Selected Works

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education

Graphic Design (B.S.)

Ferris State University
Aug 2013–May 2017
Supplementary Courses:
Art History
Personal Selling
Principles of Marketing
Management
Public Relations
Photography
Writing For Business
General Education

Alpena Community College
August 2012–May 2013
General Courses:
Macro Economics
Intro to Cinema
Public Speaking
High School Diploma

Alpena High School
August 2008–June 2012
Related Courses:
Visual Imaging
Digital Media


experience

Graphic Designer

Roguebotic,
October 2017–January 2018

Worked with local businesses and nonprofit organizations to create branded marketing materials. Received client and creative director feedback and designed multiple iterations before presenting final deliverables.
Multimedia Ad Designer

Advance Central Services,
May 2017–September 2017

Designed/proofed out ads for both digital and print mediums using Photoshop and InDesign, as well as Jivox to animate ads in a busy environment with tight deadlines. Communicated with ad representatives and clients to fulfill their advertising needs using programs like ZenDesk and Xpance.
User Experience Lab Participant

Universal Mind
August 2016–May 2017

Taught by various people about the UX field through employees at Universal Mind and other influencers in the field. Learned how to go about design research, interviews, storyboarding, information architecture, and how to use programs like Sketch, Principle, and InVision. Worked on a UX project beginning with the research phase and ending with an InVision prototype.
Intern/Social Media Manager

Ferris State Design Project Center
August 2016–May 2017

Created content for Ferris State’s design program’s social media pages. Worked on two real-world projects (the design program’s senior portfolio review events and the West Michigan Graphic Design Archives) where I learned budgeting, presenting to clients, remote communication, time management/timekeeping, etc.
Community Cultivator

The Factory
May 2016–August 2016

Designed for community events and assisted at local co-working center, including tours for potential members and help for new members.
Printer/Designer

Ferris State Print Lab
August 2015–May 2017

Printed projects for students on large digital printers, provided customer service, bound books, and designed materials for the print lab and other departments in Ferris’ Business Building. Helped manage and created content for the lab’s social media pages


skills

Wireframing/Prototyping
Design Research
UX/UI Design
User/Device Testing
Web/App Design
Design For Print:
Typography, Layout, and Prepress
Photography & Photo Editing
Social Media Management
Content Creation
Customer Service
Client Communications
Timekeeping
Budgeting
Vendor Management
Material Specing
Quality Assurance
Leadership
jQuery
HTML/CSS
MailChimp
Wordpress
Sketch
InVision
Principle
Microsoft Office
Adobe Creative Cloud


exposure

Talks

AIGA National Design Conference 2016
Volunteer
Jessica Hische
John Maeda
Matt George: Tractor Beam
Suzanne McKenzie: Able Made
Amos Kennedy Jr.: Kennedy Prints
Cassidy Blackwell: Walker & Co.
Jason Mayden: Nike
Gemma O’Brien
Command X Competition

RGD Design Thinkers Conference 2015
Attendee
Annie Atkins
Keira Alexandra
Coralie Bickford-Smith
Austin Kleon
Art Chantry
Sebastian Padilla: Anagrama
Cap Watkins: Buzzfeed

AIGA Hullaballoo 2014
Attendee
Yang Kim
Steve Frykholm

Universal Mind
User Experience Lab
Kevin White: Storyboarding
Jason Culberston: Air BnB
RJ Owen: UX Research
Jessie Campbell: Branding
Dan Bentz: Journey Maps
Holly Kozminski: Project Management
Joe Salowitz: Design Thinking
Tours

Brightly
Universal Mind
Square One Studio
Steelcase
Big Event Studios
VSA Partners
John St. Advertising
Xibitz Inc.
Universal Mind
Atomic Object
Herman Miller Inc.
Zhang Legacy Center
Member

AIGA West Michigan
2013 - Present

Attended national design conferences, local events, and volunteered at Ferris State.
Photographer

Grand Rapids Feminist Film Festival
October 2016–Present

Took photos/documented the event and shared via social media.

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