June Zinn Hobby
Graphic Designer | Art Director | Artist
As a child, I drew pictures on rocks, trees, furniture, and yes, lots of paper. I constructed my own Barbie house when I was about 6 (shoeboxes), and was designing my own clothes at 12 and have been making art ever since. I was born in London and moved a lot while growing up (in a military family), with most of my childhood spent in Puerto Rico, which I still think of as home. Two years ago, my husband and I relocated with our three cats to Phoenix, Arizona, where, after living near the beaches of South Florida and in the mountains of Western North Carolina, we now are taking in the beauty of the desert.
After completing an Associate’s degree in Advertising Design from the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, I gained great experience working in advertising agencies and design firms, and have worn a lot of hats, from graphic designer and art director to overlapping as marketing strategist, copy editor, and media planner.
From my experiences and education, I’ve learned that the best creative results come from sound research, understanding users and needs, and core business objectives. As a detail-oriented artist, I enjoy producing as much as concepting. I work well independently and with teams, vendors, and clients to seek meaningful solutions.
I love developing everything from websites to corporate identity and collateral, from package designs & mock-ups to trade show components & in-store displays, and from complex image retouching to mixed media illustrations. Because I have been a technologist since the early days of the net, I stay engaged and informed on trends and ever-changing methods, and continue to adapt. Bring it!