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I am forever optimistic, open-minded, and love adventures! A few of my favorite things are design, photography, live music, the great outdoors, and sustainability! I have a wide array of professional and life experiences that have shaped the person I am today: adaptable, patient, creative, and ready to jump in with both feet.

I currently live in the Greater Chicago Area, Illinois.


Master of Applied Computer Science (Web Development)

Saint Xavier University

Certificate of User Experience Design


B.A. Graphic Design

B.A. Journalism & Mass Communication (Magazine Journalism)

Drake University


August 2022 - Present

  • Design and Art Direction: Executed all phases of design for web, UI, print, digital, marketing collateral, email, social media, video, presentations, and landing pages. 

  • Creative Problem-Solving: Evolved Spruce’s brand direction across multiple channels, creating a consistent brand experience across web, social, marketing, and events. 

  • Brand Strategy: Shaped the strategic vision and goals for the brand and marketing team by identifying and sharing ideas that created business and user value.

  • UX / UI Design: Redesigned the Spruce website from ideation to high-fidelity mock-ups, resulting in a user experience that aligned with the brand and met business objectives

  • Data Visualization: Produced complex technical and social media graphics leveraging Adobe Creative Suite, leading to a 15%* increase in social audience engagement.

  • Project Management: Integrated creative project management software, boosting workflow efficiency by 35%* and project completion rates by 10%*.

  • Collaboration: Worked closely with multiple teams to understand timelines, strategy, and specs, and incorporate feedback into designs, ensuring brand alignment.

August 2019 - August 2022

GRAPHIC DESIGNER   |   Higher Education
  • Design Innovation: Conceptualized and applied visual design principles to create 35+ monthly branded assets, emphasizing typography, composition, color theory, and hierarchy.

  • Process Management: Ensured brand consistency with up-to-date brand guidelines, managing all aspects of the print and digital design process from concept to completion.

  • Strategic Adaptation: Transformed strategies and creative briefs into branded design solutions, incorporating feedback and ensuring alignment with project goals.

  • Management and Mentoring: Guided student design team, implementing an onboarding program for design student workers to streamline processes and encourage growth.

  • Collaborative Leadership: Nurtured strong, proactive relationships with cross-functional teams, fostering collaboration and effective communication across the university.

  • Printing Precision: Delivered flawless press-ready files, approved proofs, and conducted press checks, ensuring the highest quality, quantity, and cost accuracy.

  • Workflow Optimization: Identified and addressed proofing bottlenecks, cutting creative proofing time by 50%, saving significant costs through innovative software and strategies.

  • Sustainability Co-Chair: Orchestrated events, managed social media, and mentored student workers, driving a 10%* boost in campus sustainability initiatives.

February 2016 - July 2019

  • Design Management: Managed fast-paced design work across multiple campaign deadlines with seasoned efficiency and meticulous attention to detail.

  • Multifaceted Design Expertise: Designed 50+ print and digital advertising assets, including billboards, direct mail pieces, social media, and marquee images using Adobe Creative Suite.

  • Brand Collaboration: Collaborated with copywriters and design managers to uphold both individual casino and Boyd Gaming brand standards on all creative marketing campaigns.

  • Training Leadership: Established an onboarding program for new hires, overseeing new employee training and providing continuous guidance and mentorship to trainees.

October 2015 - December 2016

PRODUCTION MANAGER   |   Photography
  • Photo Editing: Retouched family, senior and sports portraits from RAW files, designed custom albums and wall art, and created social media content.

  • Photography Assistance: Assisted the photographer during both in-studio and on-location photo shoots for high school seniors, sports teams, and families.

May 2011 - July 2015

ENGLISH TEACHER   |   Education ( South Korea )
  • Created engaging PowerPoint presentations, games, and learning materials to enhance students’ experiences.

  • Designed and implemented a 10-week English course for Korean military students, including supplemental PowerPoints and creative worksheets.


Adobe Illustrator

Adobe InCopy

Adobe InDesign
Adobe Lightroom 
Adobe Photoshop

Adobe XD

Android Studio

Atlassian Jira


Google Workspace



Microsoft PowerPoint


Visual Studio Code



Skill I'm Learning
Adobe After Effects 

Adobe Premier Pro




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