Experience

Senior Design Associate, Brand & Communications
DonorsChoose.org, New York, New York

I lead the brand and marketing design for DonorsChoose.org. Work includes specialty pieces for corporate partners, event design, social media design, and organization–wide brand development and advocacy. October 2015–Present

Graphic Design Coordinator
Clinton Global Initiative, New York, New York

Design print, digital, social, web and environmental graphics for events including the CGI University, CGI Middle East and Africa, CGI America, and CGI Annual Meeting. Duties include illustration, coordination of event materials and production, and conceptualization of new marketing materials and strategies. January 2015–September 2015

Information Technology Educator
Peace Corps Vanuatu, Epi Island, Republic of Vanuatu

Designed and co-taught project-based computer studies and graphic design courses for 160 secondary students grades 9-12. Trained 16 faculty and staff to utilize information technology to enhance education. Trained community service providers in grant writing to secure funding for community aid post, library, and school facilities.

October 2012–December 2014

Graphic Designer, Project Manager
Ferris State University Office of International Education, Big Rapids, Michigan

Designed and coordinated a large-scale mobile exhibit exploring the silk road. Exhibit featured interactive displays and became the basis of a cross-disciplinary theme-based learning model applied to courses throughout the university.

Summer 2012

Graphic Designer
Ferris State University Design Project Center, Big Rapids, Michigan

Lead designer chosen to design print, digital, and environmental collateral for the MindShare 2012 fundraising event. Oversaw multiple projects from ideation to production.

Fall 2011–Spring 2012

Graphic Design & Marketing Intern
Ferris State University Office of Admissions, Big Rapids, Michigan

Lead a team of designers, videographers, and copywriters in creating a multimedia campaign to guide prospective students through the admissions process.

Summer 2011

Graphic Design Intern
Visual Entities, Wyoming, Michigan

I developed highly detailed technical drawings for interior and exterior wayfinding systems. I worked with the production team to develop concepts for designs that could be easily fabricated.

Summer 2009

Education

Bachelor of Science, Graphic Design

College of Business Ferris State University
Big Rapids, Michigan May 2012
Magna Cum Laude

Nonprofit and Product Marketing Minor

College of Business Ferris State University
Big Rapids, Michigan May 2012

Spanish Minor

College of Arts and Sciences Ferris State University
Big Rapids, Michigan May 2012

Certificate in Motion Graphics

Pratt Institute
April 2017

Honors Program

Ferris State University, Big Rapids, Michigan
Polished leadership and communication skills through exposure to travel, cultural events, volunteer work, and
a unique blend of courses. 2008–2012

Knowledge

Print, Digital, and Environmental Design, Typography, Pre-Press, Integrated Marketing Techniques, Business Writing, Project Management, Customer Service, Instruction, Grant Writing, Event Planning and Design.

Technical Skills

Adobe PhotoShop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver, AfterEffects, and Flash, HTML/CSS, JQuery, Keynote, MailChimp, ExactTarget, SalesForce, Microsoft Office Suite, Digital Photography, WordPress, Social Media, Google Analytics, PC/Mac platforms.

Leadership and Involvement

Member AIGA New York
Chairperson
Peace Corps Vanuatu Gender and Development Committee 2014
President AIGA Ferris State University Student Group 2011
Secretary AIGA Ferris State University Student Group 2010
Member AIGA West Michigan 2009–Present
Student Manager Ferris State Housing 2010–2012
Ambassador American–Syrian Grassroots Diplomacy Program 2010
Honors and Awards

Outstanding Honors Scholar Finalist 2012
College of Business Excellence Award 2011
Outstanding Leadership Award 2011
College of Business Dean’s List 2008–2012
College of Business Honor Roll 2008–2012
Judges Choice Honors Art Show 2009
Advanced Placement Scholar Award 2008