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Graphic Desighner with ability to work on variety of digital and print communication. Experience in Marketing Department at non-profit organization and social expressions industry. Proven technical skills as official Adobe Certified Expert and strong interpersonal skills gained through customer service and current teaching practice.


JOHNSON COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE | Overland Park, Kansas | 2013 – Present
Adjunct Assistant Professor | Graphic Design
• Lead and encourage students to strengthen capabilities in the learning/exploring process of 3-D Design
• High rating from students' survey and positive comments of how much the class helped study and in reaching career goals
AMERICAN PUBLIC WORKS ASSOCIATION | Kansas City, Missouri | 2013 – 2016
Graphic Designer
• Redesigned monthly national magazine (50-130 pages) as result gaining many compliments and increased number of advertisers.
• Prioritized while multitasking on various projects such as flyers, brochures, presentations, and website.
GRAPHIC/PACKAGE DESIGNER | Contract/Freelance positions | Kansas City, Missouri | 2010 – Present
Clients: REACTOR Design Studio, Applebee's, Gift Card Impressions, EnKlein, Sutherland Engineering
• Create various marketing collateral materials that include logos, advertisements, brochures, and gift card holders
• Consult with clients to determine business needs and deliver the final work exceeding clients' expectations
• Precisely prepare templates and final production files for print and digital media in a fast paced environment
Intern Graphic Designer | Marketing, Web & Social Media
• Developed communication graphics to the successful festival by providing clean cohesive visual solutions.
• Collaborated with internal members and external vendors to produce the best graphics
Hallmark Cards | Kansas City, Missouri | 2001 – 2009
• Regular member in selective innovation teams in development of crucial new products for company, high score at consumer tests for prototypes that were collaborations with engineers resulted in manufacturing
• Key contributor of multimillion dollar major collections, generating numerous top/long selling products
• Special compliment by David Hall (current President) recognizing outstanding original creations
Pentagram Design Studio---Los Angeles, California 2001
Pentagram Design Studio---San Francisco, California 1999
Intern Graphic Designer
Multi–disciplinary design firm specializing in graphic, environmental, and industrial design • Collaborate with multiple designers to produce accurate prototypes and presentation materials
• Originate effective logo for new hair product directed by renowned designer, April Greiman
• High recommendations from partner, Kit Hinrichs, and manager from San Francisco office resulting additional internship opportunity in Los Angeles office


AIGA Kansas City A8 Design Award 2012 | Packaging
HOW Magazine | Packaging Merit Award
Print Magazine | Regional Design Annual-Certificate of Design Excellence



AIGA | American Institute for the Graphic Arts



Official Adobe Certified Expert in Illustrator

Official Adobe Certified Expert in Photoshop
Desktop Publishing Applications Specialist Certificate

Adobe Graphic Designer Certificate | Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Acrobat

Web Designer Certificate

Internet Marketing Certificate



Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite 5 | Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Acrobat
Web Design software and skills | HTML, CSS, Flash, DreamWeaver, WordPress

Microsoft Office | Word, PowerPoint, Excel

Well-versed in PC and Mac computer hardware and software and platforms


Bachelor of Art with Honors, Graphic and Packaging Design

• Art Center College of Design

• Minor in Digital and Motion Graphics

• Three-year academic base scholarship plus competitive Ninth Term Honors Scholarship


Desktop Publishing Applications Specialist Certificate

• Johnson County Community College | Overland Park, Kansas


Continuing Interactive Media and Web Design coursework at Johnson County Community College and Kansas City Art Institute