Design Experience

07/2012 – Present – Mobile Technologies, Inc.
Lead designer for marketing collateral projects and promotional pieces, including brochures, flyers, web graphics other graphics within brand standards. Other responsibilities include product photography direction, standardization of brand identity, social media management and organization of assets

04/2012 – 09/2012 – RediPour
Lead designer/art director for marketing collateral projects such as the Logo Redesign and the RediPour Website.

09/2010 – 12/2012
Big Brothers Big Sisters Columbia NW – Contract Designer
Lead designer/art director for marketing collateral pieces such as newsletters, postcards, programs, buttons, etc. for various events for the organization.

10/2010 – 02/2011
Acumed – Temporary Graphic Designer
Layout and brochure design for external materials, photo editing, layout design and information organization, office assistant tasks.

11/2009 – 05/2010
Oregon Business Magazine – Graphic Design Intern
Creating infographics, decorative illustrations, layout and marketing materials for the 100 Best Companies to Work For in Oregon event.

Volunteer Design Experience

06/2013 – Present
Northwest Animal Companions – Volunteer Designer and Marketing Chair
Lead designer/art director for marketing collateral pieces, including researching and developing concepts, design, and layout to re-establish a new, more professional brand identity, and carrying out this new identity into the relaunching of their website. I also maintain and update the website and since April 2014 have been the Marketing Chairperson.

06/2013 – 12/2013
Rose City Rollers – Volunteer Designer
Contributing designer, including collaboration with the Web, Marketing and Design teams on the branding and advertising strategies. Tasks included creating the monthly newsletter via ConstantContact as well as event graphic design.

08/2010 – 10/2010
Big Brothers Big Sisters Columbia NW – Volunteer Designer
Lead designer for collateral such as mailed invites, postcards and newsletters, illustration and photo editing for marketing collateral and event graphics.

General Experience

01/2006 – 06/2012
Home Depot, Portland/Beaverton, Oregon – Special Order Expediter and Return-To-Vendor Specialist
Provided high-quality customer service by managing custom orders from placement to delivery, proof read orders for placement errors, as daily vendor communication. Tasks also included are multiple project management, information, reception and resolving customer issues.

06/2004 – 12/2005
Ericksen’s Thriftway Prineville, Oregon – Customer Service – Deli
Provided high-quality customer service by preparing catering trays, custom meal orders, as well as opening and closing the registers and area for business daily.

09/2003 – 06/2004
Ross Dress For Less, Bend, Oregon – Customer Service
Provided high-quality customer service by processing sales, returns, assist customers, maintenance and opening/closing of the registers and store for daily business.

Education

2014 – In progress – Associate of Applied Science, Marketing – Portland Community College
2010 – 2014 – Associate of Applied Science, Web Development and Design – Portland Community College
2006 – 2009 – Bachelor of Fine Arts, Graphic Design – The Art Institute of Portland, Portland Oregon
2003 – 2005 – Associate of Arts, Fine Arts – Central Oregon Community College, Bend Oregon

Technical Skills

Adobe Creative Suite through Creative Cloud 2014 including Adobe Fireworks and Adobe Dreamweaver
HTML, CSS and beginning level Javascript
PC and Mac Platforms
Microsoft Office
35mm and Digital Cameras
Joomla! and WordPress

Other Qualities

Excellent at internal and external communication.
Quite capable of accepting constructive feedback and direction.
Proficient with multi-tasking and time-management.
Adept at self management and working individually.
Comfortable making decisions/prioritizing to solve problems.
Experienced with working in a team structure.
Life-long learner.
Time Person of the Year in 2006
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