Professional Experience

Graphic Designer/Illustrator - Willamette Week, Portland, OR

August 2015 – Present

  • Graphic design and page layout for the Culture sections.
  • Illustration and additional design work for other sections of the publication.
  • Occasional web design / development assistance.

Worker-Owner - Inspec Digital, Portland, OR

January 2015 – Present

  • Design and development of websites for a variety of clients.
  • Utilization of HTML/CSS in conjunction with professional design software.

Web Designer - MyWebSource1, Wadsworth, OH

April 2010 – January 2015

  • Design and development of Wordpress-based websites and e-commerce sites for a variety of clients.
  • Utilization of PHP, CSS and HTML in conjunction with professional design software.

Web Designer/Social Media Coordinator - Cache~Cachet, Portland, OR

February 2014 – February 2015

  • Design and development of the Cache~Cachet e-commerce website in the Wordpress content management system.
  • Ongoing webmaster duties, including site updates, adding new content and features, and managing the online store.
  • Coordination of social media presence and promotion of Cache~Cachet and its products.

Social Media Coordinator - Sleep Country Amphitheater, Ridgefield, WA

July 2013 – October 2014

  • Management, coordination and creation of the social networking presence of the amphitheater.
  • Promotion of upcoming events, ticket giveaways and content development.
  • Graphic design for social networking site aesthetics and communications.

Webmaster - Alpha Broadcasting, Portland, OR

July 2012 – February 2013

  • Web design and development of Wordpress- and Platformic-based radio station websites that include 987thebull.com, 750thegame.com, with some work at alphabroadcasting.com, groundzeromedia.org, and freedom970.com.
  • Created the new “98.7 The Bull” logo and numerous graphic designs, including print ads, vehicle graphic wraps, and promotional materials.
  • Managed popular social media presences and communicated with listener club via HTML-based weekly newsletters.

Graphic Designer - Mustard Seed Market and Café, Solon, OH

February 2008 – April 2010

  • Created and produced all in-store sign and print needs, including menus and product displays.
  • Worked with the store’s inventory database to add and edit products and generate price labeling.

Graphic Designer - Photoco Inc., Solon, OH

April 2007 – October 2007

  • Designed and produced product packaging, photographed products, designed P.O.P. display prototype.
  • Edited instructional video for product functionality demonstration.

Graphic Designer - Fine Lines Ltd., Wadsworth, OH

June 2006 – April 2007

  • Designed and produced stationery items and the product catalog.
  • Created logos, illustrations, promotional materials, working comps, and prepared files for printing.

Freelance Design and Development

Web/Graphic Designer - Cascadia Collective Hood and Duct

  • Design and development of Wordpress-based website at HoodAndDuct.com
  • Logo and business card design.

User Interface Consultant - Oregon Museum of Science and Industry

  • Provided a usability audit report and web design training to OMSI’s exhibitseed.org team.

Designer/Illustrator - Crest Industries, Trenton, MI

  • Label designs with original illustrations for automotive products.

Web Designer - Feldenkrais Website Template

  • Update and management of Wordpress site; creation of template variation subdomains.

Internships

Marketing Intern – Student Resource Center, Washington State University Vancouver (September 2011 – May 2012)

This internship focused on the development of all promotional materials and information for the office in charge of educational, personal, and professional development.

  • Developed marketing materials for activities and events on campus using professional design software.
  • Designed SRC branding and identity system, managed social media presence, updated Drupal-based website.

Social Media Coordinator/Web Designer - Land Here, Live Here, Vancouver, WA (September 2010 – May 2011)

This project is aimed at building the economic health of Southwest Washington and is sponsored by government and economic organizations in Clark County.

  • Created and managed social networking website presences, including Facebook, Twitter and Youtube.
  • Re-designed and updated existing website at LandHereLiveHere.com.

Honors and Awards

Pro Caliber Fellowship (January – May 2012)

One of four qualified CMDC students chosen for funding to redesign the ProCaliber.com e-commerce experience.


Professional Skills

  • Adobe Creative Suite: Several years of professional experience with Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Acrobat, and Premiere
  • XHTML/CSS, PHP and Javascript, using coding tools which include Text Wrangler and Coda
  • Wordpress, Squarespace, Drupal, and Platformic content management systems
  • Social media creation and management, including Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Pinterest, and YouTube
  • Multimedia production in audio/video environments
  • Professional use of both Mac and PC systems
  • Desktop and network printing and file-handling
  • FTP, MySQL, database query and some work with servers

Academic Experience

Washington State University Vancouver: BA in Digital Technology and Culture, 2012.

Completed workshops, including PHP and Wordpress.

The University of Akron: BFA in Graphic Design

Minors in Computer Imaging and Illustration, 2006.