Creative Writing


Art & Graphic Design




Hello! I’m Lorinda Dixon

I am an artist residing in Youngstown, Ohio who specializes in graphic design and photography. I am currently pursuing my BFA in Graphic and Interactive Design at Youngstown State University. I also work at YSU’s design and print shop, Graphic Services. Please navigate to the “Works” page to see my art. Thank you for visiting!

My Skills

During my time as an artist, I’ve made publications, illustrations, and logos for a number of businesses and programs, many of them for organizations or departments at Youngstown State University. I also have extensive experience as a photographer, and have shot weddings, on-and off-campus events, and more. Additionally, I have limited experience in animation and video production, along with coding and programming. 

  • Layouts/publications
  • Photography
  • Logo Design
  • Website building and coding
  • Complex Illustrations
  • Motion Graphics


Graphic Design Intern

Economic Action Group, Inc.

Youngstown, Ohio

July 2020 to Present

Graphic Designer

Graphic Services

Youngstown State University

July 2017 to July 2020


Kent State University

Kent, Ohio, United States.

BIS in Teaching English as a Foreign Language and Japanese, minor in Graphic Design.

Fall 2020 to Present

Youngstown State University

Youngstown, Ohio, United States.

BFA in Graphic and Interactive Design, Minor in Creative Writing.

Fall 2016 to Summer 2020

Nagoya University of Foreign Studies

 Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture, Japan.

Study abroad exchange program with YSU. Courses included intensive Japanese language course covering grammar and Kanji, and Global Perspectives on Japanese Pop Culture.

March 2019 to July 2019

Awards & Recognition

Feature in Youngstown Business Journal

December 2018 – Featured in the Youngstown Business Journal in an article about creative placemaking, showcasing an app and book that I made.

Presentation of creative placemaking project to Liberty Township Council

December 2018 – Presented my creative placemaking book and app at the Liberty Township Administrative Building with RJ Thompson of Plus Public. 

2nd place in 2019 tessier women’s and gender studies writing contest

March 2019 – Awarded 2nd place in the contest for my essay written under the theme, “Imagining a YSU Women’s Center”.