about aimee

Aimee DrysdaleAimee Drysdale's portfolio includes award winning interactive, graphic design, and photography work. She is proficient in Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop and is eager to learn about new products and software. Recognition for her website design, photography, illustrations, print, and logo designs has gained her appreciation among other designers. She also enjoys user experience, mobile design, typography, and branding.

Aimee's previous positions as a designer, advertising account coordinator, teachers assistant, office manager, and server have enabled her to quickly adapt to a range of new situations. Through her experience she became aware of various systems on both MAC and PC platforms. She is excellent with customer service and being able to communicate thoroughly with clients about her creative ideas. Currently available for independent design work and other professional inquiries.

This incredibly talented young woman grew up in Blacksburg, Virginia where she also attained her Bachelors of Fine Arts, majoring in Visual Communications Design, from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in 2009. She is extremely enthusiastic, has a strong eagerness to learn new skills, and her work ethic is astounding.

Aimee, while not designing, loves being outdoors (especially at the beach), traveling, cooking, gardening, and playing with her dogs, Magnum (the entertainer), Max Power (the alpha), and Spongy (the spacy one). Some interesting places Aimee has visited include Australia, Belize, the US Virgin Islands, the Grand Canyon, and Hawaii. Other activities she enjoys include painting, photography, and organizing her closet by color.

A few things to note about Aimee:

  1. She works hard to get what she wants and enjoys every minute ☺
  2. She is outgoing and loves meeting new people wherever she goes!
  3. She is coachable and eager to learn ☺

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accomplishments

{ 2011 }

{ 2010 }

{ 2009 }

{ 2008 }

  • Silver ADDY awarded: Petnalia logo design
  • Illustration featured on cover of Summer 2007 Virginia Tech Research Magazine
  • Commissioned by Wendy's International, Inc. for the My Wendy My Way Great Taste Tour Art Competition
  • Virginia Bioinformatics Institute Annual Report development
  • The School of Visual Arts corporate branding and logo development
  • School of Performing Arts and Cinema Poster development
  • Treasurer and student member of AGIA Virginia Tech Chapter
  • Photograph exhibited in The Lyric Theatre: HERE Art's Show, a part of Art's Fusion ‘08
  • Photograph chosen for Fall 2008 Silhouette Literary and Art Magazine
  • Four photographs exhibited in the Corporate Research Center at Virginia Tech through September 2009
  • Deans List
  • Student ambassador
  • Alzheimer's Association Memory Walk postcard development
  • Strategic Healthcare Partners pamphlet development
  • Bull's and Bone's placemat development
  • First experimentation with After Effects and the actor Magnum (the entertainer)

{ 2007 }

  • Awarded Nadine Allen Memorial departmental scholarship
  • Awarded Derek Meyers departmental scholarship
  • Five photographs exhibited for the Virginia Tech Office of the Vice President for Research art show
  • Featured in the Roanoke Times for photography work
  • Four photographs exhibited in The Corporate Research Center at Virginia Tech through September 2008
  • Photographer: Alzheimer's Memory Walk in Charlottesville, VA
  • Photographer: Chinabration Cultural Show in Blacksburg, VA

{ 2006 }

  • Four photographs exhibited for the Arts Fusion show in Squires Student Center at Virginia Tech through September 2007
  • Five photographs exhibited in the XYZ gallery at Virginia Tech
  • Four photographs exhibited in The Corporate Research Center at Virginia Tech through September 2007
  • Deans List

{ 2005 }

  • Deans List

{ 2004 }

  • Graduate from St. Catherine's High School, Richmond, VA
  • Photograph receives an honorable mention from the Scholastic Awards in Richmond, VA
  • Photograph exhibited in The Omni Hotel in Richmond, VA
  • Special events coordinator at St. Catherine's High School for the Community Service League

{ 2003 }

  • Photograph exhibited in the Sun Trust Operation Center building in Richmond, VA

{ 2002 }

  • Photograph exhibited in the General Assembly building, Richmond, VA
  • Leadership and community service trip to Australia for one month

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