Experienced and well-rounded designer seeking opportunities to empathize with users and architect beautiful digital products in a multi-disciplinary team environment.
Sr. Graphic & Web Designer | Aquamira Technologies | Aug 2014 – Jan 2018
Led design team in overseeing all print, digital and branding concept and execution. Designed and developed new brand identity standards and new e-commerce sites. Played a key role as collaborator with multiple internal departments to own design perspective carried through all print media, digital channels and product development. Dramatically supported growth in marketing and sales support.
Independent Designer & Developer | Code Beagle | Feb 2014 – Jan 2018
Worked independently to serve clients in a variety of industries to strategize, design and develop brands and websites. Coordinated and led all initiatives including: client relations and communication, project management, budget and resources, brand development, visual design, responsive web development, analytics, and optimization.
Web Designer | Melaleuca | Feb 2012 – Feb 2014
Owned visual design and front end development for a variety of high profile projects on Melaleuca’s $800,000 e-commerce presence. Designed multiple interactive microsites and landing pages crucial to the success of product launches and sales growth. Assisted in launching eight international versions of the main site including localization of UI and design elements.
Creative Illustrator | Herff Jones | May 2008 – Jan 2012
Designed covers, end sheets, page layouts, folio art, page graphics, and promotional products for clients, sales reps, and the in-house art department. Work included print design, pre-press, minor interactive work, and illustration.
Education & Training
Continuing Education | Personal Studies
Beyond work experience and formal education, I actively pursue skill development through online training and personal studies.
BFA Graphic Design | Utah State University | Jan 2008 – Dec 2011
Completed all upper division education with heavy emphasis on digital design, illustration and web technology. Extensive studies in design theory, problem solving, brand development, and user interface design.
Study Abroad: Design Thinking for Innovation | Leysin, Switzerland via USU | Jun 2011
Participated in a one-month study abroad program focused intensely on the principle of Design Thinking as founded by Tim Brown. Studies included the design process, brainstorming, multi-disciplinary teams, mind mapping, innovation, experience design, social change, empathy and personal development.
AS Arts and Visual Communications | Utah Valley State College | Sept 2004 – Dec 2007
Completed general education and foundational design courses.
ACA Visual Communication with Photoshop | Adobe | October 2017
ACA Print and Digital Media Publication with InDesign | Adobe | October 2017
ACA Graphic Design and Illustration with Illustrator | Adobe | October 2017
Awards & Recognition
Eagle Scout | Boy Scouts of America | May 2000
Earned Scouting’s highest honor over the course of several years. Awarded for outstanding youth leadership, character, and citizenship.
Program Advisory Committee Member | Stevens-Henager, Logan Campus | 2 years
Attend biannual committee meetings to review curriculum for the graphic arts program. Support students through personal interviews, networking and guest lecturing.
Adult Volunteer | Boy Scouts of America | 6 years
Volunteer work as an Adult Volunteer in the Boy Scouts of America. Served in a variety of capacities serving youth members, including Scoutmaster.
Front End Development
Back End Development