East Side Neighborhood Services communications manager — May '18-present
Managed communications and marketing efforts for 14 social services programs; created and executed East Side’s annual communications plan including print, advertising, 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 East Side’s website; produced or supervised the production of all branded content; created and maintained brand guidelines; trained East Side staff on branding practices; identified priority media outlets for advancing East Side’s communications goals and objectives; wrote press releases and PR materials; collaborated on execution of East Side’s events, serving as point person for staff teams to ensure effective completion of promotion, materials, follow-up, and evaluation; collaborated with East Side individual giving staff on donor-related communications materials; managed a professional social media presence promoting public programs and events; coordinated printing; coordinated ad buying; wrote, designed, and sent emails with Constant Contact; organized and managed a staff affinity group; produced a monthly staff newsletter
Colder Products Company graphic designer — June ‘16-May '18
Designed print and web graphics to match company branding; became a PowerPoint expert designing a new corporate template; designed three magazine covers for outside publications; edited and manipulated photos; designed and coded dynamic web banners and emails using HTML and CSS; designed and coded landing pages and other website pages; coordinated printing.
Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board web assistant — Jun ‘15-May '18
Freelance graphic designer — December‘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.
CR Planning graphic designer — August ‘12-June ‘15
Created graphics and laid out booklets for client projects; designed and built the current CR Planning website using HTML and CSS as well as redesigning the logo, header, and business cards as part of a company rebranding; data entry and data management.
AmLit Magazine lead design editor — August-December ‘14
Designed various advertisements to create and implement a unified brand; led a team of designers to design, lay out, and print a professional quality literary magazine; wrote a design style guide to be implemented by the team; edited copy in the magazine.
Extensive experience with content management systems.
Extensive experience with Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, Tumblr, YouTube, and other social media sites.
Extensive experience with Adobe Suite, including Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, and InDesign. Some experience with Adobe Flash and Premiere.
Extensive experience with Microsoft Office, including Word and Powerpoint
Extensive experience with digital photography and photo editing.
Can code HTML and CSS.
Extensive experience with illustration in both traditional and digital media
Experience with both Mac and Windows operating systems.
Works well in fast-paced environments.
Excellent at balancing multiple projects.
Self-motivated, works well both alone and in a team.
Education & Honors
American University — Class of ‘14
B.A. in Anthropology
Graphic Design classes
College of Arts and Sciences
Victoria University of Wellington — Fall ‘13
Graduated magna cum laude — Winter ‘14
American University Dean’s List — Fall ‘11 | Spring ‘12 | Fall ‘12 | Spring ‘13 | Spring ‘14
Graduated as high school salutatorian — Spring ‘11
Awarded the International Baccalaureate Diploma — Spring ‘11