Qualifications:
Proficient with Mac OSX, Adobe Photoshop Cs4, Cs5 Cs6, Cs7 CC Cloud; Adobe Illustrator Cs4, Cs5 and Cs6, Cs7 CC Cloud, Adobe InDesign Cs4 and Cs5, Microsoft Word and PowerPoint; Mac Keynote; basic knowledge of HTML and CSS styling; Knowledge of outputting files to printer. Capable of using both Mac and Pc operating systems. 

Meticulous attention to details. Diligent hand skills working with mockups. Highly skilled with illustration both traditional and digital. Highly skilled in typography and hand done lettering. Efficient in editorial, poster, packaging, retail (interior and exterior) and logo design. Excellent with time management and organization. Willing to work in a fast-paced and demanding environment. Always finishing on time whether individually or in a group. Able to work long distances with clients on freelance projects. Willing to travel for work. Eager to learn new skill sets that will profit the firm or company. Organized and personable. Pretty amazing baking skills Tattoo Artist.

Education
B.A. Kutztown University of Pennsylvania May 2012. Major Communication Design: Graphic Design and Advertising. GPA 3.57 

Honors
Dean’s List: Fall 2008 - Spring 2012
Featured Artworks in “Sleep when you’re Dead” Eckhuas Gallery opening, Spring 2010
Member of the Philly Ad Club 2011
Work featured in HOW Magazine February/March edition 2015

Experience:

Package Designer / Graphic Designer at Just Play. Fall 2015 - Present.
Creating original graphics and style guides for Brands such as Puppy in my Pocket, Goldie and Bear - Disney JR, Care Bears and Baby Alive. Working on files from the beginning to production phase. Executing packages. Working along side Hong Kong to create and ship out packages to clients and Toy fair showrooms. Creating, essambling graphics for trade shows - JUSTPLAY Los Angeles Showroom - NY Toy Fair - HONG KONG Showroom.

Art Director/ Graphic Designer/ Illustrator at Tracylocke. Fall 2012 - 2015.
Working on projects from conception to executing and final tweaks before sent to production for final print. Brand names -PepsiCo, Pepsi, Reebok, DonQ, Starbucks, Mountain Dew, Brisk, Lipton, Phizer, HP, Gatorade. Non-profit - Catherine Violet Hubbard Sanctuary, Manic Productions, and Dayone Skate shop. Working as a designer and art director. Taking leadership on creative projects. Working along side senior art directors. Designing for brands, new and established. Illustrationing and creating typography for projects. Collaborating with fellow designers to complete projects.

Freelance work - Iron & Wine. 2016.
Designing Logo for an upcoming restaurant in northern Connecticut. Designed Logo - Menu - brochures etc.

Freelance work - MJK Design Firm. 2015 - 2016.
Designing along side MJK designers with strategy, production of projects.

Freelance work for Tiny Goddess. Winter 2014
Designing brand look, logo, hand done typography and business card.

Freelance work for Secret of Flowers. Winter 2014
Designing Illustrating brand look, logo, hand done typography and business card.

Freelance Illustrator for CI- Group Fall 2013.
Main Illustrator for a medical company. Illustrating detailed pieces of both male and female anatomy. 

Freelance work at 401! Creative. Summer 2012
Designing logos, illustrations and over all branding for clients. Collaborating with fellow designers to complete a project to its full potential.

Freelance for Dominick's Original Pizza. Summer 2012
Designing children's menu, dessert menu, flyers and newspaper ads for a local business.

Kutztown University Employee, Print lab monitor. Fall 2010 - 2012
Working with Epson stylus pro 4800, Epson pro 4000, HP LaserJet 4300 printers.

Internship with Comcast Spectacor, 3601 Creative Group. Summer 2011
Designed posters, flyers, direct mailers, brochures, logos for the Flyers, Sixers, Soul and miscellaneous performances and events.

Dominick’s Original Pizza.
Fall 2006 - Summer 2012
Waitress and counter experience.

Volunteer:
Design Rx. Spring 2012
Pro bono event hosted by Kutztown University paring fine art and education majors with design students to help make a personal brand to the graduating fine arts/education students. 4 hours of one-on-one designing.

Honorable Mention, Package design contest on Creative Allies. Summer 2011
Creative Allies features music artists around the world and give the opportunity for upcoming designers to design logos, posters, t-shits etc. Illustrated and designed album cover for Julianna Raye. Received Honorable mention.

Eckhuas Gallery Graphic Designer. 
Fall 2010 - Spring 2011
Non profit, Eckhuas Gallery is an art gallery run by students in Kutztown PA. Students run the gallery and organize art and music shows for the town. Main designer. Advertise upcoming shows and yearly calendar. Designed and illustrated posters, logos and postcards pro-bono.

AIGA Design-a-thon. Kutztown University. 
Spring 2009. Spring 2010
24 hour design for a non-profit company. Designed a four-color brochure in a team, helped find photos and wrote copy. Illustrated and designed posters for Kutztown University.

Working on projects from conception to executing and final tweaks before sent to production for final print. Brand names -PepsiCo, Pepsi, Reebok, DonQ, Starbucks, Mountain Dew, Brisk, Lipton, Phizer, HP, Gatorade. Non-profit - Catherine Violet Hubbard Sanctuary, Manic Productions, and Dayone Skate shop. Working as a designer and art director. Taking leadership on creative projects. Working along side senior art directors. Designing for brands, new and established. Illustrationing and creating typography for projects. Collaborating with fellow designers to complete projects.

 

Art Director/ Graphic Designer/ Illustrator at Tracylocke. Fall 2012 - 2015.
Working on projects from conception to executing and final tweaks before sent to production for final print. Brand names -PepsiCo, Pepsi, Reebok, DonQ, Starbucks, Mountain Dew, Brisk, Lipton, Phizer, HP, Gatorade. Non-profit - Catherine Violet Hubbard Sanctuary, Manic Productions, and Dayone Skate shop. Working as a designer and art director. Taking leadership on creative projects. Working along side senior art directors. Designing for brands, new and established. Illustrationing and creating typography for projects. Collaborating with fellow designers to complete projects.

Freelance work for Tiny Goddess. Winter 2014
Designing brand look, logo, hand done typography and business card.

Freelance work for Secret of Flowers. Winter 2014
Designing Illustrating brand look, logo, hand done typography and business card.

Freelance Illustrator for CI- Group Fall 2013.
Main Illustrator for a medical company. Illustrating detailed pieces of both male and female anatomy. 

Freelance work at 401! Creative. Summer 2012
Designing logos, illustrations and over all branding for clients. Collaborating with fellow designers to complete a project to its full potential.

Freelance for Dominick's Original Pizza. Summer 2012
Designing children's menu, dessert menu, flyers and newspaper ads for a local business.

Kutztown University Employee, Print lab monitor. Fall 2010 - 2012
Working with Epson stylus pro 4800, Epson pro 4000, HP LaserJet 4300 printers.

Internship with Comcast Spectacor, 3601 Creative Group. Summer 2011
Designed posters, flyers, direct mailers, brochures, logos for the Flyers, Sixers, Soul and miscellaneous performances and events.

Dominick’s Original Pizza.
Fall 2006 - Summer 2012
Waitress and counter experience.

Volunteer:
Design Rx. Spring 2012
Pro bono event hosted by Kutztown University paring fine art and education majors with design students to help make a personal brand to the graduating fine arts/education students. 4 hours of one-on-one designing.

Honorable Mention, Package design contest on Creative Allies. Summer 2011
Creative Allies features music artists around the world and give the opportunity for upcoming designers to design logos, posters, t-shits etc. Illustrated and designed album cover for Julianna Raye. Received Honorable mention.

Eckhuas Gallery Graphic Designer. 
Fall 2010 - Spring 2011
Non profit, Eckhuas Gallery is an art gallery run by students in Kutztown PA. Students run the gallery and organize art and music shows for the town. Main designer. Advertise upcoming shows and yearly calendar. Designed and illustrated posters, logos and postcards pro-bono.

AIGA Design-a-thon. Kutztown University. 
Spring 2009. Spring 2010
24 hour design for a non-profit company. Designed a four-color brochure in a team, helped find photos and wrote copy. Illustrated and designed posters for Kutztown University.