EDUCATION

COMMUNICA INC.

Graphic Designer

July 2014 - Current

I am currently a graphic designer for Communica, a full-service advertising, sales promotion, interactive, marketing and public relations agency located in Toledo, Ohio. Communica brings together the best in strategic thinking, creative excellence and account service. I assist, create and design in all these aspects of expertise.

IMMERSIVE YOUTH MARKETING

Graphic Design Internship

March 2014 - June 2014

I worked as a remote graphic design intern at Immersive Youth Marketing, a full service agency in Cardiff, California that unlocks the passions of tween, teen and young adult consumers through cohesive solutions that create awareness, drive sales, and grow brand advocacy. They specialize in combining brand strategy, social technologies and engaging real world experiences that resonate with young people. I assisted, learned and help create in all these aspects of expertise.

LOCAL HERO DESIGN

Graphic Design Internship

September 2013 - March 2014

I worked as a graphic design intern at Local Hero, a small design agency located in Lincoln, Nebraska that is known for creating great, client-focused work. They specialize in Advertising, Branding, Design, Illustration Mobile/App, Video and Web Design. I assisted, learned and help create in all these aspects of expertise.

L. SQUARED DESIGN & PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIO

Photography Assistant
December 2011 - June 2014

I worked along side Lisa Lindau, the owner and professional photographer of L. Squared Design & Photography Studio, as her wedding and special events assistant. I assisted with taking photographs, setting up equipment, preparing the clients, and helping organize the events to run smoothly.

INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN CENTER

Student Graphic Designer
January 2011 - September 2013

I worked as a student graphic design at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln Design Center. Some responsibilities I had were taking print or project orders, making and handling projects with care and craftsmanship, assisting customers with design work or technical design programs such as Photoshop, Illustrator, Excell and PowerPoint. My other duties include managing the front desk, phone and cash register.


EDUCATIONICON

 

UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA - LINCOLN

Graphic Design & Photography Major
August 2009 - May 2014

Bachelors of Fine Arts, from the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts. Double emphasizing in Graphic Design and Photography.

 


SKILLS

TECHNICAL SKILLS

Fluent in Adobe Creative Cloud software (Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, etc.) 
Mac and PC computers
Basic HTML, CSS, PHP, and JavaScript coding
WordPress and other CMS softwares
Mobile gesture and responsive design patterns
Microsoft Programs (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, etc.) 
Canon and Nikon Digital cameras and lighting equipment

INTERPERSONAL SKILLS

Creativity and craftsmanship are my hallmark
Highly organized and punctual 
Excellent time management, communication and people skills
Possess strong teamwork abilities, leadership
Good problem solving techniques
Flexibility
Marketing, research and analytical skills