Exhibits

Some of my finest pieces have been displayed in the following exhibits in Southern New Hampshire University's McIninch Art Gallery.

  • Typographica V: Annual Student Exhibition (2010-2011)
    • The fifth annual curated exhibit highlights outstanding work in the graphic design program at SNHU. The exhibits provides numerous examples of the range of disciplines explored within the design program including but not limited to magazine layouts, logos, photography, illustrations, posters, brochures, package design, web sites, short animation/videos and fabric design.
  • Typographica VI: Annual Student Exhibition (2009-2010)
    • The fourth annual curated exhibit of some of the best visual works by SNHU students and faculty in the graphic design program. Works in this exhibit include examples of magazine layouts, logos, photography, illustrations, posters, brochures, package design, Web sites and short animation/videos.
  • Fictionable Worlds (2009-2010)
    • This exhibit is part of an investigation of the role of place in contemporary world literature, exploring the intersections of the writer's imagination, the text and the world of the reader. A select body of work yielded from a collaboration between students and professors of SNHU's literature and graphic design program illustrate this theme.

Summary

Graphic Design | Advertising | Social Media Marketing

I am a passionate and enthusiastic designer who is always eager to learn when it comes to new design skills. With tremendous attention given to detail in design, I am also extremely creative in all mediums and styles. I work well as a team member or solo. All project and edits are produced with a prompt turn around time in consideration to the client and/or art director.


Technical Skills:

- Proficiency in Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop

- Familiarity with Adobe Dreamweaver and Flash

- Macintosh and Windows

- Microsoft: PowerPoint, Word, and Excel

    Objective

    To work with a well established company that offers challenge and growth as a designer, social media marketer, and/or advertiser that will give me the ability to learn new skills while perfecting the ones I currently have command of.

    Work History

    Work History
    Feb 2014 - Present

    Enrolled Student Services Associate

    Southern New Hampshire University

    As an ESSA, I provide excellent customer service for the One Stop Office at SNHU. The One Stop handles financial aid, billing, and registrar functions for all student populations of the University.

    Essential duties and responsibilities include the following:

    -Available for inbound calls; respond to email and voicemail with effective written and verbal communication skills

    - Demonstrate effective listening skills and ability to determine when to escalate student concerns

    - Able to take payments and remove charges, demonstrate ability to make a professional judgment to discuss balance due

    - Explain financial aid policies and processes to students

    - Know and utilize administrative software and federal processing site (COD, CPS, & NSLDS)

    - Provide generalist knowledge of registrar functions to all student populations

    - Track student interactions in customer relationship manager

    -Participate in outbound calling campaigns

    - Meet/exceed all ESSA expectations & metrics

    Sep 2008 - Feb 2014

    Graphic Designer

    Shaw's Supermarket

    Responsible for the creation of posters, banners, flyers, shelf signs, etc. for in-store advertising purposes. Member of Shaw's Brand Sales Initiative team, in charge of designing the advertising packets that were distributed to various Shaw's Supermarkets in the NH district. Responsible for developing agendas and Shaw's Brand booklets for in/out of house manager and corporate meet- ings and store walk throughs. Accountable for posting to Yammer, the Shaw's employee social media network. Worked in conjunction with store directors and department managers on special projects at several New England locations.

    Sep 2011 - Feb 2012

    Graphic Designer/Merchandise Associate

    Manchester Monarchs Pro Shop

    Responsible for running the front end cash register as well as developing the store layout. Created posters, flyers, and bag stuffers for in-store purposes in addtion to maintaining the Pro Shop website. Online duties consisted of designing and updating the home page with new promotions, adverts, images, buttons, and navigation. Tasks also included photographing, uploading, and providing a descriptive piece for all merchandise available for purchase on the Pro Shop website.

    Sep 2010 - May 2011

    Graphic Design Intern

    Manchester Monarchs

    Assisted in the design and execution of various printed pieces, such as ROAR the game day magazine, newspaper ads, and game night handouts. Responsibilities also included the development of graphics and HTML for the website and e-mail blasts. Other duties involved maintaining the graphics "BIBLE" and keeping all sponsor and team logos organized and easily accessible by all staff members.

    Sep 2009 - May 2010

    Mac Lab Assistant

    Southern New Hampshire University

    Monitored and maintained the SNHU Mac Lab. Assisted students who had inqueries regarding the use of Adobe Creative Suite programs. Advised students on correct printing procedures. Printed and cut selected pieces for the annual student Typographica art exhibit. Conceptualized and assembled the student show in the McIninch art gallery.

    Education

    Education
    Sep 2011 - Present

    Master of Science

    Southern New Hampshire University

    MS in Marketing 

    Certificate in Social Media

    Relevant Coursework

    • Marketing Strategies
    • Corporate Communications
    • Ethical and Legal Issues in Marketing
    • Multinational Marketing Strategies
    • Brand Management
    • Consumer Behavior
    • Market Research
    • Promotions Management
    • Social Media
    • Social Media Marketing Strategy
    Sep 2007 - May 2011

    Bachelor of Arts

    Southern New Hampshire University

    BA in Graphic Design

    Minor in Arts and Humanities

    Relevant Coursework

    • Graphic and Layout for Print Media
    • Desktop Publishing
    • History of Design
    • Introduction to Marketing
    • Consumer Behavior
    • Modern Art
    • Introductory Drawing
    • Digital Photography
    • Digital Graphic Design
    • Basic Design and Color Theory
    • Typography
    • Intro to Humanities I & II
    • Intro to Digital Imaging
    • Advanced Digital Graphic Design
    • Advanced Digital Imaging
    • Advertising Copy and Design

    Activities / Awards

    • Presidents List (2007-2011)
    • Gold Key Award (2011)
    • Media and Design Club (MAD)
    • SNHU Dance Team
    • Outing Club

    Free Lance

    Manchester Monarchs Internship

    Typography

    Brand Communications

    Concept

    Special Interest