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Experience

PimsPoints

Freelance UI Designer
7/2022 – Present

  • Completed a mobile application redesign for the Parent Portal within the PimsPoints application.
  • Collaborated with user research team to understand users perspective on the application usage and roadblocks.
  • Developed gamification rules and system with the design team to increase app engagement.
  • Presented revised information architecture map and high fidelity prototypes and to stakeholders.
  • Prepared Figma files and design system for hand-off to developers.

Cornerstone Publishing Group

Senior Graphic Designer
5/2011 – Present

Graphic Designer
12/2007 – 5/2011​

  • Leading design and layout of marketing materials from ideation through completion for 125 ISP and TV service providers.
  • Collaborating in creation of campaign strategy and creative with art director for 200+ advertising campaigns.
  • Producing digital and print advertisements. Placements include social media sites like Facebook and Instagram, web banners, newspaper ads, bill inserts, billboards and more.
  • Designing B2B marketing collateral including magazines, brochures, newsletters and catalogs.
  • Spearheading the graphic design of the turnkey advertising program. Adjusting ad templates to suit client specifications and brand standards.
  • Constructing web-ready graphics and animated GIFs for email newsletters.
  • Managing multiple projects at a time while keeping tight deadlines.
  • Maintaining and updating an online publication using WordPress.
  • Retouching and color correcting photography.
  • Preparing files for pre-press and print production.
  • Coordinating project details with vendors, project managers, copywriters, and other designers.
  • Advanced skill set in Adobe Creative Suite including Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe Illustrator. Basic CSS and HTML knowledge.

Freelance Design

Designer
12/2007 – Present

  • Conceptulize and create brand identities including logos, colors, and typography usage.
  • Design print and social media marketing collateral to form a cohesive brand presence. 
  • Maintain and nurture client relationships from the initial consultation through billing. 
  • Diverse client base in several industries including food services, transportation, and real estate.

City of Fort Collins

Design Intern
12/2005 – 5/2006

  • Created marketing collateral for various city events. 
  • Balanced multiple projects and deadlines from concept to production. 
  • Interacted with department directors to develop effective marketing communications. Work was frequently featured in The Recreator, a city-wide magazine.

Education

General Assembly, 2022

UX/UI Design Immersive

Colorado State University, 2006

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Graphic Design Concentration