Seeking a challenging creative position in a growing organization that will enable me to use my design background and where new learning opportunities are available.
Northwest Missouri State University- Bachelor of Fine Art in Graphic Design Related courses: studio arts and advertising. Graduate: April 30, 2011
Mac OSX, Windows XP, Millennium, Vista Word, Excel, Access, and Power Point, Outlook, Project, Internet Explorer Adobe: CS3, CS4, CS5: Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, Flash, Lightwave
JOB HISTORY Intern Experience
NWMSU Internship Maryville, Missouri: Jan. 10, 2011 - April 30 Creative Designer
Design posters, tickets, invitations, stickers, postcards, brochures, logo design, t-shirts, and graphic images. Prepare projects for printing including four-color and spot color usage. Responsible for paperwork process through Filemaker Pro (proofing/printing process) and payment of project using current University procedures.
Meet deadlines, effectively communicate with customers, and understanding their needs.
Sign Depot Blair, Nebraska: May 1, 2011 - Current Graphic Designer
Create logos, graphics, advertisements, banners, and any other creative elements.
Solely worked with clients and on projects.
Advertising/Marketing Agency Maryville, Missouri: Jan. 10, 2011 - April 30 Graphic Designer
Design logos, briefs, power point presentations, brochures, and reports.
Write tag lines for logos and create web page promos.
Work with creative team: copywriter, researcher, interactive digital media, art director, and account executive.
Work solely on projects and also took instruction from art director.
Meet deadlines and expectations of customers and team members.
H & R Block Sioux City, Iowa: Jan. 2010 - Current Freelance Advertising Proofreader and Designer
Edit local news letters and newspapers advertisements.
Create graphics, tag lines, and postcards.
Wal-Mart Maryville, Missouri: Sept. 2008 - Current Sales Associate
Train new employees, assist customers and answer questions about surrounding areas. Promoted to Department Sponsor: assist department manager in responsibilities.
ACTIVITIES and HONORS
Selected into Knacktive- Only the top of each department is accepted.
Won the branding competition for Knacktive: designed the current logo for knacktive.
Dig’em (digital electronic media group)
Big Shoe Graphics (student ran graphic design business AdInk (advertising association)