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EDUCATION

Vermont College of Fine Arts: Montpelier,VT

Master of Fine Arts in Graphic Design, low-residency program

Date of degree: October 2016


Bellarmine University: Louisville, KY

Bachelor of Arts with a major in Communication

Date of degree: May 2010

GPA: 3.51


SKILLS

Proficient with Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Muse, After Effects; Microsoft Word, Excel & Powerpoint;


WORK EXPERIENCE

Freelance Designer: 12/17-Present


Art Director: 06/15 - 12/17

San Antonio Current: San Antonio, TX

: Produce weekly editorial layouts/spreads

: Art direct each weekly cover

: Create format busting feature spreads

: Maintain and safe guard editorial design standards

: Work closely with senior editors and editorial staff writers


Graphic Design Intern: 01/15 - 04/15

San Antonio Current: San Antonio, TX

: Designed layouts for various spreads

: Created and executed digital blog content

: Participated in group concepting sessions for weekly cover

: Photographed local businesses, chefs and food


Graphic Designer: 10/11 – 08/14

Kentucky Derby Museum: Louisville, KY

: Photographed product for Museum gift shop website

: Designed gift shop bi-annual catalogs, create promotional e-blasts, contribute to the 

  creation of the monthly ad calendar

: Photographed Museum events & tours

: Created various ads, print materials, web banners & email signatures for retail 

  education, sales, retail & curatorial departments

: Contributed to the Urban Bourbon & Infield exhibits


Retail Website Coordinator: 09/10 – 10/11

Kentucky Derby Museum: Louisville, KY

: Contributed ideas during strategic marketing meetings

: Updated, organized & wrote about products for retail website

: Graphically designed website banners & e-blasts

: Assisted the Director of Merchandising & Product Development with product displays

: Photographed all products for the retail website


Graphic Design Intern: 06/10 – 2/12

Americana Community Center: Louisville, KY

: Created professional e-newsletter for ACC

: Photographed Fiberworks workshops

: Worked offsite with little guidance


Graphic Design Intern: 01/10 - 08/10

Kentucky Derby Museum: Louisville, KY

: Contributed marketing ideas to KDM Director of Communication and Design Manager

: Created visually sound pieces

: Captured various events and gift shop products through creative photography

: Collaborated closely with KDM Director of Communication and Design Manager


EXHIBITIONS

: Pin Up Exhibition April 2015

: Pin Up Exhibition October 2015

: Pin Up Exhibition April 2016

: Interrobang Thesis Exhibition April 2016


ACHIEVEMENTS

: Third place editorial layout (circulation under 45,000) by Association of Alternative News Media, 2016

: First Place 2013 Traverse Award Direct Promo (series/campaign to one audience) Finish Line Gift Shop Emails