Hello! I'm a graphic designer/illustrator currently living in Michigan. When not snowed in I enjoy gardening, hiking, biking, and sleeping in hammocks. I am looking to build upon my existing abilities in illustration and am actively seeking freelance job opportunities in that field. My main focus is children's book, animal, and map illustration. I work within traditional, digital, and mixed mediums. Thank you so much for looking at my work!
The University of Akron
Myers School of Art
Graduation: May 2009
Major (BFA): Graphic Design
GPA: 3.6, Magna *** Laude
Health Enhancement Systems
Graphic Designer, May 2010-Present
Overview: Create web design layouts and concepts. Design and help coordinate production of the company’s bi-monthly wellness magazine. Update existing print materials. Create digital illustrations and edit photographic imagery. Create concepts for, and see through, new design campaigns. Manage and assign projects to interns.
Graphics and Signage, November 2008-December 2009
Graphic Design Intern, March 2008-November 2008
Overview: Responsible for doing much of the Zoo’s graphics work. Updating existing print materials. Create illustrative and photographic artwork for new design campaigns. Create concepts for, and see through, several new design campaigns. Work with the education department on research, concept ideas, and placement of promotional materials and signage. Work with printers and signage companies to request quotes, coordinate many aspects of production, and check proofs for accuracy. Photograph and interact with zoo education animals. Create print ready files for production.
Metro Parks, Serving Summit County
Graphic Design/Marketing Intern, March 2009-July 2009
Overview: Responsible for creating work that is congruent with the Metro Park’s corporate identity. Work with clients within the park system to develop and complete projects. Update park information in keeping with the Park’s new identity. Work with printers to request quotes, coordinate many aspects of production, and check proofs for accuracy. Create and edit photographic imagery. Edit imagery and create interactive objects for the web site. Create print ready files for production.
Graphic Design Intern, April 2008-February 2009
Overview: Responsible for creating work that was congruent with the University of Akron’s corporate identity. Update existing print materials. Edit photographic imagery. Create concepts for, and see through, new design campaigns. Create print ready files for production.
Program experience on Mac and PC:
Quark Express, Adobe CS3 and CS5
InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat,
Macromedia Dreamweaver, Flash, Fireworks, and Microsoft Office
Photography, Illustration (digital, traditional, and mixed media), Digital Imaging, Painting.
The University of Akron:
Fall 2003-Spring 2009
1 of 2 students in my graduating class to receive the award in a competition held by Phil Zelnar and Kim Zingale, alumni of the University of Akron and founders of Poccuo design studio. Spring 2009