I live and breathe design, typography, and composition and I enjoy having a place to let my artistic passion flourish.
Design and Marketing Specialist at Blackbird Investments
November 2017 – Present Des Moines, IA
Brainstorm and develop ideas and concepts for creative marketing campaigns, utilizing print and digital applications. Collaborate with marketing team and other professionals to coordinate brand awareness and marketing efforts. Work in content management system to make updates to websites. Maintain a consistent brand on all applications, including social media and email.
Art Director at Trilix
May 2015 – November 2017 Des Moines, IA
As an Art Director at an agency, I worked closely with a team of marketing professionals to understand a client’s objectives and create unique artwork to tell their brand’s story, while also making sure every project aligns to deliver value. From brochures to posters and logos to trade show booths, I very much enjoyed the challenge and pushed myself to produce the best work possible.
Designer at Trilix
May 2013 – May 2015 Des Moines, IA
Worked on creating designs, concepts and layouts based on knowledge of layout principles and esthetics.
Graphic Design at Grand View Universiry
2010 – 2012 Des Moines, IA
Participated in both lecture-based sessions and hands-on practice to learn to use graphic design software and other essential technologies. Explored a wide range of topics including marketing, visual arts, communications, drawing, advertising design, computer graphics and typography. Learned to balance words, icons, colors and perspectives to create aesthetically pleasing images or promotional publications.
Entrepreneurship & Photography at DMACC
2008 – 2010 Ankeny, IA
Covered the fundamentals of business, management, critical thinking, project planning and implementation, business software and communication. Was provided with a comprehensive understanding of management principles, business-oriented technology and interpersonal skills.
Trained in basic skills of photography, including positioning and point-of view techniques to develop a personal style.