Johanna Pendley

johannamariependley.com // silly.agency

Experience

  • Founder

    Silly!

    Holland, Michigan

    Dec 2019 - Present

    Silly! - a creative studio passionate about building identities for brands who matter. Clients include EllyWell, Vegan Fashion Week and Underbares.

  • Chief of Staff

    Associated Students of Michigan State University

    East Lansing, Michigan

    May 2019 - Present

    Responsible for the oversight and daily operations of 60+ staff members encompassed in seven departments: Marketing, Public Relations and Communications, Accounting, Human Resources, and IT. Proposed and implemented Outreach Network Program to increase awareness and participation within the organization. Consulted and dealt with human resources matters pertaining to the staff. Served as Michigan State's liaison to the Association of Big Ten Students, lobbying on behalf of the Big 10 in Washington D.C. regarding issues facing higher education.

  • Designer

    Scout Lab

    New York, New York & Remote

    Dec 2018 - Dec 2019

    Led multiple brand identity sprints for various clients across many industries. Established and executed on the creative direction of WordPress.com and Stojo's social channels. Acted as creative producer on video shoot for WordPress.com. Participated in brainstorm sessions for campaign pitches for Shopify and For Hims. Assisted in leading a 2-day brand workshop for start-up client in San Francisco, California.

  • Design Intern

    Traction

    Lansing, Michigan

    Nov 2018 - Feb 2019

    Assisted in the execution and implementation of ideas through the medium of design. Used brand identities to create collateral like letterheads, billboards, and templates.

  • Design Teaching Assistant

    Northwestern University Center for Talent Development

    Evanston, Illinios

    Jun 2018 - Aug 2018

    Assisted in leading the courses "Making Modern Media" and "Graphic Novels: Framing the Future". Taught Adobe Creative Suite to 20+ students.

Education

  • Michigan State University

    B.A. Creative Advertising, Minor in Religious Studies

    2017 - 2020

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