The experience and visual design portfolio of Tori Bonagura




Rochester Institute of Technology
BFA Graphic Design

Minor in Media Arts & Technology
Immersion Advertising & Public Relations
Expected Graduation May 2017

Central Saint Martins I Spring 2016
BFA Graphic Design
Study abroad in London, England



Welikesmall I October 2016 - Present
Interactive Designer
Plan and design interactive web-based projects for clients such as Adobe, Planned Parenthood, Riot Games, Starbucks, Super Heroic, and Reebok. Occasionally model children's footwear

IBM I June 2016 - May 2017
In-House Designer
Developed a range of promotional items for IBM solutions including executive presentations, decks, social tiles, info graphics, branding, editorial design, video editing and web design. Saved the company an estimate of $700,000 in agency costs to date

Freelance Designer I 2014 - Present
Interest and experience in a wide variety of projects including branding, web, visual design, UX/UI, illustration, and screen printing. Client list and examples available upon request

Lost & Found I 2014 - September 2016
Designer, Illustrator, Researcher
Worked with game designers to develop a community and cultural based card game with mobile components. Designed and illustrated cards and mobile interfaces

Thought At Work I 2014 - 2016
Graphic Design Team Lead
Led a team of designers to create graphics for a design conference by students for students. The graphics team created the overall conference branding as well as passes, brochures, t-shirts, posters,  sellable goods, and social media promotion

University Gallery I 2014 - 2017
Gallery Associate, Graphic Designer
Designed posters and promotional material for exhibitions and events hosted in the gallery, aid with hosting various events, monitor the gallery

IPAR I Summer 2015
Designer, Illustrator
Worked with a programmer and designer to develop and create the style, assets & visuals for an educational conspiracy theory based computer homework game

Rising I Summer 2015
Designer and Marketing Intern
Developed and designed a marketing plan for the company itself as well as branded and put in motion TRUCE a campaign to help young girls feel confident in their own skin



Global Executive Women’s Council Design Summit I July 2016
Helped IBM executives design a plan to promote the growth and support women and all seeking success in the workplace

EUREKA! I 2015 & 2016
Facilitator September 2016
Participant September 2015

Hand Lettering Club I 2013 - 2017

Graphic Design Mentor I 2014 - 2017
Mentor to younger GD students

Student Ambassador I 2013 - 2017
Tour guide

AIGA RIT Chapter I 2013 - 2017
Secretary 2014 - 2015
Treasurer 2013 - 2014

PUSH Workshop I January 2015



Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, AfterEffects, XD, Sketch, Figma, Principle, Acrobat, Premier, Brackets, InVision, MS Office

Design Thinking, Project Management, Concept Development, User Research, UX/UI, Prototyping, Presentation & Public Speaking, Image Making, Typography, HTML & CSS, Screen Printing



Chairperson’s Award I 2017
In recognition of a students performance as an outstanding student in the Graphic Design BFA Program

Outstanding Undergraduate Scholar | 2017
Award for excellence in academics and community engagement. Award is presented to less than one percent of RIT students.

Bernadette Merkel Award I 2016
Award presented to one student in the RIT Junior Graphic Design class in recognition of their performance and demeanor.

Honors Program I 2015 - 2017

Deans List I 2013 - 2017