Lead Graphic Designer
Provides graphic design and marketing communications support for the State of Minnesota’s central IT agency. Develops an integrated family of G2G and G2C marketing materials spanning print, web and social media. Breadth of projects includes logo/identity design, publications, presentations, end-user support and training materials, apparel, large format graphics, trade show displays, website/intranet content, and more. Assists in the development of branding standards for MN.IT Services, in addition to the branding of several subsidiary program areas, such as the Office of Accessibility. Serves as agency’s lead photographer, covering events, executive portraits and special projects.
Allstate Peterbilt Group
Creative Services Manager
Responsible for the ideation and technical execution of sales and marketing materials to promote a family of 18 Peterbilt truck dealerships, as well as leasing and financial services companies under the same ownership. Managed a team of graphic designers, providing high quality creative concepts, art direction, and overall vision for the Allstate Peterbilt brand. Responsible for design, web content management, social media, print buying, product photography, coordination of email marketing/direct mail campaigns and interaction with outside agency partners. Developed corporate brand standards and maintained those standards across integrated marketing campaigns.
Freelance Graphic Designer
Owner and operator of a part-time freelance design service that provides fresh and engaging marketing materials to a diverse client base. Consult with customers to define audience, purpose, message content and appropriate media delivery format, translating core business objectives into creative solutions. Produces email marketing campaigns, logos, tradeshow displays, media kits, posters, ads, brochures, etc. Provides comprehensive commercial photography services, both product and portrait.
(Community Newspaper Holdings, Inc)
Designed ads and layouts for Southern Minnesota’s widest-circulating shopper magazine. Performed design of weekly magazine as well as monthly Real Estate Guide and quarterly Mature Lifestyle Magazine. Quality of work contributed to several 1st place awards in 2010 from the Minnesota Free Paper Association (MFPA).
North Central Hearth Patio & Barbecue Association
Vine Arts Center
Member/Board of Directors
Adobe Creative Suite (CC): InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat
Photography: Portraits, Weddings, Product, Post Editing / Color Correction (Advanced)
Web: HTML, CSS, WordPress, MailChimp
Microsoft Office: Word, PowerPoint and Excel
Operating Systems: Windows and Mac OS, types 70 WPM
South Central College
AAS – Graphic Communication – Design