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EDUCATION:

Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA
Bachelor of Fine Arts, December 2007
Communication Design

Lehigh Carbon Community College, Schnecksville, PA
Associates of Arts, May 2005
Fine Art/Studio Art, Minor in Crafts

CERTIFICATIONS:
LCCC Center for Leadership
& Workforce Development
Advanced Excel, March 2012

New Horizons Computer Learning Center
HTML 5: Level 1, February 2012


DESIGN EXPERIENCE:

2016 – Present | Freelance Graphic Designer
Design creative collateral (Logos, Flyers, Brochures, Invitations, Self-Mailers, Billboards, etc.) for various clients. Communicate creative needs with printers and marketing specialists.

2008 – 2016 | Graphic Designer | The Morning Call, Allentown
Art Director: Inspire Health magazine, Indulge magazine
Designer: Marketing, Advertising, Interactive, Editorial Special Section

Responsibilities:  

  • Art Director/Designer of layouts for Inspire Health and Indulge Lehigh Valley publications
  • Design and layout advertising for Newspaper within tight deadlines
  • Present and design spec advertising
  • Design large-scale campaigns for high-profile companies including
    marketing campaigns for The Morning Call
  • Design and code web, mobile and e-mail advertising
  • Software trainer for print and online Adobe CS design programs
  • Design and layout editorial content and weekly covers for Go Guide Street publication
  • Organize and art direct photoshoots
  • Attend portfolio reviews for current students in the field of Graphic Design

2006-Present | Freelance Graphic Designer
I have designed an array of creative pieces for various freelance clients such as: Birch Wilds; Church of the Good Shepherd, UCC; Inflight Training Solutions; Rotary Club District 7430; EPS Inc.; Kutztown High School Class Reunion of 1938

July 2007– October 2007 Freelance Graphic Designer | Crayola LLC, Easton, PA
Designed merchandising for products in stores and new products being released in the future,
design company forms, photo retouching, mock-up designs for marketing,
follow branding standards for old and new products.

May 2007– July 2007 Design Intern | Crayola LLC, Easton, PA
Designed flexography and lithography merchandising, help with mock-ups for sales meetings,
assist designers with projects and mock-ups.

March 2007 – June 2007 Design Intern | Dewalts RV, Kutztown, PA
Designed advertisements, flyers, posters, and brochures for an RV business.


SOFTWARE SKILLS:
Proficient in both Macintosh OS and PC
Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop, Adobe Streamline, QuarkXPress, Keynote,  Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Powerpoint, Microsoft Excel, Adobe and Macromedia Dreamweaver, Adobe and Macromedia Flash, Greensock AS Generator, CCI Newsgate


HONORS:
2015 Silver Addy Award: Greater Lehigh Valley Ad Club (Robert Indiana – Allentown Art Museum)
2014 Gold Addy Award: Greater Lehigh Valley Ad Club (Newspaper Full Page – Circle of Life)
2014 Silver Addy Award: Greater Lehigh Valley Ad Club (Television Commercial – TMC Marketing)
2013 Morning Call Advertising Team Player Award
2013 Judge of Design Entries for Advertising Club of Connecticut Awards
2013 Silver Addy Award: Greater Lehigh Valley Ad Club (Newspaper Full Page – Mayan)
2012 Bonze Addy Award: Greater Lehigh Valley Ad Club (Campaign – Go Guide Marketing)
2012 Morning Call Advertising Leadership Award
2011 Bronze Addy Award: Greater Lehigh Valley Ad Club (Newspaper Full Page – Wine Series)
2011 Morning Call Advertising Team Player Award
2010 Gold Addy Award: Greater Lehigh Valley Ad Club (Collateral Material – TMC Holday Card)
2010 Silver Addy Award: Greater Lehigh Valley Ad Club (Collateral Material Publication Design)
2010 Bronze Addy Award: Greater Lehigh Valley Ad Club (Non-Traditional Advertising – IronPigs)
2010 3rd Place IAMA: Best Color Single Ad, over quarter page
2010 2nd Place PNA (Pennsylvania Newspaper Association): Self Promotion Advertising
2009 Morning Call Advertising Company Cheerleader Award
2009 3rd Place IAMA: Service Electric Cable TV
2009 First Place IAMA: Promotion for LVIP and Nacci Printing


ORGANIZATIONS:

LCTI: Occupational Advisory Board
– Print Technology
2012 – Present

The Morning Call United Way Committee Member
2011 – Present

Greater Lehigh Valley Ad Club
ADDY Committee Chair, 2015 – Present
Creative Chair, 2014 – Present
ADDY Committee Member, 2010 – 2015

Greater Lehigh Valley Ad Club Active Member
2008 – Present

AIGA Member
2006 – 2008