The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC)
Chicago, May 2015
MFA, Visual Communication Design

The University of Missouri
Columbia, May 2012
BJ, Journalism & Strategic Communication
Magna cum laude



Brand Designer, Block
Oakland, Dec. 2021 – Present
– Collaborate with a cross-functional creative team on creating and communicating Block’s brand system, which includes designing brand elements, publications, websites, and infographics.
– Helped create and launch the initial Block brand in December 2021. 

Communications Designer, Square
Oakland, Jan. 2018 – Dec. 2021
– Collaborated with a cross-functional creative team on various data-driven brand projects, including: interactive webpages, investor materials, experiential installations, and social media campaigns. 
– Co-founded and led the working group for the Square Design Blog.

Graphic Designer, Wells Fargo
San Francisco, Oct. 2015 – Jan. 2018

Data Visualization Design Intern, Pitch Interactive
Oakland, 2015

Graphic Designer, F Newsmagazine
Chicago, 2015

Graphics Intern, Chicago Tribune
Chicago, 2014 – 2015


Technical Proficiencies

Graphic design & data visualization
InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, After Effects, Google Suite, Microsoft Suite

Digital design
Figma, HTML, CSS, WordPress, Contentful

Packaging & print-making
Book binding, Laser cutting, Letterpress printing


Awards & Honors

Wells Fargo, 2016 & 2017

Designer of the Year
The Student Society for News Design, 2015

First, Second & Honorable Mention in Illustration
The Student Society for News Design, 2015

Design for Best Newspaper Opinion Spread
College Media Association, 2015

Selected for ARTBOUND
The University of Florida, 2014


Exhibitions & Publications

The Square Design Blog, Square 
Virtual, Aug. 2020 – Dec. 2021

Now Serving Coffee, Square’s Pop-up Shop
New York City, September 2018

Big Talk, SF Design Week Hub
San Francisco, June 2017

I can haz more science emoji?” Emojicon team
Nature, Nov. 2016

Entrainment, Voyeur Theatre Collective
Chicago, June 2015

MFA Show 2015, The Sullivan Galleries
Chicago, April–May 2015

The Design Show, The Chicago Art Department
Chicago, April 2015

Double Cherry, Three Walls Gallery
Chicago, Dec. 2014

Nodes + Networks, SAIC
Chicago, Aug. 2014 – Jan. 2014

ARTBOUND, The University of Florida Libraries
Gainesville, Oct. 2014

Joan Flasch Artists' Book Collection, SAIC
Chicago, July 2013

Anna Smylie Caldwell — 2021