EXPERIENCE
Element Eleven Creative Agency
February 2010–Present
• Primarily design modern, responsive, mobile-friendly web sites and work closely with the in-house programmer to implement typographic styles.
• Also design advertising and marketing campaigns, identity packages, and collateral.
• Coordinate print and production jobs with vendors.
• Communicate with clients regarding project needs and expectations.

Missouri State University
January 2010–May 2012
• Instructed per-course classes in Basic Typography and Graphic Design Systems.
• Led in-class critiques of students’ projects.
• Planned and conducted lectures covering course information.
• Evaluted projects and calculated mid-semester and final class grades.

Rust Communications
March 2008–February 2010
• Art directed/designed quarterly magazines, She and Ageless.
• Designed, typeset, and created illustrations for a published cookbook.
• Designed commercial print jobs such as logos, business cards, letterheads, brochures, newsletters, posters and other promotional materials.

Quarasan
March 2007–December 2007
• Created tech art and master graphics for textbooks.
• Performed color correction on and retouched photographs.
• Made text and layout corrections to book pages.
• Prepared print-ready and web-ready pdf files of book pages.

Whitaker Publishing
May 2006–December 2006
• Created magazine advertisements for clients.
• Designed special sections within the magazines.
• Produced sales sheets and other internal marketing materials.
• Checked client-provided ad files, prepared print-ready pdf files of the magazine pages.

Graif Design, Inc.
April 2004–May 2006
• Designed projects including logos, business cards, brochures, annual reports, advertisements, direct mail pieces, signage and other materials for clients, from trendy fashion boutiques to corporate real estate companies.

Freelance Project Work  
April 2004–Present
• Design projects such as concert flyers/posters, cd packaging, logos, business cards, books, post cards, and advertisements for bands, artists, small companies and various other clients.

EDUCATION
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Design
Graphic Design & Illustration
Missouri State University
Springfield, Missouri
Graduated May, 2005

SKILLS
Software
Adobe Creative Suite: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat
Code
HTML, CSS, .less, .liquid
Other
letterpress, printmaking, bookmaking, papermaking, caligraphy / hand lettering

AWARDS
Missouri Elks Association Five-Star Rating
Spring 2008
Jane Meyer Nonprofit Excellence Award  
Winter 2005
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