Work History

Currently

Since August, I have been working as a graphic design contractor for several firms including: Avenue, Inc, Sync360, Forward Design, Marshall Creative, Toddy Gear, and Megan Licursi Public Relations. Projects have included websites, packaging, print materials of all kinds, and user interfaces.


BatesMeron Sweet Design

Lead Graphic Designer | May 2009-August 2012

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Designed identity, print and web materials for clients based on direction from creative director
  • Organized feedback, assign tasks and perform day-to-day project oversight and vendor coordination
  • General office administrative and creative production tasks
  • Quality assurance for most web and print projects
  • Creative direction for junior designers
  • Wrote for company blog (www.batesmeron.com/blog)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Developed the firm’s website, in use 2009-13
  • Designed and organized several 150-page+ catalogs for BatesMeron’s largest horticulture client, including direct client interaction and data acquisition
  • Instituted new project management protocols to increase efficiency and transparency

TripleSpoke | Brand Architects

Brand Architect | November 2006-March 2009

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Handled all creative needs for clients from concept to production in identity, print and interactive, including resource management and team oversight
  • Worked with multiple clients to develop their brand strategy and subsequent brand language
  • Interfaced directly with vendors and clients for quality assurance and workflow management
  • Wrote proposals, contracts and forms and helped develop budgets
  • Copy writing including creative and blogging

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Designed TripleSpoke’s entire brand identity system
  • Developed the assets management system for the office and client files, creating more efficient workflow, a logical method of progression and quality checkpoints
  • Created or enhanced all internal marketing efforts
  • Ensured client delight through conscientious involvement and personalized interaction style

The Center for Food Security & Public Health

In-house Graphic Designer | June 2003-May 2007

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Designed and maintained the Center’s brand and promotional materials
  • Worked closely with scientists to understand complex information and portray it visually, accurately and engagingly for national dissemination
  • Laid out several large textbooks of vastly differing information infrastructures
  • Created Flash-based instructional videos for scientists, doctors and veterinarians

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The website created by myself and the Center’s head programmer won two awards (www.cfsph.iastate.edu) for excellence in content and ease of use
  • Developed templates and processes that allowed subject-matter experts to update the content quickly and easily without involving a designer, enabling faster, more accurate corrections and information dissemination in an ever-changing information environment