Olivia Narciso is a Mexican, Filipino & Italian graphic designer & illustrator based in New Haven County, Connecticut. She is inspired by the pursuit of social equality & strives to foster open & compassionate relationships no matter the project or purpose. Olivia has worked with various local creatives, businesses, & non-profit organizations across CT. She is passionate about the process of creative problem solving & enjoys the challenge of balancing color, space, & typography alongside thoughtful research. In addition to her 10+ years of graphic design experience, Olivia has a background in facilitating art therapy sessions to folks with IDDs (Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities) & has taught pre-k students various subjects through Reggio-Emilia inspired methods. In her free time, Olivia can be found reading graphic novels, taking walks, & spinning records.

Emoions! was Olivia’s debut infographic.
Graphic Designer
International Festival of Arts & Ideas  
New Haven, CT | Winter 2023 – present

Freelance Web Designer & Graphic Designer
Ecuadorian Film Fesitval in New York
New York, NY | Fall 2022

Marketing Coordinator & Box Office Manager & Graphic Design Assistant
International Festival of Arts & Ideas  
New Haven, CT | Winter 2021 – Summer 2022

Graphic Designer & Therapeutic
Expressive Arts Facilitator

The Kennedy Center Inc. | Trumbull, CT
2018 – 2020

Graphic Designer & Sales Representative
Campus Customs | New Haven, Branford, CT
2017 – 2018

Graphic Design Intern
Design Observer | Hamden, CT | Summer 2015

Junior Graphic Designer
Design & Document Production Center | UCONN, Storrs, CT | 2015 ­­– 2017

Freelance Graphic Designer
The Benton Museum | UCONN, Storrs, CT
Spring 2015
University of Connecticut 2013 – 2017
BFA of Graphic Design & Sociology Minor

Adobe Photoshop
Adobe InDesign
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe Premiere Pro
Microsoft Office

awards & exhibited work:
– CADC Judges’ Award 2017 ︎︎︎
– CADC Silver  Award 2016 ︎︎︎
– National Christmas Tree Display ︎︎︎
– Anniversary Art Scholar Spring 2016
– Design Excellence Scholar Fall 2015
– UCONN Fine Arts Talent Scholar:
  Fall 2013, Fall 2014, Spring 2014