My name is Thea. I'm a designer, a printer, and a data enthusiast.

I recently graduated from the Maryland Institute College of Art with a BFA in Graphic Design. I'm currently trying to figure out how to combine my love of logic and numbers with my love of ink and paper—coherently.

I believe in  the fundamentals of design, so I often get my hands dirty and explore older, manual methods of printing and production. I'm also inspired by mathematical phenomena. By investigating the elemental aesthetic qualities of mathematics, we can explore the structure of design infinitely.

For a full portfolio or any questions, send me a message!


altheagrillo@gmail.com



Current Calling
Graphic Designer at Earth Treks, Inc. - Columbia, MD 



Past Experiences
Design Intern at Hatch Show Print - Nashville, TN
Founder of Innovators - Baltimore, MD
Assistant Teacher at Maryland Institute College of Art - Baltimore, MD
Student Assistant for the POSE Residency at MICA - Baltimore, MD
Intern Coordinator at Globe Collection and Press at MICA - Baltimore, MD
Letterpress Intern at Globe Collection and Press at MICA - Baltimore, MD



Awards and Exhibitions
2017 
Graphic Design Departmental Recognition Award
Graduated Summa Cum Laude
Nominated Student Speaker - Clever Claver

2016 
Graphic Design Departmental Achievement Award
Subjective Objective Exhibition → MICA Bronze Gallery, Baltimore MD
POP UPS Exhibition → MICA Leidy Atrium, Baltimore MD
Shenzhen International Design Festival → Guan Shanyue Art Museum, Shenzhen, China

2015  
Breaking and Lettering Show → MICA Bronze Gallery, Baltimore MD

2006 
Most Outstanding Fifth Grade Artist → Hans Herr Elementary



Also
Kayaker, skateboarder, sci-fi reader/watcher, cooking enthusiast, self-taught pianist, rock climber, and nature lover.