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UX & Graphic Designer

“The goal of a designer is to listen, observe, understand, sympathize, empathize, synthesize, and glean insights that enable him or her to ‘make the invisible visible." –Hillman Curtis


I am a recent graduate with a degree in Graphic Information Technology from Arizona State University focusing on web design, UX/UI and digital communications. My employment background includes working for the government, for profit and not-for-profit companies. The job roles have primarily been in customer support roles. I am looking forward to transitioning into the tech industry.

My interests lie in the user experience and accessability realm of web design and development. I think the web can be functional and look good, as well as be easy to navigate and interact with, for everyone.

When I'm not working, I enjoy cooking and baking, special effects makeup and spending time with my family in the mountains.

Tools I Know

Adobe Creative Suite

HTML/CSS

Google Analytics

Wordpress

Timeline

  • 2002

    Enlisted - US Army Reserve - Heavy Equipment Operator

  • 2005

    Graduate - BA- Liberal Studies

    Commisioned - US Army - Ordnance Officer

  • 2006

    Graduate - Joint Naval School Explosive Ordnance Disposal

  • 2007

    Combat Deployment - EOD Platoon Leader

  • 2009

    North Carolina Army National Guard - Ordnance Officer

    Associate - Marine Chevrolet Company

  • 2013

    Associate - Betty Ford Center

  • 2017

    Student Grader - Arizona State University

    Associate - Marine Chevrolet Company

  • 2019

    Graduate - BS- Graphic Information Technology

Resume

My Resume

Education

Bachelor's of Science in Graphic Information Technology

2016 - 2019

Arizona State University, AZ

Relevant Coursework: Digital Illustration and Publishing, Visual Design, Multimedia Design, Graphic Communications, Web Design and Development, Communications and Marketing, Web Accessibilty, Social Media Marketing

Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies

2001 - 2005

Bowling Green State University, OH

Relevant Courswork: Communications, Public Speaking, Pop Culture

#VetsWhoCode Bootcamp

Relevant Courswork: Design Thinking, Web Design, HTML/CSS, JavaScript

Professional Experience

Community Engagement Specialist

2017 - Present

Marine Chevrolet Company - Jacksonville NC

  • Creates visual information products for internal and external communication.
  • Maintains company digital presence to include website and social media.
  • Creates responsive email campaigns to reach target audiences with specific marketing messages with an average of 17% open rate.
  • Maintains constant line of communication with marketing partners to maintain a constant, consistent messaging to support the goals of the company.
  • Plans and executes community involvement projects and events such as Trunk or Treat, New Owner Events and Living Christmas Tree that encompass over 1,500 additional visitors to the business.
  • Coordinates support for local sponsorship opportunities totaling over $150,000 annually.

Graphic Design Teaching Assistant

2017 - 2019

Arizona State University - Tempe AZ

  • Reviewed 10 lab assignments for 80 students for each semester.
  • Submitted assignment grades within 72 hours of assignment due date.
  • Provided specific feedback on assignments in order to help students understand mistakes and to continually improve digital publishing skills.

Portfolio

Featured Projects

Site Redesign

Personal Site

Site Redesign

Diamond Interior Cleaning

Gallery Site

SFX Makeup by Erin

Branding

Down East Cyclists