RESUME

 

EXPERIENCE

Graphic Design Manager, Brand Creative, Share Our Strength
Washington, D.C., October 2009 – Present

Create a variety of marketing and branding materials including brochures and booklets, annual reports, social media campaigns, print and web advertisements, event collateral, wireframes and web pages, infographics and logos.
Collaborate with internal clients to set goals, develop concepts, determine objectives and meet deadlines. Manage production schedules and budgets for multiple simultaneous projects.
Oversee and art direct design projects to ensure they meet our brand standards, including a full rebrand of our organization and campaigns, as well as a redesign of NoKidHungry.org. Manage Graphic Design Associate, interns, freelance and agency designers. 
Plan, art direct and manage photoshoots, working with a variety of freelance and in-house photographers. Edit and manipulate photographs and complete photographic research for stock photography and imagery.
Select and maintain relationships with vendors. Prepare and prepress files for printing and submit completed files to print vendors and publications; review and approve proofs for printing; and work with printers to ensure proper printing through press checks.

Co-owner / Art Director, Sidework Studio
Laurel, Maryland, 2017 – Present

Art direct and design letterpress printed greeting cards and gifts, design custom print work for clients, create color palettes for letterpress work.

Freelance Graphic Design and Photography
2007 – Present

Design and produce a variety of visual products including pamphlets, brochures, flyers, posters, signage, t-shirts, and CD packaging for a variety of audiences.
Provide art direction and conduct photoshoots. Use digital photography as well as black and white and color film in 35mm, medium and large formats.
Clients include small business owners, production companies, musicians and religious congregations.

Art Intern, Baltimore Magazine
Baltimore, Maryland, May – September 2007

Designed feature article spread, completed research for feature artwork, organized magazine archives, scanned images for department features.

Graphic Designer / Lab Technician, Techlab Digital Solutions Center
Columbia, Maryland, Summer 2006

Consulted with customers to create custom photo gifts, retouched photographs and designed specialty posters, developed color and black and white film, developed prints from negatives.


SKILLS 

Adobe CC, Microsoft Office, InVision
Digital and analog photography and photo editing
Data visualization and information architecture

EDUCATION

BFA 2008
Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, Maryland
Major: Graphic Design / Concentration: Photography

AWARDS

PR News Digital PR Award Honorable Mention - 2018
W3 Awards, Gold, Charitable Organization Website- 2018