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

I received my BFA in Graphic Design in 2017 from the Maryland Institute College of Art and spend most of my days graphic-designing at Earth Treks, a national rock climbing and yoga company. Though I spend hours in front of a computer screen, my  design practice regularly involves turning off the tech for a bit, getting my hands dirty and engaging with the real world. Ultimately, I aim to weave positive impact and responsible studio practices into every design decision I make.

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.