I have eleven years experience in graphic design, print production, 3-D modeling and drafting with a degree in Visual Communications. I am proficient with Abode Master Suite, QuarkXpress, Microsoft Office, SolidWorks and other design software on both Mac and PC platforms. As a designer I have created newspapers, statewide publications, advertisements, logo design, corporate identities, brochures, CDs, business cards, website maintenance, technical drawings, direct mail pieces, a monthly statewide coupon magazine and 3-D models. These projects were created for Morris Communication Alaska, an indoor football team, lifestyle magazine publisher, Alaska Fighting Championship, the State of Alaska, iron ore mines and power plants.
I take pride in the quality and detail of the work I produce and strive to produce effective, meaningful and on time products for client’s and employer projects. I can design in a collaboration and/or individually when needed. My design and career goals are to continue to progress my creativity, design and education to benefit my clients.
City of Bloomington, Minnesota
Graphic Production Specialist, December 2013 - current
Create internal and external newsletters, create and update forms, handouts and brochures, marketing collateral and maintain the city's brand standards on print and electronic media. Assist in web updates, presentations and photography.
CAD Design & Modeler, October 2012 – August 2013
Create CAD drawings based on 3-D models created from SolidWorks Software. The main focus for the work created was steel structure design. Worked in tandem with the structural engineer to complete technical drawings for clients, contractors and fabricators. Also assisted in creating company wide practices and standards for streamlining work flow. Created Power Point displays for trade shows.
Production & Graphic Artist, August 2009 – April 2012
Designed a weekly newspaper, the Chugiak-Eagle River Star, uploaded journalist’s stories to alaskastar.com, designed ads for sales staff for all Morris Alaska publications, and designed Alaska State Chamber Membership Directory print and electronic version. Created special publications to go with local and statewide events. Created social media content and widgets for the Chugiak-Eagle River Star and Alaska Journal of Commerce websites.
Graphic Designer, August 2007 – July 2009
Designed identities, business cards, ads, brochures, front end web design, cd cover and discs, magazines and direct mailers. Work with clients, vendors and printers to complete all projects. Oversaw the set up of the field logos and all dasher advertising for an indoor football league team.
Clients included Alaska Fighting Championship, Alaska Professional Sports, Indoor Football League, AKX Magazine, Platinum Jaxx, Dumptruck Ent.
January 2004 – current
Designed identities, business cards, ads, brochures, front end web design, cd cover and discs, magazines, sales displays, directories, maps and direct mailers. Work with clients, vendors and printers to complete all projects.