Software Skills | Adobe XD, Figma, Canva, InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, GSuite, Jira, Microsoft Office, Acrobat, macOS, Slack

Design Skills | Print, Digital, Advertising, Brand Creation, Web Design, Social Media, Marketing, Photography

Certifications | UX Certified

Education | Northern Illinois University, Dekalb, Il (Aug. 2011 – May 2014)
Earned with a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts with a concentration on Illustration and a minor in Communication.

Maryland, DC Area

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Current Roles

Senior Production Artist, 2U
(April 2021 – Present)
Produce high quality ads for stakeholders. The first line of reference for others on the team, and have the skills and leadership to step into a design role to help when others are overwhelmed.

Freelance Designer, Self-Employed
(Nov. 2009 – Present)
Have worked on a wide variety of projects including packaging, magazine covers, and product design. I enjoy working with companies to keep them up to date with the latest imagery and trends.

Past Experiences

Production Artist, 2U
(May 2018 – April 2021)
Reinforce design efforts and production efforts in streamlining procedures to ensure the production of high quality ads for stakeholders. Provide a strong reference for others on the team, and step in to cover workload. Work on design projects as needed including iconography, social media designs, and print assets.

Production Artist Contractor, The Creative Group
(Nov. 2017 – May 2018)
Finalized social media ads, banner ads, and campaign ads for school use, created social media templates, organized style guides, edited photography, worked with team to create and finalize web pages.

Production Lead, Ivie and Associates
(Feb. 2015 – Nov. 2017)
Supervisor of the production team to ensure quality of all circular, in-store signage, mailers, billboards, radio spots and ROPs. Maintained and updated templates, layouts, working libraries, SOPs, client archives, and production schedules. Trained and updated team on various procedures. Sent out finished products to printing company.

Marketing Intern for Jewel Osco, Ivie and Associates
(Oct. 2014 – Feb. 2015)
Worked with on site client to build, proof, and complete weekly circulars before sending to print. Created and updated in-store signage and mailers. Maintained company style guides and circular archives for client use.

Housing and Dining Marketing Assistant, Northern Illinois University
(May 2013 – July 2014)
Collaborated with multiple clients to create brochures, fliers, and pamphlets about Housing and Dining options for on campus students. Strengthened communication skills while welcoming potential students at open houses.