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Experience

Freelance Designer
Self-Employed
Ongoing

  • Produce digital/print materials for a variety of organizations including corporations, marketing groups, social/professional networks, and a multitude of school districts
  • Maintain strong business practices via consistent client communication, invoice utilization, and project archival

Senior Interaction Designer
Walgreens
Chicago, IL | 2014-Present

  • Concept desktop/mobile solutions and utilize wireframes to produce high-fidelity responsive visual design for the Digital Health eCommerce team
  • Act as a constant advocate for the customer by crafting intuitive user flows and interactions on various user-focused interfaces

Senior Designer
Wrapports/Sun-Times Media
Chicago, IL | 2011–2014

  • Focused on UX/UI solutions and technology-driven product/app design within internal agency
  • Created B2B/B2C multimedia campaigns for various marketing, sales, and promotional objectives (including 40+ Chicago Sun-Times brands) through visual and written solutions

Web/Graphic Designer
Norvax
Chicago, IL | 2011

  • Acted as creative lead on GoHealth Insurance site redesign by utilizing UX/UI skills and data analysis
  • Contributed B2C web interactions and digital/print collateral to GoHealth Lead Generation team

Art Director/Copy Editor
Alliance Creative Group
Chicago, IL | 2010-2011

  • Rebranded IMAGE Chicago Magazine as sole designer of issues, including brand styles and ad creation
  • Developed web customizations, identity system projects, package design, and promotional materials

Photo Editor
Essence Photo & Video
Schaumburg, IL | 2009-2010

  • Retouched photographs through color correction, blemish removal, and noise reduction techniques
  • Produced digital slide shows and uploaded photos to various online viewing and purchasing directories

 

Notable Honors

  • First Place for Best Promotion to Build Circulation and/or Readership
    2012 Local Media Association Advertising & Promotions Contest
  • People’s Choice Award
    2007 Crossroads Entertainment Conference Showcase
  • Drake Relays logo competition winner
    2007 & 2009

Exhibitions

  • Periphery (Drake art and literary magazine), 2006 & 2008
  • SACI 2-D and Graphic Design Exhibitions, Spring 2008
  • 35th Annual Drake Student Juried Art Exhibition, 2006

 

Education

Drake University
Des Moines, IA | 2009 Magna Cum Laude graduate
B.A. in Graphic Design & B.A.J. in Creative Advertising

Studio Art Centers International (SACI)
Florence, Italy | 2008
Semester-long study abroad experience