Creatively charged and multi-talented designerwith extensive knowledge of dynamic and compelling user interface design.
Effective collaboratorwith developers and system administrators to build strategies for optimal user experience.
Fast-paced multi-taskerknown to handle pressing tasks with in deadline driven environments.
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
- 05/2006 – Present
Graphic Designer/Front-end DeveloperForum 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 DesignerNine 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 DesignerBonnie 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 DesignerPolished Nail Spa
- Designed identity logo, business cards, service menus, print advertising, marketing and special promotion flyers.
- 11/2005 – 12/2005
Independent DesignerUnique Inventories LTD
- Designed identity logo, business card, letterhead, envelope, brochure, and CD-rom case and label.
- 09/2005 – 12/2005
Graphic Design InternStudio:Multimedia
- Collaborated on design project for Feed Management System trade show booth.
- Assisted on Dakota Clinic/Innovis Health web page redesign.
- 08/2010 – Present
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