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WORK

SENIOR GRAPHIC DESIGNER | Unbound 11.14 – Now

in-house design team management, brand management and art direction, publication design, marketing campaign development and design, photography, Adobe® Creative Suite® CC Design and Production Premium (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Premiere, Encore, Aftereffects), Windows, Mac OSX, Microsoft Office Suite, Attlasian JIRA, Agile Methodology

BRANDING/ DESIGN COORDINATOR  | Mid-America Arts Alliance 01.13 – 11.14

brand management, publication design, exhibition design, marketing campaign development and design, Data Visualization, web design and management, social media campaign management, event photography, contract design art direction, vendor management, project management

GRAPHIC DESIGN COORDINATOR | Mid-America Arts Alliance 07.09

GRAPHIC DESIGNER | Mid-America Arts Alliance 03.07 – 07.09

PRODUCTION DESIGNER | Herff-Jones 01.06 – 06.06

INSTRUCTOR, ARTS AND CRAFTS | Johnson County Parks and Recreation 04.04 – 09.05

AWARDS

Nonprofit Connect, Philly Awards For Excellence In Nonprofit Communications, 2016: Philly Award, Best in House And Award Of Distinction, Magazine, Living UnboundPhilly Award, Marketing Campaign, Look Closer

Kansas City International Association of Business Communicators,  Best In Show; Magazine; Living Unbound; Bronze Quill, Magazine, Living UnboundBronze Quill, Multimedia Campaign, Look Closer.

HOW Magazine, Winter In-House Awards, 2015: Outstanding Achievement, Informational Brochure, Living Unbound.

Nonprofit Connect, Philly Awards For Excellence In Nonprofit Communications, 2015: Philly Award And Award Of Distinction, Magazine, Living UnboundPhilly Award And Award Of Distinction, Informational Brochure, Change A Life; Philly Award And Award Of Distinction, Print Newsletter, Impact.

Catholic Press Association Of The United States And Canada, Catholic Press Awards, 2016: General Excellence, Magazine, Living Unbound.

Nonprofit Connect, Philly Awards For Excellence In Nonprofit Communications, 2009: Second Place, Exhibition Brochure, The Return Of The Yellow Peril: The Works Of Roger Shimomura 1969-2007.        

American Association Of Museums, Publications Design Competition, 2008: Honorable Mention, Exhibition Brochure, The Return Of The Yellow Peril: The Works Of Roger Shimomura 1969-2007.

EDUCATION

08.06 – 08.08 University of Missouri in Kansas City, Graphic Design, Bachelor of Arts
08.04 – 05.05 Park University, Fine Art
08.01 – 05.03 Fort Hays State University, Graphic Design
08.99 – 05.01 Kansas City Kansas Community College, Associates in Arts, Phi Theta Kappa

CLIENTS

  • Rebecca Blunk (former director of the New England Foundation for the Arts)
  • Dave's Shutters and Blinds 
  • Dazium Design Soiutions
  • HumaNature Salon
  • Kansas City Kansas Police Department
  • Kemper Museum Gift Shop
  • UMKC's Hand Print Press 
  • U.S. Regional Arts Organizations
  • Mary Kennedy Associates
  • Sonja Stoskopf & Associates
  • Leslie Zimmer