Resume

Education

I attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from 2004 through 2008 where I received my BFA in Graphic Design. My favorite course was taught by Professor John Jennings, who created the first-of-its-kind course, Hip Hop Design. 

While I was in school, I interned with three different campus units to gain as much design experience as I could during my four years at the University. At the Creative Writing Department I created promotional graphics for events, at the Office of Technology Management I designed publications, and at The Japan House cultural center I managed their website. 

Previous Experience

After graduating, I moved to Washington, DC where I worked for the Center for American Progress for three and a half years. I managed print production, designed publications, and created web graphics. I met some incredibly talented people who I still work with in other realms today. 

In 2012, I accepted a position as magazine designer at Sosland Publishing where I was the sole designer for three B2B magazines. The following year I decided to take the leap into freelancing
full-time and I haven’t looked back since.

Freelance Experience

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Publication Layout

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Branding

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Web Graphics

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Illustration

I began freelancing while I was in college as a way to make ends meet. A decade later, and I’ve built long-standing relationships with clients across the country and helped small businesses and non-profits look professional and cohesive. Here are a few of the organizations I’ve worked with over the years:

  • The Office of Technology Management, University of Illinois
  • Armour Oaks Senior Living Community
  • Spring Venture Group
  • Child Protection Center (Pro bono)
  • Center for American Progress
  • Headlights (band)
  • Knight Foundation
  • Motion Picture Association of America
  • Motion Picture Association – Canada
  • Veronica’s Voice (Pro bono)
  • Beveridge Seay
  • Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault (MOCSA) (Pro bono)
  • KU School of the Arts
  • KU College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
  • The AM Trio (band)
  • University of Central Florida, Tech Transfer Office
  • Roundhouse Exchange
  • Missouri Pit Bull Rescue (Pro bono)
  • League of Conservation Voters
  • Indios Carbonsitos (Food truck)
  • Fashion Innovation Alliance
  • Sierra Club
  • Hyde Park Neighborhood Association (KC) (Pro bono)
  • Federation of State Masage Therapy Boards
  • Fight Colorectal Cancer
  • Crybaby Ranch (band)
  • Travois
  • Anne Lewis Strategies
  • Main Street Parkville Association
  • FishNet Security
  • Fuling Kids (Pro bono)

Skillset

  • InDesign 85%
  • Photoshop 100%
  • Illustrator 60%
  • HTML/CSS and feebly working through various CMS platforms 20%
  • Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Powerpoint) 40%
  • Apple iWork Suite 30%
  • Pencil and paper 85%

Project Inquiry

Do you think working with me would be the right fit for your business? Tell me a little about your project and I’ll do my best to get back to you within 48 hours. Thank you!

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