My mission

My overall life mission is to equip and enable others to fulfill the call that God has placed on their lives. As a designer, my goal is to grow continually in creative abilities through the consistent production of visually engaging work.

Work experience

Messiah College — Mechanicsburg, PA
Senior graphic designer (2017–present)
Graphic designer (2014–2017)

  • Offered creative problem solving and graphic design support (print and web) to various departments across campus
  • Upheld the integrity of College visual identity and branding standards
  • Mentored and supervised student graphic designers and photographers
  • Provided leadership on high-level design projects

Barkleigh Productions, Inc. — Mechanicsburg, PA
Graphic designer (2009–2014)

  • Created layout designs for magazines and quarterly newsletters
  • Designed event promotional materials (i.e. postcards, programs, etc.)
  • Collaborated regularly with other creative staff to create marketing campaign strategies

Managing editor, Pet Boarding & Daycare magazine (2011–2014)

  • Communicated with contributing writers and columnists
  • Maintained the catalog of writing submissions
  • Curated articles for publication in each issue of the bi-monthly magazine
  • Created and organized a national industry educational conference (Pet Boarding & Daycare Expo 2012 and 2013)

Copy editor (2011–2014)

  • Reviewed and edited writing submissions for all of Barkleigh’s print publications according to grammatical, industry, and company standards

Registration manager (2011–2014)

  • Managed customer inquiries and conflicts
  • Oversaw registration staff training

Révérence Studios — Mechanicsburg, PA
Dance instructor (2012–2016)

  • Taught hip-hop and jazz styles of dance to students age ~10 to adult
  • Created lesson plans and choreography for weekly classes and annual performances

Boston Ballet (Summer Dance Program) — Boston, MA
Residential counselor (summer 2009, 2010)

  • Developed and implemented programs for students on evenings and weekends
  • Assisted with the coordination of medical appointments for students
  • Provided emotional support and conflict resolution

Messiah College — Mechanicsburg, PA
Resident assistant/Senior resident assistant (2007–2009)

  • Collaborated with the full-time residence director for staff development/administrative tasks
  • Designed promotional materials for programs and recruitment
  • Developed intentional relationships with residents and staff
  • Provided emotional support and conflict resolution

Student photographer (2006–2009)

  • Documented campus life through photography for official college publications

Education

Messiah College (Grantham, PA) — May 2009
Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art (Graphics and Technology Concentration)

  • Cumulative GPA: 3.8/4.0
  • Magna cum laude
  • College Honors Program participant
  • Dean’s List 2005–2009

Relevant Course Work

  • Advanced Studies: Graphics and Technology
  • Computer Art
  • Computer Graphics and Multimedia
  • Graphic Design II: Digital Imaging and Typography
  • Graphic Design I: Typography
  • Photography I

Computer Skills

  • Adobe Creative Cloud (i.e. InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator)
  • iMovie
  • Microsoft Office
  • Mac and PC platforms
Advertisements