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Résumé

University of Louisville

Louisville, Kentucky

BFA Graphic Design | 2017

Cum Laude

University of Westminster

London, England

Semester Abroad | Spring 2016

Education

Freelance Brand Designer

New York, New York

February 2020–Present

Collaborates with clients in a variety of industries to create and execute brands through visual storytelling. Develops strategy, creates brand concept, designs identity, and produces collateral when applicable. Developed design process and business plan. 

Entrepreneurial Artist

New York, New York

February 2020–Present

Created platform on Etsy to sell hand illustrated designs printed on a variety of mediums. Collaborated with wholesalers to produce collateral and constructed business plan. Created an elevated buying experience through packaging and branding across multiple touchpoints. 

VIA Studio

Louisville, Kentucky

Graphic Designer

March 2019–October 2019

Collaborated with design, strategy, and leadership teams to initiate projects, develop brands, and execute identity systems for B2B and B2C clients. Gained experience in areas including, but not limited to, strategy collaboration, brand concepting, copywriting, environmental design, identity systems, advertising, print design and production, illustration, social media, brand guidelines, animation, photoshoot prep and styling, digital design, and UX & UI. 

Junior Graphic Designer

July 2017–March 2019

Collaborated with design and strategy teams to develop brands and execute identity systems for B2B and B2C clients. Gained experience in areas including, but not limited to, print design and production, advertising, illustration, animation, digital design, and UX & UI.   

Relay Design Co.

Louisville, Kentucky

Graphic Design Intern

May 2017–July 2017

Created print and web solutions alongside design team. Utilized print design, digital design, illustration, and UX & UI to execute brands.

Signature HealthCARE

Louisville, Kentucky

Graphic Design Intern

May 2016–August 2016

Collaborated with in-house team on the established brand to created event deliverables and collateral. Helped develop brand standards manual.

Experience

Leadership

Graphic Design Intern Mentor

August 2018–December 2018

Mentored high school intern interested in web design at VIA Studio. Developed curriculum that introduced web design and assigned weekly accompanying tasks. Lessons included introduction to wireframes, UI kit development, accessibility best practices, and more. Developed a cumulative project and oversaw mentee in creation of a paid time off page to live on the company’s internal site.  

Volunteer

Clean Energy for Joe Biden New York

October 2020–present

Collaborated with the Clean Energy for Joe Biden New York Peer to Peer committee to spread awareness of the Joe Biden presidential campaign. Worked to create messaging and strategy of social media challenge to encourage voting for Joe Biden. Created accompanying graphics for multiple social platforms. 

Involvement

The Dezine Women’s Scholarship

May 2019–present

Helped to create and fund a scholarship with a group of seven women exemplifying leadership and camaraderie. Conceptualized, facilitated, and debated crucial moments in the formation and participated in the interviewing and selection process.

American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) 

New York

July 2020–present​

Louisville

April 2016–July 2020​

Continued Learning

Adobe Max Conference

October 2020

Brand New Conference

October 2019

Awwwards Digital Thinkers Conference

November 2018

Software Proficiency

6+ Years

Adobe

Illustrator

InDesign

Photoshop

Microsoft

Word

PowerPoint

 

1-5 Years

Adobe

After Effects, Lightroom

Other

Google Suite

Sketch

InVision

Keynote

Wordpress

HTML/CSS

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