Sarah Cornejo

Work History

Work History
Sep 2012 - Present

Head of Visual Communications & Digital Marketing

Itinerant Art Museum

Start Up based in Italy Head of Visual Communications & Digital Marketing

  • Advised and influenced young students and/or professionals in the art field on the creation of programs, events and workshops tailored for children and their families.
  • Created and conceptualized all designs for the organization: website, logo, business cards, presentations, etc.
  • Managed all sources of social and online communication: Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Wordpress, and GoFundMe.
  • Implemented marketing and fundraising strategies through social channels by the execution of visuals and group communications in order to gain awareness on the project's events, workshops, and lectures.
  • Actively research and create proposals for audiences in the United States, Mexico, and Italy for fundraising possibilities, potential sponsors and partners. Translation of all documents from Italian and Spanish into English.
Aug 2013 - Nov 2013

Gallery Assistant & Social Media Marketer

Venezia-Maldives Pavilion

La Biennale di Venezia, Italy Gallery Assistant & Social Media Marketer

  • Organized events within gallery space from administrative tasks, catering, invitations list, and budget sheets.
  • Responsible for the preparation of gallery space unpacking and installation of the artwork, adjust lighting, development and design of art labels, press releases and other exhibition materials.
  • Production of artists biography, exhibition cards, pricing sheets, and researching for future artists.
  • Communicating, both verbally and written, with artists, curators and managers in the Pavilion.
Oct 2012 - Feb 2013

Graphic Designer & Social Media Manager

Villa Romana

Florence Italy Graphic Designer & Social Media Manager

  • Developed concepts and designs for an exhibition in a public space and private event.
  • Established social media strategies for the events as a means of communication between the institution and the city of Florence.
  • Artistically directed and created all identity, visuals, and publications for all events.
  • Interventions published in print and online press like Corriere della Sera, The Florentine, Artribune, and Exibart.
Jul 2009 - Feb 2012

Client Liaison & Event Designer Assistant

Main Event Caterers

Arlington, Virginia Client Liaison & Event Designer Assistant

  • Designed and implemented marketing proposals and menus for potential clients; high visibility clients to include the King and Queen of Sweden, The Supreme Court, The Naval Attaches of the Western Hemisphere, Freddie Mac, The USO, and the American Red Cross.
  • Designed templates for contract and menu layouts for the migration to a new data system. Served as key contact for initial leads and inquiries for over 150 brides and corporations facilitating communications between event planner and clients
  • Provided logistical support for event execution and monitored event invoices.
  • Developed and facilitated in-house incentive/customer service programs for major clients and leads; sales increased by 35%.
  • Coordinated all social media communication platforms; developed Facebook fan page and Twitter page.
Aug 2011 - Feb 2012

Museum Intern

The Newseum

Washington D.C. Museum Intern

  • Assisted with administrative support to manager and the graphic design team for monthly publications.
  • Aided with logistical support for trade shows and temporary exhibitions; such as‘ Covering Katrina'.
  • Participated in museums daily tasks such as guide visitors through galleries, exhibitions, and other special events.
Aug 2011 - Feb 2012

Art Educator

US Art Center

Chantilly, Virginia Art Educator

  • Provided instruction in a number of creative and challenging projects aimed at children ages 4-6.
  • Developed daily lesson plans and introduced students to a number of traditional art forms that will push students to think both critically and imaginatively.
  • Integrated other subjects such as math, science, languages, and geography in order for students to apply thinking creatively in all subjects.
Apr 2010 - Feb 2012

Marketing Associate & Graphic Designer

Inter-American Development Fund

Washington D.C. Marketing Associate & Graphic Designer

  • Supervised and designed all branding of organization's identity, website, logo, and social media implementation.
  • Delegated work to team members to meet the deadlines in order to successfully promote the organization.
  • Executed events and delegated fundraisers to retrieve donations and gain awareness of the organization.
Oct 2008 - Jul 2009

Graphic Designer

Driven Inc

Falls Church, VA Graphic Designer

  • Assisted graphics department and creative director with a variety of print projects implementing brand standards for proper usage and development.
  • Proposed, conceptualized, and developed projects from start to finish in different media such as: direct mail, email blasts, posters, brochures, and corporate identity.
  • Executed efficient design work such as banners, flyers, ads, bookmarks, postcards, website templates, logos, DVD covers, banner ads, brochures, interactive ads, email template designs, multimedia videos, and social media management and implementation.
  • Successfully managed and coordinated graphic design projects from concept through completion.
  • Collaborated with clients to create vision, conceive designs, and consistently meet deadlines and requirements.
Aug 2008 - May 2009

Art Director

Marymount University

Arlington, Virginia Art Director

  • Organized and edited articles from various departments in order to assemble all monthly publications.
  • Enhanced leadership skills by assigning roles and responsibilities to the team.
  • Coordinated and managed all meetings with all the representatives affiliated with the university's publications.


Feb 2012 - Jul 2013


Istituto Europeo di Desigh
  • 18 month professional Master program taking place in Venice, Florence, and Rome.
    Focus on Art Direction, Project Management, Marketing, Brand & Visual Communication, Curatorial & Educational Development, Print & Publication, Event Management, Press and Public Communications, Exhibition Planning,Registrar & Logistics, Fundraising, Social Media, and Economics.
  • Collaborated with the following institutions in Venice: Fondazione Musei Civici Venezia, Biennale di Venezia,The Peggy Guggenhiem Collection, and Fondazione Venezia
  • Collaborated with the following institutions in Florence: Museo Civici Fiorentini, Polo Museale Fiorentino, Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi, Museo Marino Marini, Teatro Del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Pitti Immagine,50 Giorni di Cinema, and Villa Romana.




MS Office Suite

Word, Excel, Outlook, Powerpoint

Adobe Creative Suite

Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Flash, Dreamweaver, & Premiere Pro


Concept Development; Identity; Branding; Package & Logo Design: Web Maintenance, Video Editing, etc.

Event Management

Project Management & Fundraising

Marketing Strategies

Digital Marketing; Social Media Marketing; Media Planning, Market Research, etc.


written & verbal


written & verbal


Blogging & Copy Writing

St. Gabrielle Berg Memorial Award Winner- Spring 2009

The Sr. Gabrielle Berg Memorial Awards are presented each year to the outstanding graduating seniors in fashion merchandising, fashion design, graphic design, and interior design. Recipients receive a cash award for this accolade. Sr. Gabrielle was a professor of Fine Arts at Marymount University from 1968-1983. These awards were established in her honor.The Sr. Gabrielle Berg Memorial Awards are presented each year to the outstanding graduating seniors in fashion merchandising, fashion design, graphic design, and interior design. Recipients receive a cash award for this accolade. Sr. Gabrielle was a professor of Fine Arts at Marymount University from 1968-1983. These awards were established in her honor.