Crystal Underwood

Professional info

As a determined individual, I am constantly looking to improve the skills I have obtained and gather new ones along the way. I am a team player who believes communication is key to a cohesive, well-rounded work environment. This attitude transfer to working relationships also. Being determined to do my best in every aspect I aim to excel and prove myself as a valuable addition to any team or as a freelance designer. 


My experience with Both my professional careers of Cosmetology and Graphic Design has lead to a better understanding of color theory, design elements and layouts. Both of these professions require a pleasing and successful visual design. Only when the client is happy with the final product is the job complete. As a hair stylist the challenge was to create something that would work well with the individual and be appealing to the public for success. As a Graphic Designer, the design must work well for the individual, the company and the public. In both these professions, the aim to create client satisfaction is the utmost priority. 

Work experience

Freelance Graphic Designer and Illustrator



Creative Sol Marketing

Search for data and edit InDesign files for reality brochures/flyers


TerraByte Graphics

 Junior Illustrator for Draw the line Project. this project is composed of coloring books for children. We have one completed coloring book Christmas Toys and Joys. Illustrations created by myself can be found under the 'Projects' tab below. 




Graphic Design Skills:

Adobe CC- Ps, Ai, Id focused

Email marketing- ConstantContact and MailChimp

Pantone color systems

Microsoft Office programs



Digital creations

Pencil, Charcoal, and pastels

Color Theory


Hair, Skin, and Nail care



Chi Institute


Graphic Designer and marketing Specialist


Collaborating with the marketing team to create email flyers, brochures, pamphlets, and class schedules for Chi Institute and the school's sister companies, WATCVM, AATCVM, IVMI, and Jing Tang Herbal supplement Inc.  Photography and photo editing of classes for the use in printed materials as well as websites, social media, and emails. 

TJM Promos Inc




 Job duties include creating promotional product proofs for clients. corresponding with clients to sell products. Personally completing 30+ individual art proofs daily to generate revenue for monthly sales goal averaging $230,000 monthly for the team I work with.

Main programs used daily: Photoshop, Illustrator, Salesforce, Microsoft Office programs, and Slack.

Mild to Wild Hair Design




 Corresponding with the client to ensure what they are looking to have done will work with their lifestyle. Job duties included scheduling appointments within a consistent time frame for various requests. managing social interactions and communicating well to ensure the best understanding of services and products.

Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design

2018 BFA Degree

Major: Illustration


In 2018 I graduated RMCAD with Cum Laude Honors at a 3.58 GPA. While at RMCAD I received extensive training using traditional media and continued my education of Adobe CC as well as SKETCH. 

I received the honor of Dean's List in 2016-2017 and President's list 2017-2018

2010 - present
2010 - present

College of Central Florida

​2015 AA Degree

Major: Digital Media and Liberal Arts

The first step in my goal of becoming a professional Illustrator and Graphic Designer. I graduated CF in 2015 with a 3.06 GPA. I completed Microsoft Office education and began my Adobe program education with this Degree. In addition to Adobe, I also began learning MAYA.


2019- Course of HTML/CSS completed-certified





Florida licensed Cosmetologist since 2005. Completed 1200 hours of schooling with continuing education every two years. Continuing education keeps me up to date on the latest OSHA laws, HIV/AID training and the effects of chemicals on hair and the body. 

My license is regulated and must be renewed every two years with the completion of a 16-hour continuing education. 

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