Designer & Educator
2021 - Present
MFA Graphic Design
I am currently in my third year of the Master's program at Kutztown University. At Kutztown, I was able to develop my individual strengths and learn and explore graphic design further. Through creative freedom the curriculum allowed me to explore personal and professional aspirations.
Kent State University
2008 - 2013
B.A. Visual Communication Design
I received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Visual Communication Design at Kent State University. At Kent State, I developed technical understanding and design skills in the organization of imagery and typography to communicate information in two-dimensional and three-dimensional forms. I produced work for print, motion, video, and interactive experiences, as well as package design, exhibition design, and environmental wayfinding. I took a variety of courses including typography, illustration, photography, photo illustration, motion design, interactive design, branding, packaging design, letterpress, and more.
I participated in an internship with Kent State's Glyphix Studio, which is an award-winning, creative and collaborative classroom program that allows students to engage in client-based and self-guided investigation into design problems. With over 80 awards and more than 400 program alumni, Glyphix Studio has made its mark as a holistically unique space to create, inspire and excel.
Valley Christian Schools
December 2017 - Present
May 2014 - December 2017
July 2013 - February 2014
Graphic Design, Digital Media, Marketing, and Art Teacher
At Valley Christian Schools I was responsible for maintaining the integrity of brand management for VCS. My responsibilities included maintaining the websites, digital marketing, video production, and social media platforms ensuring information is up to date and accurate system-wide. I collaborated with building leaders and administration to promote events and materials.
At VCS, I also teach Graphic Design I, Graphic Design II, and run the VCS News team.
Brand Marketing Coordinator
At ECS, I coordinated marketing for Volkswagen and Audi through several forms of media including email, social media, blogs, and our website. Our marketing campaigns for in-house engineered and aftermarket European car parts reach over 545,000 unique email addresses, and our presence on social media is without parallel.
• Create, manage, and execute marketing campaigns.
• Create assignments for graphic designers and photographers
• Create and manage ECS’s yearly marketing calendar planning
• Liaison between the marketing department and brand managers
Geometry Global, formally JWT Action, I worked to develop and execute creative solutions for a diverse range of Fortune 500 companies, including American Express, Nestlé, John Deere,
Kimberly-Clark, Johnson & Johnson, BRP, Nokia, and Vitamin Water.
My efforts were primarily directed towards contributing meaningfully to brainstorm sessions, creative strategies, new business ventures, commercial storyboarding, and client presentations.
Additionally, I designed for digital media in the realms of logo and identity development, product launches, and digital banners/billboards.