Resume

Experience

Senior Graphic Designer | 2019-Present | American Council on Education

  • Acted as a thought partner with higher education leaders to produce industry-changing graphics, data visualizations, and reports
  • Conceptualized, designed, and produced branded materials such as print collateral, advertising, signage, environmental graphics, and digital/interactive media 
  • Managed internal production staff

Graphic Designer | 2018-2019 | American Council on Education

  • Worked independently to create unique artwork and designs for print and digital materials
  • Created interactive and easily digestible visuals to help readers easily interpret large data sets or complex ideas
  • Designed nationwide marketing campaigns promoting ACE’s flagship programs

Publication and Design Specialist | 2016-2018 | American Council on Education

  • Served as the project manager for all print and digital publications
  • Created data-driven visuals to help readers easily interpret large data sets or complex ideas
  • Worked with the Creative Director to create unique artwork and designs for print and digital materials
  • Collaborated with reputable outside organizations to produce high-profile reports
  • Lead the publications team in collaboration with editorial, marketing, and public affairs staff to seamlessly release projects and advertise events

Publication Associate | 2014-2016 | American Council on Education

  • Coordinated, organized, and managed more than 30 publications simultaneously
  • Acted as the liaison between ACE and all clientele to ensure all publications are accurate, timely, and perfectly executed
  • Lead a weekly meeting involving marketing, web, public relations, design, and editorial to help communication amongst Council staff and ensure deadlines are on target
  • Collected and presented data in to help continuously improve the production team’s functionality

Business Operations Analyst | 2013-2014 | BAE Systems

  • Assisted upper management in collecting and presenting data for quarterly and annual program reviews
  • Designed graphics and presented key deliverables to the customer in quarterly collaboration meetings
  • Helped with the organization, data verification, and presentation of contract proposals 

Digital Editor | 2012-2013 | BAE Systems

  • Decreased spending by digitizing training manuals for USMC and US Navy clients
  • Edited and produced the Operational Test and Evaluation manual for testing new technology systems for the USMC

Education

B.A. professional writing and English literature | Virginia Tech | 2008-2012

Visual Design for the Web | General Assembly | 2017

Infographic Design | HOW University | 2018

Adobe After Effects | General Assembly | 2019

Technical Skills

  • Adobe InDesign 
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • Tableau 
  • Infogram
  • Data Visualization
  • Digital Advertising
  • Branding
  • Print Production
  • Digital Production
  • Adobe After Effects
  • ACA Level 1 Kayak Instructor

Awards

Graphic Design USA

Inhouse Design Award winner for both Report Layout and Branding

Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals

2019 Platinum MarComm award

Extra Curricular

Boating in DC

  • Acted as marketing and brand manager designing all branded materials, as well as created a company logo and style guide
  • Lead fact-based tours about Washington, DC
  • Lead a weekly river clean up, which over a 3-year span removed over 8 tons of trash from local rivers

For Love of Children

  • Worked one-on-one with an inner-city high school student to supporting him/her throughout senior year and beyond
  • Assisted with college applications, brainstorming and editing essays, and creating a functional resume