profile
I am a highly creative and multitalented Graphic Designer/Photo Stylist with vast experience in marketing, print design, and multimedia. My upbeat personality reflects my artistic style by taking inspiration from every day encounters. My passion, thus far, is hands on creative projects mainly focusing on photography styling and typography. I am a dynamic team player with well-developed written and verbal communication abilities. I am a passionate creator of innovative marketing strategies with an emphasis on working within budget requirements. I strongly believe in endless research and sketching when it comes to conceptualizing something that is beautiful and functional.
education
The University of Akron, Myers School of Art
BFA Graphic Design - May 2015
EXPERIENCE
WHIRL Publishing
art director
December 2015 - present
Working with a team of editors and sales to create visual concepts, by hand, computer software and photography, to communicate ideas and stories to viewers and consumers. Developing layouts and production designs for advertisements, magazine layouts, flyers, events, social media, and web presence for three branches of magazines. Assisting the photographer by organizing, scheduling, and directing photoshoots by collecting necessary materials to create a livable world for the test subject, being people, food, and commercial products.
Rich and Shirley’s Quick Print
GRAPHIC DESIGNER
June - December 2015
Follow and implement quick production timelines, prepare job cost estimates including paper specifications, colors, and special printing instructions. Develop graphics for client branding as well as advising clients on strategies to reach an audience. Communicate with customers to design and prepare invitations, stationery, and documents for printing. Responsible for operating a variety of printing production and office equiptment. Maintaining customer satisfaction and displayed excellent customer service
Baci Designer
INTERN
Created logo design, marketing, and communication materials for a second annual bridal event. These materials included posters, flyers, postcards, & DIY takeaway gifts. Updated social media platforms with trending materials and ensured deadlines were met. Responsible for ordering, gathering, & specifications for necessary event materials. Assisted team with brainstorming and communicated with vendors to guarantee coordinated details for day of event.
freelance
Collaborated with clients and executed various forms of art and digital design including logo design and redesign, stationery design, birthday and wedding invitations, senior, maternity, and family photography, cards, and drawings.
SKILLS
Concept Development 
Digital Imaging
Photography & Photo Styling
Brand Identity
Logo Design
Social Media Marketing
Creativity
Typography
Photoshop
Illustrator
InDesign
Illustration & Sketching
Communication
Color Theory

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