Proficiencies, Skills, and Talents

I'm proficient in the Adobe Creative Suite and consistently work on adding new items to my skill-set. I have experience with CSS and other coding as needed. I also enjoy creating illustrations both digitally and by hand.

Software Proficiencies
Adobe InDesign
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe Acrobat Pro
Adobe After Effects (Novice)
Advertising and Project Management (APM)
Google Sites
Google Slides
CSS/HTML

Misc. Talents
Sketching/Illustration
Crafting/General Making of Things

Education

Michigan State University  •  East Lansing, MI
Bachelor of Arts

 

 

 

Experience

Washtenaw Community College  •  2017–Present
GRAPHIC DESIGNER
»  Worked with a small team to craft effective
     and creative designs for a variety of subjects,
     academic divisions, and a diverse community.

»  Created a brand standards guide and consulted
     on how to effectively use and communicate
     standards across the college.

» Managed a diverse workload and deadline schedule.

» Created design for a broad spectrum of needs, 
     including, but not limited to:

  • Publication design and layout

  • Annual report concept, design, and layout

  • Retail mailers, ads, and signage

  • Mailers, ads, and signage (print and digital)

  • Logos

  • Large format

Awards
2018 Gold NCMPR National Paragon Award
Annual Report Design Division
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Gordon Food Service  •  2008–2017
GRAPHIC DESIGNER
»  Created designs to meet the needs of a large, multi-faceted
     company in a highly competitive market. 

» Learned new skills/programs to fill department needs therefore
     reducing freelancing costs.

» Managed a diverse workload and deadline schedule.

» Design list and responsibilities:

  • Publication design and layout

  • Product guides

  • Retail mailers, ads, and signage

  • Logos

  • Large format

  • Web ads and page design

  • Video animation

Awards
2012 Gold Club Recipient
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Hunter Owens Advertising  •  2005–2007
GRAPHIC DESIGNER / OFFICE MANAGER
» Created print design for a variety of clientele.

»  Worked directly with clients and managed communication
      and scheduling.

» Expedited update to and staff training of QuarkXPress to
    Adobe InDesign.

» Facilitated hiring and management of staff.