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I am forever optimistic, open-minded, and love new adventures. Design is my passion, and so are photography, live music, and sustainability! My curiosity leads me to learn skills to achieve my professional goals—I recently earned a certificate in UX Design, as well as a master’s degree in Web Development. I have a wide array of professional and life experiences that have shaped the person I am today: adaptable, patient, creative, energetic, and ready to jump in with both feet.

B.A. Graphic Design
Drake University

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

Master of Applied Computer Science (Web Development)
Saint Xavier University


August 2019 - Present

February 2016 - July 2019

October 2015 - December 2016

May 2011 - July 2015


  • Produce and oversee digital and print creative solutions by organizing, designing, developing, evolving and enforcing the university’s visual brand identity.

  • Conceptualize and apply visual design principles including typography, composition, color theory and hierarchy to 35+ creative branded assets per month.

  • Translate strategies and written requests into a variety of design solutions that are appropriately branded and support project goals.

  • Execute all creative design stages from concept to final hand-off to production

  • Maintain strong, proactive relationships with cross-functional teams.

  • Provide flawless press-ready files to printers, approve proofs, perform press checks and show to ensure accuracy in quality, quantity and cost.

  • Designed an onboarding program to train and manage design student workers.

  • Identified bottlenecks in proofing processes and implemented new software and strategies to overcome them, saving thousands of dollars and cutting creative proofing time by 50%.

  • Co-chair of Sustainability: plan and carry-out sustainability awareness events, oversee social media accounts and manage sustainability student worker.

  • Chair of ASC Communications: voted by peers in Administrative & Staff Council. Encourage employee communication and coordinate quarterly newsletter.


  • Simultaneously managed fast-paced design work across multiple campaign deadlines with efficiency and attention to detail.

  • Designed 50+ print and digital advertising, billboards, direct mail pieces, social media and marquee images using Adobe Creative Suite software.

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

  • Contributed to the development of templates, style guides, pattern libraries and design specs for marketing materials and applications.

  • Created an onboarding program for new hires, frequently managed new employee training, and offered continuous guidance and mentorship to trainees.


  • Retouched family and senior portraits from RAW files, designed custom albums and wall art and created social media content. A

  • Assisted photographer during in-studio and on-location photo shoots.

  • Photographed youth sports portraits and events.


  • Created engaging PowerPoint presentations and materials to enhance students’ learning experiences.

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

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