EDUCATION
Iowa State University - BFA in Graphic Design - Ames, IA 05/2011


ORGANIZATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS
GDSA - Graphic Design Student Association - Ames, IA 02/2009 - 5/2011
AIGA - American Institute of Graphic Arts - 04/2010 - Present
lynda.com - Leading Online Learning Company - 08/2013 - Present


VOLUNTEER DESIGN PROJECT
St. George Orthodox Church - Graphic Designer - Created Centennial logo design.
Cedar Rapids, IA 08/2013 - 09/2013


EMPLOYMENT
Advancement Resources - Junior Graphic Designer
Created conceptual blog Images.
Workbooks Quality Assurance Analyst.
Created workbooks and keynotes which were used in workshops.
Created marketing materials for AR and its sister company Mindseye.
Responsible for creating monthly e-newsletter which was emailed to 10,000 customers.
Updated and created company’s website pages in the admin site.
TaxACT - Online Tax Instructions Developer
Creating online Instructions for tax forms in Microsoft Expression.
Editing HTML files of overall visual design layouts, and table structures.
Creating HTP files using Front-End and Back-End code.
Quality Assurance Analyst.
Improving the process of preforming final reviews to increase efficiency.
Cedar Rapids, IA 10/13/2014 - 1/28/2015 - 3 month contract.
hibu / Yellowbook - Community Magazines Production Specialist
Responsible for shipping to printer up to 50 statewide community magazines monthly.
Constantly reaching Quality Assurance goals of 0 errors each month.
Working with multiple design templates using InDesign and WoodWing.
Communication with Editorial and Design team.
Preparing magazines for editorial content by placing paid ads, filler ads and articles.
Utilizing my marketing, and design skills for paid and house ads placement.
Placing updated ads from in-house software Clipper/BNW used for processing.
Monitoring stuck ads and destination status in BNW.
Quality Assurance Analyst.
Creating PDF files for print and ePages for web.
Contributing to the improvement of the magazines checklist.
Training new Community Magazines Specialists on the production process.
Preforming Compliance using SharePoint, in-house softwares ICE and BNW.
Cedar Rapids, IA 10/2012 - 04/2014 Community Magazines cancellation.
hibu / Yellowbook - Junior Graphic Designer
Building Advertisements, and Direct Mail print products in Illustrator and Photoshop.
Reporting to Associate Manager.
Using SharePoint and in-house software ICE for files needed to build ads.
Processing ads threw in-house software Clipper/BNW for Print Directory.
Completing Rush Ads and Cover Ads, using Copy Sheets from Sales Team.
Finding resolutions to Escalated Ads, and Direct Mail print products.
Constantly meeting delivery dates.
Always reaching, and exceeding weekly EQ, NATWE and FWR goals.
Cedar Rapids, IA 11/2011- 09/2012 Layoff due to lack of work.
RuffaloCODY - Student Fundraiser
Responsible for contacting College Alumni, family and friends.
Updating Alumni on campus activities.
Verifying contact information.
Discussing ways to support the Annual Fund.
Always reaching and exceeding goals.
Cedar Rapids, IA 03/2006 - 08/2007 Relocation for continuing education at ISU.


FREELANCING
WDG Communications - Freelance Graphic Designer

University of Dubuque - Homecoming Program design.
Rockwell Collins - Created 2015 Salaried Brochure and Benefits Open Enrollment Guide.
Cedar Rapids, IA 09/29/2014 - 10/10/2014
Sattler Homes & Remodeling - Freelance Graphic Designer
Rebranding - Identity Design - Cedar Rapids, IA 03/18/2015 - 04/2/2015


SOFTWARE EXPERIENCE
Ai - Ps - ID - PowerPoint - Acrobat Pro - Excel - 8 years
Dw - BNW - Clipper - SharePoint - WoodWing - 3 years
Fl - 2 years