EXPERIENCE

Freelance Graphic Designer

Self-Employed
September 2014 - present
International

I have clients in Australia, Canada, and locally in Grand Rapids. I have designed logos, email communications, business cards, an e-magazine, updated graphics for a website, and redesigned webpage layouts. 

Layout Designer for Kaulong Primer

Bibles International
February 2016 - March 2016

The Kaulong Primer is a workbook for a tribe in Papa New Guinea that is learning to read and write in their native language for the first time. My role in this project was to redesign the original primer in InDesign to make it more legible and consistent. I adhered to Bibles International's primer template and styles to match the other primers produced by the organization. 

Student Designer

University Development
Grand Valley State University
July 2012 - March 2014; January 2015 - April 2015
Grand Rapids, MI

As a Development designer, I had to juggle multiple projects with strict deadlines. I improved the quality of designs for several different projects by staying up-to-date on the latest industry trends. I was given a variety of projects, including invitations, appeals, brochures, postcards, emails, Powerpoint presentations, newsletters, and web graphics.

Work Purchased by Grand Valley State University
Art Gallery Permanent Collection

December 2012

My painting, Dahlia, was purchased by the curator at my university to be hung up in the permanent art collection. 
A digital copy of my artwork can be found here

Graphic Designer

ArtPrize 2012: Manasseh Project
June 2012 - September 2012

In 2012, I volunteered my time to help Manasseh Project by designing postcards and 9' x 10' banners for ArtPrize, which promoted human trafficking awareness in the West Michigan area.

Graphic Designer

Pro Prints Gear
September 2011 - December 2011
Marion, IN

At Pro Prints I learned how to work in a high-volume and fast-paced environment. Here I made artwork for clothing and promotional products like mugs and pens. 

Section Editor

Legacy Yearbook
Indiana Wesleyan University
September 2010 - December 2011
Marion, IN

As an editor I created spreads, wrote copy, and did photography. I had flexible office hours, which taught me how to work independently and manage time well.

 

EDUCATION

Grand Valley State University

Allendale, MI
Bachelors of Arts in German
Studied Graphic Design & German
Dean’s List

Universität Rostock

Rostock, Germany
Studied German
ERASMUS Student

Indiana Wesleyan University

Marion, IN
Studied Graphic Design
Attended
Dean’s List

 

Technical Skills

 

Software Skills