Pacts Cartagna
Brooklyn, NY 11215
(347) 879-0179

To work in a challenging, innovative, and rewarding environment where I can contribute my creative, technical, and design skills, in conjunction with my strong visual communication and interpersonal abilities, to work successfully with and within a diverse team.


  • Program for Deaf Adults, LaGuardia Community College, Long Island City, NY
    Coordinator of Continuing Education Programs (October 2013 to present)
    Management of adult basic education and high school equivalency programs for deaf/hard-of-hearing adults and American Sign Language program for hearing adults; appointment and supervision of instructors, instructional and college assistants; administration of program data, metrics, and statistics; development of marketing, outreach, and recruitment activities.
  • Pacts Designs, self-employed, various locations
    Freelance Designer (May 2003 to present)
    Industrial design: CAD modeling; prototyping/fabrication; renderings. Graphic design: website development; information architecture; layout; image manipulation/re-touching.
  • Program for Deaf Adults, LaGuardia Community College, Long Island City, NY
    Assistant to Program Coordinator (April 2010 to October 2012)
    Creation of digital and print marketing materials; management of program website; analysis of program metrics; implementation of recruitment, intake, screening and placement of students for courses; provision of orientation, advisement, and referrals; compilation of course materials and evaluations; assessment and organization of administrative logistics; supervision of interns/work-study students; general reception/clerical duties.
  • DeafYoga Foundation, New York City, NY
    Administrative Assistant (January 2010 to April 2010)
    Website information architecture and redesign; development of branding identity; assistance with grantwriting and research; logistics and event planning; capturing and organization of meeting notes.
  • Peter Stathis & Virtual Studio, San Francisco, CA
    Industrial Design Intern (February 2009 to April 2009)
    Conversion of hand sketches into SolidWorks CAD models; fabrication and finishing of models; creation of rapid prototypes.
  • Deaf Counseling, Advocacy & Referral Agency (DCARA), San Leandro, CA
    Executive Assistant to CEO (August 2004 to March 2007)
    Supervision of Webmaster/IT Specialist position; reorganization of website information architecture; execution various graphic design needs; coordination of interpreters and communication access resources; assessment and implementation of accessibility needs for staff and clients; management of public relations/advertising media; organization of event planning and logistics; capture and organization of meeting minutes; statistical analysis for grant reports/applications; correspondence/liaison for CEO; conduction of legislative research; general office management.
  • Toolworks, Oakland, CA
    Instructor of Community Integration (July 2003 to August 2004)
    Accompaniment of developmentally-disabled adults into community for daily programs/activities; planning and implementation of new programs/activities; creation of and tracking client goals; general office management.
  • Oakland Deaf & Hard of Hearing Youth Project, Oakland, CA
    Program/Evaluation Assistant (June 2000 to May 2003)
    Creation and maintenance of Microsoft Access databases; statistical analysis of program attendance; public relations/advertising; quality assurance; event coordination/logistics; general office management.
  • Oakland Deaf & Hard of Hearing Youth Project, Oakland, CA
    After-School Program Art Instructor (August 2001 to May 2002)
    Creation and implementation of art curriculum emphasizing a variety of skills for a range of ages and abilities; coordination with other program staff to ensure continuity; oversight of materials inventory.
  • Wilsted & Taylor Publishing Services, Oakland, CA
    Publishing Intern
    (November 1997 to August 2001)
    Typesetting; light proofreading/editing; data entry; filing; package couriering; database maintenance; general office management.


  • UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
    Bachelor of Arts in Practice of Art (awarded Special Distinction in Ceramics), May 2003


  • Graphic design/layout (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat)
  • CAD/CAM (Solidworks, Rhino3D, AutoCAD, ShopBot CNC)
  • Web development (Dreamweaver, Flash)
  • Project management (Microsoft Project, OmniPlan, Project X)
  • Productivity (Google Documents, Microsoft Office)


  • Member of Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA)
  • Member of American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA)
  • Supporting member of Registry of Interpreters of the Deaf (RID)
  • Member of National Association of the Deaf (NAD)


  • Board Secretary of Deaf Communities Together, Inc. (DCT)
    (January 2004 to September 2006)
  • member of DCARA’s Deaf Gay & Lesbian Center’s (DGLC) Advisory Committee
    (February 2004 to August 2005)
  • Board member of DCARA Board of Directors
    (January 2004 to August 2004)
  • Vice President of Art, Deaf Visual & Performing Artists (DVPA)
    (January 2003 to December 2004)


  • Multilingual (English, American Sign Language, and basic Spanish)
  • Fabrication (woodworking, metalworking, industrial plastics, modelmaking)
  • Painting (acrylics, oils, spray paint, and mixed media)
  • Sculpting (ceramics, wood, and mixed media)
  • Photography (35mm film and digital)

Available upon request.