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::Senior Housing Campaigns

::Student Housing Campaign

::Wedding Invitations


Corey Aldrich

Michael Bednaz

:: Spa Cleaners

::Direct Mail Campaign

::Park Point at RIT

::NCCC Brochure


::Vanderheyden Hall

Design Accomplishments

• Nominated for UGOC Presidential Award with less than one year of service 2007

• Nominated for NAHB Best Brochure & Best Advertisement 2009

• National Mature Media Merit Award - Full Collateral Package 2009

• Zazzle Today’s Best Award for Holiday Postcard design 2009 (2x)

• Zazzle Artist Award for a Rehearsal Dinner Invitation 2010

• Zazzle Today’s Best Award for a Birth Announcement design 2010 (2x)

• Berkshire Creative Challenge Finalist for Crane + Company 2010

::General Qualifications

• Award winning designer involved with marketing and design for over 8 years

• Hard-working, highly-motivated and extremely resourceful

• Embodies strong communication and organization skills

• Possesses the ability to multi-task in deadline-oriented scenarios and maintain composure

• Proficient in design programs, as well as several social media platforms

::Design Statement

“I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way, things I had no words for” [Georgia O’Keeffe].

I define myself digitally. I create something out of nothing everyday. Being a designer consists of learning to accept yourself, your flaws, as well as following your own intuition to make your work personal and distinctive. The most innovative and impacting designs are a continuous process of simplifications and refinement. Creating art coincides with overcoming obstacles and experimenting with different materials and mediums, as well as working within budgets and time constraints.

Unlike math, art gives you the opportunity to find hundred of solutions to the same problem. It is not restricting or limiting and so it in turn becomes an outlet in which I can express myself. I like the challenge. To me, the experience and the evolution of the creation process are the most important. This is the part of the piece that represents who you are and what you feel. My personal process is different than most. I am not one to sketch thumbnails in a sketchbook initially. I will doodle on scrap paper, a corner of a napkin, placemats, or anything I can find to capture my initial ideas. Staring at the blank page of a sketchbook is intimidating to me. When you act out of fear, your fears become reality. A person viewing your portfolio can tell if your lines, shapes, and colors are hesitant. It is important to be bold and direct in your work.

My ultimate goal is to work for a company that is successful, with strong values, that will challenge me to learn and grow everyday. I am looking for an environment that lets me shine. A place where hierarchy and bureaucracy don’t exist. A place where I am encouraged to speak my mind and share ideas, and would not be reprimanded when standing up for what I believe in. I want to work at a place where everyone’s energy is focused on innovation and creativity with no corporate politics.

I am a quick learner, I am resourceful, I possess the willingness to learn, and the drive and dedication to be successful. Wherever I am lacking, I make up for it in discipline. I guarantee I will never be outworked. I am passionate about everything I attempt, because I believe it is a reflection of the person I am. I just need a chance to prove myself. I promise you wouldn’t regret hiring me…

Walt Disney World



To obtain a position as graphic designer at a goal-oriented company that will allow me to utilize my passion for design and skills to continue to build a solid foundation and knowledge base for the future.

Work experience

Jan 2009Present

owner | graphic designer

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• Create full branding campaigns and strategic marketing solutions for clients. • Manage billing, client relations, vendors and design while adhering to strict deadlines. • Design custom special occasion stationery and other marketing collateral for clients. • Use social media platforms and networking strategies to promote business, engage   customers, build relationships and create a strong client base.

Jul 2010Jun 2013

Graphic Designer (Full-time)

Hexa Interactive Marketing

• Create print and web collateral for multiple clients while maintaining brand consistency• Communication with print vendors and clients• Design email blasts, websites, web banners, print ads, business cards, corporate identity  packages, and strategic marketing solutions for multiple clients• Develop social media campaigns, manage multiple accounts, create content, images and ads

Sep 2012Jun 2013

Marketing Coordinator

Popcorn Passion

• Engineered gourmet popcorn flavors sourcing quality, all natural and organic ingredients. • Developed and led conceptual approaches for marketing and social media campaigns. • Worked closely with the creative director to create logo, branding and packaging. • Prepared print collateral, business cards, promo cards, table signage and monthly emails. • Implemented a fundraising program and created SEO optimized website content. • Organized and attended events and provided supporting collateral.

Aug 2006Jul 2010

Graphic Designer

United Group of Companies

• Managed entire design processes for 30+ sites. • Worked directly with clients to plan, analyze and create visual solutions. • Created concepts based on knowledge of layout principles and aesthetics. • Negotiated pricing contracts to stay within a predetermined budget. • Developed full collateral packages from conceptualization through final production. • Produced postcards, magazines, email blasts, tri-folds, billboards and trade show displays. • Researched and developed content for various websites. • Worked with a third party vendor to create and continually maintain all project websites.

Jan 2007Jun 2007

Creative Assistant

Destination Sales- Walt Disney World

• Handled various graphic design and desktop publishing projects for internal departments. • Participated in training programs and brainstorming sessions. • Provided support to the events team. • Developed and designed marketing initiatives to maximize ticket sales at off-site locations. • Managed print process of jobs. • Attended brand, Creative Couch and Creative Project Review Meetings (CPRM). • Acted as a liaison to help communicate company wide campaigns and celebrations. • Collaborated with creative team to guarantee design quality and brand integrity.

Jun 2002Aug 2006

Graphic Designer

Amsterdam Printing & Litho Co

• Arranged layouts of various material for catalogs, circulars and direct mail pieces. • Proofread and edited catalogs, manipulated images, imprinted images and created logos. • Optimized and prepared all images for web and prepared files for print.


Bachelor of Fine Art

GPA 3.6

Honors & Awards

• Dean’s List• Cum Laude• Alpha Chi Honor Society• NFCA All-American Scholar-Athlete• Student Athlete Leadership Team

• Yearbook Cover Design Winner• Basketball, Volleyball, Softball• Female Athlete of the Year• NEAC Scholar Athlete• Marriot Student Athlete of the Week• Basketball Tournament MVP• Empire State Softball Team• Best Defensive Player• NEAC All-Conference Outfielder• Cardinal Classic Tournament MVP• Work Study


Microsoft Powerpoint
Microsoft Excel
Microsoft Word
Macromedia Dreamweaver
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe Indesign