A Senior Graphic Designer with 16 years of proven experience in multichannel storytelling, creating visual artworks for various brands and businesses such as websites, print and digital campaigns, logos, sales and marketing materials, magazine covers and more. Possesses a comprehensive background in applying individual initiative to ensure project complementation under minimal supervision and on tight deadlines. Passionate about contributing to the achievement of shared company goals while leveraging organizational and task-prioritization skills. Effective communicator with an aptitude for engaging and developing a rapport with a diverse B2B & B2C customer base.
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Graphic Design
Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon
Graduated June/2006 | Cum Laude Honors
Study Abroad, Serigraphy
Studio Art Centers International
Florence, Italy, Summer 2005
Lead designer on a digital team of 5, managed the design on major brands and products withinRagan Communications, including: PR Daily, Ragan Training, Workplace Wellness, Ragan Events & Awards, Communications Week, Talent Hub, and more.
-A fast-paced environment that can pivot platforms every day with an average of 15 jobs per week. Projects ranged from new brand launches to legacy product enhancements in print and digital
-Created new logos, ads, and website templates for all Ragan Awards that resulted in the highest revenue growth for the company in 2021
-Collaborated with key stakeholders on a new acquisition with Communications Week. Contributed to a successful conference in 2021 with a new site design, sponsorship collateral, eNewsletter, multichannel campaign and other brand applications from start to finish
Oversaw and maintained the recruitment brand, design creation, and content collaboration with a team of 3 on the campaign and 40 of their staff members to ensure project deliverables were met.
-Served as the photographer for recruiting events and employees for social media and a videographer/editor for Horizon Air monthly pilot retention videos
-Developed the look and feel of the Ascend program. This included the Pilot Program; logo, flyer, pull up banners, booth graphics, swags, and social media campaign to increase audience awareness
-Collaborated in the design process by offering multiple solutions in conceptual models, layout, theme, and typography
Established the Amazon Pay brand across all marketing collateral including keynote presentations for CEO of Amazon Pay, landing page design for Amazon Pay website, full campaign on Merchant Summit events, and blog layouts.
-Developed on brand digital assets guide for Merchants worldwide (US, UK, DE, ITL, FR) to ensure the brand was aligned in the U.S and overseas and crafted engaging brand experiences that push Amazon Pay’s brand to the next level
-Created the development and communication of a holiday campaign for Amazon Pay; that assisted in increasing local charities
-Collaborated with 3 other department teams across the company to help define and execute concept direction case studies, tip sheets that is both highly creative and meets the project requirements working with teams in London, Luxembourg, Italy and Germany AP teams
Spearheaded design projects, from conception to delivery. Designed original pieces, including illustrations and infographics, across digital and print mediums.
-Led over 40 projects collaborating with a multidisciplinary team to develop and create design solutions that are beautiful, intuitive, and functional and that attracted targeted internal and external stakeholders
-Served as contact between variety of product vendors as well as quality to ensure 100% quality assurance
UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON
Contract Senior Designer
Managed photoshoots helped rebrand and boosted The President’s Club donations through user-friendly email campaigns while managing the UW brand through immersive stories social media, digital newsletter, and printed designs.
-Assisted the University’s Marketing and Communication department and tracked the success of websites and created presentations with Microsoft Word
-Maintained brand identity across multiple brands. Generated concepts and followed through to production
-Designed everything from billboards to e-blasts, web ads, magazine ads, print collateral, signage, apparel, brochures, web assets, POP displays, special
Driven by data through direct mail and CRM. Directed, concepted and presented for HackerAgency; part of FCB and Interpublic Group and Serum, a healthcare marketing agency division of HackerAgency.
Client list: Amazon, Affinity, AT&T, Microsoft, eHealth, Progressive, SCI
MARINE CORPS COMMUNITY SERVICES- IWAKUNI
Led an international design team responsible for the marketing and advertising of a $50M organization. Delivered diversified services to the military market, supporting an installation of 9,000 personnel.
-Assisted in designing a clean and responsive web experience for mccsiwakuni.com using WordPress. Some of my duties include: rebranding, wire framing, web experience, visual design, color scheme, typography and layout.
-Collaborated with Digital Media team for seamless transition from print design to website and television. Some of my duties included: digital sliders, templates, and approving all digital designs
-Led a team of three graphic designers for the monthly publication, The Preview magazine. Oversaw planning meetings and photo shoots for monthly covers and stories. Final layout proof approval
-Directed the design and overall look and feel for four years for an annual international relations event and air show that attracts 300,000 + people; created poster, program guide, towels, shirts, online/ print promotional ads for magazines and local newspaper, as well as souvenir coins; efforts resulted in Awards for Publication of Excellence in 2013
-Conceptualized and designed a Silver Award winning design for an annual wine event, Red, White & Food; Bronze Award winning yearly publication, Guide to Iwakuni
-Led a fast-paced design team that produced 100+ jobs a day and 1000+ jobs a year; Peer Award, Division Employee of the Quarter Dec 2011
THE HONDO GROUP
Fort Worth, Texas
Collaborated with the agricultural industry and with real estate and sustainable green businesses as part of a three-member design team.
-Demonstrated efficient time management and ensured high-quality designs in both print and web
-Developed and implemented a new employee training system to ensure that policies and procedures were consistent, following company branding
-Stepped up as Production/Traffic Manager; led and managed communication with four account executives, Creative Director and three print representatives
—Established and maintained schedules, communication and project management for the Creative department
-Managed multiple, concurrent projects and coordinated deadlines with Creative Director
-In charge of pre-production and post-production; sent specs to vendors for bids, reviewed proofs and conducted press checks
D. ANDERSON & COMPANY
Member of a team of seven, specializing in customized patient recruitment and retention programs designed to overcome specific enrollment challenges for leading pharmaceutical companies such as Johnson & Johnson and GlaxoSmithKline.
-Created customized campaigns such as print ads, brochures, newsletters, packaging and website design
-Collaborated with five Project Managers to ensure each client’s branding was met
-Performed under pressure with short deadlines in a fast-paced environment
-Produced creative concepts in both collaborative and independent work
General Assembly: User Experience Design Basics Bootcamp
UX Introduction Training on Lynda.com
UX Design Tool: Illustrator on Lynda.com
MCCS Leadership Skills for Managers
Skill Path Mastering the Leadership Puzzle
7 Habits of Highly Effective People
AIGA Member 2006-Present
Art Direction, Graphic Design, User Experience Design, Ad Agency/Marketing, Branding, Photography, Agile Methodology, Stop Motion Animation
Creativity International Bronze Award 2015
Creativity International Silver Award 2014
APEX Award 2013
Peer Award, Division Employee of the Quarter Winter 2011