I am an art director currently doing freelance design. My greatest love is magazine design, but I am also interested in advertising and package design. And more than anything I want to learn how to code. Plus I will try anything once, I think that the meaning of life is to learn as much as possible. I work hard, and take great pride in what I do; I want to have a job that I wake up in the morning excited to go to.
Inspirato Tablet App
Where I worked:
Associate Art Director
Bonnier Mountain Group; Boulder, CO; March 2012-March2013
I designed interactive tablet editions while teaching myself Mag+ and Bonnier Reader. I also created the layouts for many features and departments in both SKI and Skiing. I did this while also designing marketing collateral such as logos, emails and other sales materials. I loved working on these magazines, no day was the same and I loved being a part of the publishing world.
SKI Magazine; Denver, CO; Fall 2011
Worked on page layouts and advertisements for various Bonnier Mountain Group publications. I designed many pages in SnoWorld and SKI Magazine. I learned how to work on a baseline grid and within the confines of the styles and templates set by the creative director for the magazines.
Freelance Production Designer
Inland Northwest Ace Dealers; Denver, CO; 2008 - Present
Creating monthly preprints and ROP ads, including design and product placement. Design requirements include placing products along with their prices and descriptions on the pages. Required to work under very tight deadlines and communicate with many different store owners. I also have to communicate with various print shops to make sure the files and information for printing is correct for the various stores.
St. Maries Gazette Record; St. Maries, ID; Summer 2008
Brainstormed and created advertisements for St. Maries’ local newspaper. I worked with clients and the other designers. I also occasionally designed pages for print by laying out ads on the pages along with the copy.
University of Idaho Argonaut; Moscow, ID; 2005 - 2009
Designed and laid out stories, advertisements and images for the University of Idaho’s biweekly school newspaper. Worked closely with editors and other designers to ensure the design consistency of the paper.
Hughes Ace Hardware; St. Maries, ID; 2000 - 2009
Tended to customer needs by locating items and problem-solving while maintaining my designated department, cashiering, and assisting my co-workers. I also spent much of my time merchandising in all areas of the store.
Where I studied:
University of Idaho; Moscow, Idaho
B.S. Advertising degree; May 2009
Member; Alpha Phi Sorority
Study Abroad; University of Westminster; London, UK
University of Idaho Advertising Club; Creative/Graphic Design
Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator are my weapons of choice.
I can use Mag+ and I love to design for tablet.
I want to become better at HTML and interactive design.
I taught myself all the programs I use.
Random bits of information:
I love to buy magazines just for the layout and the ads.
I watch the Super Bowl, not for the football, but for the commercials.
I have an insatiable curiosity.
I love to photograph words and graffiti.
I love to express myself through dance, specifically tap dancing.
I am left handed and I wouldn’t have it any other way.
University of Idaho