Work Experience


Graphic Designer

Upside Collective
Albany, NY

July 2015 – Present

Designs everything and anything from large (50+) page documents, responsive websites, logo and brand identity, marketing materials, and other collateral for a variety of clients, Photographs portraits and interior/exterior spaces for clients to use for many applications; some being websites, videos, and print advertisements and publications, Art directs consistent work for clients from ideation to completion with a team, Researches best practices for design and implementation for clients to see the best return on investment and positive user experience, Manages working time with using job tracking software to stay efficient, Communicates with clients, account executives, a creative director, developers, and other designers to complete projects together.


GRAPHIC DESIGNER

Freelance, Personal Work

December 2012 – Present


Develops and presents proposals for design work to a variety of clients that includes branding, print design, wedding stationery, front-end web design and any other collateral the client might need, Responsibilities include conceptualization and execution of design, resolving projects to client’s satisfaction, accurate billing and payment collection, and quoting within the printing process, Maintains and sustains client relationships through continued communication and flexibility


GRAPHIC DESIGNER

Hearst Corporation
Times Union Magazine Division
Albany, NY

June 2011 – 
June 2015

Designed multiple reoccurring magazines that contain local content

  • Supplied editorial design and art direction
  • Created custom conceptual imagery and illustration
  • Considered available space for advertisements
  • Photographed environmental & traditional portraiture, interiors, and studio set ups

 Managed and tracked projects in progress and past work

  • Trained and managed freelancers and interns
  • Implemented an archive/back up system
  • Scheduled photoshoots to capture mood and style of magazine brand
  • Organized and branded collateral events for the magazine

 Translated printed material onto the web

  • Used blog posts web content management to showcase print content online
  • Designed digital magazine versions
  • Managed and updated multiple Facebook and Twitter pages with relevant content
  • Overhauled an existing content management for system editing, updating websites and posts
  • Designed E-Newsletters and keeps a well organized system of submissions from an online form

GRAPHIC DESIGNER

Protective
Industrial
Products

Albany, NY

June 2010 – January 2011

 

Originally an internship while in school, this position evolved into a part-time opportunity once the internship requirement was met. 

Focused on a variety of  design projects from large scale catalogs to advertisements with detailed specifications, Collaborated with a variety of vendors to create work tailored to their needs, Maintained a sense of brand cohesiveness in all pieces to fit a company standard and identity.


Skills and Proficency

SOFTWARE

  • Adobe CC
    • InDesign
    • Illustrator
    • Photoshop
    • Bridge
    • Dreamweaver
    • Premiere Pro
    • Lightroom
  • QuarkXPress
  • Microsoft Office
    • Word
    • Powerpoint
    • Excel
  • Sketch App
  • Brackets

HARDWARE

  • Mac OSX 
  • Windows 8
  • iPad & iPhone
  • DSLR Cameras
    • Canon
    • Nikon

ONLINE

  • HTML5/CSS
  • Bootstrap Frameworks
  • Wordpress
  • Drupal
  • Dropbox
  • Google
    • Drive (Docs, Sheets, Slides)
    • Sites
  • Web Content Management
  • Email Marketing
    • What Counts
    • Constant Contact
    • MailChimp
  • Eventbrite
  • Formstack 
  • Issuu Online Publishing

OTHER SKILLS

  • Prepress Production
    • Editing/Reviewing
    • Press Check
    • Ink Management
    • Color correcting for Print
  • Photography
    • Film
    • Digital
      • Portraits
      • Studio/Strobe Lighting
      • Real Estate
  • Screenprinting
  • Letterpress
    • Design/Prepress forLetterpress
    • Letterpress Printing

Design Education

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design

The College of Saint Rose

May 2011

Graduated from a design program that stresses the process of concept development with thumbnails, to comps, to finishes: visual identity and branding, business systems, posters, brochures, newsletters, editorial and book design, packaging, web/interactive design, pre-press production. Experience in film, digital and studio photography, and screen printing.

Minor in Art History

Obtained by a study abroad experience in Florence & Rome, Italy. Special Topics in Michelangelo and the Italian Renaissance


Honors, Awards, & Organizations

1st Place,Specialty Supplement

New York Newspapers Advertising & Marketing Executives (NYNAME), 2012, 2013, 2014

Nomination, Cover Design

ADDY, Times Union, Vow: Your Wedding, Your Way, 2012

Nomination, Magazine Design

ADDY, Times Union, Capital Region Women@Work, 2012


Organizations

AIGA Upstate NY Chapter

Women@Work Connect Member

Presidential Scholarship

The College of Saint Rose
Fall 2007–Spring 2011

Dean’s List

The College of Saint Rose
Fall 2008, Fall 2009, Spring 2010 and Fall 2010

Artwork Selected for Juried Exhibition

Undergraduate Show, The College of Saint Rose
2008, 2009 and 2010

Finalist, Design Competition

Corporate Identity Rebranding
Empire State Youth Orchestra, Inc., 2010