About

Hi, I’m Crista. I am a graphic designer and artist located in Buffalo, NY. If I’m not watching old movies or “I Love Lucy” (which I usually am), you can find me doodling faces on the edge of a notebook or with my nose stuck in my laptop. My first loves have always been drawing and painting, so I enjoy when I can blend it with my design work. My proudest achievements to date are perfecting how to cut a pineapple and keeping my goldfish alive for five years. I’m also the kind of person that eats tomatoes like apples, but you didn’t need to know that.

CV

Crista Sukennik

Graphic Design Artist & Student

cristasukennik.com

Education

SUNY Buffalo State College

BFA Communication Design

Expected Graduation Spring 2020

Awards

Earl Wolfgruber Award, 2018

Muriel A. Howard Honors Program Shirt Design Winner, 2017

Erie County Fair Fine Arts Competition:

• 2019, 1st Place, 1st Place, Special Award, Special Award, Best in Class Award

• 2018, 1st Place, 2nd Place, Special Award

• 2017, 1st Place, 1st Place

• 2016, 1st Place, 1st Place, June Pearl Award, Tri-Colored Best in Class Award

• 2015, 1st Place, 1st Place, June Pearl Award, Special Award

• 2014, 2nd Place, Honorable Mention

Exhibitions

Student Research and Creativity Conference, SUNY Buffalo State, 2019

Art & Design Department Student Exhibition, SUNY Buffalo State, 2018

Design Foundations Student Art Show, SUNY Buffalo State, 2018

Visual Arts Board Student Exhibition, Bacon Gallery SUNY Buffalo State, 2017

Erie County Fair Fine Arts Competition, 2014 – 2019

Associations

American Advertising Federation of Buffalo Student Member, 2018 – present

Muriel A. Howard Honors Program, 2016 – present

Dean’s List, SUNY Buffalo State, 2016 – present

Visual Arts Board Member, SUNY Buffalo State, 2016 – present

Skills

Adobe Illustrator

Adobe InDesign

Adobe Photoshop

Adobe AfterEffects (basic)

Adobe Premiere (basic)

Blender

Google Web Designer (basic)

HTML / CSS

WordPress (basic)

Drawing / Painting