Education:

Lyndon State College
BA in Graphic Design
Concentration in Illustration
Minor in English

Software Skills:

Adobe Creative Suite CS4,
CS5, CS5.5, 6 and CC
(InDesign/Illustrator/
Photoshop/Lightroom)

Adobe Acrobat Pro
Powerpoint
Microsoft Office
Capture One

Other Skills:

Page layout and typography, hand drawing for digital concepts, ability to multi-task and manage multiple projects under a tight deadline, implementing creative solutions to design problems, styling and art direction experience for photography (model and product), social media photography for brand, studio product photography for brand understanding of designing for web, base understanding of HTML, experience with all levels of the pre-press and press process and requirements. 

Experience

Collage.com  
Director of Photography/In-House Product Photographer

Responsibilities: Directed all photography needs for marketing; including assets for direct to consumer sales, web, email, and all outside vendors. Executed any in house needs, from photography through retouching. Managed multiple time lines and budgets while concepting and art directing seasonal photography. Worked closely with the Development and E-commerce team to successfully launch all new product lines. 

• Lead Designer for ‘Templated Products’ offered to consumers. Designed the first five book templates which were launched on Good Morning America and resulted in the highest unit sales of any previous television appearance.

• Updated photography for the entire website and product pages, and brought the brand up to a higher quality standard in a competitive market. 

• Positively impacted financial business objectives and goals by way of optimized product photography and placement on digital properties.

October 2014 through June 2017

Life is good  
Graphic Designer 

Responsibilities: Worked with Art Director to concept and plan seasonal look and feel four times annually; use this to execute first creative in the form of wholesale catalog. Translated creative into consumer facing brochures. Planned photoshoots while staying within budget; acquired props when necessary and approved all props used for photoshoots. Provided oversight and assistance on styling for both laydowns and on-model photography. Art directed photoshoots when needed and attended all photoshoots for both web and print in order to assist Art Director. Responsible for on-press color checks, consulting with printer on adjustments as needed. 

July 2012 through October 2014

Garnet Hill
Assistant Art Director 

Responsibilities: Started as intern and worked my way up. Worked directly with merchandising to plan kid’s catalog while taking into consideration product and budget; designed initial layouts as a guide for photoshoots; built and designed the layout of kids catalog and saw it through pre-press process. Created and executed requests for direct mail as well as promotional collateral. 

May 2010 through July 2012