HIGHLIGHTS OF QUALIFICATIONS
- Six years of professional freelance experience in the design world
- Proficient in a multitude of computer applications such as the Adobe Creative Suite 6 and Microsoft Office; including InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, and Premiere
- Technical skills using and operating camera and video equipment
- Strong understanding of printing process
- Excellent interpersonal relationship skills
Graphic Designer // PharmaCannis - Oak Park, IL // November 2017 - Present
PharmaCannis is one of the leading corporations in the medicinal marijuana industry. PharmaCannis is divided into multiple sectors including cultivation, wholesale, dispensary, and corporate. These sectors branch out into the three PharmaCannis brands: PharmaCann, PharmaCannis Life, and Matter. I work on a very small marketing team with outside contractors to assist with social media, PR, and logistics of printing and distributing. The bulk of my work at PharmaCannis is digital, but printing and knowledge of the printing process is extremely important, primarily when creating new concepts for merchandise and packaging for the launch of the new PharmaCannis brands.
Graphic Designer // RIPT Apparel - Chicago, IL // April 2017 - November 2017
RIPT Apparel is a website offering three outsourced designs every day to be printed and shipped on a variety of applications such as t-shirts, tote bags, and posters. These designs are only available for 24 hours and are unique mashups of pop-culture references. RIPT Apparel is a small team, where my duties include creating all content for social media and online promotional material. Primarily brainstorming concepts for upcoming events or sales through our website and executing these ideas. I'm familiar with the preproduction side of screen printing though most of my daily tasks require me to manage incoming artwork, server file organization, and our weekly internal material.
Graphic Designer // Victory Records - Chicago, IL // October 2015 - April 2017
Working on a team of five in the New Media department of Victory Records has taught me to use my peers as a tool in promoting bands for the label. My duties primarily focus on promotion of the band and label through tools such as an online web store, social media, and printed advertisement. In-house screen printing is also an available resource where I set up files for print, make mock-ups of designs, and proof all printed material.
Graphic Designer // Freelance - Midwest // August 2012 - Present
As a freelance graphic designer I consistently maintain a clean and organized work life and work with people and businesses to create a variety of visual expressions. My work is diverse in that my projects range from business identities, logos, product packaging, promotional material such as large scale posters, and video work. I proudly use all my own photography and am constantly teaching myself new skills to better improve my work.
Southeast Community College
600 State Street, Milford, NE
Associates of Applied Science in Graphic Design
GDMA (Graphic Design & Media Arts) is an 18 month program, of 18 selected students that are required to pass an interview process, portfolio review, and written test. Students must maintain a B average in each class per quarter in order to graduate.
Lincoln North Star High School
5801 North 33rd Street, Lincoln, NE
High School Diploma
HONORS & AWARDS
Second Quarter Dean's List // Southeast Community College // March 2012
Completion of at least six quarter credit hours of the term with a minimum grade-point average of 3.5.
Carrie Underwood // T-Shirt Design
Meat Wave & Side One Dummy // FEST Official Zine
Darkness Divided Darkness Divided // Art Direction
Carousel Kings Charm City // Art Direction & Album Layout
Snort Josh // Album Layout
Chicago Tribune // Photography May 23, 2016 article on vinyl revival
Hot Topic // Islander Pink Triangle Logo T-Shirt
Alternative Press // High Hopes Half Page Print Ad December 2015;
Fuze // High Hopes Half Page Print Ad February 2016
Revolver Magazine // High Hopes Full Page Print Ad February 2016
Substream Magazine // High Hopes Half Page Print Ad February 2016
Rock Sound // High Hopes Full Page Print Ad February 2016, Islander Full Page Print Ad July 2016
Big Cheese // High Hopes Full Page Print Ad February 2016
New Noise Magazine // High Hopes Full Page Print Ad February 2016
Graphic Artists Guild // Professional // September 2016 - Present
AIGA Chicago // Supporting Member // January 2016 - Present
AIGA Nebraska // Supporting Member // November 2012 - December 2015
Sheldon Art Museum // Volunteer // March 2009 - August 2010