Colleen Deng

Design  Brand  Strategy


Brand Design & Strategy, Print & Digital Design, User Experience Design, Digital Marketing, Research/Consumer Insights, Internal & External Communications


Creative Director at Columbia University, April 2018 – present
Conceptualize and design communications for major donors, ensuring an individualized brand experience.
I’ve also led the UX design and creative for marketing of two online community websites — (1) over 400 colleagues and (2) over 300K alumni — using Salesforce Community Cloud. I am also building an internal culture of creativity and collaboration by hosting design-focused chats, workshops, and feedback sessions.

Creative Manager at Columbia University, March 2016 – March 2018
In this role, I was responsible for leading the design (UI, logo, and visual identity) of several mass alumni communications efforts. This included two major University websites ( and and sub-brands, such as “She Opened the Door,” a women’s conference. I also improved my department’s efficiency and project tracking with Trello (project management software).

Designer at Columbia University, June 2013 – February 2016
As the only in-house designer, I helped manage and design all internal communication projects. A major highlight included the redesign of an employee goal planning tool with a lead developer — conducted user interviews and testing, designed UI/UX, provided updates to major stakeholders, and led a training session.

Lead Designer at OMG Foodie, LLC (an online restaurant guide), April 2012 – March 2013
I led the creative strategy and execution across owned channels, including the redesign of the website, which was designed and launched within 2 months. Worked closely with the lead developer to design low and high-fidelity wireframes, UI/UX design, and informed the content strategy.

Art Director at New York Knicks, August 2008 – April 2012
Part of a small in-house design team, I collaborated with multiple departments (Marketing, Sales, Community Outreach) to design a holistic brand experience across all consumer touchpoints (logo design, packaging, social media - branding and infographics, event collateral, print ads, magazine design, out-of-home)



Digital Marketing   General Assembly, 2018
Executive M.S., Strategic Communications   Columbia University, 2018
User Experience Design   General Assembly, 2014
B.A., Graphic Design   SUNY Binghamton, 2008



Adobe Creative Cloud (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, XD), Sketch, Marvel, InVision, JIRA, Trello, Google Docs, Salesforce Marketing Cloud, MailChimp, User testing, Qualtrics, Google Analytics, HTML
& CSS (Basic)