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-BFA in Illustration from the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, with a strong graphic design studies.
-4 years professional experience in many forms of print design from business cards to newsletters to brochures, posters, letterhead, folders, etc.
-4 years professional experience with direct mail, database organization, and variable printing data.
-2.5 years professional experience with email campaign design, programming and distribution, HTML and CSS website maintenance.
Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, 2006
BFA Illustration (concentration in Communication Design)
Dean’s List, 3.54 GPA
Sauk Valley Community College, 2009-Present
Web Design Certification (in progress)
Best of Show: Illustration, MIAD Senior Thesis Exhibition, 2006
Runner-Up in North American Review Cover Illustration Contest, 2003
Adobe Illustrator / Photoshop / InDesign / Dreamweaver / Image Ready (CS-CS4), Microsoft Office 2007 (including Word, Excel, and Powerpoint).
Typography, Branding, Identity, Page Layout, Drawing, Painting, Illustration, Silk Screening (on paper and apparel), Web Design, Front-end HTML, CSS, Wordpress, Mass Email Systems (Constant Contact, MailChimp), Direct Mail Systems (Expressdocs.com, Expresscopy.com, Printsmadeeasy.com), Pre-press.
June 2009 - Present, Chicago IL
Marshall-Creative, LLC -- Graphic Designer
Responsibilities: Design and coding mass email campaigns (distribution through Constant Contact and Mailchimp), web design, identity/branding, icon/widget design, web ads, pre press.
May 2007 - May 2009, Chicago IL
Smoke Stack Design -- Cofounder & Graphic Designer
Cofounder of a small design company working mainly in the music industry, providing creative solutions for bands in the way of apparel graphics, show flyer/poster design, web graphics/ads, animated web banners and logo/identity design.
August 2002 - Present, Chicago IL
PERL Mortgage -- Marketing & Design Coordinator/Graphic Designer
Responsibilities: Design, organization and production of internal marketing materials (i.e. business cards, letterhead, envelopes, etc.), identity/branding, advertising materials such as postcard mailings, flyers. posters for events, banners, signage, web ads, designing and coding email campaigns, mass email campaign management, pre press and mailing management, PERL Mortgage website maintenance, web design for landing pages attached to PERL Mortgage website, Powerpoint presentation design.
May 2005 – June 2006, Sydney AUS (telecommuter)
Crusade Records -- Lead Designer
Responsibilities: Creative design solutions for Crusade Records in it’s early stages, creating show flyers, animated web banners, web ads, and sell sheets.
Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design (MIAD)