My name is Ainsley Romero. I am a designer who takes play very seriously and language very playfully. I'm currently located in Old Saybrook CT Old Saybrook and I'm interested in making books, brands, functional objects, typography, illustrations, hand-coded sites, and more.

2023 Graduated with a MFA in Graphic Design from the Yale School of Art
Research and thesis focused on linguistics and functions of play. My thesis book can be viewed at the Haas Arts Library, Special Collections

2022 Yale School of Art, Teaching Fellow
Assisting for Tobias-Frere Jones’ Type Design course

2020 Adjunct Professor at Brigham Young University
DES280: An intro to motion design with an emphasis on type in motion. Students learned how to use After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator, and Adobe Animate in addition to beginner level analog motion design processes like stop motion and hand drawn animation.
DES145: An intro to composition, color theory, and design principles. Course objectives included: competently evaluate and discuss composition and color in a critique setting, consider the role of systems of choice and chance in the design process, develop systems for generating data as a perimeters for image making.
DES245: This course applied principles learned in DES145 to develop consistent visual systems through the investigation of form, semiotics, typography, and research. Students responded to briefs addressing the needs of contemporary branding.

2020 Designer at Actual Source
Assisted in publication and product design for A24. Spacial design, illustration, and branding for “Little Founders” a daycare by Podium. Logo exploration for OverHeard NY.

2018 Design intern at The Wing
Designed signage and internal print collateral for work spaces and member onboarding. Developed branding, motion design, mural design, and an illustration library for "The Little Wing"; a child care service provided by The Wing. Illustration and design for two lines of merchandise.

2017-Present Freelance Designer and Illustrator
Some clients include: Etsy, The Color Factory, AIGA Design Conference, Anthropologie, Outset LA,, PBS Utah

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