SKILLS    

Adobe Creative Suite
Brand Development
Communication
Art direction
Detail-oriented
Resourceful
Efficient
Organization
Typography
Integrity
Brainstorming
Prioritization
Multitasking
Photography

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

VOLUNTEER   

Cat Attendant and Graphic Designer
June – August 2016

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

Cat Caregiver
January – June 2015

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

EXPERIENCE

Senior Graphic Designer
Art Director, Gold & Blue magazine
Social Media Producer
September 2015 – Present

St. Mary's University; San Antonio, TX

  • Creating print, digital and environmental materials:
    Print:
     magazines, advertising, reports/forms, flyers/posters, brochures, invitations, tickets, postcards, stickers, bookmarks, programs, etc.
    Digital: advertising, video graphics, on-campus screens, web graphics, e-flipbooks, Powerpoints, etc.
    Environmental: Banners, plaques, canvases, exterior signage, metal room lettering, campus maps, window decals, wall murals, etc.
  • 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 photoshoots
  • Managing the University's Pinterest account
  • Project management
  • Supervising junior designer

Freelance Graphic Designer and Collage Artist
May 2013 – Present

Communicating with clients
Researching clients, their industries, and competitors
Allocating clients' budgets
Developing branding systems
Producing, framing, and shipping artwork
Building a consistent social media presence
Managing financial records

Graphic Design Coordinator, September 2014 – June 2015
Creative Intern, June – September 2014
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