EXPERIENCE

Made For Retail | Product Designer & Stylist
Apr 2015 – Present

Collaboration with the PD&D team to create a variety of value-priced products from concept to completion. Responsibilities include art styleguide creation, technical spec illustration, packaging design, trend research, product mock ups and social media marketing. 

Art direction for social media with emphasis on product styling, photography and website maintenance.   

Clients Include: Target, Five Below, JoAnne Fabrics, Michaels, 7eleven and Party City.


W Creative | Contract Designer
Feb. 2014 – Present

Responsible for visual brand-building; creative development of graphic identities and brand collateral; website design; advertisement design; file management

Clients Include: Health e(Fx), Success Computer Consulting, Tee It Up for the Troops, Southview Senior Communities, Eden Prairie Chamber, NOHVCC


Ghost Communications | Contract Designer 
June 2010 – Apr 2015

Responsible for visual brand-building; provide creative leadership in the development of graphic identities and campaigns; art direction; magazine page layout and design; advertisement design; press kits and social media marketing

Clients Include: Craghoppers, Montessori Center of MN, Basil, Brompton, Dare 2B, Wishbone, Honey Bear Apples, Nutcase


161 Design | Product Designer 
May 2007 – Feb. 2014

Provide creative leadership in the development of products and surface design; technical spec illustrations for various products; product photography; photo post-production; catalogue layout and design; trend research; file management

Clients Include: Target, Von Maur, Macy’s, Regis, BonTon, Kohls, DevaCurl, Beauty.com, Stage Stores, Illume, Medtronic, Ratner, Redken


SKILLS

Illustration + Design + Marketing

  • Capable of producing work for a variety of audience’s including editorial, children’s, corporate, retail and technical
  • Capable of producing work in digital or traditional media
  • Surface and Patterns
  • Product design and illustrations
  • Trend research
  • Magazines / Brochures
  • Packaging
  • Advertising / Promotion
  • Identity and Branding
  • Press Kits / Marketing
  • Social media marketing
  • Product photography + styling

Software

  • Adobe Photoshop / Illustrator / InDesign / Bridge / Lightroom
  • Microsoft Word / Excel / Powerpoint
  • WordPress / Blogger
  • Working knowledge of HTML

 


EDUCATION

BFA in Illustration + Design 2007 
Minneapolis College of Art and Design

Independent Study 2004-2005
Burren College of Art: Study abroad in Co. Claire, Ireland for both fine art and illustration

Macalester College 2004
Semester of Japanese studies

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