Graphic and Web Designer
skills and services
My experience has spanned a broad range in print and digital, and provided a versatile skill set.
My education has given me the foundation principles for art, design, marketing and communication.
I enjoy meeting new people and learning about their goals and their industries.
Better than reading a book, I get to discover new territories with each project I work on!
For as long as I can remember I have always been interested in art. Art was my favorite topic in elementary school, my election class in junior high, and my technical election was Graphic Arts in high school. Out of high school I wanted to be a printing press operator but there were no job opportunities, so I applied for a typesetting position and taught myself to type practically overnight. Since then I have evolved from typesetter to desktop publisher to graphic designer, and now web designer.
Bachelor of Science in Web Design and Interactive Media
The Art Institute of Seattle
December 2013 with Honors
Associate Degree in Graphic Arts Design
Washtenaw Community College with Honors
Independent Cousework, Conferences and Seminars
- Web Motion for Beginners
- UX Prototyping with Axure
- Seattle Interactive Conference 2015
- Pierce College Digital Design
- Computer Design Technology Diploma
- WordCamp Seattle 2016 (WordPress Conference)
Please see my LinkedIn profile for recommendations
Freelance Graphic and Web Designer
Fall 2013 to present
Pierce County Library Systems, Tacoma, WA
Temporary Position: June-September 2014
Long-term Position: June 2001-December 2009
Web Design Intern
VMG/studio520, Bellevue, WA
June-September 2013 (Quarter-long degree requirement
Desktop Publishing and Customer Service
Minuteman Press, Puyallup, WA
October 1997 – June 2001
Digital Production Manager
Fullserv, Inc., Ann Arbor, MI
Various print shops