Missionary Photographer // Youth With A Mission
Tijuana, Mexico & Kathmandu, Nepal
September 2017–Present

Learned how to honor people and tell their stories through photography, as a part of the YWAM Photo-Storytelling Discipleship Training School. Served as a photographer for Homes of Hope, an international house-building ministry, interviewing and photographing families in Tijuana who have received homes. Served as producer on a product photoshoot for Krochet Kids Intl. Designed the branding for a school-wide photo gallery, created all of the signage, digital and printed promotional materials, and assisted with aesthetics/experience design of the event. 

On two month outreach to Nepal, worked with Five14, an ethical tourism company, photographing different treks that they offer to their customers, as well as telling the stories of the Nepali people through photography. Also designed printed and chalkboard menus for their in-house coffee shop.

Worked with Purnaa, a fair trade apparel manufacturer in Nepal, to improve their customer-facing documents. Developed branded templates for social media content. Directed and photographed on multiple product photoshoots. Designed logo for Custom Print Gear sub-brand. Provided consultation on creating brand guidelines for the company.

Graphic Designer // Steelcase
Grand Rapids, MI
October 2013–September 2017

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.


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


    Winner, Best Steelcase Global Proposal // 2015, 2017

    Nominee, Best Steelcase 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

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


    AIGA West Michigan
    Member // 2010–Present

    Crossroads Bible Church
    Worship Team // 2013–Present
    Young Adult Ministry Leader // 2015–Present

    Stocking Elementary School
    Soccer Coach // 2016


    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


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