Design, works of art, illustrations, photography, doodles, text, type, the beauty of color are all pieces which inspire me to move forward with my love for them. Designing for print and web can be challenging at times, it is amazingly rewarding. This is especially true when a client has positive feedback about their material. I was recently interviewed about my graphic design services for Thumbtack's spotlight blog. You can view this blog at: http://www.thumbtack.com/or/portland/logo-design/ This was an awesome opportunity for me to share my experiences in working with clients while working on a variety of design projects! I have had the wonderful opportunity to work with a wide variety of clients. They have allowed me the chance to create logos, posters, CD's, business cards, complete and edit photography for, book covers among other marketing material for. Wow... that's a lot of designing! A little bit about my background and how I leaped into the design world... I have been inspired by design ever since I can remember while never really into illustrating, I really enjoyed putting my "spin" on things artistically speaking and creating with a hands on way of thought. I graduated from The Art Institute of Portland with a bachelors degree in Design Management with a minor in graphic design. I do not limit myself to any design work, if there is something which can be created however, I have not had the chance to do so, I am willing to try, give it my best and see what happens. I really enjoy working with new clients and love the challenge of designing something that will untimely be viewed by perspective customers. The ideal job for me would be to work in the area of art direction.

Work Samples

  • Design

Work History

  • In Class Room Volunteer

    • Portland Public School System
    • Portland, OR
    • Mar 2012 - Present (2 years 6 months)

    Assist children who have mild to severe disabilities and behavior disorders. Maintain relationships with teacher and para educators in order to communicate problems and improvements among students.

  • Volunteer Reader

    • SMART
    • Apr 2010 - Present (4 years 5 months)

    Read with children in grades kindergarten through third. Create relationships with these students in order to not only help them gain confidence in themselves but to also let them be more aware that you are there to help them gain more insight in reading.

  • Graphic Designer

    • Soapbox Freelance Design Company
    • Dec 2009 - Present (4 years 9 months)

    Network with new clients who may need marketing and branding material designed and implemented.

  • Interning Associate

    • Peterson Entertaiment LLC.

    * Research and contact prospective venues for bands that are on tour. * Contact media for interviews, news submissions, or to have concerts placed on event calender. Skills- Adobe CS6 - Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver, Lightroom MS Office - Word, Excel, Power Point

  • Sales Associate

    • Moreland Farmer's Market

    * Managed cash opened and closed store

Education

  • The Art Institute of Portland

    • Bachelor of Science Design Management
    • 2009
  • Bryant & Stratton College

    • Associates of Science Business
    • 2003

Specialties

Affiliations

AIGA, student ambassador for one year.

Awards

Prudential Spirit of Community Volunteer - Bronze Medal for NY State 1997

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