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EDUCATION

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH DAKOTA

Magna Cum Laude

BFA in Graphic Design/New Art Media

BA in Communications

EXPERIENCE

GRAPHIC DESIGNER | August 2019 - Current

JUNIOR GRAPHIC DESIGNER December 2018 - July 2019

MealPal, New York, NY 

 

FREELANCE GRAPHIC DESIGNER

K5 Math Teaching Resources, New York, NY  |  September 2018 - Current
 

FREELANCE GRAPHIC DESIGNER
LeSportSac, New York, NY  |  August 2018 - December 2018

  • Design visual merchandising in store displays, brand books, digital banners and mailers

  • Assist with and concept product photography

  • Work within templates to create line sheets, press releases, etc.

FREELANCE GRAPHIC DESIGNER

Self Employed  |  January 2018 - February 2019

  • Hutterite The Movie - designed film poster to be sent out to film festivals across the country

  • Walman Optical - designed print and digital pieces for client Trunk Shows

  • Messiah New Hope - designed a new logo for a local church

  • Black Card Inc - do various print, digital, logo design and more for various clients owned by Black Card Inc

  • Create print and digital designs for various companies 

  • Provide finished designs in a timely manner

  • Manage projects and clients by determining order of importance and deadlines

GRAPHIC DESIGNER

University of North Dakota Graduate Studies, Grand Forks, ND  |  January 2017 - February 2018

  • Worked under the Director of Marketing and Communications as the lead designer

  • Created print and digital designs for various events and programs under the University of North Dakota Graduate Studies

  • Provided finished projects in a timely manner

  • Managed large workload of projects by determining order of importance

ART DIRECTOR INTERN

Epsilon Marketing, New York, NY  |  June 2017 - August 2017

  • Novartis (designed packaging and marketing pieces for brand launch)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Alabama (designed Pinterest posts promoting summer Health)

  • Worked with Pharma and Healthcare clients

GRAPHIC DESIGNER

University of North Dakota Marketing, Grand Forks, ND  |  March 2014 - December 2016

  • Design posters, flyers, business cards, logos, menus, calendars, invitations, and more for various organizations around the University of North Dakota

ART DIRECTOR INTERN

Epsilon Marketing, Wilton, CT  |  June 2016 - August 2016

  • Phillips (designed postcards, flyers and an environmental design for Phillips OneBlade campus campaign)

  • San Pellegrino (designed postcards and an environmental design)

  • Mead (created Facebook cover photo for Mead 5 star back to school campaign)

  • Breyer's (updated website for Breyer's Ice Cream)

  • Sweet Leaf Tea (designed t-shirts, flyers, lawn games and a photo op booth for #sweetleafgameday campaign)

  • Nestle (Pitched design ideas to Nestle client at Nestle headquarters)

SKILLS

Illustrator

InDesign

Photoshop

Sketch

Lightroom

basic knowledge of web design - HTML & CSS

basic knowledge of After Effects & Premiere 

Strong Typography

Editorial Design

Logo Design

Branding Design

Poster/Print Design​​

Print & Vector Illustration

HONORS & INVOLVEMENT

CO-FOUNDER OF ‘I AM HERE’ CAMPAIGN

A diversity and inclusion campaign primarily for the LGBTQ community. Create graphics, conduct interviews, organize fundraisers, market social media, etc.

STUDENT AFFAIRS MARKETING ADVISORY TEAM

Respond with feedback and discussion about effectiveness, value and relate-ability of marketing and communication ideas, concepts, campaigns, messages, etc.

KAPPA ALPHA THETA WOMEN’S FRATERNITY

POSITIONS HELD:

Recruitment Director | Chief Panhellenic Officer | Artistic Director

 

HONORS:

2017 UND Art Juried Show

2016 Outstanding Greek Senior Award Finalist

2015 UND Art Juried Show