As a designer I strive to discover details and bring them to life in unexpected ways. I have been designing for over 12 years, having the opportunity to work with a variety of companies and organizations, both big and small. Some of my clients include Rescue Mission, Invisible Children, Life Without Limbs, The Clearity Foundation, Exotic Thai, Royal Canin, and Chipotle.
I have dedicated my time over the past few years to learning design from one of the best institutions in the US, the Academy of Art University. I have refined my personal design process, having learned how to develop creative systems and solutions to effectively communicate messages. I have used my experiences to guide my career as a designer and strive for excellence in the design industry.
MFA Graphic Design
Academy of Art University | 2015
BA Sociology & Art
California Lutheran University | 2003
Honor Student Athlete (1999-2003)
University of Michigan, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
2017 – present
LinkedIn | 2016 – 2017
Provide graphic design solutions for digital content across multiple online platforms. Assist in developing new creative initiatives for evolving LinkedIn products.
Director of Design and Digital Communications
Joni and Friends | 2009 – 2016
Oversaw all print and digital design, as well as social media strategies. Built and implemented global fundraising and advocacy campaigns. Oversaw all aspects of a large robust website.
2005 – present
Specialize in branding, print, typography, and web design.
Creative Art Director
Cornerstone Community Church | 2004 – 2009
Produced all graphic design solutions and managed multiple websites.
MetroComp USA | 2003 – 2004
Managed projects and client relationships for an electronic components distributor.
Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver
After Effects, Premier Pro
HTML & CSS
UI/UX – Development & Testing
Social Media Strategies
SEO, Google Analytics, AdWords
Printing & Pre-Press Process
Award of Design Excellence, Academy of Art University, 2015
Angel Award for website redesign, TTSGI, 2012
American In-House Design Award, GD USA, 2009
Publication in the Morning Glory Magazine, 2002-2004