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Graphic Designer and Photographer
Sioux Falls, SD
With six years of art and design education, accompanied by two years of professional design, art direction, photography and marketing, I am intrigued by the art of communication and conceptual ideas that converge with design.
South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD, 2009
Completed all of the graphic design major curriculum of studio, lecture, and practical applications offered at South Dakota State University.
Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis, MN, 2007
Additional disciplines include translating ideas and providing visual solutions through advertising design campaigns, illustration, graphic design, and digital cinematography.
Southwest Minnesota State University, Marshall, MN, 2003–2004
Developing Logo and Brand Identities and poster campaigns.
Designed hundreds of print materials for in-house departments and outbound clients. Educated the entire commercial market branch the benefits of using Adobe Bridge to organize and file projects. Photographed commercial market products and corporate events. Worked with a variety of out-of-house print vendors and produced print materials inhouse.
Portrait Photographer|Sales Representative
Ritz Camera|Proex Portraits
Certified photographer in the second highest-profitable Proex store in
Photography Technician and Assistant|Internship
Assisted with product/fashion photography for Target, Maurices, personal, and pro-bono work in a full-service studio under Jake Armour.
SOFTWARE (Able to assimilate software quickly and willing to learn as needed)
• Mac & PC operating systems
• Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver, Acrobat, Bridge
Flash and AfterEffects
• Final Cut Pro
• Windows Office (PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook and Word)
• Previous experience of Capture One and Quark programs
• Six years of digital retouching, photo rendering and color balancing
• Six years of Epson ink jet printing and basic maintenance
• Two years of profile settings, proof setups, packaging files and
AIGA South Dakota, Co-President
SDAF Active Volunteer
AIGA South Dakota, Event Coordinator
Pro-Bono Brand Identity
Oakwood Lakes State Parks, SD, 2009
Created logo and brand identity for state park including maps and stationery.
Volunteer Gallery Attendant
Marshall Area Fine Arts Committee, MN, 2001–2004
Organized artist submissions and prepared them for review and produced promotional material for exhibitions and theater events.
Minneapolis College of Art and Design
South Dakota State University
• Best of Class, One Gold and Two Silver Student Addy Awards 2008
• Daktronics Resume Scholarship,
AIGA Portfolio Day 2008
• Made at MCAD Juried Exhibition,
Minneapolis College of Art and Design 2007