Communications Director // Crossroads Bible Church
Grand Rapids, MI // Jan 2019–Present
Responsible for developing a communications & design strategy across all of Crossroads’ communication platforms, including social media, weekly emails, website, and weekly printed newsletter. Create content to be regularly shared through each of these mediums.
In charge of coordinating and sharing stories from Crossroads’ city-wide and international partners. Regularly tell stories of transformation within the church body through photography & writing. Responsible for maintaining and updating Crossroads’ website. Regularly photograph Crossroads events and events put on by Crossroads’ city-wide partners.
Freelance Graphic Designer // Self-Employed
Grand Rapids, MI // Feb 2018–Present
Work with small businesses and non-profits to help communicate their stories, brands, and values through design, photography, and writing. Past projects include: invitation design, event materials creation, photo-storytelling for a non-profit’s annual report, logo & branding work, infographics creation, and brochure/printed marketing materials design.
Graphic Designer & Communications Associate // Crossroads Bible Church
Grand Rapids, MI // July 2018–Jan 2019
Design church-wide and ministry-specific communication materials, including handouts, event materials, on-screen graphics, and weekly emails. Responsible for photographing and telling stories of transformation within Crossroads’ own congregation, as well at within its city-wide & international partnerships.
Missionary Photographer // Youth With A Mission
Tijuana, Mexico & Kathmandu, Nepal // Sept 2017–Feb 2018
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 and promotional materials, and assisted with the 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 // Oct 2013–Sept 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–Oct 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 // Oct 2012–Apr 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.
Adobe Creative Cloud, Microsoft Office, HTML/CSS, WordPress, writing, typography, layout, digital photography & editing, intermediate Spanish, hand lettering, branding & identity design.
HONORS & AWARDS
Winner, Best Steelcase Global Proposal
Nominee, Best Steelcase Graphic Design Project
Nominee, Proposals Team Rookie of the Year
Winner, FSU Honors Program Senior Symposium
FSU College of Business Dean’s List
FSU Honors Art Show Judge’s Choice Award
W.N. Ferris Founder’s Scholarship
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
College of Arts and Sciences, Ferris State University
Big Rapids, Michigan, May 2013