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Work Experience

Sunrise Banks

Manager, Brand and Creative - Nov '23-present

Senior Creative Designer - Aug '22-Nov '23​​

Creative Marketing Specialist - June '21-Aug '22 

  • Led brand management and the creative execution, including creative brief development, campaign concepts and themes, as well as brand positioning and expression.

  • Owned the brand’s visual identity, voice, and creative expression, in both copy and design; assisted with brands’ evolution, including refreshed messaging pillars, taglines, and positioning.

  • Directed all production and design projects.

  • Followed projects throughout all stages of creative execution through deployment.

  • Managed and developed creative and communications resource, including the hiring and managing of graphic designers, multimedia specialists and freelancers.

  • Ensured messaging, logo usage and creative across the organization was on-brand and brand book and guides were current.

  • Produced and managed creative campaigns across all marketing and communications channels from digital to print, including A/B tests and promotional plans.

  • Designed concept and direction for emails, flyers, direct mail pieces, webpages, display ads, social posts, explainer videos, annual reports, campaign themes, special offers, branded events, and more.

  • Owned competitor campaign and creative reviews.

  • Created efficiencies to operate more quickly while maintaining a high level of creative outputs.

  • Developed, planned, and executed creative campaigns, including design and copywriting, in order to create impactful, on-brand marketing campaigns.

  • Managed creative production operations: orchestrating multi-channel creative and promotional plans, ensuring on-time and in-budget marketing campaigns.

  • Applied personas, including persona development and audience targeting/segmentation plans by persona.

  • Managed freelancers and budgets

East Side Neighborhood Services communications manager — May '18-June '21

  • Managed communications and marketing efforts for 14 social services programs

  • Created and executed annual communications plan including print, video, paid ads, social media, newsletter, and media strategy

  • Created and maintained an editorial calendar incorporating all communications, segmented strategies by audience, and monitored engagement data

  • Managed and implemented the transition to a new website including new hosting, design, and revamped UX; managed website content

  • Produced or supervised the production of all branded content

  • Created brand guidelines

  • Identified priority media outlets for advancing East Side’s communications goals and objectives

  • Wrote press releases and PR materials

  • Collaborated on execution of events, serving as point person for staff teams to ensure effective completion of promotion, materials, follow-up, and evaluation

  • Collaborated with individual giving staff on donor-related communications materials

  • Managed a professional social media presence

  • Coordinated printing

  • Coordinated ad buying

  • Wrote, designed, and sent emails with Constant Contact

  • Organized and managed a staff affinity group

Colder Products Company graphic designer — June ‘16-May '18

  • Designed print and web graphics for B2B marketing

  • Edited and manipulated photos

  • Designed and coded dynamic web banners and emails

  • Designed and coded webpages

Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board web assistant — June ‘15-May '18

  • Maintained MPRB website and staff intranet, including ongoing maintenance, updates, enhancements and metrics

  • Edited photos

  • Audited web content using databases and advised on web strategy

  • Managed and created website content using an editorial calendar

  • Wrote and edited website copy

  • Used Google analytics to optimize site content

  • Edited HTML, CSS, and Javascript

  • Maintained photo library, templates and digital assets

Freelance graphic designer — Dec ‘14-present

  • Managed a team to produce an art and fiction anthology, including writing and designing all marketing materials, editing copy, and managing a professional social media presence

  • Produced print and digital design for multiple businesses

  • Managed time to meet deadlines and produce work for client review

  • Quickly turned around drafts while balancing multiple projects.


  • Adobe Creative Suite

  • Microsoft Office

  • Website content management systems such as Wordpress

  • Digital photography and photo editing

  • Video production and editing

  • HTML and CSS

  • Illustration

  • Email marketing services such as Mailchimp, Constant Contact, etc.

  • Creative direction

  • Project management 

  • Workflow management tools such as Monday, Trello, Asana, etc.

  • Works well in fast-paced environments

  • Excellent at balancing multiple projects 

  • Self-motivated, works well both alone and in a team

Education & Honors

2020 Artist in Residency, The Future, Minneapolis, MN
2018 “Robin Hood,” Wanderlust: A Mythology Anthology, November 2018. Page 138.

2014 BA magna cum laude in Anthropology, American University 



2013 Goldstein Museum of Design; duties relating to accession, cataloguing, and artifact research.

2014 Trabajadores Unidos; duties relating to event photography, branding, web design.

2015 Hennepin County Library; duties relating to bookbinding and document preservation.

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