Resume

Experience

CheckMark, Creative Resource of Nestlé Purina PetCare  |  Art Director |  St. Louis, MO  |  July 2010 – Present
Experience includes packaging design, POS and other retail signage, print and collateral design, eblast and web ad design and production, identity and branding, multimedia presentations, art direction, photo editing and retouching, and petting lots of dogs.

VANGEL Advertising & Public Relations  |  Design / Creative  |  Columbia, MO  |  July 2007 – July 2010
Experience includes developing and designing print ad campaigns, identity and branding, web design and advertising, large-format signage, TV advertisements, Flash-based animation, video and multimedia presentations, collateral pieces and other printed materials, social media strategy and management, art direction, photo editing and retouching, copywriting, production, client and vendor coordination, and writing company blog entries. Was an essential team member on a three-year, multimillion-dollar federal contract involving over 200 designed pieces.

Freelance Graphic and Web Design  |  Sole Proprietor  |  May 2007 – Present
Design and produce work for small, budget-conscious or non-profit clients. Projects include identity and branding, print and collateral pieces, web content and design, signage, wedding stationary, illustration, and social media strategy.

Education

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Emphasis in Graphic Design  |  Magna Cum Laude  |  University of Missouri  |  Class of 2007
Scholarship Recipient  |  AT&T Foundation Scholarship  |  Univ. of Missouri Curator’s Scholarship  |  The Country Club of St. Albans Employee Scholarship  |  2003-2007

Community/
Volunteer Activities

Volunteer Art Director  |  The Journey Church  |  St. Louis, MO  |  2011 – Present
Volunteer Webmaster  |  Columbia Earth Day Coalition  |  Columbia, MO  |  2008 – 2011
Volunteer Guide  |  “Chihuly: Glass in the Garden” Exhibition  |  Missouri Botanical Garden  |  Summer 2006
Founder & President  |  STAND Mizzou: A Student Anti-Genocide Coalition  |  Columbia, MO  |  2006 – 2007  (Webmaster to 2009)
Gained skills in leadership, public relations, advocacy, lobbying and event coordination. Worked with the national STAND representatives, University administration, elected state officials, other campus groups and the student body to cultivate a thriving student movement against genocide. Received the Chancellor’s Excellence Award for the “Best New Organization” of 2007, and was recognized by STAND National as one of the most active Midwest chapters.

Software/
Technology Skills

Software  |  Adobe CS5 (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Flash, Dreamweaver, etc.), Microsoft Office, iLife, iWork.
Web  |  Proficient in HTML, CSS  |  Working knowledge of JavaScript, PHP, WordPress and other CMS platforms.
Extras  |  Knowledge of mobile and social media marketing  |  Skilled with technology in general and learning new tricks.

References

Available upon request.