What makes me "me"?I love what I do and strive to be better.Deadlines are fierce, but I work best under pressure.Creativity comes best early in the morning with a hot cup of coffee.There's nothing more refreshing and encouraging than learning something new.Sticky notes are my best friend.I feel blessed to be appreciated by employees because of my hard work, drive & enthusiasm.Sweet treats are great to eat and for boosting… Read More

Skills

Adobe XD

Illustrator

Photoshop

Dreamweaver

HTML5 / CSS3

Premiere

Sketch

InVision

Experience

Digital UX/UI Designer

Galaxy Media, LLC | Business & Technology Office | KC, MO
December 2014 – Current

Job Responsibilities

  • Working with business and marketing to gather requirements, asking for the end goal, expected outcomes
  • Wireframe, mockups and prototypes using Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop & XD
  • Ticket management in JIRA; writing stories with detailed requirements and dependancies, organizing sprints and working with developers almost daily
  • Offering ideas and new features for the platform to enhance the user experience and content editor’s experience in the CMS

Other duties and past responsibilities as the Digital Content Producer included:

  • QA and UAT – Testing on multiple devices (iOS, Android, tvOS, Roku, FireTV)
  • Video editing using Adobe Premiere – making clips from larger videos
  • Documenting user flows, content management flows, and more
  • Web design and development for WordPress sites
  • Landing pages, email templates, and content editing

Web Designer / Digital Photography & Videos

Avila University | Office of Marketing & Communications | KC, MO
November 2006 – December 2014

Job Responsibilities

  • Design, develop and update website
  • Analytics reporting
  • Create and send weekly campus e-newsletters
  • Post news, events, photos on social
  • Powerpoint presentations for the VPs and President as well as the main fundraiser event
  • Campus photographer/videographer for events, capital projects, newsletters and brochures

Owner / Web & Graphic Designer

Xpert GraphiX | KC, MO
December 2001 – Summer 2006

I started graphic design work on the side, taught myself HTML and CSS, then expanded my company. Projects included book covers, press kits, magazine layouts, print ads, posters, brochures, website design, and development. Fasone, Garret and Bohm was my first interactive client, creating a flash website for their website. My love for interaction flourished from there.

Graphic Designer

Sosland Publishing | Meat & Poultry Magazine | KC, MO
April 2003 – March 2005

Minuteman Press | St. Charles, MO
November 2000 – November 2001

Education & Volunteer

University of Missouri – St. Louis

August 1999 – May 2002
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design
GPA 3.85 Magna Cum Laude

Kansas City Art Institute

2003 – 2005
Multimedia Studies Certificate
GPA 3.75

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Volunteer

St. James Catholic School | Liberty, MO
Fall 2018, Spring 2020
Auction website design & updates

South Kansas City Chamber of Commerce
Feb. – June 2013
Invited to be on the marketing task force to help with their new brand in designing a new logo and marketing materials.