Work Experience

November 2016 – Present
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
May 2016 – Present
 
 
 
January 2015 – May 2016

 

 

 

 

June – August 2015
 
 
March – July 2015
 
 
 
2009 – 2014
 
 
 
 
 
 
2008 – 2009
 
 
 
2008 
 
 
2007 – 2008
 
 
 
2006 –2007
 
 
 
2005 – 2007
 
Marketing and Communications Manager, Student U – Durham, NC

Work with the Executive Director to set the organization’s communication policies, vision, and mission. Envision and build the Student U brand, reinventing it to grow our audience and impact. Lead and facilitate the development of the strategic marketing communications plan. Oversee internal and external resources to develop compelling, brand building messages and content across all forms of media: broadcast, digital, social media, online, influencer and earned media, and events. Produce fresh, innovative marketing materials that translate complex ideas into compelling narratives. Manage and coach in-house communications interns, brand ambassadors, and contractors. Facilitate donor research studies, gathering and synthesizing research to provide the Advancement team with donor insights that help drive more effective donor engagement. Manage annual marketing budget and tracking.

Freelance Graphic Designer – Raleigh/Durham, NC

Create the visual brands, messages, and communications. Help people and businesses get their messages across in ways that are memorable, effective, and aesthetically pleasing. Work with clients to help translate their goals and ideas into design concepts.

Graduate Teaching Assistant, North Carolina State University – Raleigh, NC

Led discussions during class and delivered lectures. Assisted professors to develop course
plans and mentor students. Provided general support to the teaching mission of the
Graphic Design Department. 

 

UX Design Intern, WebAssign – Raleigh, NC

Generated and maintained UI specification documents. Collaborated with the UX team to generate innovative designs and ensure consistency within and across products.

 

Design Camp Instructor, Design Lab K-12 Education – Raleigh, NC

Developed and instructed a user experience course for Design Camp. Led and managed a classroom of twenty students and coordinated learning activities throughout the day.

 

Graphic Designer, SCORR Marketing – Kearney, NE

Developed brand and corporate identity systems, “big idea” concepts, print and digital advertising, social media graphics, trade show booths and marketing materials. Designed and updated client websites and worked closely with the web development team to ensure technical feasibility and correct design implementation. Led and managed visual brands for large clinical research organizations and global drug development companies, such as DaVita Clinical Research and Camargo Pharmaceutical Services. Established visual brands for upcoming technology companies that positioned them as leaders in the industry resulting in successful acquisitions by large pharmaceutical companies. Achievements recognized by national marketing and advertising award competitions, such as Aster Awards, Healthcare Advertising Awards, and American Marketing Association.

 

Graphic Designer, Marketing and Creative Services at
University of Nebraska at Kearney – Kearney, NE

Provided creative design and production of marketing materials and assisted in photo
shoots for campaigns.

 

Web Designer, Eleven19 – Omaha, NE

Designed, programmed, and updated new and current client websites using HTML, Flash, and CSS.

 

Internet Content and Production, Buckle – Kearney, NE

Edited and color corrected product photographs using Photoshop, prepared files for web and implemented online.

 

Photographer Assistant, Artisan's Photography – Kearney, NE

Selected the photographs that were edited and used in teh album for the customer. Edited selected photographs with Photoshop, correcting color and lighting issues.

 

Electronic Layout, Morris Press – Kearney, NE

Inserted and type-set text and placed pictures into cookbook layouts. Checked quality and
proofed covers of folders and planners for Schoolmate. Called schools and organizations for
fundraising opportunities.

Education

2016
 
 
 
2009

North Carolina State University – Raleigh, NC
Master of Graphic Design

 

University of Nebraska at Kearney – Kearney, NE
BFA in Visual Communications and Design

 

Certifications

2016
 
 
 
2013

Skills

CoAT: Certificate of Accomplished Teaching

Demonstrate commitment to teaching excellence through training, evaluation, and recognition. Learn the fundamental components of pedagogy, enriching personal growth and professional development in teaching and learning.

 

Inbound Marketing Certification –
HubSpot Academy Online

Succeeded in completing eleven classes and demonstrated core elements of the Inbound Methodology.

 

Core
 
Team
Technical
Visual Design, UX Design, User Research, Interaction Design, Web Design, Logo Design, Branding, Print Design and Layout, Project Management, Typography, Photography, and Basic HTML,CSS, and JavaScript.
 
Presenting, Facilitating, Collaborating, Critiquing, Storytelling, Sketching, Writing, and Leadership.
 
Fluent in Photoshop CC, Illustrator CC, InDesign CC, Dreamweaver CC, Fireworks CS6, Microsoft Word, and PowerPoint. Working knowledge of Axure, Sketch, InVision, After Effects CC, Premiere Pro CC, Flash CS6, Excel, and Quark Express.

Activities

February 2016
 
 
 
 
September 2015
 
 
June 2015
 
 
 
 
March 2015
 
 
 
February 2015
 
 
2012 - 2014

Instructor, Design Lab for K-12 Education – Raleigh, NC High School Graphic Design Workshop – Designing an Interactive
Digital Postcard

Coached students’ learning experiences in coding, animation, and interaction design. Developed an age-appropriate project, schedule, and budget for the workshop. 

 

Attendee, Hopscotch Design Festival – Raleigh, NC

Hopscotch Design Festival gathers thinkers, makers and storytellers to share ideas and foster conversations about how design is shaping the future. 

 

Attendee, RIoT V Workshop: You Shape IoT in NC – Raleigh, NC

Marketing Track led by Paul Moore, Connected Development

Discussed what Internet of Things means to the Triangle, to North Carolina, opportunities, and
market drivers, formulated next steps, and collaborated to build a presentation that was shared
at the main RIoT event.

 

Graduate Assistant, Universal Design Symposium Charrette – NCSU

Healthcare: The Business of Caring for People with

Patricia Moore, PhD

Assisted in facilitating the charrette, presentation, and summarization of results.

 

Instructor, Design Lab for K-12 Education – Raleigh, NC

High-School Graphic Design Workshop – Find Your Type

Created a positive environment to develop student knowledge and excitement about typography. Directed and developed a project that motivated students of all skill levels.

 

Chair Member, Community Chamber Relations Committee of Kearney Area Young Professionals Network – Kearney, NE

Served in a leadership position to plan and organize special events for the community. Facilitated community and charity events, including the Annual Outdoor Movie in the Park and Annual Kearney Animal Area Shelter Food Drive. Designed marketing materials for events and developed Kearney Area YPN branding, including brand identity and apparel, which advanced the public image.

 

 

Organizations

Design
 
Community
 
American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA), User Experience Professionals Association (UXPA), and American Marketing Association (AMA)
 
Young Professionals Network (YPN), Habitat for Humanity, Humane Society, 
Ronald McDonald House Charities, and Make-A-Wish Foundation

Accolades

2014
 
 
2013
 
2012
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2011
 
 
 
 
 
2010
 
2009
 
 
2008
 
Gold Aster Award

Camargo Pharmaceutical; 2013 DIA campaign

 
Award of Merit Healthcare Advertising 

Family Resources of Greater Nebraska; Website

 

Platinum American Marketing Association – Omaha Chapter 

Dessert Day Direct Mailer

 

Silver Healthcare Advertising Award 

Firecrest Clinical Campaign

 

Gold Aster Award 

Firecrest Clinical Campaign

 

Award of Excellence Public Relations Society of America –
Nebraska Chapter 

Firecrest Clinical Campaign

 
Award of Merit Public Relations Society of America –Nebraska Chapter 

Midway Auto Facebook giveaway Campaign

 

Award of Merit Lincoln American Marketing Association (AMA) Prism Award 

Firecrest Clinical Campaign

 

Gold Aster Award 

DaVita Clinical Research Campaign

 

Award of Merit 27th Annual Healthcare Advertising Awards

DaVita Clinical Research Campaign

 

Gold Nebraska Addy Award

UNK VCD Senior Exhibition The Big Show Campaign

 

Silver Nebraska Addy Award

Interactive Narrative Website of Elvis Biography

 

Bronze AIGA Award – Nebraska Chapter

Delequent Clothing Labels

 

Bronze Brass Rings Exhibition Award

Little Shop of Horrors Theatre Poster

 
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