EXPERIENCE

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. 

Graphic Designer & Comm.  Associate // Crossroads Bible Church

Grand Rapids, MI // July 2018–Present

Design church-wide and ministry-specific communication materials, including handouts, social media 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.

    SKILLS

    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 

    2015, 2017

    Nominee, Best Steelcase Graphic Design Project

    2015

    Nominee, Proposals Team Rookie of the Year

    2014

    Winner, FSU Honors Program Senior Symposium

    2013

    FSU College of Business Dean’s List 

    2009–2012

    FSU Honors Art Show Judge’s Choice Award

    2012

    W.N. Ferris Founder’s Scholarship 

    2009–2013

    INVOLVEMENT

    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

    EDUCATION

    Bachelor of Science // Graphic Design

    College of Business, Ferris State University
    Big Rapids, Michigan, May 2013
    Magna Cum Laude

    Spanish Minor

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


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