Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies
Studio Art / English Literature
Missouri Western State University / 2006
Cum Laude. General Studies Honors. Major Studies Honors.

Graphic Designer/Prepress Lead
Western Robidoux Inc., St. Joseph, Missouri / 2008-2021
Designed, illustrated, and edited print and digital marketing materials.
Designed, coded, customized, and administrated web-to-print and fulfillment websites.
Developed creative concepts for marketing campaigns and brand design.
Managed prepress department workflow.
Provided customer service and technical support to web clients.
Variable data and variable dynamic imaging.
Regularly updated websites with new products and descriptions.
Learned new technologies as they were developed.
Implemented new technologies and workflows.
Trained colleagues on new technologies and workflows.
Leveraged design skills, variable data innovation, and experimental file automation on a national rebate program that increased company annual earnings from $4 million to $16 million.

Graphic Designer
Freelance, St. Joseph, Missouri / 2008-present
Graphic design and illustration.
Creative concept development.
Create branding guidelines.
Proofreading and editing.
Account management.
Customer service.
Software and hardware maintenance.
Keep skills up-to-date with current software and hardware.
Task management and time keeping.
Archive maintenance.
Freelance clients include: Mosaic Life Care, East Hills Shopping Center, Arthritis Foundation (in-kind donations), Amalgam Publishing, Healing Harvest CSA, Deer Park Grace United Methodist Church, Fighting Irish Booster Club (in-kind donation), Buchanan County SART.

Arthritis Foundation, Atlanta, Georgia and Prairie Village, Kansas / 2015-present
Live Yes! Connect Saint Joseph, MO support group facilitator, 2.5 years.
Walk to Cure Arthritis Kansas City committee member, 2 years.
Arthritis Introspective National Gathering GX/Arthritis United steering committee member, 2 years.
Live Yes! Conference of Champions steering committee member and patient experience planning committee member, 1 year.
Kansas City Young Adult committee member, 1 year.
Seek donations from businesses and individuals.
Event planning and preparation.​​​​​​​
Completion of various levels of volunteer training.
Create a technical guide for a national network of support group facilitators and teach it at a national conference.
Research and teach concepts to chronic illness patients.
Coordinate appearances by subject matter experts.

Graduate Assistant
Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, Kentucky / 2007-2008
Kentucky Library and Museum Education Department: 
Taught elementary school students at sculpture camp.
Provided educational activities and presentations to tour groups.
Contributed to interactive educational materials.
Designed promotional materials for the education department.
Warren County Planning Comission: 
Assisted the county historic preservationist.
Designed materials for local not-for-profit agencies.
Surveyed historic buildings and cemeteries.
Conducted a demolition review and hold.
Assisted local property owners with the National Register of Historic Places application process.
Created an emergency plan for historic properites in tandem with the sewage department.
Contributed to interactive educational materials.
Designed promotional materials.

Ad Production Specialist
St. Joseph News-Press, St. Joseph, Missouri / 2006-2007
Graphic design.
Prepared ads for publication in the St. Joseph News-Press, Hiawatha World, Atchison Globe, and other newspapers and websites.
Worked on a cross-functional team of designers, sales representatives, and ad support.
Presented and participated in ad quality meetings.
Made pager and obituary display ad schedules.
On call after-hours for troubleshooting and obituary display ads.
Software and Hardware
Adobe Creative Cloud (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Premier, After Effects, Acrobat, Animate, Bridge, Fresco, XD, Lightroom, Dimension, Dreamweaver, Fonts, Capture, Spark, Behance, Sketch, Comp, Color, Stock)
Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Forms, OnDrive, OneNote, Outlook, PowerPoint, Skype)
EFI Marketing Digital StoreFront
EFI PrintSmith Vision
EFI Pace
EFI Metrix
EFI Preps
EFI Online Print Solutions
Fiery Command Work Station
HP SmartStream Designer
Color-Logic System design/prepress certified
Constant Contact
Mail Chimp
Online portals
Mac and PC proficient

Graphic design
Branding development
Editorial design
Logo design
Web and print 
Die-line creation
Website administration
Social media
Data entry
Variable data
Customer service
Technical troubleshooting
Beta testing
Technical support
Small group leadership
Technical training
Time management
Event planning
Archive maintenance
Cold calling
Maintaining confidentiality
Public speaking
General office duties
Monthly reporting
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