Erin Feehily

Erin Feehily

Minneapolis, MN, US



With a passion to positively impact our communities through strategic design, I aim to promote exploration and interaction within the spaces around us, while taking care to preserve and restore our natural systems. I am enthusiastic to acquire new skills and utilize research on emerging trends and technologies to provide innovative solutions in my design work. In my professional practice, I apply what I've learned from my post graduate studies and real world experience to perform site assessments, develop and refine design concepts, provide accurate technical drawings, and visually communicate ideas to partners, clients and the public. 

4+ years in design and planning for both the private and public sectors, including:
  • multi-modal transportation planning and design 
  • streetscape and public realm design based on existing policy, design standards and best practices
  • wayfinding: signage design and placement
  • feasibility and action plan development
  • trail planning and design
  • photo rendering and illustrative plan development
  • site assessment and inventory mapping
  • community outreach and meeting facilitation
Knowledge of landscape architecture strategies towards: 
  • placemaking
  • site remediation and preservation
  • inclusive design
  • context specific plant selection
  • sustainable site practices
  • urban design and planning
Experience coordinating with clients, subconsultants, specialists, and outside vendors to accomplish project management tasks, as well as freelance and in-house graphic design and production.

Ability to delegate tasks and guide junior and freelance staff towards accomplishing project goals and brand strategies.

7+ years in graphic production, photo editing, and photo retouching for multi-platform marketing campaigns, ecommerce, and corporate branding. 


**Currently working to obtain my Professional License in Landscape Architecture for the state of MN.



City of Minneapolis Public Works- Transportation Planning and Programming Division, Minneapolis, MN, US, Associate Transportation Planner

Working in the Transportation Planning and Programming Division of Public Works in areas of site analysis, planning and design development for capital improvement projects; project management of bicycle planning projects and program oversight; visual communication graphic development for outreach and project visualization; community outreach and engagement; research, planning and development of internal study documents; and preliminary development review of private development projects in the City of Minneapolis to provide comments and approvals regarding Public Works standards and guidelines.

Apr 2017 - Jun 2018

Alta Planning + Design, Los Angeles, CA, Designer

Working on a variety of active transportation projects and programs, ranging from pedestrian and bicycle master plans, wayfinding plans and assistance with signage design, outreach programs including Safe Routes To School and assistance with public meeting facilitation. Main roles include graphic design production (development of maps, charts, infographics, report layout and design, photo simulations); construction document red-lines; data collection and organization for reports; and research for cost estimates, design layouts, and master plans. Experience in project management of small scale projects and assistance with production workflow in the office.

Jun 2015 - Mar 2017

Alta Planning + Design, Los Angeles, CA , Design intern

Assisting design and planning teams with graphics, research, writing, and production.

Apr 2014 - Jun 2015

Self-Employed Erin Feehily Design and Production, Los Angeles Area, CA, US, Freelance Image and Graphic Production Artist and Designer

I have worked with multiple clients in the fashion and entertainment industries to produce graphic design production pieces for both web and print. I cover diverse workload of image retouching and editing, print production, graphic design layout, and web design and development and assisting in managing the creative production process.

Jan 2007 - Jun 2013

One Distribution, Fountain Valley, CA, US, Graphic Production Artist and Image Retoucher

Working under the Marketing and Creative Services Departments I created final retouched product and lifestyle images for both print catalog and web, designed marketing collateral layout, ranging from store signage, print and web advertisement, as well as occasional packaging and material design mechanicals.

Apr 2011 - Dec 2011

Wet Seal Inc., Foothill Ranch, CA, US, Graphic Production Artist

Working under the Marketing Department I created in-store visuals for print and web along with marketing collateral and inter-office design collateral and post-production retouching of lifestyle images. I also worked as a creative project coordinator, organizing and maintaining the digital database, as well as assisting in workload management and coordination.

Sep 2010 - Apr 2011

BCBG Max Azria, Inc., Vernon, CA, US, Graphic Production Artist

Working within the Creative Services department in collaboration with Marketing and Store Visuals, I produced creative pieces ranging from in-store visuals, marketing collateral, catalog designs and packaging materials. I also assisted the Brand Manager on a branding refresh of multiple BCBG brands, assisted with project coordination/organization and pre-flighted final finals for print production.

Sep 2009 - Jun 2010

Urban Outfitters, Inc. - Anthropologie, Philadelphia PA, Image Production Associate

Working in the Ecommerce division's creative studio, I was the sole photographic retoucher and editor, managing the post-production image process from start to finish. Assisted with photography and styling when needed, and web production output, including web optimization, file upload and organization. Also assisted in the Photo catalog and inventory process for the E-commerce site.

Feb 2008 - Jul 2009

Tilly's, Irvine, CA, US, E-commerce Photo Assistant

Working as a photo retoucher and photo assistant I produced final images for web and print catalog. Also occasionally performed the duties of the photographer and lighting specialist, as well as a web-stylist and merchandiser. Assisted with the catalog production process, file management and inventory organization.

Sep 2006 - Nov 2007

Univeristy of Pennsylvania, Dept of Organizational Dynamics, Philadelphia, PA, Assistant to the Associate Director of the Center for Organizational Dynamics

Administrative duties for The Center for Organizational Dynamics, including program coordination, membership database administration, office administration and event planning and execution.

Nov 2004 - Jul 2006

The Print Center, Philadelphia, PA, Assistant to the Assistant Gallery Director (Internship)

Working to assist the Assistant Gallery Director with non-profit administration including membership services, data entry, marketing and public relations duties with the organization and preparation of exhibitions and special events.

Apr 2005 - Sep 2005


California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, Pomona, CA, US, Masters, Landscape Architecture

Basic principles and training in landscape architecture and environmental design including research, analysis, design and production of landscape projects, urban design and planning, horticulture and bioremediation techniques, and graphic presentation. Extensive research in pedestrian-oriented design, human-spatial interaction, and inclusive design.

Masters Thesis explored the relationship between the environment and the needs of children with sensory processing challenges through research pertaining to the role of the environment, the behaviors of those children who have sensory processing challenges, and current methods of design. Information collected from professionals in design and therapeutic industries aided in identifying methods of designing inclusive environments for this population. Published here:

Sep 2012 - Sep 2015

UCLA Extension, Los Angeles, CA, US, Design and Communication Arts

Coursework in graphic design and communication, Adobe graphic production software, visual communication. and professional practices.

Sep 2008 - Jun 2010

Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, US, Bachelors, College of Media Arts and Design, Photography

Minor in Art History,
Studies in traditional, alternative and digital photography, printmaking, art history, psychology and sociology, visual design and communication, fine arts, computer graphics.

Sep 2002 - Jun 2006

Areas of Specialization