Graphic Designer

Marissa Hodges

Official Title: Graphic Designer, Media Services


“Do what you love and what interests you. Work won’t feel like work if you do. I pursued art and science and was able to find a job that integrates both.”


When you go to a zoo, you use a map to find your way around. The signs near an animal describe where it lives and what it eats. Another sign explains how you can help protect that animal. When you leave the zoo, you might pick up some brochures detailing upcoming events or educational opportunities. All of these items and many others are designed by a graphic artist. At the Bronx Zoo, Marissa Hodges is one of those artists.


Marissa was always interested in art. In high school she took plenty of art classes and was involved in many extra-curricular art activities such as making backdrops for plays or decorations for events. But Marissa was also interested in the natural world and wanted to study biology in college. So, which did she choose? Both! In college, she received a degree in biology as well as a degree in art.


After college, Marissa was looking for a job that would have a mix of both science and art. As a graphic designer for WCS, she creates materials that help support conservation programs around the world. She’s produced brochures that are used to raise funds for conservation and to lobby in the senate, designed temporary tattoos and ads to help drive attendance, and even created the Teens for Planet Earth logo and web site design!


Marissa just loves seeing something she helped create come back from the printer! It fills her with a sense of pride and satisfaction. She knows that she is using her strengths and skills to make the world a better place by helping to educate people about protecting the environment.


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Gloucester schooner festival at gloucester , ma

September 4, 2015 at 6pm to September 7, 2015 at 7pm
Well known to the world as Gloucester’s major maritime and sailing event, the 31st annual Gloucester Schooner Festival is organized by the Gloucester Schooner Festival Committee and Maritime Gloucester.Taking place in the harbor and nearby waters of America’s oldest seaport, the Gloucester Schooner Festival honors the major role the fishing schooner has played in the heritage of Gloucester and the eastern seaboard.See More
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"Hi Allison, During school year I sail every Friday. Presently, I am sailing to Gloucester , ma schooner festival for historic tall ship race. I am sailing on The Lettie G Howard ( built in 1893)."
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Hello everyone. I'm new here and I'm glad I got accepted. I'm looking forward to meet a lot of people who give so much importance about the environment.

Hello everyone. I'm new here and I'm glad I got accepted. I'm looking forward to meet a lot of people who give so much importance about the environment.See More
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"Hi Kimiko-  Wow, this is so cool!  How often do you get to go sailing? Do you compete?"
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