EXPERIENCE

Freelance Graphic Designer and Collage Artist
May 2013 – Present
Communicating with clients
Researching clients, industries, and competitors
Developing branding systems
Producing artwork and design deliverables

Associate Director for Communication Design
Art Director, Gold & Blue magazine
Social Media Producer
September 2015 – May 2019
St. Mary's University; San Antonio, TX

Creating print, digital, and environmental materials
Maintaining brand guidelines via Learfield Licensing
Targeting a diverse audience — students, faculty, staff, alumni, and the San Antonio community
Coordinating with printers, vendors and photographers
Art direction for Gold & Blue magazine
Managing the University's Pinterest account
Supervising junior designer and student assistant

Gold Award 2018 Collegiate Advertising Awards
Spring 2018, Summer 2018, Fall 2018 issues of
Gold & Blue magazine
Category: Publication External - Series

Gold Award 2017 Collegiate Advertising Awards
Fall 2017 inaugural issue of Gold & Blue Law Edition flipbook magazine
Category: Publication External

2nd Place 2019 American Marketing Association-San Antonio
The Defining Moment Advertising Campaign
Category: Higher Education/K-12

2nd Place 2018 American Marketing Association-San Antonio
The Defining Moment Comprehensive Campaign
Category: Higher Education/K-12

Graphic Design Coordinator
June 2014 – June 2015
BARetc.; Plano, TX
Collaborated with BARetc creative team
Followed clients' brand guidelines
Created custom POS items for clients
Photographed for internal training materials
Improved structure and appearance of internal documents
Maintained a consistent social media identity

EDUCATION        

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Communication Design
Mass Communications Minor

Texas State University, May 2014
Studied Abroad: Florence, Italy; Summer 2012
Magna Cum Laude

SKILLS    

Adobe Creative Suite
Brand Development
Problem-solving
Communication
Art direction
Attention to detail
Resourcefulness
Efficiency
Organization
Typography
Integrity
Brainstorming
Prioritization
Project management

VOLUNTEER   

Cat Attendant and Graphic Designer
June – August 2016

San Antonio Pets Alive!, San Antonio, TX
Cleaned cat cages
Provided fresh food and water
Designed collateral for adoption centers

Cat Caregiver
January – June 2015

Furry Friends Animal Rescue, Plano, TX
Cleaned cat cages
Provided fresh food and water
Posted adoptable cat pictures on social media