Resume

EDUCATION:

University of Evansville  Evansville, IN — Graduated May 2010
B.S. Visual Communication Design    Minor: Mass Communication

Harlaxton College  Grantham, England —  Study Abroad: January to April 2008

COMPUTER SKILLS:

InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator (CS3 – CS5); Microsoft Office; Mac OS

DESIGN EXPERIENCE:

Party City Carmel, Indiana
Personalization Specialist
— September 2012–January 2014
• Managed and operated in-house design studio
• Designed party and special event invitations, accessories, and banners for customers
• Served customers by helping them design their perfect party

Crescent Magazine  University of Evansville
Assistant Creative Director, innaugural year for the magazine
— August 2009 to May 2010
• Produced pages; supervised and critiqued other designers’ work
• Worked closely with the Creative Director in making overall layout decisions
• Directed photo shoots

Department of Art  University of Evansville
Intern — August 2009 to May 2010
• Created flyers and postcards advertising department art shows and designed newsletters for keeping in touch with alumni
• Designed logo for campus organization

The Crescent (newspaper)  University of Evansville
• Received Crescent Achievement Award 2009
Page Layout Designer — Aug. 2006 to May 2007, Aug. 2008 to May 2009
• Developed pages for Lifestyles and Sports sections
Advertising Designer — Aug. 2008 to May 2009
• Conceptualized advertisements for customers through salespeople
• Pulled together many short term projects to meet deadlines

Publication Design Class University of Evansville
Creative Director, “Focal Point Design” Team — February 2009 to May 2009
• Led a team of five peers in completely designing an original concept for UE’s new Crescent Magazine

FREELANCE:

Brochure & Signage Design Works of Mercy, INC. Brookville, IN — 2014
Crest/Logo Design
Saint Michael’s School, Brookville, IN — 2012
Wedding Invitation Design The Mobleys — 2012, The Sullivans — 2013,
The Kovatches — 2014
Promotional Flyer Design FightingforFabulous.com — 2012
(online community for women to encourage and inspire one another)
Case for Support Booklet Design Ruth’s House, Evansville, IN — 2010
(Non-profit transitional home for women recovering from addictions)

AWARDS:

Indiana Collegiate Press Association (ICPA):
2010: Advertising—1st Place, Best Display Campaign, Crescent Magazine, “Harlaxton” (with Melissa Weisman)
2011: Magazine—3rd Place, Single Story or Story-Package Design, “To ink or not to ink”

ADDITIONAL ADVENTURES:

FOCUS (Fellowship of Catholic University Students)  Florida Gulf Coast University, Fort Myers, FL Campus Missionary — August 2010 to May 2012
• Formulated and designed quarterly newsletters for supporters, as well as postcards and flyers for events on campus
• Assisted in creating, brainstorming, and critiquing team web page and helped teammates with other design work
• Utilized social media to advertise events and gatherings and build relationships
• Evangelized, befriended, mentored, and taught college students about faith
• Raised entire salary individually and sustained relationships with supporters

CYO Camp Rancho Framasa  Nashville, IN
Area Manager — Summer 2009
• Equipped and encouraged general staffers running activity areas to do their jobs well
• Monitored inventory for all activities at camp
General Staff Counselor — Summer 2007, 2008
• Cared, guided, and resolved conflict as a positive, involved role model to campers