Education

Bloc UX/UI Course
Feb 2016 – Aug 2016

Completed an intensive 6 month immersive in User Experience and User Interface under an experienced mentor at Bloc.io. Learned the fundamentals of UX with a focus in Visual Design.

B.F.A. in Graphic Design

Graduated with high honors in 2008 from University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana (UIUC) with a fine arts degree in Graphic Design.

Skills
  • Identity Design
  • UI/UX Design
  • Sketch
  • InVision
  • Illustrator
  • InDesign
  • Photoshop
  • HTML + CSS
  • Adobe Muse
  • Sublime
  • Responsive Design
  • WordPress
  • Full Print Production
  • Advanced Layout
  • Photography
  • Final Cut
  • Illustration
Experience

VISUAL DESIGNER
Oct 2016 – Present

Uptake: Presently, working as part of a UX team of researchers and interaction designers to audit experiences on the current platform and additionally iterate new experiences for emerging products and clients.

VISUAL DESIGNER
Feb 2016 – Sep 2016

Multi-Client: Provided contract design work for several small clients. Managed the creation of new identity systems for emerging small businesses. Designed web app experiences (with moderate html/css and responsive coding), created digital graphics, provided visual design consulting, and created web prototype designs for larger clients.

SENIOR DESIGNER
Mar 2011 – Feb 2016

MorningStar Media Group LTD: Specialized in identity/branding, web design, varying print collateral production, photography enhancement/retouching and full magazine publications. Collaborated with design, sales and development on the planning and conceptualization for custom responsive website designs (WordPress CMS) and created mockup designs for different screens, browser sizes, and functions. Managed projects and campaigns with other team members from start to finish.

GRAPHIC DESIGNER
Mar 2009 – Feb 2011

Essence Photo & Video: Designed promotional materials for main location and worked for an online banquet hall data base. Color corrected professional photos, performed a large amount of photo manipulation and produced digitally designed collateral for marketing. Conceptualized new and innovative ways to utilize social media for the company image and assisted with updating and improving the company’s web presence. 

GRAPHIC DESIGN INTERN
Oct  2008 – Jan 2009

Rule 29: Designed collateral for print and identity. Worked on style-guides, color explorations, and logo creation for clients. Collaborated in conceptualizing, designing and preparing print & digital graphics for production.

ASSISTANT DESIGNER
Aug 2007 – May 2008

Ninth Letter magazine: Worked as a designer for Ninth Letter, an award-winning bi-annual literary and arts magazine produced between the University of Illinois English Department and the School of Art+Design. Responsibilities included designing magazine spreads, photography and producing web-based media (video/podcast).

Projects

Producer/Script Supervisor
Jun 2015 – Present

Nowhere Mind Film: Part of the team for micro-budget independent film, Nowhere Mind. On-set Script Supervisor/Media Director and photographer. Assisting in project management, graphics, and production for crowdfunding/filming. Principal photography is set to wrap in October 2016.
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