PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

FOUNDER, CREATIVE + BRANDING FREELANCE SPECIALIST 
SIX PEAKS
MINNEAPOLIS, MN April 2005 - Present
- Take on an array of clients and produce work for both print and online. 
Project scopes include but are not limited to: Identity Packages, Conceptual Branding, Photography, Brand + Social Media Strategy, Videography, UI/UX Design, UX, Copywriting
 



USER EXPERIENCE DESIGNER 
brightpeak financial
MINNEAPOLIS, MN May 2016 - Present
Lead UX/UI on Together platform, a digital Love & Money coach for couples.  




USER INTERFACE DESIGNER 
THOMSON REUTERS
EAGAN, MN April 2015 - May 2016
Design interfaces on Thomson Reuter’s Legal Flagship products, Westlaw and Practical Law focused on enhancing the existing User Experience, as well as implementing new feature interfaces. 
- Explore design solutions through sketching, prototyping, and iterative design
- Work with Research, Information Architecture, and Product Development
roles to ensure best end-user interfaces



USER EXPERIENCE DESIGNER
MAGNET 360
MINNEAPOLIS, MN December 2013 - April 2015
User Experience is the process of creating value for end-users, from research and conception to visual design
and front-end implementation. Depth of expertise in visual design, along with demonstrated
experience with broader digital design methods.

- Develop design concepts based on client objectives and end-user goals
- Explore design solutions through sketching, prototyping, and iterative design
- As needed, translate content plans into information architecture deliverables
- Solve client business issues-with creative design solutions
- Facilitate internal and client-facing design planning sessions
- Partner with Magnet 360 practice areas to collaboratively solve client challenges



GRAPHIC DESIGNER
MAGNET 360
MINNEAPOLIS, MN July 2012 - December 2013
- Play a key role in supporting the strategy, design and management of Magnet 360’s
marketing campaigns and programs – including: internal and external events, video/animated
communications, email, advertisements, presentations, website, social media, promotional materials, 
apparel design, pattern design, and office design.

 


CREATIVE SPECIALIST
THE APARTMENT SHOP
MINNEAPOLIS, MN June 2010 - July 2012
- Individually + Collaboratively plan and execute a variety of print and web based projects
- Organize and implement branding and marketing strategies
 



SERVICE BUREAU GRADUATE ASSISTANT
THE MINNEAPOLIS COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN
MINNEAPOLIS, MN August 2010 - July 2012
- Expanded knowledge of all printers and equipment
- Assist students and staff in layout procedures


 


GRAPHIC DESIGN INTERN
THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH DAKOTA DEPARTMENT OF CREATIVE SERVICES
VERMILLION, SD January 2009 - June 2010
- Work on a variety of print media projects ranging from small to large scale
- Collaborate as well as work individually on projects from initial stages to final product

 


GRAPHIC DESIGNER
AVA MORGAN
VERMILLION, SD May 2009 - June 2010
- Design fliers, mail-outs, coupons, etc.
- Maintain social networking sites
 



GRAPHIC DESIGN INTERN
ADwërks
SIOUX FALLS, SD June 2009 - September 2009
- Worked on a wide array of duties from web design, print production, 
logo design, and illustration
- Collaborate as well as work individually on projects from initial stages to final product

 


GRAPHIC DESIGNER
THE VOLANTE
VERMILLION, SD September 2009 - December 2009
- Designed advertisements for USD’s student-run newspaper. 
- Included both print and online ads.

 


DIRECTOR OF CREATIVE SERVICES
U.ENVISION
VERMILLION, SD July 2008 - May 2009
- Leader of student-run advertising and public relations agency
- Plan, execute, create promotional items, identity packages, logos, 
advertisements, etc. for clients
- Coordinate promotional items and events for group

 
EDUCATION

MASTER OF FINE ARTS IN GRAPHIC DESIGN 
Minneapolis College of Art and Design
2012 | MINNEAPOLIS, MN


B.S. IN CONTEMPORARY MEDIA & JOURNALISM 
ADVERTISING & VISUAL COMMUNICATIONS
MINOR IN FINE ARTS/GRAPHIC DESIGN

The University of South Dakota
2010 | VERMILLION, SD
 

 

PUBLICATIONS

"SIX PEAKS: Art Speaks"
Sic Semper Serpent: ART + LIT. MINNEAPOLIS, MN
-March 2013


THE WORD
Paper Darts: ART + LIT. MINNEAPOLIS, MN
-October 2012

 

 

AWARDS + EXHIBITIONS

 

COMPOUND'S "ACCUMULATION: A MCAD MFA RETROSPECTIVE" JURIED EXHIBITION
MINNEAPOLIS, MN
- 2011 "Whatever, Brad"
- 2011 "Seinfeld"


COMPOUND'S "SHOW & TELL" MCAD MFA GROUP SHOW
MINNEAPOLIS, MN


COMPOUND'S LAUNCH SHOW
MINNEAPOLIS, MN
- 2011 "Compound" collaboration with Luke Ellison
- 2011 "I'm Not Pregnant, I'm Just Fat" from You Ass
- 2011 "Fetus Fakeout" from You Ass
- 2011 "Faye" Live Performance/Reading from You Ass


BURNETT GALLERY "GET STARTED" SUMMER JURIED EXHIBITION
MINNEAPOLIS, MN
- 2011 "Sara"
- 2011 "Lauren"
- 2011 "Maggie"


WILBER STILWELL STUDENT ART SHOW
JURIED ART COMPETITION

VERMILLION, SD
- 2010, “Schmoo” received Honorable Mention
- 2010, “Blasen” received purchase award
- 2009, “Let’s Invite the Birds” 
received Honorable Mention, purchase award
- 2009, “ejm1954” received purchase award


VANCE + BETTY LEE STICKELL AWARD
AAF/USD
- 2009, Selected as the most outstanding member of USD’s student
chapter of the American Advertising Federation


PRSSA SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT
-2009, USD Student Chapter



 

PROFESSIONAL SKILLS

 

PROFICIENT
- Adobe Illustrator
- Adobe InDesign
- Adobe Photoshop
- Adobe Premiere
- Salesforce
- Wordpress Customization