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I work full time as a package designer and as much as I like that, I really love to also be as creative as possible and learn new things in my free time. I enjoy Illustrating most of all and photography is a strong second. After being completely immersed in the design lifestyle in college I see now that I couldn't ever live without it.
Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, BFA May 2009
Communication Design major, concentrations in Graphic Design and
Advertising Design, GPA: 3.40 overall
Experience with both Mac and PC platforms.
Extensive knowledge of Adobe Photoshop CS3, Adobe Illustrator CS3, Adobe InDesign CS3, and Microsoft Word.
Vast Experience using digital photography equipment and skills in a variety of related techniques.
Experience in working in the fine art mediums of Acrylic, Watercolor, Oil, Pencil, Charcoal, Ink and Pastel.
Graphic Designer, May 2009–Present
Creative Designs International Ltd./ Jakks Pacific, Trevose, PA.
Work with the Disney Princess license to create packaging, and label
art for toys. Associating directly with Disney Consumer Products, product designers and overseas production to create successful shelf lives.
Graphic Design Intern, July 2008–2009
Creative Designs International Ltd. , Trevose, PA.
Build comps, render products, assist in design of products, and
packaging. Clients include: Disney, Mattel, Nickelodeon, Black and
Decker, Disney Channel.
Mercent Retail September 2010–Present
Graphic Designer; Assisted in redesign of corporate documents and info graphics, print ads and other miscellaneous design projects.
Prim & Proper Salon, September 2009
Graphic Designer; create updated web interface for Prim & Proper Salon
Design-a-thon, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, PA, April 2008/ 09
Worked with a team of student designers on an annual report for the
Boys and Girls Clubs of Allentown, PA.
Professional Wedding Photographer, 2006 Poconos, PA.
Photographed, edited, and delivered proofs to patrons.
Honors and Activities
Dean’s List, Spring Semester 2007–Fall Semester 2008
New York Art Director’s Club, one of four students chosen to attend annual Portfolio Review for Advertising, NY, 2009.
Nominated for the Dianne V. Dockery Advertising Design Senior Award, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, PA, 2009.
Nominated for the Karen L. Anderson Memorial Senior Award for Graphic Design, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, PA, 2009.
First place winner, all student artwork, Lorraine Franckiewicz Award for acrylic painting, Fine Arts Fiesta, Wilkes Barre, PA. 2005.
Second place winner, Pocono Mountain Women’s Club Festival of the Arts Photography Contest, 2005.
Winner of Annette Evens Award, and Alfred S. Groh Award for photography, Fine Arts Fiesta, Wilkes Barre, PA, 2004.
Portfolio and References
Available upon request
Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
New York Art Director’s Club Portfolio Review for Advertising, NY, 2009.
Nominated for the Dianne V. Dockery Advertising Design Senior Award, 2009.
Nominated for the Karen L. Anderson Memorial Senior Award for Graphic Design, 2009.