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Hello hello

I’m a Twin Cities-based graphic & web designer with a knack for typography and a love of clean, simple, user-friendly design.

Skills

Branding
Print Design
Web & UX Design
HTML/CSS
Wordpress
Enewsletters
T-shirts, stickers, swag…

Attributes

Fast Learner
Hard Worker
Creative
Great Communicator
Flexible
Open Minded
Positive Work Ethic
Team Oriented

Resume

Experience

Senior Graphic Designer

Three Rivers Park District, 2013–present

  • Lead designer charged with implementing and maintaining brand standards across 20 locations and hundreds of staff members
  • Design of brochures, flyers, direct mail pieces, website graphics, print and web advertising, wayfinding systems, and data visualization graphics
  • Served as a core member of the website redesign team tasked with hiring and collaborating with an outside advertising agency (site to be launched in 2016)

Graphic Designer / Multimedia Artist

University of Minnesota Libraries, 2008–2013

  • Designed print and electronic publications promoting exhibits, lectures, services, and membership from concept to completion
  • Developed branded print templates and provided support to staff for implementation of branding standards
  • Provided strategic leadership on management of photography, logos, and other digital assets
  • Provided layout, graphics, and CSS style sheets for various websites — including a responsive website template and online magazine
  • Conducted user testing with paper and electronic prototypes

Senior Graphic Designer (UX, web design, print)

Blue Hue Interactive, 2005–2008 (formerly James Tower)

  • Executed designs for print, identity, and websites for a variety of clients in an agency environment
  • Collaborated with art directors, developers, and clients to create wireframes, site maps, and website usability audits
  • Managed project deadlines and negociated edits with clients
  • Design research and mood board creation during discovery phases of projects
  • Mentored associate designers and interns

Education

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Graphic Design

St. Cloud State University, May 2005, GPA 3.6

Professional Development

  • AIGA member
  • Attended An Event Apart web design conference in 2010 & 2011
  • Attended Wordcamp Minneapolis conference & design workshop
  • Responsive web design and video editing seminars at the University of Minnesota
  • “Putting People in Place” wayfinding workshop at the University of Minnesota
  • Leading Effective Meetings workshop at the University of Minnesota

Recognition

University of Minnesota Communicators Forum Annual Maroon and Gold Awards

  • 6 design awards, including 2 People’s Choice awards in 2012
  • Volunteer of the Year Award 2012

Leadership

  • University Libraries Staff Recognition Event Planning Committee Co-Chair
  • University of Minnesota Communicators Forum Conference Planning Committee volunteer (2008–2012)