Detail oriented, creative Graphic Designer with extensive experience in a multiple deadline environment. Effective team player, known for cooperative attitude, with record of responsibility and accountability with project completion. Award winner with leadership experience.


Extensive knowledge of Macintosh platform, Adobe Creative Suites including Photoshop and InDesign; Quark Xpress. Some knowledge of Dreamweaver, Flash, Adobe Illustrator, PC platform.


Sidell Reporter - Sidell, IL (2011 to present)
Editor’s Assistant
Overview: Responsible for designing all advertising for newspaper and two quarterly magazines; page pagination and design for weekly product. Also provide customer service and many organizational office tasks. Multiple award winner past three years at state level.

Freelance Graphic Designer (2004-Present)
Overview: Provide a wide variety of clients with designs for websites, newspaper advertising, magazines and

Rapid City Journal, Creative Services – Rapid City, SD (2007-2010)
Graphic Designer
Overview: Design for retail, classified, special section, real estate and house promotions. Won awards several different years at the state level as well as internal competitions. Duties also included producing spec ads for a wide variety of clients and some Flash ads for online product. Responsible for working with satellite office advertising reps in organizing ad tickets and designing for weekly products.

Anchorage Daily News, Retail Advertising - Anchorage, AK (2004-2007)
Senior Graphic Designer (2006-2007), Graphic Designer (2004-2006)
Overview: Hired as junior designer and promoted to senior designer within 16 months. As senior designer, responsible for the production of advertising for the daily product, as well as special sections. Utilize graphic design abilities to assist with workflow. Maintain workflow and progress for 12 artists. Design spec ads to be sold. In addition, responsible for producing high quality ads for three advertising representatives and their large client base, including a satellite office over an hour away. Create graphic design advertisements for newspapers, special sections and real estate magazines. Won several internal competitions. Responsible for some electronic pagination and troubleshooting camera-ready ads.

Mountain Home News - Mountain Home, ID (2001 to 2004)
Advertising Manager (2002-2004), Advertising Representative (2001-2002)
Overview: Promoted to manager after only three months of employment. Responsible for selling to new and existing accounts. Worked with advertisers to implement new campaigns and design advertising.

Sidell Reporter - Sidell, IL (1994 to 2001)
Editor’s Assistant
Overview: Handled many aspects of the newspaper, including design, layout, typing, proofreading, writing, customer interaction.

Commercial-News - Danville, IL (Summers of 1999 to 2001)
Staff Writer
Overview: Wrote features and news stories. Covered board meetings.


Eastern Illinois University - Charleston, IL (1997-2001)
Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, English minor