EXPERIENCE

Graphic Designer // Steelcase
Grand Rapids, MI
October 2013–Present

Assisted in the creation and layout of global proposals for the top 5% of Steelcase accounts. Created time-sensitive sales materials (such as booklets, posters, and invitations) alongside the Steelcase sales force, meeting tight deadlines and incorporating constant changes. Utilized Wordpress to produce unique customer-facing websites.

Branded and created materials for annual Global Proposals Conferences in 2013, 2015, & 2016. Branded, planned events, and conducted on-site research for the 2015 Global Proposals Conference. Served as the creative director for the 2016 conference, overseeing the creation of all event materials. 

Graphic Design Intern // Steelcase
Grand Rapids, MI
May 2013–October 2013

Worked with the Global Proposals team to create on-brand promotional materials for Steelcase alongside an international team of designers, writers, and proposal managers.

Graphic Design Intern // Design Project Center
Big Rapids, MI
October 2012–April 2013

 Worked with a team of designers and outside vendors to research, plan, and brand the Ferris State University Senior Portfolio Review Event. Also was in charge of the program social media pages. Part of an in-house internship with the FSU Graphic Design program.

Receptionist // Ferris State University Writing Center
Big Rapids, MI
April 2010–May 2013

Answered phones and scheduled students’ appointments. Responsible for typing folders and keeping accurate records of students who used the Writing Center.

Community Builder // Ministry to the Point
Sandusky, OH
May 2012–August 2012

Worked at Cedar Point with a greater purpose of reaching international workers, building community in the employee dorms, and providing support for co-workers.

Graphic Design Intern // GreyMatter Group
Grand Rapids, MI
May 2011–August 2011

Developed concepts for ad campaigns, created layouts for a variety of advertisements, took product photos for use in layouts, and designed product labels for the food industry.

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Science // Graphic Design
College of Business, Ferris State University
Big Rapids, Michigan, May 2013
Magna Cum Laude, 3.80 GPA

Spanish Minor
College of Arts and Sciences, Ferris State University
Big Rapids, Michigan, May 2013

    HONORS & AWARDS

    Winner, Best Global Proposal 2015, 2017

    Nominee, Best Graphic Design Project 2015

    Nominee, Proposals Team Rookie of the Year 2014

    FSU Honors Program Senior Symposium Winner 2013

    College of Business Dean’s List 2009–12

    FSU Honors Art Show Judge’s Choice Award 2012

    National Merit Commended Student 2008

    W.N. Ferris Founder’s Scholarship 2009–13

    SKILLS

    Adobe Creative Cloud, Microsoft Office, HTML/CSS, WordPress, writing, typography, layout, digital photography & editing, intermediate Spanish, hand lettering, branding & identity design.

    LEADERSHIP & INVOLVEMENT

    AIGA Ferris State University Student Group
    Member 2010–13
    Co-chair of Photography Collective 2012

    AIGA West Michigan
    Member 2010–Present

    Crossroads Bible Church
    Served on Worship Team 2013–Present
    Young Adult Ministry Leader 2015–Present
    Missions Trip to Amman, Jordan 2016

    Ferris State University Honors Program
    Member 2009–13
    Honors Art Show 2009, 2012, 2013

    Ferris State University Study Abroad Program
    Studied Spanish in San Jose, Costa Rica 2012

    Stocking Elementary School
    Soccer Coach 2016

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