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Aurora, IL

60504

INTRODUCTION

I am a passionate graphic designer with more than 6 years of graphic design experience.  I exhibit a sharp eye for detail and an impressive talent for creating clean graphics that every business desires for its image.

EXPERIENCE
OPEN THE BOOKS • Burr Ridge, IL
Media Associate - Graphic Design & Social Media

September 2019 - present

  • Promote government transparency: social media maintenance and graphic design to spread awareness of government spending. 

  • Layout articles to be printed in the Wall Street Journal. 

  • Layout Oversight Report booklets using Adobe InDesign. Reports are promoted on media channels such as The Washington Post & Fox News.

  • Video editing with Meltwater & Adobe Premier Pro.

  • Track analytics reports for social media, Mail Chimp, Forbes, and the company website. 

  • Website & app updates.

H+K INTERNATIONAL • Aurora, IL
Marketing Coordinator & Graphic Designer

​May 2018 - September 2019

  • Creation and maintenance of marketing materials, including email marketing, for B2B advertising to McDonald’s & Burger King kitchens.

  • Capture and prepare product images for product catalog

  • Execution of website and mobile app changes, including banners, photos, and product information.

  • Spec sheet creation.

  • Catalog design.

BOOMER T'S • Aurora, IL
Marketing & Graphic Design Rep
​June 2016 - May 2018
  • Design of print & online marketing materials, landing pages, apparel, logos, vehicle graphics, and wall graphics.

  • Maintenance & design of social media and email marketing.

  • Complete revamp of spirit wear designs for 200+ schools.

  • Creating online stores and adding t-shirt designs to these stores using Inksoft.

FREELANCE | Aurora, IL

2011 - present

  • Independent graphic design projects including print & digital marketing materials, logos, PowerPoint presentations, and website design.

  • Social Media Marketing (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter) | Sponsored Content | MailChimp | InkSoft Online Stores

  • Notable Clients

    • The Arrivals Group Immigration (2011-present) | Graphic Design

    • JT Marketing (2017-present) | Graphic Design & Social Media Mktg.

    • Imagine the Stage (2017-2018) | Graphic & Website Design

    • American Solutions for Business (Vendor) (2014-2018) | Graphic Design

  • Other Clients: Mother's Pancake House • It Takes a Village Africa • Krystal's Hair Extensions • Silver's Handmade Clothes • Crystal House

  • Adobe Creative Suite:

    • Illustrator • InDesign • Photoshop • Premier Pro

  • Microsoft Office:

    • Word • PowerPoint • Excel

  • Graphic Design:

    • Logo Design

    • Apparel Design

    • Print & Online Marketing Materials

    • Website Design

  • Social Media Mktg. & Analytics:

    • Facebook • Instagram • Twitter

  • InkSoft: Designing Online Stores

  • Email Marketing:

    • Constant Contact  MailChimp  Active Campaign

  • Google Analytics & Adwords

  • Wix

  • Trello

  • Meltwater

  • Canva

  • Some experience with Hootsuite

  • Basic knowledge of HTML/CSS

  • Basic knowledge of French

EDUCATION
Benedictine University • Lisle, IL
BBA • Marketing & Graphic Design Major

August ​2015 - December 2018

COURSES

  • Advertising Copyrighting

  • Introduction to Marketing

  • Promotional Strategy

  • Consumer Behavior

  • Marketing Strategy

  • Marketing Analytics

  • Strategic Management

  • Microsoft Excel Workshop

  • Business Ethics

Other Activities:

I Am Art Fashion Show - April 2017 & April 2018.

Graphic t-shirts sold & modeled at the show.

DePaul University • Chicago, IL
Graphic Design Major

​September 2013 - June 2015

COURSES

  • Graphic Design I & II

  • Graphic Design Workshop

  • 4D Art Encounters

  • Intro to Web Design

  • Principles of Advertising

  • Intro to Psychology I & II

  • Human Communication

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