Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design | May 2010
Missouri State University
UX/UI Designer — Classy Llama Studios | September 2013 – February 2014
• Created wireframes, layouts, and creative direction for Magento Enterprise merchants.
• Collaborated with production teams, clients, and project managers to realize user-centered design principles.
• Designed and produced rich media content and marketing collateral, including photography and graphic design.
• Produced information architecture diagrams, concept sketching, wire-framing, and high-fidelity mockups/prototypes.
• Led the UI/UX design vision and execution.
Art Director — PFI Western Store | August 2010 – September 2013
• Created wireframes, layouts, and provided creative direction for two e-commerce websites.
• Designed email campaigns, website banners, icons, info-graphics, and various print design pieces.
• Lobbied for the space, budget, and resources to build a photography studio within one year.
• Implemented and maintained keyword searchable image database of over 40,000 product images.
• Photographed all products, events, and lifestyle campaigns prior to being promoted to Art Director.
Graphic Designer & Photographer — Missouri State University | April 2007 – October 2010
• Implemented digital asset management system to archive all photographs in a searchable database.
• Printed, mounted, and laminated large format designs for all Extended Campus Clients.
• Designed flyers, brochures, business cards, catalogs, posters, and website graphics.
• Photographed events, classrooms, people, and marketing campaign collateral.
• Maintained and repaired printers, laminators, and computers.
Technical Support Specialist — Missouri State University | August 2006 – August 2007
• Provided inbound technical support for the website content management system, RedDot.
• Wrote troubleshooting documents and aided in training new hires, faculty, and staff.
• Created websites for university departments based on assigned criteria.
• Assisted the Director with various technical projects as needed.
• Cleaned up broken and bloated HTML.
Technical Support Specialist — School Messenger | February 2006 – August 2006
• Installed, maintained, and supported School Messenger software and databases.
• Answered inbound and outbound technical support inquiries.
Technical Support Specialist — Missouri Southern State University | June 2004 – February 2006
• Uploaded and managed users in the Blackboard online teaching platform.
• Provided inbound and outbound technical support.
• Top 5% Most Viewed Profiles — LinkedIn | 2013
• 1st Honorable Mention — International Student Poster Competition | 2009
• Governor’s Award for Leadership & Community Service — State of Missouri | 2004
• Leadership Award for Community Service — Lion’s Club | 2004
SYSTEMS, SOFTWARE & PLATFORMS
• Adobe Creative Cloud — InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Edge: Reflow, Code, Animate
• Content Management Systems & Web Platforms — RedDot, Blackboard, WordPress, Magento
• Google — Docs, Apps, Insights, Webmaster Tools, Analytics
• Bing — Webmaster Tools, Analytics
• Microsoft — Word, Excel