Fort Hays State University
Hays, KS : 2012 - 2016
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art with emphasis in Graphic Design
Essen, Germany : 2013
Studied abroad at the University of Duisburg-Essen in Essen, Germany
Bleachr : Junior UI / UX Designer
Minneapolis, MN: June 2017 - Present
Working to translate design concepts and basic wireframes into full designs in both mobile and web app platforms, as well as the design lead for business & marketing presentations and mockups, from ideation to execution.
Graphic Design Assistant & Personal Aide
Hays, KS : August 2014 - February 2016
Was employed by both Fort Hays State University and Developmental Services of Northwest Kansas to care for and help assist a student with cerebral palsy attain her graphic design degree at Fort Hays State University. She is nonverbal, so she communicates her ideas via spellboard, and I helped create these ideas on the computer and execute them for class. I also assisted her in the home with daily living activities, errands, and homework.
Fort Hays Student Designer
Hays, KS : August 2012 - May 2014
Worked for the Center for Student Involvement at Fort Hays State University and worked with students, staff, and faculty to design creative print advertising for university events, student organizations, academic departments and other university entities. Implemented office protocols and billing.
Line 58 : Brand Designer
New Orleans, LA : June 2016 - June 2017
Implemented brands in a consistent and imaginative way for various print, digital, and social media. Responsible for creating strategic designs, presenting to clients, and managing vendors / overseeing production.
Wheelhouse : Design Intern
Edmond, OK : May 2014 - August 2014
Interned at Wheelhouse, a small graphic design agency in Edmond, Oklahoma for the summer. Worked with a variety of local clients developing their brand and finding their voice within the community.
Baseline Creative : Design Intern
Wichita, KS : June 2015 - January 2016
Designed pieces for print, campaign, web, and brand development for both local and national clients.
Promo Depot, Inc. Intern
Wichita, KS : May 2010 - August 2012
Had the opportunity to intern at Promo Depot and work with several clients such as: Sonic, Pizza Hut, Wichita State University, and local high schools to design promotional materials. Also attained knowledge in transfer and screen printing.
AWARDS & RECOGNITION
Packaging of the World
(2016) Ciao Calendar
Leo Burnett Portfolio Review
(2015) "Leo B Award" CD Package Project
(2014) First place: Junior Portfolio Review
ACUI Region 11 Conference Graphic Design Competition
(2013) First Place: University Activities Board Brochure; Second Place: Tree Lighting Poster
AIGA: Nebraska's "The Show" Exhibition
(2015) First Place: Book Design
AIGA: Wichita Student Portfolio Forum
(2015) Best Typography Award
National Scholastic Press Association
(2012) Fourth Place: Design of the Year
Business Professionals of America State Competition
(2012) First place: Graphic Design Promotion; First Place: Web Site Design Team
Adobe Creative Suite
Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, After Effects
Email Campaigns & Automation
Content Management Systems (CMS)
Craft, Expression Engine
Microsoft Office Suite
Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and database programs