Experience with creating information graphics, web design and creative promotional pieces. Always experimenting and exploring new ways to compose designs with fresh ideas. Resourceful with available materials and willing to change and adapt, taking criticism well. Active in nurturing interpersonal creativity with other local designers, artists and musicians.
Design: Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver.
Pre-press: CTP Technology, stripping film for plates, creating signatures. Operation of small format, large format, and 4-color offset presses.
The entire screen printing process.
Binding Operation: folding machines, saddle stitcher, cutting machines.
Music: have been playing cello and bass for 15 years. Strong compositional skills, fluent with Ableton Live and integrating midi interfaces into the studio and incorporating them into a live performance.
Web: Experience with designing web interfaces and mobile sites. Fluent in HTML and CSS, also have experience with building WordPress sites.
November 2011–present, Chicago, Illinois
Graphic Designer: working as a digital and web designer, juggling multiple projects, tight deadlines, helping brands look good on the web, on a phone, in a Facebook tab, on twitter, wherever.
The Alchemedia Project
July 2010–present, Springfield, Missouri
Graphic Design Intern: handling multiple jobs and tight deadlines, working with web media such as complex websites to simple e-blasts, learning how to design for web standards, working with a team of developers, designers and copywriters.
Missouri State University Office of Publications
December 2009–July 2010, Springfield, Missouri
Student Graphic Designer: handling multiple jobs, direct contact with clients.
July 2008–December 2009, Springfield, Missouri
Inserter: gaining an understanding of the post printing process for newspapers.
College Press, College of the Ozarks
August 2004–May 2007, Branson, Missouri
Press Operator: operating a Solna 225 and 425, trimming paper, repair and maintenance of presses. In preparation for the installation of the school’s new 4-color press, developed the new floor plan to maximize work flow and safety. Pre-Press Assistant: stripping film, using CTP technology for multiple presses. Associate Designer: proficient use of the Adobe Creative Suite in designing jobs for copy, screen printing and 1 to 4-color presses.
U.S. Tape and Label
May 2006–July 2006 Saint Louis, Missouri
Plate Mounter/Press Help: mounting flexographic plates and cleaning presses.
Aug. 2007–May 2011 Missouri State University, BFA In Graphic Design
Aug. 2004–May 2007 College of the Ozarks, Graphic Arts Classes
Aug. 2000–May 2004 Fort Zumwalt South High
MSU Student Exhibition Center Design and Image Exhibit Spring 2011
Students in Design Aug. 2009–Dec. 2010
Ecologic Poster Competition Fall 2010
inFURmation Poster Competition Spring 2010
Evol Poster Competition First Place Spring 2010
MSU Student Exhibition Center Design and Image Exhibit Spring 2010
CofO Graphic Arts Club Fall 2004–Spring 2007