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Project Management
Experience working on high profile and long-term projects; coordination with internal and external constituencies; evaluating, creating and maintaining budgets; scheduling design workflow.
Art Direction • Identity
Oversee holistic project design from storyboard to final multifaceted output. Including develop logos, design motion graphics, digital and print media, conceptualize scenic design and art direct film/video shoots.
Broadcast • Motion
Extensive knowledge designing on-air graphics for HD television. Motion designer collaborating
with producers, directors, editors and clients; adept at storyboards, preproduction and postproduction.
Print
Small and large format print designer. Work directly with printers to oversee press-checks and quality control of final output. Experience in photographic & digital printing processes, retouching and printing on alternative materials.
Digital
Conceptualize the design of and graphically support websites & mobile applications. Monitor and maintain brand consistency across platforms: web, social media & mobile devices. Design promotional advertisements for local and national web distribution.
Sales • Marketing
Design graphics, background and animations which visually enhance marketing and account executives PowerPoint one sheet presentations. Collaborate with account executives and producers to develop broadcast, web and digital media creative for client ad buys.
Scenic • Environment
Design-build, procurement & creation of set elements. Strengths include ability to creatively conceive, develop & problem-solve often under tight deadlines and budget constraints.

education

BS, Media Studies, College of Communication, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

2002

Minor in Studio Art: Painting

employment history

Walt Disney Co, Disney ABC Television Group, ABC 7 Chicago, Chicago, IL

2002-present

Graphic Designer • Maintain ABC 7 Chicago and the Live Well Network’s visual identities across
multiple media platforms including: broadcast, print, digital: web, mobile and social media.

Walt Disney Co, Disney ABC Television Group, ABC 7 Chicago, Chicago, IL

2002

Graphic Design Intern • News graphics daily production, print ads, web banners

The Globe Entertainment Corp, Lake Villa, IL

2002

Designer/Consultant • Logo and graphic support for marketing materials, illustrator for independent film

Daily Illini Newspaper, Illini Media Company, Champaign, IL

2001-02

Graphic Designer • Custom illustrations and graphics for articles, typography and page layout

Bensen Gallery, Arlington Heights, IL

2001

Gallery Intern • Art Preparator, sales and administrative assistant

professional recognition

Silver Dome Award Live Well HD Network: Best Graphic Design

2010

Promax Bronze Promo ComEd: Go Green. Save Green. PSA

2009

BDA Silver Award Set Design 190 N Set Design

2008

Chicago/Midwest Emmy Broadcast Design 190 N Comprehensive Redesign

2007

BDA Silver Set Design State Street Studio

2007

Chicago/Midwest Emmy Set Design State Street Studio

2006

BDA Gold Award Broadcast Design ABC 7 Chicago 2005 Redesign, WLS-TV Station Identity Package

2006

Promax Gold Promo Getting Personal Image Campaign

2004

Kappa Tau Alpha National Honor Society in Journalism and Mass Communication

2001

James Brady Scholarship from College of Communications

2001

affiliations

AIGA: Member

2012-present

Woman Made Gallery: Board Member, Marketing Committee, Designer: Coordinate Identity Strategies

2010-present

Art Institute of Chicago: Member

2010-present

Coalition Gallery: Featured Artist, Curator, Primary Designer & Executive Board Member: Secretary

2009-10

Hubbard Street Studios: Resident Artist: Oil Painting

2008-present

Chicago Artists’ Coalition: Member, Programming & Development Committees

2004-present

Evanston Art Center: Member, studied painting with Ruyell Ho

2004-07

NATAS: Member

2005-09

Promax/Broadcast Design Association Roadshow conference

2003

American Advertising Federation

2001-02