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Experience

Lowe Campbell Ewald, Senior Content Art Director, December ’16—Present, Content Art Director, February ’14—December ’16

  • Design layouts, oversee and magange the magazine working file, and art direct photoshoots for Cadillac Magazine.
  • Use Adobe DPS knowledge to design and program layouts for the mobile, iPad and Android editions of Cadillac Magazine.
  • Concept and execute social posts, as well as art direct photoshoots and video animations for OnStar organic posts across Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Google+.

The Awesome Mitten, Freelance Designer, July ’12—Present

  • Design homepage graphics and web ads to promote features and contests
    on AwesomeMitten.com.

MSU Athletic Communications, Freelance Designer, Aug. ’13—Aug. ’15

  • Create post-game infographics recaping Michigan State football games that are then posted across the athletic department’s social media networks.
  • Conceptualize and design teaser graphics and Facebook cover photos
    for upcoming Spartan football and basketball matchups.

Automobile Magazine, Graphic Designer, Nov. ’12—February ’14

  • Design feature stories, monthly sections and other additional pages for the print edition of Automobile Magazine.
  • Convert and redesign print pages into iPad ready slides using Adobe InDesign and Woodwing extensions.
  • Communicate with photographers, illustrators and public relation representatives to curate photos for the magazine and iPad.

Louisville Gannett Design Studio, Designer, Dec. ’11—Nov. ’12

  • Design and layout a variety of newspaper pages for publications such as the Cincinnati Enquirer and Lansing State Journal.
  • Create special section logos, banners and flags in addition to designing special section covers for the Kentucky Derby and Indy 500.
  • Work under daily deadline pressure and within a creative, design driven work environment.

Michigan Hockey Magazine, Freelance Graphic Designer, Sept. ’11—Nov. ’11

  • Graphic designer, copy editor and webmaster for Michigan Hockey Magazine, a publication that reaches an audience of 45,000 readers.
  • Responsible for rebranding and redesign of the publication, Michigan Hockey logo and its website.
  • Manage and maintain mihockeynow.com, post stories, create graphics, handle online contest forms and organize ad placement.

 

SKILLS

  • Ability to visually communicate stories through typography, images and graphics. Reasearch, plan and concept story ideas and work with photographers, editors and videographers to execute features.
  • Working knowledge of Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Adobe Digital Publishing Solution, WordPress. Introduction to CCS and HTML.
  • Dabbler of letterpress and screenprinting techniques for posters, invites and print materials.

 

EDUCATION

Michigan State University (May 2011)

  • Bachelor of Arts in Journalism
  • Design Specialization
  • Minor in Spanish
  • Honors College
  • 3.98 GPA

 

AWARDS

  • Outstanding Senior Award (School of Journalism)
  • Outstanding Senior Award (MSU)
  • Knight Center Service Award
  • Mary Adelaide Gardner Scholarship
  • Robert Popa Scholarship
  • Harry and Lucille Brown Scholarship