Experience

FORT | SENIOR DESIGNER 

JUN 2015 — PRESENT | COLUMBUS, OHIO

  • play a lead design and project management role in the digital design offer at fort
  • support fellow designers on print and branding projects
  • communicate and present regularly with clients
  • provide best practices as support for new business 

FORT | DESIGNER

Jun 2014 — JUN 2015 | COLUMBUS, OHIO

  • Strategize and design for primarily web projects, from user experience to comprehensive template design
  • Project manage clients, create agendas and timelines, present designs, and conduct client training sessions
  • Collaborate with fellow designers to improve and iterate designs.
  • Communicate with developers to bring designs to full functionality

Birdhaus Co. | OWNER + DESIGNER 

MAR 2015 — PRESENT | COLUMBUS, OHIO

  • OWNER OF A design studio specializing in wedding and special event stationery and paper goods

Ologie | SENIOR DIGITAL DESIGNER 

Mar 2014 — May 2014 | COLUMBUS, OHIO

  • Played a lead role in designing and presenting deliverables throughout the design process, including wireframes, user interface components, website comps and prototypes
  • Worked alongside digital strategists to thoroughly understand business and user needs, information architecture, and positioning
  • Clients included The University of Arizona and Xavier University

Ologie | WEB DESIGNER 

Sep 2012 — Mar 2014 | COLUMBUS, OHIO

  • Designed and presented websites, user interface components and digital strategy 
  • Clients included Ohio University, Nationwide, and Earlham College

Ohio University Education Abroad | TEACHING ASSISTANT 

June — Aug 2012 | LETTERKENNY, IRELAND

  • Planned and coordinated excursions throughout Ireland for a group of 20 students
  • Assisted program directors with budgeting, trip logistics and instruction about documentary production

Ologie | WEB DESIGN INTERN

Sep — Dec 2011 | COLUMBUS, OHIO

  • Designed and presented website concepts, layouts and graphics 
  • Clients included J.P. Morgan, The City of Columbus, Adelphi University and Ohio University 

Crush + Lovely | DESIGN AND PRODUCTION INTERN

Jun — Aug 2011 | NEW YORK, NEW YORK

  • Produced product video for mobile app, “Duet”, including scheduling, budgeting and art directing
  • Conducted quality assurance for mobile app during the development phase

The Sherwin-Williams Company | WEB DESIGN CO-OP

Jun — Aug 2009 | CLEVELAND, OHIO

  • Designed graphics and updated product photography for sherwin-williams.com 
  • Researched and created product templates in Adobe Scene7

Cleveland Clinic | CREATIVE LEARNING INTERN

Jun — Aug 2007 | CLEVELAND, OHIO

  • Wrote and hosted a Hermes award-winning web series 
  • Art directed two marketing mail pieces and newsletter

Leadership

Project C: Clicking Creates Change | CO-FOUNDER & CO-DIRECTOR

Dec 2010 — Jun 2012 | ATHENS, OHIO

  • Created a philanthropic multimedia organization showcasing area nonprofits to facilitate fundraising 
  • Led team of 30 designers, videographers and developers to complete multimedia project

Ohio University Multimedia Society | PRESIDENT

May 2010 — Jun 2012 | ATHENS, OHIO

  • Organized and led weekly meetings; facilitated peer critiques
  • Planned and coordinated networking trips to New York City, Washington D.C. and Chicago

The InterActivist Magazine | LAYOUT EDITOR, PRINT & WEB DESIGNER 

Mar 2009 — Jun 2012 | ATHENS, OHIO

  • Directed, designed and approved final infographics and magazine layouts
  • Designed and developed magazine website using WordPress, HTML and CSS

Documentary Storytelling in Germany | PRODUCER, WRITER, EDITOR 

Jun — Aug 2010 | LEIPZIG, GERMANY

  • Produced, wrote, photographed and edited a 20-minute historical documentary

Awards

2016 csca creative best awards, best of category in interactive | encounterbooks.com | fort

2016 csca creative best awards, excellence in interactive | fortyeah.com | fort

2015 csca creative best awards, merit in interactive | wellington.org | fort

2015 csca creative best awards, merit in interactive | columbusfoundation.org | fort

2014  csca creative best awards, best of category in interactive | pratt.edu | ologie

2013  CSCA Creative Best Awards, Best of Category in interactive | middlewestspirits.com | ologie

2011 Adobe Design Achievement Awards, Finalist in Browser-Based Design | Project C

2011 Don L. Perris Endowed Scholarship, The Scripps Howard Foundation

2008  Hermes Creative Awards, Platinum, Gold, and Honorable Mention in Video and Print Design | cleveland clinic

Education

Sep 2008 — Jun 2012 | ATHENS, OHIO

Ohio University, Scripps College of Communication, School of Visual Communication
Bachelor of Science in Visual Communication, Magna Cum Laude

Skills

User interface & web design, front-end development (HTML, CSS, basic JavaScript), typography, invitation design, Wordpress, Adobe Creative Suite