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I'm currently at student at Minnesota State University Mankato with plans to graduate in December 2012. I have a journalism background from Central Michigan University and worked for several years as a newspaper paginator.

I've been exploring several different facets of design, but I'm most passionate about print. I'd love to work for a magazine one day.

Work experience

Jan 2012Present

Graphic Designer

Minnesota State University Marketing

Responsibilities include:

  • Designing the back page ad for the student newspaper The Reporter once a week

  • Working with clients to design university event posters and monitor slides

Designing a book about campus greek life

Developing and designing promotion materials for the Centennial Student Union and campus organizations including:

  • Buttons
  • T-shirts
  • Brochures
  • Postcards
  • Bookmarks
Jan 2008Aug 2009

Paginator/Copy Editor

Faribault Daily News

Responsibilities included:

  • Editing copy

  • Gathering content from reporters, photographers, editors and the Associated Press to fill and design the A section of the Faribault Daily News and The Kenyon Leader, our weekly sister paper.

  • Designing info graphics

  • Designing special tabs and sections when needed
Aug 2006Dec 2007

Design Editor

Central Michigan Life

Responsibilities included:
  • Working closely with other staff members to brainstorm and develop story ideas and budget pages for the student newspaper which published three times a week

  • Gathered content from reporters, editors, and photographers to design the news and feature sections of the paper

  • Received and made corrections to copy from proof readers, editors and our student advisor




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