I am a motion graphic designer with a background in web and print design, animation, video production, and editing. My goal is to continue to collaborate with and learn from ambitious designers and animators. DESIGN EXPERIENCE: Motion Graphic, UI, Web, Print, Identity/Branding OTHER CREATIVE EXPERIENCE: Film & Video Production, Film & Video Editing, 2D Animation, Stop Motion Animation, Printmaking, Bookbinding SOFTWARE EXPERIENCE: After Effects, Cinema 4D, Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro, TextMate, Dreamweaver, Flash, Apple Color, Soundtrack Pro, Maya LANGUAGES/DEVELOPMENT EXPERIENCE: HTML, CSS & CSS3, Responsive Web Design/Development, XML, jQuery, JavaScript (learning)

Work Samples

  • Motion Graphics

  • Interactive & Web

  • Animation

Work History

  • Senior Web & Graphic Designer

    • Ning | Glam Media
    • Jun 2011 - Present (3 years 5 months)

    - Promoted to Senior Web & Graphic Designer after working up from internship position
    - Storyboarded and animated a motion graphic product video for Ning 2.0
    - Videotaped and edited interviews with interns for Ning’s intern recruitment video
    - Contributed feedback to Product Managers and Engineers regarding UI, semantics, and CSS/HTML during the process of revamping the Ning 2.0 platform to Ning 3.0
    - Utilized HTML, CSS/CSS3, media queries, jQuery, and some JavaScript to customize the design and code of Ning Networks under tight deadlines for base and VIP level clients
    - Wrote instructions on how to update custom network code for clients to help them be self-sufficient
    - Designed and coded "The Power of Community" Facebook and Twitter promotion

  • Freelance UI & Motion Graphic Designer

    • Model Metrics
    • Jul 2012 - May 2013 (10 months)

    - Created motion graphic videos that showcased UX and UI of mobile apps designed
    custom for internal use by various Fortune 500 companies (including Bank of America, Pearson, Cover Girl, Yellow Pages, and UPS)
    - Animated parts in videos that served as reference to developers for UX menu transitions

  • Freelance UI Designer

    • Kiwi, Inc
    • Feb 2012 - Feb 2012

    - Designed the main HUD, main HUD buttons, pop-up windows, and lobby area of a social game for Android mobile devices

  • 2D/Motion Graphic Designer

    • Grasshorse
    • May 2010 - Mar 2011 (10 months)

    - Hired as primary 2D & Motion Graphic Designer after completion of internship
    - Designed app UI, website, website graphics, buttons, icons, splash screen, and in-game banner ads for Poke My Voodoo 2™, a social game for iOS mobile devices
    - Storyboarded and animated the motion graphic sequence of the Poke My Voodoo 2™ game trailer
    - Digitally painted assets for Big Tent Entertainment’s animated pilot, "The Tom Mule Show"
    - Collaborated with coworker to color correct independent feature-length film, "Collapse"
    - Edited company reels and videos for showcase at national industry expositions
    - Developed logo for in-house production company called Spring Run Films
    - Trained coworkers and contractors how to use Illustrator and create game assets

  • Freelance Art Director

    • The Aparecio Foundation
    • Aug 2010 - Nov 2010 (3 months)

    - Storyboarded and animated an infographic PSA for the non-profit organization
    - Edited a shortened version of the PSA that aired during programming on Hulu.com

  • Chief Photographer (Videographer)

    • The University of Iowa Television
    • Aug 2007 - Aug 2010 (3 years)

    - Promoted to top leadership position of Chief Photographer (Videographer)
    - Led and trained 7 coworkers in After Effects and field video production
    - Streamlined editing workflow and created consistency amongst programs by designing and animating templates for title sequences, promos, bumpers, and schedules
    - Directed, recorded, and edited programs to meet television broadcast deadlines

  • Graphic Design Intern

    • TMone
    • Jan 2010 - May 2010 (4 months)

    - Met weekly deadlines for designing corporate print and interactive materials
    - Designed newsletter template for print and email distribution to employees
    - Communicated with local videographers to produce company video

  • Video Editing Intern

    • African American Museum of Iowa
    • Sep 2009 - Feb 2010 (5 months)

    - Edited and uploaded interview footage videotaped by young volunteers for web series
    - Observed need for series cohesion and thus created easy to edit title sequence template

  • Freelance Graphic Designer

    • University of Iowa Donate Design
    • Sep 2009 - Dec 2009 (3 months)

    - Collaborated with 5 peers to develop identity system for Backyard Abundance non-profit organization, and marketing concepts for KRUI campus radio
    - Presented design concepts to organizations and communicated with clients

  • Web Designer

    • IMU Marketing & Design
    • Nov 2006 - Sep 2009 (2 years 10 months)

    - Transitioned from Graphic Designer to Web Designer position to increase web design knowledge
    - Videotaped, edited, and animated graphics for university-wide “Respect” campaign for web broadcast
    - Presented web and print design concepts to clients
    - Designed, coded, and edited Iowa Memorial Union related web pages and newsletters
    - Regularly designed and produced print marketing materials including posters, logos, brochures, and displays
    - Acquired production experience in large-format printing, poster mounting, placing production orders through external vendors, and setting up displays

  • Locations PA - "Splatter" feature film

    • Iowa Film Production Studio
    • Apr 2009 - Jun 2009 (2 months)

    - Researched eastern Iowa locations and communicated with realtors for filming
    - Assisted Location Managers and guarded sets during film shoots, and wrapped sets

  • Freelance Graphic Designer

    • Little Planet Gifts
    • May 2008 - Jun 2008 (1 month)

    - Designed 2 logos for main brand and its sister-brand, Little Planet Coffee & Gifts

  • Production Assistant - "Liberty, USA" documentary

    • Handel Productions Inc. & National Film Board of Canada
    • Dec 2007 - Dec 2007

    - Assisted with equipment setup during production in North Liberty, IA

Education

  • University of Iowa

    • BFA Art & Art History, Graphic Design emphasis
    • 2006 - 2010

    - Graduated with Honors and High Distinction

  • University of Iowa

    • BA Cinema & Comparative Literature
    • 2006 - 2010

    - Graduated with Honors & High Distinction

Specialties

Affiliations

AIGA, Phi Beta Kappa Academic Honor Society

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