I am a designer and a problem solver. I strive to make purposeful design choices that are based on a strong concept, research, failure, starting over, exploration and collaboration.
Senior Designer at The DuPuis Group • 2017–present
Designer • 2017
Design of branding, packaging, digital and experience for a range of clients in Dupuis' Chicago office. Working closely with strategy and innovation teams to create disruptive brand experiences that are unique to the client and stand out among their competitors.
Designer at Edelman • 2016–2017
Junior Designer • 2015–2016
Design of branding, print, digital and experiential pieces for the Design Studio within Edelman Chicago. Developing new concepts and directions as well as working within the guidelines of existing brands.
Co-Owner of Zealous Bee • 2014–2016
Design of laser cut wood jewelry and home goods for sale on Etsy.com, in boutiques and craft fairs. Maintaining strong brand through product design, print, photography, web, social media and packaging.
Related projects: Zealous Bee
Junior Designer at Columbia College Chicago • 2013–2014
Maintaining brand standards for print, web and environmental materials, and developing new design campaigns for academic and administrative departments of the college.
Art Director for Echo Magazine • 2013
Overall design and vision, project management and coordination of Summer/Fall 2013 Echo Magazine.
Related projects: Echo Magazine
Designer at Creative Go-Round • 2012–2013
Branding and identity concept development, project management and art direction for a range of non-profit organizations.
Graphic Designer at Columbia College Chicago • 2012
Event and internal office design, event planning and general office duties for the Office of Student Engagement.
Columbia College Chicago Class of 2013
B.F.A. in Graphic Design, minor in Art History, with studies in Semiotics, Print Making, Web Design and Anthropology; 3.9 GPA, graduated Summa Cum Laude
AFFILIATIONS & ACHIEVEMENTS
AIGA Chicago Mentorship Program Portfolio Development Group Mentor, Fall 2018 & Spring 2019; AIGA Chicago Diversity & Inclusion Board Volunteer, AIGA Chicago Member; AIGA Mentorship Program Member
Print Magazine Award for Family Room Environmental; GDUSA Award for Family Room Environmental, Presidential Inauguration Materials, and NYCLU Factsheet; Interview on Design Feast; Staff Spotlight on Colum.edu; 2013 AIGA Chicago Student Enrichment Scholarship Honorable Mention; Dean’s List; Student Achiever Scholarship