I am a problem solver, a go-getter, a creative energy. I am a graphic designer exploring the world of interaction design. I have a high sensitivity to typography and color interactions. I draw inspiration from mid-century furniture, nature, fashion, music, and the simple things in life. I am a designer!

Work Samples

  • SOLE - Shoe Packaging

  • Out2Launch - Logo Design

  • Color Theory

Work History

Objective : To constantly gain knowledge of the ever-changing world of graphic and interactive design and to eventually guide a design team as design decisions are made. Experience : Design Intern (May 2008 - August 2008) Infuz, Saint Louis, Missouri - Responsible for executing the design direction in web, interactive design and creative branding - Worked directly with clients and design team on a day to day basis - Able to take direction and provide creative solutions in brain-storming sessions - Worked collaboratively to design and implement a brand website re-design - Maintained vital organizational and planning tools for company and client - Provided unique design solutions while developing Web 2.0 interfaces - Created brand identity for a new emerging company Freelance Projects - Composed a newsletter for Designing Women of Chicago, Illinois (Summer 2007) - Designed a billboard for Crazy Mascots of Fort Wayne, Indiana (Summer 2007) - Designed an invitation for US Network golf outting (Spring 2008) - Executed a collaborative website re-design for The International Group of Accounting Firms Worldwide (Fall 2008) - Designed logo identity for Sage Yoga and Pilates Studio in West Lafayette, Indiana (Fall 2008) Highlighted Student Projects, Purdue University -Obtained knowledge of website layout and functionality while researching and implimenting a mock re-design of Urban Outfitter’s consumer website (Fall 2007) - Gained valuable knowlege of page layout for multiple page print documents while designing a 24-page booklet featuring intense studies of color theory (Spring 2007) - Enhanced my knowledge of identity packages and stationery systems by designing a logo for a mock company and developing a duo stationery system (Fall 2007) - Aquired knowledge of package design by designing and producing a soft good product that doubles as a re-usable and environmentally friendly package (Spring 2009) Education : Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana Bachelors of Fine Arts in Visual Communications Design with 3.67 GPA, Dean’s List Awards : Design Excellence Award ( Best Portfolio ) for 2009 in the Graphic Design Department ( VCD ) at Purdue University Personal Information : - Six years personal exploration and study of digital photography - Maintains “A Design Mafia”, a blog for all creative fields and a source of inspiration - Inspired by Mid-Century modern design, nature, music, and the fashion industry - Constantly searching for opportunities to design and build my own furniture pieces - Understanding of printmaking processes such as silkscreen and relief printing - Evironmentally conscious and participates in energy saving techniques - Weaknesses: Eames furniture, Reeses peanut butter cups, television series Pro Skills: Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Microsoft Office Relevant Skills: Flash, Dreamweaver, digital photography

Education

Purdue University

Specialties

Awards

Printmaking piece chosen to be a part of the Purdue Undergraduate Art Exhibit 2009, Design Excellence Award ( Best Portfolio ) for 2009 in the Graphic Design Department ( VCD ) at Purdue University

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