After graduating from Cabrini College with a double major (BA) in Graphic Design and Philosophy, I began my freelance career by creating a full custom wedding package (invitations, program, etc) for a private individual. Since then, I have worked with other individuals, small businesses, large corporations, and non-profit groups to create unique and inspiring designs as efficiently as possible. Several different recommendations from my clients can be found below. My skill set includes advanced knowledge of InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator with intermediate of Flash and Dreamweaver. This includes CS2, CS3, CS4, CS5, and CS6. Also, Microsoft Word and Excel. I am also proficient in open source software such as Libre Office, Scribus, and Gimp and am eager to learn more programs and different ways to complete projects. My lust for learning knows no bounds. I am currently most interested in a full-time position or getting enough freelance projects to equal such a commitment. In other words, design is my life, not my hobby. To see my digital portfolio, portal to my other sites, and resume/contact info, please message me. Specialties: Wedding Packages (invitation, program, table/place cards, thank you cards), Corporate Identities (logo creation or updating, business cards, stationary), brochures, booklets, postcards, flyers, posters, trifolds, signs, banners, email blasts, etc.

Work Samples

  • Wedding Invitations

  • Annual Report Example

  • Branding - Identity Manual and extras

Work History

  • Graphic Designer/Production Artist

    • The Creative Group
    • 2012 - Present (5 years)

    Performing all tasks assigned by Saint-Gobain Creative Services Creative Director and Account Executives including but not limited to layout design for posters, invitations, brochures, rack cards, email blasts, tradeshow banners, catalogs, flags, and sell sheets. Also comprehensive layout creation and client meetings to help explain projects further.

  • Freelance Graphic Designer

    • Meredith Design
    • May 2009 - Present (8 years 4 months)

    I work with clients to produce their design project with a high level of quality and attention to detail. Projects completed most recently include wedding invitations, programs, film posters and dvd covers, logo design, and website design.

  • Assistant Language Teacher

    • Interac Co. Ltd
    • Apr 2011 - Mar 2012 (11 months)

    I am the only ALT for 5 schools in my town, 4 elementary and 1 Jr. High. I teach and assist in teaching up to 40 students English as a second language for up to 5 classes per day. I have one period each day for class preparation and one free period in which I keep up on my art and design projects.

  • Artist Resident for Pegasus program

    • Boys and Girls Clubs of America
    • Feb 2010 - Mar 2011 (1 year 1 month)

    I ran 3 classes a week for the Pegasus after-school art program. The ages range from 6 to 16 and projects can be as simple as learning how to observe a still life using color pencils to painting over unwanted graffiti on a picnic table. Most importantly, I aim to engage minds and inspire them to take the creativity they use with me into their own lives.

    In November, I began to take over the duties of the Director. I helped acquire new artists and expand the program for the new year. I continued to work as the unofficial Director until March when I left for Japan (that had been planned since the previous August) and the new Director that I had helped acquire took over the position.

  • Customer Service Coordinater

    • Christmas Tree Shops
    • Aug 2009 - Dec 2009 (4 months)

    This job involves a bit of everything including but not at all limited to: managing all cashiers and floor associates, taking returns, filing damages, performing cash office duties, and of course catering to the needs of the customer.

  • Resident Assistant

    • Cabrini College
    • Aug 2006 - May 2009 (2 years 9 months)

    I was responsible for maintaining a level of safety and security in the dorms while also helping students get involved in activities on campus.

  • Ambassador

    • Cabrini College
    • 2006 - 2009 (3 years)

    Took prospective students on tours of the campus, providing them with a verbal walk through of the college and answering questions before passing them on to a counselor. Also performed basic office tasks ie. answering phones, logging information on the computers, setting up appointments and fielding questions over the phone to save time with the counselors.

  • Graphic Design Intern

    • Cabrini College
    • 2008 - 2008

    Assisted graphic designer in everything from layout design to re-organizing files. One project was completely entirely alone for a client within the college (newsletter and letterhead for a non-profit organization).

Education

  • Cabrini College

    • BA Graphic Design and Philosophy
    • 2005 - 2009
  • Mount Pleasant High School

    • 2000 - 2005

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