Transitioning my love of design and illustration from a theatre background into the world of print has allowed me to build relationships with clients by relaying their ‘stories’ through unique and charming design. My goal is to continue my creative career in a place where I contribute and am challenged.
FREELANCE DESIGNER / 2009 – PRESENT
Logo Design/Branding/Print/Apparel Design/Illustration: Creative work on brochures, programs, wall/vehicle wraps, and so on to best meet the unique needs of each client.
WATERMARK ADVERTISING / 2011 – 2017
Senior Designer: Responsible for conceptual development and implementation of projects for a branding/marketing/advertising firm. Creative lead on award-winning projects with a focus in print, for clients such as Ball Corporation, Woodward, CoBank and Colorado Water’s Live Like You Love It campaign, among others.
ART INSTITUTE OF COLORADO / 2011 – 2018
Adjunct Faculty: Teach fashion illustration to college students with an emphasis in Fashion Design and Fashion Retail Management. Shaping criteria to provide opportunities for students to develop their illustration and design skills and assist students with their organizational and presentational skills.
COSTUME DESIGNER / 1997 – 2009
Designed for off-Broadway, regional theatre and international theatre festivals. Strongly involved in the creative collaboration with directors, designers, and costume technicians to ensure a powerful visual statement to the audience.
ADOBE CREATIVE SUITE: Photoshop / Illustrator / InDesign
TYPOGRAPHY / HAND LETTERING
ILLUSTRATION: Pencil / Ink / Fashion & Costume / Storyboard
PAINTING: Acrylic / Watercolor / Scenic / Fabric Painting & Dying
MS OFFICE SUITE
ASSOCIATE DEGREE OF APPLIED SCIENCE IN GRAPHIC DESIGN / 2011
Art Institute of Colorado, Denver, CO
MASTER OF FINE ARTS IN COSTUME DESIGN / 2001
University of Washington, Seattle, WA
BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS IN DRAMA / 1997
University of Southern Oregon, Ashland, OR