Summary

Creative, dedicated, graphic artist with excellent attention to detail, a love of paper, books, and typography. Knowledge of Adobe software, pre-press and printing technology, plus social media experience.

Employment

Barnes & Noble; Shelby Township, Michigan
Bookseller and Community Business Coordinator
Help customers find the perfect book with an emphasis on children's books. Create attractive displays. In the CBC role, provide customer service to schools for volume orders. Organize special in-store events for authors, publishers, and schools. Create social media content with photographs. Schedule posts for Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Designworks Creative, Inc.; Boise, Idaho
Senior Graphic Designer
Create collateral materials for clients ranging from large technology companies and statewide non-profit organizations to authors and small presses. Illustrate annual reports, packaging, and book covers. Oversee print production and mailing of materials.

St. Luke’s Health System, Marketing and Public Relations; Boise, Idaho
Graphic Designer
Collaborate with marketing team to launch ad campaigns that include newspaper, outdoor, direct mail, television, and internet components. Design print materials that promote the services and programs of a four-hospital, multi-clinic health system. Manage multiple projects to meet tight deadlines.

Boise State University, College of Arts and Sciences; Boise, Idaho
Adjunct Professor
Teach Art 117 Introduction to Typography and Graphic Design and Art 118 Digital Tools for Graphic Design and Illustration. Teach students concepts, principles, and tools of graphic design.

The Idaho Statesman, Boise, Idaho
Ad Services Artist
Built advertisements for clients and prospective newspaper advertisers and wrote attention-grabbing headlines. Collaborated with team members to design cohesive advertising products in print and online.

San Diego State University, Student Resource Center; San Diego, California
Graphic Artist
Produced brochures, posters, newsletters, booklets, and web pages for the Division of Student Affairs to promote the University, services for students, and educational programs. Photographed architecture, people, and events for publications. Designed window displays and interior signage. Created logos and illustrations for programs and organizations.

EDUCATION

Rochester Institute of Technology; Rochester, New York
Master of Fine Arts Degree in graphic design
Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree, with high honors in graphic design
Associate of Science Degree, with honors in industrial design

SKILLS

Adobe Indesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop; Affinity Publisher, Designer, and Photo; Microsoft Word.

Volunteering

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Idaho, Big Sister
Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, Assistant Regional Advisor

SELECT PUBLISHED WORK

Love and Leftovers, Katherine Tegen Books, HarperCollins; ALA 2013 Best Fiction for Young Adults
Fan Art, Katherine Tegen Books, HarperCollins; Bank Street College of Education The Best Children's Books of the Year, 2015