As we continue to grow as a business and add more capabilities, we also have the distinct pleasure of being able to expand our team. That’s why we are so happy to welcome our new Production Artist, Isabelle Gioffredi, to Excel Packaging! She’s joining the team as part of our commitment to providing our customers with more extensive pre-production and design services. We are happy to have her and to introduce her to you!
Isabelle grew up in Long Beach, attending R.A. Millikan High School. She traveled a ways down the coast to attend Laguna College of Art & Design, where she pursued a degree in Illustration with an Emphasis on Design. Even though she graduated in 2013, she continues to love enhancing her skills by taking classes about lettering, business and finance for design. To this day, she attends design events with her college professor and mentor, Dana Herkelrath.
After graduating, Isabelle started her career at Creative Teaching Press as a Junior Designer. There, she worked in the creative department creating stickers, books, and classroom decorations. After some time, she was selected for an internship at Taschen, an international book publisher. She had the great opportunity to work directly with very talented art directors, designers, editors, photographers and even the owner himself! It was the best and most valuable experience of her career so far. After the internship ended, she went into the world of freelance where she had the opportunity to work with a variety of businesses– from startups to large creative agencies. “Now,” Isabelle explains, “I have taken on a new challenge as a Production Artist and I’m learning new skills everyday.” We’re so glad to have her aboard!
Isabelle loves spending time with her large family, especially during the holidays when she gets to see her 26 cousins! She enjoys travel, trying new foods, photography and visiting museums. She also enjoys hanging out with her tortoise, Lou! She adds, “I have a very large shoe collection and absolutely love sweets!”
In addition to spending time travelling and take picture, Isabelle also takes time to give back to the design industry and stay active in her community. She has been a volunteer with the American Institute of Graphic Arts for 4 years and volunteers at Adobe’s Creative Events annually. As a lover of typography, she occasionally assists at TypeEd’s “Type Thursday” in LA as well.
We’re very happy to welcome Isabelle to our team! If you’re looking to print your beautiful packaging design with the highest quality materials and level of service, call (949) 831-3900 to get in touch with one of our Packaging Experts today!