OBJECTIVE

Seeking to become an integral part of a forward-thinking, design-focused agency which prides itself on inspired design work across multiple verticals, and which will utilize a diverse skill-set, vast knowledge, and unique personality to achieve mutual success


EDUCATION

Columbia College Chicago

Bachelor of Fine Arts

Graphic Design, 2013

Northern Illinois University

Bachelor of Fine Arts

Acting, 2005

iO Theater Chicago

Comedy Studies

Improv & Writing, 2007


EMPLOYMENT

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics - Chicago, IL 2005–Present

Graphic Designer and IT Application Specialist

- Designed new solutions for communications materials, including several multi-page documents, as well as creating packaging for 90,000+ members, resulting in over $30k reduction in annual production costs, while equally increasing visual excitement factor, usability, and interactivity

- In-house designer and technology point person, in charge of maintaining and updating graphics, creating advertising, managing website, as well as fixing issues attendant with bespoke programs

The A.V. Club - Chicago, IL 2014–Present

Freelance Writer

- Writing about pop culture with an arch sense of humor for internationally respected website; filing Newswire reports on short deadlines; reviewing podcasts for weekly feature

The Boy Scouts Of America - St. Charles, IL 1997–2005

Program Director

- In charge of managing day-to-day operations at a camp attended by over 1000 campers

- Acting as administrator, total attendance grew by 10%, over 2 years

- As a liaison to units, ensured that needs were met in a timely, professional manner

- Managing a staff of 50+ required juggling on-the-ground management, problem solving, conflict resolution, education, and motivation every day


AREAS OF EXPERTISE

- Creative Suite — 95%

Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, InDesign

- HTML — 80%

Hand-coding, responsive design, email marketing

- CSS — 70%

Hand-coding, multiple style sheet management

- Email Marketing — 70%

HTML email design, audience segmentation, analytics


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