Humble digital designer passionate about creating beautiful interfaces, responsive websites and online content with a focus on user delight.


SKILLS

Responsive + Mobile Website Design

Utilize typography, layout and interactive knowledge to design simple, intelligent mobile and responsive websites with the Bootstrap grid system.

User Interface + User Experience

Conceptualize experiences with utilization of site-maps, user flow charts, personae and wireframes, then create pixel-perfect intuitive interfaces aimed at user delight.

Branding + Marketing

Experience in brand identity creation and marketing strategy for small businesses, start-ups and large companies alike.

 

Illustration + Imagery

Produce unique illustrative characters, infographics and icons, & create and retouch photographs to bring brands to life and ensure memorable experiences.

Email Campaigns 

Utilize knowledge of HTML email restrictions to design & troubleshoot responsive emails, campaigns, and newsletters.

Animation Storyboarding

Experience in ideating interactive animation (SVG and CSS), iOS app SDK animation, and storyboarding & art directing brand videos.


Experience

Designer
Viewpost • Minneapolis, MN • August 2013 Present

At Viewpost I've had the pleasure of helping build our brand from the ground up through creation of digital, interactive and print design solutions while utilizing various skill sets, including illustration, typography, animation, photography, UI, UX, print layout, video storyboarding, and web design. I've played a lead role in maintaining a consistent brand identity and conceptualizing creative solutions to enhance our marketing efforts while working closely with other designers, front- and back-end developers, copy writers, video producers, project managers and account executives. 
Project highlights include the Viewpost marketing website, blog and iOS app marketing.

 

Designer
Orangeseed • Minneapolis, MN • January 2011 – August 2013

As a designer at Orangeseed, I thrived in the small agency-like setting. It was a unique opportunity to take on several major roles and oversee projects from origination to completion. Projects consisted of brand creation, marketing, video, advertising, web and interactive design solutions for profit and nonprofits alike. Clients include Twin Cities In Motion, Gander Mountain, Feeding America, Viewpost, Washburn Center for Children, and Sightpath Medical.

 

Graphic Designer
University Recreation Marketing • Menomonie, WI • May 2009 – December 2010

Created effective print and digital marketing materials including event logos, posters, t-shirts, emails, banner ads and publications.

 

Freelance Designer & Photographer
StaciDesign • St. Paul, MN • May 2009 – Present

Branding, web design, illustration, hand-lettering and more for small businesses and commission.

Lifestyle photographer of Weddings, Engagements, Maternity, Families, Children, Babies and Newborns. Always on the lookout for beautiful natural light.


Education

University of Wisconsin – Stout
Menomonie, WI • September 2006 – December 2010

Bachelor of Fine Arts with a Concentration in Graphic Design
Digital Photography Minor

3.95 GPA • Summa Cum Laude