University of Minnesota – Twin Cities
Bachelors of Fine Arts Degree in Graphic Design, College of Design
Logo Design / Custom Logotype
Editorial / Book Design
Celarity, Graphic Designer for Medtronic
March 2022 – Present | Mounds View, MN
Dana International, Graphic Designer
August 2020 – Present | Minneapolis, MN
Independent, Freelance Graphic Designer & Photographer
Operates as project manager for print and web based solutions, while successfully prioritizing projects to meet deadlines and objectives. Delegates work direction and allocates specific tasks to interns, along with being a mentor. Creates and prepares inventive ideas for merchandise and marketing materials (i.e., sticker, products, t-shirts, flyers, signage) for wholesale stores to increase sales and maximize brand exposure. Organizes and directs photoshoots for products, food, and advertising materials with posed models; modeled for new products. Responsible for executing pre and post production imaging. Oversight for maintaining and using multiple plotters for all in house printing. This includes properly creating the print file, sending it to the printer, cutting the materials to size, and preparing them for distribution. Complete ownership of communicating directly with global manufactures about new product styles, packaging, printing, and products templates. Establishes relationships with local and international printing services for quotes on miscellaneous print projects (i.e., vehicle wraps, awnings, assorted variety of branded clothing such as hats, t-shirts, beach towels, scratch- and pull-to-win promotional products, business cards). Develops relationship with wholesale suppliers, responsible for constructing a list of needed supplies, and scheduling deliveries to ensure backstock supplies are never depleted. Revitalize food menus, interior signage, and tabletops. Develops and devises social media content for three businesses.
May 2020 – Present | Twin Cities, MN
Responsible for launching and upgrading brand identities and style guides for companies. Interprets the client’s needs and wants to effectively conceive and conceptualize their vision. Design and create stickers, invitations, celebratory and greeting cards, advertising, signs and other print and digital media. Orchestras product photo shoots and professional headshots, both in remote locations (outside) and in studios. Specifically focuses on small, local, minority owned business or non-profit based and provides discounts and free services.
Compassionate Action for Animals, Volunteer Graphic Designer
August 2021 – Present | St. Paul, MN
Active participant in weekly committee planning meetings and assists in organizing events. Customizes slide decks, posters / signages, and social media assets for each unique events while implementing and following brand style guides. Attends events, actively part of the set up and organization prior to event, photographer for all events held locally.
Irish Fair of Minnesota, Graphic Design Intern
April 2019 – August 2019 | St. Paul, MN
Responsible for building and creating a brand identify for the 2019 fair. Formulated and incorporated a brand identity to convey a sense of cohesiveness among all digital and printed media. Designed digital signs and advertising for website and social media. Developed merchandise, such as t-shirts, along with creating digital mockups for the customers before production. Collaborated first-hand with the customer and others who have a design background in the office.
KeliComm Headshots, Freelance & Studio Assistant
July 2013 – March 2020 | Minneapolis, MN
Preformed admin work. Cleaned photography studio. Assisted at indoor and outdoor photoshoots, along with third party projects for companies, such as Medtronic. Helped in hosting studio events.
Holy Land, Freelance & Waiter
August 2016 – August 2019 | Minneapolis, MN
Arranged photoshoot for promotional artifacts and new products. Consulted customers in person and over the telephone with questions about the restaurant, menu, and catering. Preformed wait staff duties, deliver prepared food, and clear tables. Participated in catering events.
Maharaja’s, Graphic Design Internship
May 2018 – April 2019 | St. Paul, MN
Created promotional flyers, tabloids/posters, and signage. Designed store fronts and digital marketplace. Rearranged merchandise and showcases within the store to create visual interest and successful retail flow.
Hate is Wrong (NFL non-profit)
Irish Fair of Minnesota
Wally's Falafel and Hummus
Cargo Bike Soap
Cooper & Kid
Dine for Dinners