EDUCATION

Master of Arts (MA),
Graphic Design

Academy of Art University
San Francisco, CA

Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA),
Graphic Design

Kendall College of Art & Design
of Ferris State University
Grand Rapids, MI

PROGRAMS & LANGUAGES

Adobe Creative Suite
     Adobe Illustrator
     Adobe Photoshop
     Adobe InDesign
     Adobe Acrobat
     Adobe Premiere Pro
     Adobe After Effects
Final Cut Pro X
Microsoft 365
     Microsoft PowerPoint
     Microsoft Word
     Microsoft Excel
Sketch
QuarkXPress
HTML
CSS

EXPERIENCE

Graphic Designer
Rush University Medical Center | 2017 – Present

  • Directed, designed and budgeted Philanthropy and Marketing department projects including event decor and invitations, company rebrand strategies and materials for prospective donors.
  • Designed 46 appeals and planned 65 events, raising a record $115 million in 2019 for research, education needs and a future cancer center.
  • Contributed to a 36% increase in patient visits and 38% increase in student enrollment at the University.
  • Managed the upcoming project schedule and freelance designers workflow.
  • Contributed to health system rebrand strategy and development including print and web identity and commercial production.

Graphic Designer
Photogenic Inc. | 2013 – 2017

  • Served as art director and sole in-house designer for a travel souvenir photography company.
  • Created concepts and designed all creative projects from start to finish.
  • Developed style guides, motion graphics for video postcards, environmental vector renderings for new venues, proposals created in multiple mediums, and the creation of original infographics for use in presentations.
  • Acquired 20 new clients through proposal writing and art direction.

Graphic Designer
Southwestern Michigan College | 2008 – 2012

  • Contributed to the marketing team goals by creating and maintaining company branding within all advertising.
  • Created artwork for billboards, school publications, campus signage, and numerous other projects.
  • Coordinated video shoots and video/sound coordination for commercials and special events.

Senior Airman
U.S. Air Force | 1998 – 2003