About Me

I have 13 years of experience as a multidisciplinary designer with expert knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite. I have experience managing all aspects of entire design projects from initial ideation to launch, including scheduling, concept development, art direction, photo shoots, press checks, overseeing production, brand maintenance, and client presentations. I excel at designing print collateral, product graphics, packaging, retail graphics, apparel, web ads, emails, as well as digital illustration and animation. I am a talented, self-motivated and diligent designer, and I also work fluently with others on collaborative projects. I am quick-learning, hard-working, positive-thinking, fun, and easy-going. I create high-impact imagery to tell stories that connect with consumers. I know how to effectively and professionally play in the realm of the softer, human side of marketing and design, and I have a unique talent to make the emotional understandable. I am a maker, a doer, and an initiative-taker. My experience collaborating with a team of designers has taught me how to contribute thought-provoking ideas and inspire creativity in the people I work with. I have excellent communication, research, problem solving, presentation, and multi-tasking skills. I am able to think strategically around design challenges and can easily translate ideas across multiple media. I pay strong attention to detail and accuracy, and am very well organized. I multitask well and can meet multiple deadlines easily.

I have expertise in:

Print

  • Posters, Brochures & Publications
  • Product Graphics & Packaging
  • Retail Graphics & Signage
  • Apparel Graphics

Digital

  • Web Ads
  • Emails
  • Digital Illustration
  • Social Media Graphics

Branding

  • Logos & Wordmarks
  • Brand Development
  • Business Cards

 

EXPERIENCE

Columbia Sportswear – Retail Graphic Designer

  • Created high-impact retail graphics and in-store signage for Columbia brand stores, outlets, and shop-in-shops
  • Designed compelling print collateral and sales tools to help the sales team increase sell-in, and to assist the public relations team with brand marketing
  • Developed engaging web ads and social media graphics to increase brand awareness and promotion

IDL Worldwide – Production Designer

  • Prepared retail display and signage design files for printing and production

Nike – Digital Imaging Specialist

  • Digitally edited product images and graphics for the Licensed Apparel group in the Nike Digital Studio
  • Innovated and evolved Nike’s online product image-creating processes to dramatically increase efficiency and quality

Webtrends – Graphic Designer

  • Created inspiring digital illustrations and icons for global brand marketing projects, websites, interactive games, and software
  • Designed imagery and layouts for webpages and emails
  • Designed engaging brochures, conference swag, and other print collateral
  • Collaborated with the brand team to develop and evolve the brand

Nike – Digital Image Developer

  • Created digital images for the NIKEiD.com and Converse.com custom product websites that enable customers to see their designs in real time

Slingshot Sports – Lead Graphic Designer

  • Created impactful designs to inspire extreme athletes and boardsports enthusiasts; including print collateral, product graphics, logos and branding, advertisments, digital animations, web design, and apparel graphics.
  • Assisted the Marketing Director in developing the global brand

Adidas – Graphic Design Intern for CIP Marketing

  • Designed training manuals and other print collateral to recruit and educate marketing associates and visual merchandisers

Rocketbook –Intern and Graphic Artist

  • Created dynamic motion graphic elements for DVD study guides
  • Created entertaining digital illustrations for motion graphic comps

 

EDUCATION

Art Institute of Portland
Portland, OR
B.S. Graphic Design

Houghton College
Houghton, NY
B.A. Fine Art, Cum Laude

SOFTWARE

  • Adobe Creative Cloud: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver,
    Flash, After Effects
  • Scene7
  • Apple Motion

SKILLS

  • Fine art hand-drawing and painting
  • Creative conceptual thinking
  • Innovative problem solving
  • Project direction and management
  • Organization and multi-tasking
  • Verbal and written communication
  • Group facilitation and presentation