professional profile


Creatively charged and multi-talented designer

with extensive knowledge of dynamic and compelling user interface design.

Effective collaborator

with developers and system administrators to build strategies for optimal user experience.

Fast-paced multi-tasker

known to handle pressing tasks with in deadline driven environments.

computer skills




2007-2008 MNA Better Newspaper Contest

First place in "Best Self-Promotion or House Ad (Dailies)"


2006 SPJ Region Six Mark of Excellence Award

First place in "Best All-Around Independent Online Student Publication

career development

05/2006 – Present

Graphic Designer/Front-end Developer

Forum Communications Co.
  • Leading the charge for rich native application development
  • Revitalized mobile web application for a robust user experience across all devices and platforms.
  • Streamlined DOM in CMS framework redesign to maximize scalable designs.
  • Increased overall quality of production and improved up to three times click-thru rates by developing new guidelines for inbox designs.
03/2012 – 04/2012

Independent Designer

Nine Dragons Restaurant and Slap Shot Pizza
  • Efficiently integrated Wordpress to empower the client to update slideshow promotions, weekly specials, coupons and menu items.
  • Utilized responsive design to enable users to view website on any platform.
  • Successfully trained staff on working with customized Wordpress admin.
05/2006 – 04/2011

Independent Designer

Bonnie Haney Dance
  • Efficiently integrated Wordpress to empower the client to update class schedules, page information, forms, and widgets.
  • Successfully trained staff on working with Wordpress admin and plug-ins.
04/2008 – 06/2010

Independent Designer

Polished Nail Spa
  • Designed identity logo, business cards, service menus, print advertising, marketing and special promotion flyers.
11/2005 – 12/2005

Independent Designer

Unique Inventories LTD
  • Designed identity logo, business card, letterhead, envelope, brochure, and CD-rom case and label.
09/2005 – 12/2005

Graphic Design Intern

  • Collaborated on design project for Feed Management System trade show booth.
  • Assisted on Dakota Clinic/Innovis Health web page redesign.

volunteer work

08/2010 – Present

MOER Foundation

Web Designer/Front-end Developer

  • Web production, content editing, and publishing



Bachelor of Science, Graphic Communications

Minnesota State University, Moorhead (Moorhead, MN)
GPA: Summa Cum Laude 3.8/4.0