This portfolio consisted of my dedicated hard work on several newspaper advertisements from 2006 to present, including SDNA award winning published ad design; Visitor/Travel Guides for Mitchell & the state of South Dakota; special publication inserts for Scott Supply Co. of Mitchell; 12-Month Glossy Calendars for Mitchell and surrounding area; grocery inserts for Country Fair Food Store of Mitchell, SD; special publication inserts for Powers Furniture of Avon, SD; several national glossy inserts/we-prints; random design works; some photo editing; a menu for Signatures Steakhouse restaurant and bar, which used to be in Mitchell plus more.

Work Samples

  • Front of a wedding program

  • Newpaper promotion ad

  • Photography

Work History

  • Newspaper Production Designer

    • Help oversee the production at the Daily Republic with the Daily Republic, ADvisor, South Dakota Farm & Ranch and other special publications.
    • Ad design work for print and online advertising for the Mitchell and surrounding local areas along with areas in North Dakota and Minnesota covered by Forum Communications.
    • Special section layouts and design.

  • Newspaper Production Designer/Pre-Press

    • Promoted to Lead Graphic Designer in 2016.
    • Help manage the ad production for the Daily Republic, ADvisor, South Dakota Farm & Ranch and other special suppliments to the daily paper.
    • Work on ad designs for the Mitchell and urrounding local areas along with areas in North Dakota and Minnesota covered be Forum Communications (The parent company of the Daily Republic.
    • Special section layouts and design.
    • Pre-press work with sending area small town newspapers out to plate so it can be placed on the press.
    • Pre-press work with sending the finished pages out to plate so it can be placed on the press.

  • Graphic/Page Layout Designer & Advertising Manager

    • Full time graphic designer for this weekly small town newspaper.
    • Managed advertising that would arrive and do page layout the old paste up way.
    • Sold advertising for special promotions like school state sports event sponsorship ads & holiday promotions.

Education

  • Southeast Technical Institute

    • Associates of Applied Science Graphic Communications
    • 2001 - 2004

Specialties

Awards

• The Daily Republic Employee of the Month in May 2016 as nominated by fellow co-workers. • 2016 SDNA’s Better Newspapers Contest - 2nd Place in Best 2x4 ad (Dailies under 12,000 circulation) • 2015 SDNA’s Better Newspapers Contest - 2nd Place in Best Advertising Sales Tool (Dailies under 12,000 circ.) •...
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