Professional Experience

SEPT ‘19 - CURRENT

Marketing Specialist
Wimsatt Building Materials – Wayne, MI

  • Designing email campaigns, landing pages, sales newsletter, social media content, and blog content in HubSpot for differentiated customer segments
  • Updated brand identity across all media including new WordPress website
  • Provided identity for annual trade show, including brand, collateral, displays, venue relations, setup, logistics, and photography
  • Developed and presented marketing seminars to customer base
  • Created corporate social responsibility brand and blog
  • Planning virtual trade show including user flowcharts and personas
  • Updating website product catalog, homepage content, and BigCommerce

OCT ‘11 - SEPT ‘17

Senior Graphic Designer & Project Manager
Integrated Marketing Solutions / C3 Ventures – Flint, MI

  • Designed custom websites including wireframing, interactive mockups,
    content organization, and developed information structures
  • Created and presented design solutions in branding, web, print, and video
  • Created competitive research reports and proposals including tactic recommendations, deliverables, cost estimates, and production timing
  • Provided tasks, creative direction, and critique to developers & designers
  • Client liaison, on-going client support and quality assurance
  • Created post-launch reviews including measurables, ROI, next actions
  • Developed project workflow, tracked and progressed project stages
  • Managed domain, website hosting, email, and corporate social media pages
  • Orchestrated printed goods and trade show logistics

DEC ‘10 - SEPT ‘17

Contract Graphic Designer
Southeastern Michigan

  • Created brand identities for small businesses and political campaigns
  • Designed & developed WordPress websites, including wireframes and mockups
  • Designed and orchestrated production for various promotional collateral
  • Managed public figure and corporate social media pages, email, and domains

AUG ‘10 - JAN ‘11

Print Service Associate
Staples – Allen Park, MI

  • Customer-facing print and promotional good production

DEC ‘06 - SEPT ‘08

Junior Designer, Label Sales
Centurion Medical Products (Medline Industries) – Howell, MI

  • Created custom label catalogs and label designs for offset printing

JUN ‘05 - AUG ‘06

Junior Designer, Art Department
Centurion Medical Products (Medline Industries) – Howell, MI

  • Designed product literature for internal sales force, including photography and retouching

Consulting

SEPT ‘17 - CURRENT

VStar Design Group, LLC
Ypsilanti, MI

  • Providing design solutions in print and web from ideation to delivery
  • Consulting clients on marketing tactics and execution
  • Designing, developing, and maintaining customized WordPress websites
  • Administering domains, web hosting, and email
  • Teaching Experience

JAN ‘19 - AUG ‘19

Art & Design Educator (Rating 2019: Effective)
Arbor Preparatory High SchoolYpsilanti, MI

  • Provided Art & Design Education to diverse student population grades 9-12
  • Created coursework for Foundational Art, 2D-Design, 3D-Design, AP Portfolio, and Digital Media
  • Brought organization to learning environment, inventory, and supplies
  • Set studio standards for students and staff to follow to maintain order
  • Revised internal art & design standards based on NAEA standards
  • Accommodated diverse student body including cognitive differences
  • Maintained digital archive of student work

JUN ‘18 - AUG ‘18

Art Director & Counselor
Sherman Lake YMCA Overnight CampAugusta, MI

  • Managed learning environment, supplies, and inventory, with youth ages 7-15
  • Aided in curriculum development, directing art activities for overnight camp
  • Oversaw cabins, provided counseling, and youth character development
  • On-going support for new incoming staff to manage the Arts Center

Student Teaching

FALL 2018 (High School Segment)

Skyline High School, Ann Arbor, MI
Grades 9th-12th with Meredith Giltner

FALL 2018 (Elementary/Middle Segment)

Forsythe Middle School, Ann Arbor, MI
Grades 6th-8th with Susan Bartman

Education

Bachelor of Fine Arts: Graphic Design
College for Creative Studies, 2010

K-12 LQ Visual Arts Certification
College for Creative Studies, 2018
Certification Expires January 2nd 2024

Additional Training

Effective Communications & Human Relations
June 2017, Dale Carnegie of Mid-Michigan, Lic D-2507

First Aid / CPR / AED, Pediatric & Adult
May 2020, American Red Cross, ID 11D6R8

Volunteer Experience

All Hands Active – Ann Arbor, MI
May 2018 – Soldering Demonstrator
July - Nov 2019 – Marketing Assistance

Sherman Lake YMCA – Augusta, MI
June 2019 – Art & Crafts Staff Training

Shows and Exhibitions2010 & 2018 Student Exhibitions
College for Creative Studies

Software & Technical Skills

  • Adobe Creative Cloud / Creative Suite:
    Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign,
    Premiere, AfterEffects, Dreamweaver
  • WordPress Design & Install
  • HTML & CSS
  • InVision Mockups & Balsamiq Wireframes
  • HubSpot: Marketing Hub
  • Constant Contact & Mail Chimp
  • GSuite for Business Administration
  • Google Analytics
  • Plesk & WHM Hosting Administration
  • Domain & DNS Management
  • SEO, SEM, SSM
  • Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Windows & Mac Savvy
  • Large Format Printer Maintenance

Other Skills

  • Research & Reporting
  • Presentation Development
  • Quoting & Proposals
  • Brainstorming & Critique Facilitation
  • Video Capture & Editing
  • Photography
  • Photo Retouching & Manipulation
  • Illustration
  • Mat Cutting & Framing