groups:

- AIGA

- Women's Auxillery

- Golden Key International Honor's Society

resume

education:

Southern Illinois University

BFA in Communication Design

Minor in Art History and Advertising

Cum Laude

 

experience:

Freelance Clients:

The Advisory Board Company: Graphic Designer                                           December 2013- Present

The Advisory Board Company is a research, technology, and consulting firm serving a global network of 165,000+ leaders in 4,100+ organizations across health care and higher education. As a member of the Design Strategies + Solutions team at the Advisory Board, I am responsible for managing multiple projects, communicating with other team members to ensure quality and brand standards, and creating high-end print pieces that reflect the research and analysis conducted by other divisions of the firm. Project include infographics, internal campaigns, research briefings, studies, power-point consulting, and other marketing materials.

 

Brandmuscle: Graphic Designer                                                              September 2013-November 2013

Brandmuscle (formerly Centiv) is a marketing firm that specializes in bringing national and global products to local markets. As a graphic designer at brandmuscle, responsibilities include communicating with brandmuscle team members, clients, account managers and the print production team to insure that projects are fully completed with a quick turn around time. As part of the distribution design team, projects included menu cards, posters, banners, window clings, and other forms of POS graphics for on-premise and off-premise liquor distributors.  Designers are expected to complete 10-15 projects a day and ensure that all projects are completed to both brand standards/guidelines and all legal requirements. Designers are also expected to set-up files for production and set-up files according to -company print guidelines. All completed projects have been put into production; both on long and short run.

 

Mind’s Eye Graphic Group: Intern                                                                                   Spring 2013

Mind’s Eye Graphic Group is an in house design group for Southern Illinois University’s School of Art & Design.  While interning at Mind’s Eye, responsibilities included brochure, poster, and T-shirt design for the School of Art & Design’s events.  I have gained hands on experience working with an Art Director and clients.  I also learned time management while working with multiple projects and adhering to strict deadlines while working with the printer.  All work was put into production and used at Southern Illinois University.

 

Saturday Young Artist Workshop: Design Consultant/Design Intern                          Spring 2013

The Saturday Young Artist Workshop is a program designed for Undergraduate students in the Art Education department.  It allows students to gain hands-on experience teaching while children learn and create their own art.  While Interning with SYAW, responsibilities included event posters and brochure design for both the workshop and the Art Education department.  Gained experience working with clients and adhering to strict deadlines over multiple projects.  I was also able to teach Adobe Creative Programs to the director and worked along side director for printing matters.  All work was put into production and used at Southern Illinois University.

 

Walgreens: Photo Specialist/Beauty Advisor/Pharmacy Technician               February 2008-Present

Walgreens is a national drug-store chain that focuses on customer loyalty, brand awareness, and iconic recognition.  Since customer loyalty is a driving force, customer service has always been a large responsibility for all positions.  However, much has been learned from working retail: point of purchase advertising, functionality of product and packaging design, and brand loyalty.  All positions came with specialized responsibilities: creating displays, detecting professional photography, explaining and teaching customers about copyright laws and photo resolution, training new employees, and leading group projects due to natural leadership skills.

 

WIDB: Promotions Director                                                                          January 2010- December 2010

WIDB is a student run radio station at Southern Illinois University.  As the promotions director,  leading a small staff was a major responsibility.  Other responsibilities included orchestrating promotional events, designing promotional materials for the station and events, creating physical artistic displays, and working with in a strict budget.  Knowledge of printing methods and cost efficiency was furthered along with communication and leadership skills

skills & programs:

Personify - Menlo Park, CA

Designed and created powerpoint presentation for personify's client.

 

Elite Training Center - Schamburg, IL

Designed and created logo and identity system to be used by Elite Training Center.

 

The Jackie Prime Project - Carbondale, IL

Redesigned organization logo. Designed organization t-shirts and other promotional items.  Consulted on organizations website.

 

 

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