of the National Residence Hall Honorary
  • Graduated Summa cum laude, Highest Average in the Division of Communications and Creative Media

Laura Hackney Internships and Work Experience

The Grommet, Somerville, MA March 2015 to present
Freelance Designer

  • Supported Design Team in the design of weekly projects and deliverables.

OneTeam, Shelburne, VT September 2014
Freelance Designer

  • Redesigned visuals to accompany presentation, updated OneTeam logo, assisted in rearrangement of website layout and hierarchy.

The Grommet, Somerville, MA June 1, 2014 to August 8, 2014
Design Intern

  • Designed quarterly newsletter, assisted in designing trade show graphics and deliverables, designed weekly newsletter and web materials, attended professional development lunches.

Yankee Doodler Art and Frame, Marblehead, MA Summer 2012 to Present
Sales Assistant and Junior Framer

  • Developed techniques to frame artwork, and communicated with customers to select proper frame and mat to fit their pieces.
Laura Hackney's Campus Activities and Other Experience

Champlain College Equestrian Club, Burlington, VT Spring 2014 to Spring 2015
Vice President and President

  • Participate in and organize club events such as Accepted Student’s Day, fundraising, and the Activities Fair
  • Plan and attend weekly horseback riding lessons at local barn
  • Manage weekly and year-long club financials and commitments
  • Work with faculty, the student government, and outside professionals