Professional Creative...

Norm Thompson Outfitters
Graphic Designer
September 2008-Current
Maintaining a heavy work flow of intensive design and production work. Working directly with the art director and creative director to ensure design concepts flow through all projects. Working in close contact with color separator on each project. Managing each editing round between separator and Norm Thompson Creative. Creating new design concepts and layouts for catalogs. In house Indesign “expert” and helped creative team move from Quark to Indesign. Design projects ranging from catalogs, inserts, retail signs, mailers, packaging and other collateral projects.

Lucy Activewear Inc.
Graphic Design/Marketing Intern
Organizing and prioritizing multiple projects with different expectations and deadlines. Conducting and developing design concepts for a wide variety of projects. Striving to promote and strengthen the brand. Updating design concepts for older projects. Working with creative teams by applying fashion elements into advertising designs.Incorporating design concepts that reflect the philosophy of Lucy. Integrating product images into design projects. Design projects consisted of: mailers, web banners, store signs, cards,hangtags, advertising emails, illustrations, flyers, and charts.

George Fox University
Graphic Design Work Study
Created and maintained a variety of designs for George Fox University, encompassing University departments and events. Tasks necessary for this position: update jobs from past years, develop new design concepts, worked directly with department clients, acquired print quotes and prepared electronic files for printers. Design projects consisted of: calendars, postcards, tickets, invitations, logos, t-shirts, schedules, pamphlets, web banners and posters.

Columbia Distributing
Graphic Design/Marketing Intern
Summer of 2007
Designed various beverage advertisements, ranging in size from table tents to 12-foot banners. Conducted project research for wine suppliers. Worked with new suppliers to establish advertising strategies. Designed advertisements for grocery stores, restaurants, bars and convenience stores, which included clients from both Oregon and Washington.

Freelance Art Direction/Graphic Design/Marketing/Illustration/Letterpress/
Ordell Law • NW Core Bit Re-tipping • Wedding Invitations • Stationery • Branding

Education and Skills...
George Fox University OR, Graphic Design BFA 2008. Package Design/Print Making /Silversmith
Skills: Knowledgeable in both Mac and PC environment. Extensive experience and training in the following software programs: Illustrator, Photoshop, Indesign, Quark Xpress. Working knowledge with Maya, PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Outlook, Banner printers, Multifunctional printers, Laser printers and Letterpress.

In short...
Gymnast for 12+ years/Swimming Instructor 4+ years/Jane Austen Fan 10+ years/Creative for life...