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Let me tell you all about my selfie.

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With 15 years of professional experience, my focus is on developing digital solutions through human centered design, storytelling, strategy and analytics. I approach each project with curiosity, ask a lot of questions, and work with clients to find the right answer to their challenge.

Outside of work I reads comic books, volunteers within the LGBTQ+ community, attend Meetups and conferences, and travels with my husband. I'm also a proud daddy to a Himalayan bunny named Colby. I find that it’s usually within these activities, that moments of inspiration and innovation present themselves.

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Senior Graphic Designer

EY

January 2018 – Current

  • As part of the business development (BD) innovation team, I develop marketing materials that enhance the BD team's strategy, assisting in securing wins for the firm.
  • Project management responsibilities include assembling and coordinating creative services teams across international time zones, providing cost estimates, developing timelines and ensuring brand cohesion across deliverables.
  • Provide consults around art direction, graphic design and UX strategy.

Sr. Digital Art Director

MERGE Chicago

April 2016 - January 2018

  • Enhanced digital offerings at the agency by providing competencies in areas such as user experience, wireframing, style guides and social media marketing.
  • Team lead, and also, mentored junior designers and developers by providing critique and solutions to design challenges.
  • Led client presentations to establish buy-in, as well as, for follow-ups on project development and final deliverable presentation.

Sr. Art Director, Interactive + Print

Jacobs & Clevenger

March 2011 – April 2016

  • Art direction and graphic design of elements for award winning multichannel campaigns.
  • UX and UI lead for online banking platform used by over 3600 financial institutions.
  • Lead product designer for digital marketing materials customization tool.
  • Email marketing team manager for design, strategy and HTML production.
  • Video storyboarding, production and motion graphics.
  • Front-end development and responsive design for emails and landing pages.
  • Led client presentations for product/campaign buy-in.

Art Director

Center on Halsted

November 2008 – March 2011

  • Developed agency branding and style guides for print, digital and social media.
  • Redesigned website and developed new user experience
  • Managed volunteers and vendor relationships.
  • Developed a cost effective monthly direct response newsletter for top tier donors.
  • Managed email marketing communications strategy, design and development.

Associate Interactive Ad Producer

Chicago Tribune

September 2007 – November 2008

  • Conceptualization and design of animated and rich media banner ads.
  • HTML coding of W3C compliant emails.
  • Collaborated directly with account reps and presented ideas to clients.

Graphic Designer

Nomadic Consulting

March 2006 – April 2007

  • Development of branding and style guides for 4 internal companies.
  • Conceptualization and design for print marketing materials and email campaigns.
  • Front-end development for agency website.
  • Managed staff across 2 locations.

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2013 CADM, Tempo Awards

FirstEnergy Solutions ~ “Cruise Control”
2nd Place Creative – Direct Response Campaigns

HERE ~ “MBUSA Map Update Campaign”
3rd Place Creative – Emerging Media


2012 CADM, Tempo Awards

HERE ~ “Uncharted Territories Campaign”
Jay Gondelman Award for Achievement in Electronic Digital Marketing

1st Place Creative – Emerging Media

HERE ~ “Nissan Service Date Campaign”
2nd Place Creative – Consumer Direct Mail

Consumers Energy ~ “GreenScenes Website”
3rd Place Creative – Websites

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What I do.

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Digital

  • Design & front-end development
  • Online, email & social media campaigns
  • UI & UX experience

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Creative

  • Art direction & conceptualization
  • Infographics & data visualization
  • Illustration & video production

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Marketing

  • Direct response
  • Strategy
  • Multi-channel, integrated campaigns

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A peak inside my toolbox.

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A selfie grid is worth a thousand words.

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