5.11.2017

Resume

Experience

Freelance Graphic Design and Production Design
2015—present

Create designs and manage print production of many types of marketing and communication projects from brochures to food packaging to signage.

Production Artist
Securian Financial Group
Saint Paul, MN
2014—2015

Production of sales and marketing materials. Coordinate printing of products including preparing documents and approving press proofs.

Senior Graphic Designer
Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin River Valleys,
Saint Paul, MN
2011—2014

Art direct and design for print and digital projects such as program materials, advertisements, brochures, newsletters, direct mail, and specialty items maintaining consistent brand identities across all media. Collaborate with writers, editors and leadership team to create innovative and economical design and promotion solutions. Coordinate printing of products including preparing documents and approving press proofs.

Design Coordinator
Blue Sky Alpacas, Inc., MN
2009—2011

Design products and marketing materials including: catalogs, knitting patterns, website, yarns, product packaging and promotions for two brands (Blue Sky Alpacas and Spud & Chloƫ). Produce and art direct photo shoots. Hire and work closely with freelance knitwear designers, technical editors, writers and test knitters. Coordinate printing of products and marketing materials, including preparing production documents and approving press proofs. Write marketing copy and website Bluesletter (blog) for blueskyalpacas.com.

Freelance Graphic Design and Production Design
Clients include: Nelson•Tremain Partnership, John Ryan Performance, Target, and Pedersen Gesk, all located in the Twin Cities.
1998—2009

Create designs and manage print production of many types of marketing and communication projects from brochures to food packaging to signage.

Adjunct Instructor
College of Visual Arts, Visual Communications Department, Saint Paul, MN
1996—2010

Courses taught: Graphic Design Practicum, Introduction to Typography, Computer Applications, Sampling the Majors. Developed curriculum and methodologies to motivate participation in learning group. Responsible for all components of instruction: course design, methods and evaluation of students.

Grant Administrator
College of Visual Arts, Saint Paul, MN
Bush Foundation Faculty Development Implementation Grant
2001—2004

Coordinated and managed grant of $300,000. Lead grant administration team to create spending plan, programming and assessment tools. Lead roundtable discussions. Produced documentation and assembly of financial data for grant reporting.

Production Manager
Little (formerly Little & Company), Minneapolis, MN
1991—1998

Completed production design and managed print coordination of corporate communications including annual reports, advertising and marketing materials. Managed and administered Macintosh network. Trained employees in current Macintosh applications and print production procedures.

Volunteer Work
Design and Promotion, Treasurer
Saint Paul Stars Synchronized Swim Team
2004 to present
Create many materials from website to water bottles, for this swim club of girls aged 6 to 18. www.spssynchro.us

Intern Co-coordinator
Adams Spanish Immersion Elementary School, Saint Paul, MN
2005—2009
Recruit, select and assist in VISA applications of young Spanish-speaking teachers to volunteer as teaching assistants at Adams Spanish Immersion elementary school. Recruit and select families from the community to host the interns. Work closely with school staff, teachers and everyone involved to assure good experiences for the interns, the school and the families.


Education

University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
Bachelor of Science, Applied Design with major emphasis in Graphic Design.

Resume

Experience Freelance Graphic Design and Production Design 2015—present Create designs and manage print production of many types of ma...