Career Objective

To apply my design experience and creative leadership within a company that has a thorough knowledge & respect for modern design, as well as a history of producing quality work.


Experience

OCT 08 – PRESENT

sage products–multimedia designer cary, illinois 

• Created highly successful marketing campaigns - Included direct mail, video & web animations

• Helped redesign the overall corporate identity

• Developed product ads for major medical publications

• Created tradeshow graphics - Including animated video screens and large scale graphics

• Created new, and redesigned old product packing - Including managing press checks

DEC 07 – OCT 08

national roofing contractors association–graphic designer rosemont, illinois

• Laid out feature articles in Professional Roofing monthly magazine

• Redesigned the association’s identity, magazine & web sites

• Created the covers and interior layouts of NRCA product guides & technical manuals

JUN 07 – DEC 07

discover financial services–contract designer riverwoods, illinois

• Created multi-tiered marketing campaigns from start to completion

• Worked directly with clients to create charity programs and interactive installations

• Designed brochures, animated web banners, & posters to advertise new offers

• Four-time recipient of the Discover Financial Services Appreciation Award

JUN 06 – AUG 06

source inc.–summer design intern chicago, illinois

• Worked on a design team developing corporate identities, brochures, & packaging

• Prepared design presentations for clients

• Photographed products and backgrounds for packaging, posters, & web sites


education

Northern Illinois University

• BFA in visual communications

• 3.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale

• Achieved Dean’s List from fall 2004–spring 2007

• Graphic designer for NIU’s Program Production Services dept.


Software Proficiency

• Adobe Photoshop CC 

• Adobe Illustrator CC 

• Adobe InDesign CC 

• Adobe GoLive CS3

• Adobe Premier 

• Adobe AfterEffects CC 

• Adobe Flash

 • QuarkXPress

• Mircosoft Word 

• Mircosoft Powerpoint/Keynote 

• Mircosoft Excel