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Graphic Designer & Team Leader

Design High-Quality Creative Content, Develop Talent, and Build Productive Business Relationships


Offer versatile, customer-focused in-house and freelance background designing custom print, web, and social media graphics and advertisements, and publication layouts and spreads. Deliver innovative, strategic, and versatile leadership with eye for design, flexibility while managing projects, and positive attitude. Lead and motivate creative teams and work well independently in deadline-driven environments. Collaborate and communicate cross-functionally and champion company culture and community engagement.

Leadership & Team Building | Client Relationship Management | Public Speaking & Presentations

Process Improvement | Print Design | Web Design | Photo Editing | Digital Marketing | Video & Audio Editing  



  • Specialties: Advertisements, logos, branding, typography, photo editing, 

  • Print: brochures, newsletters, letterhead, envelopes, business cards, one sheets, billboards, banners, posters, page layouts, publication spreads, t-shirt design

  • Digital: display ads, slides, banners, specials, buttons, social media, e-blast header, wireframes, web pages build, app graphics, animation

  • Miscellaneous: head shot photography, voice overs, video and audio editing

  • Applications: Adobe InDesign / Illustrator / Photoshop / After Effects, HTML & CSS, SalesForce, Trello, Microsoft Word / PowerPoint / Publisher / Outlook, Google Docs / Spreadsheets 




Seventh Generation/Unilever, Burlington, VT

Sr. Digital Designer  |  Contract: February 2020 - June 2020

Joined in-house creative team, designing custom digital content across all online channels supporting multiple categories in the natural products arena.

  • Concepted and created digital content across social media and website channels, aligning with brand visual style while adding individual flair.

  • Collaborated and effectively communicated with creative and integrated marketing teams, assuring project expectations were met.

  • Navigated shifting project expectations and deadlines with positivity to meet company goals., Burlington, VT

Supervisor, Digital Design  |  2017 - 2019
Directed team of 8 specialists and designers in support and creation of web graphics for clients’ monthly digital marketing campaigns.

  • Guided and motivated staff, organizing and overseeing creative team projects, critiques, and brainstorming sessions.

  • Navigated obstacles with positivity and clear communication, re-prioritizing tasks and initiatives to ensure project deadlines and expectations were met.

  • Cultivated best practices by reviewing design files and team member performance to meet client and company expectations.

  • Launched collaboration effort, improving process, project workflow, and team communication.

  • Streamlined operations by identifying opportunities and implementing solutions for process and workflow improvements.

  • Created growth culture, training and mentoring team members in workflow best practices and department objectives.


Senior Designer  |  2014 - 2017

Created custom web graphics for external and internal projects to meet client expectations and company goals. 

  • Delivered high-quality creative assets, aligning with client asset style direction and campaign goals.
  • Directed project workload and timelines independently with upbeat personality, exceeding expectations.

  • Achieved low re-work requests, increasing client satisfaction and total asset output.

  • Verified accuracy, ensuring deliverables met manufacturer brand standards and compliance guidelines.

  • Maximized output, aligning with team best practices and designing in clean, well-structured, and easily manageable format.

  • Established and maintained positive cross-team relationships, supporting company goals.


Literati Creative Group, Winooski, VT

Graphic & Digital Design Manager  |  2013-2014

Played integral role in production of 5 bi-annual wedding magazines, from initial client contact to final press-ready files.

  • Surpassed client expectations by communicating, conceptualizing, and producing high-end print advertisements by deadline. 

  • Facilitated production of magazine files, designing, editing photos, and laying out spreads.

  • Assured relevant and current content was generated and maintained on website, fostering audience engagement.

  • Built and maintained positive relationships with internal team and external partners while collaborating on photoshoots. 


KOLN / KGIN TV (10/11), Lincoln, NE

New Media Creative Director  |  2009-2013

Collaborated across multiple departments to develop, create, and maintain paid and promotional content across multi-platform website and broadcast television station.

  • Provided expertly designed, on-brand creative content for broadcast, web, social media, and print, managing multiple projects while meeting internal and external client expectations and deadlines.

  • Increased traffic across multiple online channels, creating content and building new pages.

  • Ensured up-to-date and relevant information was at user’s fingertips, increasing ad revenue.

  • Inspired optimism throughout company and community, coordinating internal and external outreach projects with diligence and positive energy.


Big Red Printing, Norfolk, NE 

Graphic Designer and Customer Service Representative  |  2005 - 2009 

Held multi-faceted role, communicating, designing, coordinating, and pricing digital, spot, and full-color printing projects for in-house and out-of-house production.

  • Ensured customer satisfaction by creating layout and design projects to client specifications, shifting priorities to meet deadlines. 

  • Established and maintained trusted and profitable customer relationships, meeting company expectations of premium customer service. 

  • Increased workflow efficiency by developing and implementing design file management system.

  • Generated positive community relationships by participating in company’s volunteer efforts.



Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA), Graphic Design, Concordia University, Seward, NE



  • Active improv and stand-up comedian

  • Vermont Council on World Affairs

  • Intervale Center

  • People Helping People Global

  • Camp Ta-Kum-Ta

  • Climate Masters of Nebraska

  • People’s City Mission

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