I use design as a driving force for education, sustainability, and social change.

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 El Cap, a holding company for several climbing brands. Though I spend hours in front of a computer screen, my ideal design practice involves turning off the tech for a bit, getting my hands dirty, and engaging with the real world.

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

altheagrillo@gmail.com

C u r r e n t   C a l l i n g
Graphic Designer at El Cap → Columbia, MD 

P A S T   E X P E R I E N C E S
Graphic Designer at Earth Treks, Inc. → Columbia, MD
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

n o t a b l e   p r o j e c t s 
ROCK THE BLOCK
A collaborative event with REI, Mid-Atlantic Climbers and Earth Treks to celebrate climbing in the mid-Atlantic region.
ROLE: Graphic Design Lead
Yoga Summit
A full day dedicated to appreciating our bodies, increasing our self-awareness, and broadening our circles through mindful moving activities.
ROLE: Graphic Design Lead
Battle for bolts – SUPPORT THE ASCA
A climbing competition and donation match with Planet Granite and the American Safe Climbing Association to support the restoration of public climbing lands.
ROLE: Graphic design Support
DEFEND OUR PUBLIC LANDS
A fundraiser with Planet Granite, Earth Treks, and the Access Fund to support public legal process in the preservation of Bears Ears National Monument.
ROLE: Graphic Design SUPPORT
INNOVATORS
A social campaign and pop-up shop providing young students to exercise their creativity and pursue futures as makers.
ROLE: Graphic Design Lead + FOUNDER

A W A R D S   +   E X H I B I T I O N S 
2 0 1 7
Graphic Design Departmental Recognition Award
Graduated Summa Cum Laude
Nominated Student Speaker - Clever Claver
2 0 1 6
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
2 0 1 5
Breaking and Lettering Show → MICA Bronze Gallery, Baltimore MD
2 0 0 6
Most Outstanding Fifth Grade Artist → Hans Herr Elementary
A L S O 
Avid rock climber, novice backpacker, skateboarder, sci-fi reader, cooking aficionado, SUP enthusiast, self-taught pianist and nature lover