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About Me

I’m a true midwestern girl. I was born in Illinois, grew up in Michigan, and currently live in Indiana. I frequently visit Ohio (but only for the roller coasters, because everyone in the Midwest knows that’s all Ohio is good for).

I attended Ferris State University and gained my Associates’ and Bachelors’ degrees in graphic design from the College of Business, which required that I take business classes such as economics, marketing, public relations, management and others. That experience provided me with knowledge and understanding of how businesses operate and how to best utilize marketing techniques and creative thinking to target the right people for products and services.

Since graduating college, I have worked as a designer for several agencies. I believe in being honorable and honest, hard work and dedication have lead me to where I am today, and I know that I still have a lot to learn and a burning desire to keep producing quality work for good people and for a good cause.

To put it simply, my biggest goal for my career is to help people!

I’m a true midwestern girl. I was born in Illinois, grew up in Michigan, and currently live in Indiana. I frequently visit Ohio (but only for the roller coasters, because everyone in the Midwest knows that’s all Ohio is good for).

I attended Ferris State University and gained my Associates’ and Bachelors’ degrees in graphic design from the College of Business, which required that I take business classes such as economics, marketing, public relations, management and others. That experience provided me with knowledge and understanding of how businesses operate and how to best utilize marketing techniques and creative thinking to target the right people for products and services.

Since graduating college, I have worked as a designer for several agencies. I believe in being honorable and honest, hard work and dedication have lead me to where I am today, and I know that I still have a lot to learn and a burning desire to keep producing quality work for good people and for a good cause.

To put it simply, my biggest goal for my career is to help people!

Resume

Experience

Designer, Vala Marketing
May 2019-April 2021

Design website interfaces, build and maintain websites using WordPress along with other industry-standard platforms while working directly with a variety of clients to create printed materials from kickoff to completion.

Graphic Designer, Aisle Rocket
May 2018-May 2019

Design print and web advertising materials for Whirlpool, Maytag and KitchenAid brands that are sell their retail products in other businesses like Lowe’s, Home Depot and Menards. Worked directly with copywriters, developers, management, production and account teams to provide a high standard and quality of work on all projects.

UX/UI Designer, Morley
May 2017-May 2018

Styled registration websites and created printed design pieces according to client branding guidelines for companies such as Hyundai, Buick, Chevrolet, GM and Cadillac for reward programs for high-selling dealerships across the nation, and improved internal company intranet user experience while developing a pattern library to establish digital branding standards for the organization.

Intern, Design Project Center, Ferris State University
August 2016-May 2017

Worked as part of a five person team to design and develop the design and brand for the MindShare 2017 event, which included client and vendor management and communication, user research, concept development, wireframing, extensive prototyping, web development, prepared files for print and pre-press, and production of event materials.

Management Intern, Menards, Inc.
May 2016-August 2016

Collaborated with the department manager to train new team members, manage daily and weekly payroll and budget, as well as handle guest special order requests and problems.

Graphic Designer Level II, Office of Academic Affairs, Ferris State University
March 2015-May 2016

Designed various marketing and promotional materials for events hosted throughout the year, created and managed brand standards for the Director of Laboratory Safety, kept website current with all new information, and accomplished general office tasks.

Education

Ferris State University
Bachelor of Science

College of Business
Graphic Design

Skills

Expertise

Brand Development
Budgeting
Collaboration
Communication
Design Process
Design Thinking
Editorial Layout
Event Planning & Coordination
HTML5, CSS 3 & SCSS
Organization
Pre-Press Production
Presentations
Project Management
Prototyping
Quick Learner
Research
Storytelling
Strategizing
Teamwork
Time Management
Typography
User Experience/User Interface (UX/UI)

Technology

Adobe Creative Cloud
Adobe InDesign
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe XD
Figma
Google Suite
iWork Suite
Mac OS
Microsoft Office
Slack
WordPress

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