Education

2008 – 2013
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design

Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI

May 2013
Book Arts in Venice: Study Abroad Program

Experience

January 2014 – Present
Gerber CAD Operator at Vaughn Custom Sports

Responsible for receiving and processing orders for hockey goalie pads through use of Gerber Technology. Frequently responsible for creating Illustrator mock-ups to be e-mailed to clients and for creating and editing in-house documents and order forms.

September 2012 – May 2013
The Design Center at Western Michigan University

Worked individually and collaboratively with other students and the art director for real-world clients. Often responsible for meeting with the the client and presenting new design ideas during the design process. Also was involved in press checks. 

May 2012 – May 2013
Marketing Intern; Sindecuse Health Center; WMU

Responsible for in-house design, advertising, and promotional items; assisted in event organization; responsible for designing press-ready designs and working with different vendors. 


Exhibitions

April 2013
WMU Annual Frostic School of Art Student Exhibition

Juror – Michael Sims
Albertine Monroe-Brown Gallery, Richmond Center for Visual Arts, WMU

March 2013
Shape, BFA Graphic Design Senior Exhibition

Eleanor R. and Robert A. DeVries Student Art Gallery, Richmond Center for Visual Arts, WMU

April 2012
WMU Annual Frostic School of Art Student Exhibition

Juror – Erik Gleason
Albertine Monroe-Brown Gallery, Richmond Center for Visual Arts, WMU

May 2012 – Present
Local history Archives Photograph

Kalamazoo Public Library, Kalamazoo, MI

Achievements

Spring 2013 – Elanor R. and Robert A. DeVries Award for Artistic Merit
Spring 2013 – Frostic School of Art Study Abroad Scholarship
Fall 2012 – Frostic School of Art Enrichment Grant
Fall 2010 – College of Fine Arts Deans List

Organizations

August 2010 – Present
AIGA | The Professional Association for Design 

March 2013
AIGA West Michigan Student Protfolio Review
Haworth World Headquarters, Holland, MI

September 2012
Erik Spiekermann Lecture: An Evening with Erik Spiekermann
Chicago, IL

November 2012
Stefan Sagmeister Lecture: Design and Happiness
Ann Arbor, MI

November 2012
Alehaus Organizer
Responsible for t-shirt screen printing, production, and organization

July 2012
Armin Vit Lecture: Think Stupid
Grand Rapids, MI 



Activities

May 2013
Studio Tours in New York City

MBLM
Interbrand 
Portfolio reviewed with Matt Van Leeuwen
DoylePartners
Lippincott
The Brand Union
Portfolio reviewed with Sidney Blank and Carrie Ruby
Beardwood&Co
Portfolio reviewed with Michael Tyznik

 

April 2013
Type Battle in Grand Rapids, MI

Not Design with Site:Lab

December 2013
Studio Tours in Chicago

Leo Burnett
MAKE.
Alpha Basic

December 2012
Letterpress Workshop

Not Design 

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Skills

Proficient in:
InDesign
Illustrator

Working knowledge in:
Photoshop
Dreamweaver
Muse
Sketch-up
Marketing
Advertising and Promotions
Gerber Technology
Gerber Plotting and Digitizing

 

Other Skills:
Marketing and Communications
Customer Service

Hands On:
Photography
Screen Printing
Bookmaking
Letterpress


References upon request.