Design professional with the vision, energy and drive to develop creative bodies of work. Understands and utilizes typography, grid structures and sequence in projects to complete tasks with efficiency and purpose. I aspire to create work that is both conceptually and visually thoughtful, purposeful and progressive in order to help meet business objectives, expand brand recognition and improve public accessibility.
Graphic Design Associate University Unions Graphic Design Office Ann Arbor, MI 2009–present •Use problem solving and group skills to create thoughtful solutions for projects under the guidance of the Graphic Design Coordinator •Work on various design projects such as posters, branding and other advertising for University Unions •Meet with and communicate with clients to produce interesting and polished visual products Graphic Design Intern Toledo Museum of Art Toledo, OH Summer 2008 •Worked on various projects alone and with the Head Graphic Designer, in coordination with other museum department heads on work such as exhibition labels and print material •Used strong ability to learn new techniques and skills quickly to efficiently execute projects •Took initiative to create a large piece of work for a collaborative local cultural event, Arts Gone Wild •Worked easily in a group environment and took direction well, yet also took initiative with creative process in order to finish projects University of Michigan School of Art and Design Ann Arbor, MI •May 2010 •Bachelor of Fine Arts •Cumulative Grade Point Average 3.4 •University Honors & Dean’s List Winter 2007 Academy of Art, Architecture and Design, Prague Exchange Studies in Visual Communication & Graphic Design Czech Republic Winter 2009 Head Bunk Counselor Kieve Wavus Education Inc Jefferson, ME Summer 2009 •Led trips into the wilderness and guided the cabin while at camp •Used interactive group skills and patience to lead a cabin of 12 girls aged 10 to 12 years •Improved ability to work with peers and supervisors through challenges and new experiences Vice President of Program Development Alpha Phi Fraternity, Theta Chapter, University of Michigan Ann Arbor, MI 2008 •Used ability to communicate and to lead by example to serve the chapter as the Executive Vice President •Organized and oversaw the programming, educational, social and sisterhood events of the chapter and ran the largest department of the sorority while working with seven other Executive Board Members •Served on the Judiciary Board and facilitated meetings for members who have broken fraternity conduct Advanced Studios: Structure and Expressiveness in Visual Communication•Information Design & Graphic Representation•Type in Context•Organizing Visual Space•Contemporary Photography•Detroit Outreach•Design for Exhibition•Integrative Project [senior thesis]•Independent Study—Branding & Identity Skills: Adobe CS4 Photoshop, InDesign & Illustrator•Microsoft Office•Spanish Language
University of Michigan