About

My focus is primarily Graphic Design, but I also passionately practice fine art and illustration. I have been featured in exhibitions such as The Art Of Design and KCAI Patron Preview and am an award winning designer and illustrator. I serve to visually communicate ideas and messages that are clear and effective to their target audiences while maintaining brand standards. I also have a passion for clean design. Not too little, but never too much.

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
~ Leonardo da Vinci ~

Experience

2014-2016
WEBPRO INTERNATIONAL INC.
Under contract as a remote web design and development consultant, I worked directly with WEBPRO’s CEO, designers, and developers to design and develop rich, responsive websites while maintaining brand standards. Responsibilities also included attending meetings with client CEOs and Strategy Officers to discuss and create storyboard concepts for commercial advertising. In addition to design and development, I also handled daily edits and revisions from client emails.

2013-2014
KANSAS CITY ART INSTITUTE
Held the position of Print Center Coordinator where I handled incoming clients and guided them with their ordering process. I also printed projects on many different media types including vinyl and fine art papers.

2012-2013
KELLER WILLIAMS/FREEMAN ADVANTAGE
Reworked their advertising campaign. I mostly dealt with their web advertisements.
GENERATE LEADS OVERNITE
I created their identity which lead into designing and developing their online presence. I also developed a content management system through Adobe Contribute and a solution for paid memberships.
JAMES STREET DESIGN
I designed the typography to accompany their existing iconic logo.

Education

2013-2015/LOA
KANSAS CITY ART INSTITUTE
Bachelor of Fine Arts
Graphic Design
Merit Scholarship
GPA: 3.48

2009-2013
PIKES PEAK COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Associate of Applied Science
Multimedia Graphic Design
Magna Cum Laude
Dean’s List
GPA: 3.97

Awards/Exhibitions

2013
PATRON PREVIEW: STUDENT EXHIBITION
Kansas City Art Institute
STUDENT GOLD ADDY AWARD
Elements of Advertising: Visual, Single Illustration
STUDENT SILVER ADDY AWARD
Elements of Advertising: Visual, Single Illustration

2012
THE ART OF DESIGN: STUDENT EXHIBITION
Pikes Peak Community College

Organizations

2013-2014
AIGA Kansas City Student Chapter
Kansas City Art Institute Class Representative for Graphic Design

2012-2013
AAF Colorado Springs Student Chapter

Proficiencies

UI/UX
Information Architecture
Editorial Layout
Identity Systems
Packaging
Illustration
Motion Graphics
Video Editing
Web Design
Web Development
Content Management
Bootstrap HTML5/CSS3
Adobe Master Suite
Mac OS
Windows OS