Montana Manalo

Montana Manalo

Oakland, CA, US



Montana is a designer & illustrator specializing in print & digital media. They thrive in fast-paced, collaborative environments & are also experienced in printmaking, nonprofits & retail. They are passionate about fashion, cooking, reading & contributing to their art community.



826 Valencia, San Francisco, CA, US, Design Associate

-Designed and illustrated book covers and interior illustrations, from concept to print-ready files
-Used templates to create design collateral used within 826’s writing centers & on the organization’s website
-Contributed to frequent staff meetings and brainstorms to solve design challenges
-Proofread & typeset documents for publication
-Created a suite of branded design assets for special events, such as signage, nametags, booklets, & gifts
-Used Google Calendars and Asana to maintain multiple project schedules simultaneously

Jan 2019 - current

Ravenswood City School District, East Palo Alto, CA, US, Project Coordinator

-Supported makerspace classrooms at 5 schools which were outfitted with high-tech tools, & trained volunteers for the benefit of 3000+ students in grades K-8
-Collaborated on school STEM curriculum
-Organized a makerspace resource database
-Co-authored an onboarding guide for future team members
-Provided logo illustration, copyright, and design for print & digital marketing materials for volunteer recruitment

May 2015 - Jun 2016


California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA, US, Bachelors, Illustration

Sep 2016 - May 2018

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