Illinois Times Springfield, IL 2006-PRESENT
Art Director/Production Manager
Hired as a junior designer and quickly promoted into positions of progressive responsibility. As Lead Designer, I supervised the production department and coordinated with editorial staff and sales teams to ensure client satisfaction.
Produced over 1000 projects a year including logos, print and web advertisements, posters, flyers, banners,
media kits, and special issue publications.
Restructured everyday operation and organization which raised department productivity drastically.
Successfully led the growth of the design team, hiring one full-time employee and several part-time employees.
I Sing, the body electric Mattoon, IL 2004-2005
Hand picked in my senior year of college, I was hired to be the anchor of the ISBE design team in launching the
Social Norming project. A high school drug and alcohol awareness campaign focused on parent/child communication.
Worked with high school students in developing individual art projects as well as teaching design techniques.
Produced several successful anti-drug poster campaigns which were used in high schools all over Illinois.
Worked with other interns in developing future activities and art projects for various high school classes.
Pat Graves charleston, IL 2004-2005
Teachers aid/ Design consultant
Moonlighting in the EIU School of Business, I helped create exercises and teaching materials for two classes aimed at teaching Business students basic graphic design and web design techniques.
Worked with Business teachers and students to develop and refine graphic design teaching materials.
Worked with Dr. Pat Graves on a new graphic design text book for the school of Business.
I have worked with many different company's and individual clients in many different fields.
Preservation Capital Partners (finance), Homeland PC (r
Eastern Illinois University - BA in Graphic Design
Graduated with a 4.0 GPA
First ever recipient of the Paul Rand Award for exceptional skill in the field of graphic design.
Organizations / Affilations:
Association of Alternative Newsweeklies - aan.org
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