Creative individual with strong ambition for design, art, teaching, and people. Loves to learn and enjoys being organized. Works efficiently in a team environment and possesses leadership qualities.

Work Samples

  • Lawn & Garden Tractor Magazine

  • Beavercreek Kiwanis Silent Auction Postcard

Work History

WORK EXPERIENCE Graphic Designer Just Ink Tees, Xenia, Ohio (October 16, 2017–present) • Design graphics for t-shirts, signage, etc. Graphic Designer Ertel Publishing, Inc., Yellow Springs, Ohio (October 2009–September 1, 2017) • Created magazine and book layouts, edited and modified images • Lead designer to the following magazines: Patriots of the American Revolution, Lawn & Garden Tractor Magazine, and Vintage Fire Truck & Equipment • Designed promotional materials needed for the company and custom publishing work • Handled posting and communications through social media (Facebook & Instagram) Freelance Designer (November 2014–present) & Contracted Instructor (December 2015–present) Decoy Art Studio, Beavercreek, Ohio (November 2014–present) • Design postcards, studio guide, and signage for art studio • Instruct pottery and glass painting classes Freelance Art Instructor Greene County Public Library, Fairborn, Xenia, and Beavercreek, Ohio (June 2008–present) & Dayton Metro Library, Vandalia and Englewood, Ohio (January 2017–present) • Teach many drawing, painting, and mixed media workshops for ages six through adult Freelance Designer (2007–present) • Design various advertising, booklets, logos, signage, and flyers for small businesses Graphics Assistant Intern Exhibit Concepts, Vandalia, Ohio (May 8–11, 2007) • Laminated signs for trade shows and museums • Mounted, cut, and pressed signs onto various materials VOLUNTEERING Secretary & Festival Coordinator Infusion Art of the Miami Valley (2016–present) • Help coordinate ArtFest, an art festival in Beavercreek, Ohio Designer Beavercreek Kiwanis’ Silent Auction (2014–present) • Design postcards, flyers, and event tickets Designer & Art Coordinator Dayton Sideshow 11 (2016) • Designed logo, promotional materials, wrote and scheduled social media posts, organized artists, collaborated with group to coordinate two day art and music festival Server Beavercreek Historical Society (November 2007–2015) • Served food at fundraising Harvest Dinners

Education

  • University of Dayton

    • Bachelor of Fine Arts Visual Communications
    • 2007 - 2009

    • Magna Cum Laude

  • Sinclair Community College

    • Associate of Applied Science Visual Communications
    • 2004 - 2007

    Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD)

Specialties

Affiliations

Infusion Art of the Miami Valley, ArtFest

Awards

• Graphic designs published in second edition of The Graphic Designer’s Guide to Portfolio Design by Debbie Rose Myers 2008 • Golden Key International Honors Society 2008 • Phi Theta Kappa 2007–2009

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