Education:

  • Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts – Graphic Design
  • Richmond, Virginia
  • December, 2015

Graphic Design:

  •  Software Skillset: Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, basic HTML and CSS coding
  •  Marketing, communications, and brand identity work
  • Experience with a wide range of artistic mediums
  • Portfolio accepted into VCU’s highly competitive Graphic Design program
  • GPA 3.7 after many rigorous semesters at VCUarts

Work Experience:

Re/Max Heritage + The Nystrom Team Art Director

Fort Worth, TX (Jan 2016-Current)

  • Work with multiple companies/brands at one time 
  • Art direction and marketing management and innovation 
  • Create updated marketing collateral 
  • Manage a post card mail out campaign: The Nystrom Team 
  • Blog content creation + management 
  • Staff Photography: Agent headshots and group portraits 
  • Video direction and editing

VCU Cary Street Gym Marketing Intern

Richmond, Virginia (2015-2016)

  • Art Direction and project planning/leadership for an ad placed in INK Magazine
  • Create an interesting and interactive display case each month
  • Design program advertisements
  • Research marketing strategy and present it to my supervisor – direct social media

SI Group

Schenectady, NY (Corporate Headquarters)

Marketing and Communications Intern (Summers 2015)

  • Coordinate communications within several departments
  • Help develop new brand guidelines and collateral signage
  • Tackle the rebrand conversion for over 200 Technical Data Sheets
  • Develop and Manage an advertisement campaign for the Summer Picnic 2015
  • Design forms, signage, email headers, T-shirts, and more for the Summer Picnic 2015
  • Research booth design and merchandise interests; present to my supervisors
  • Present a summary of my work to the company leadership
  • Collaborate with a team of interns to develop a plan for bettering the SI internship experience
  • Audit and rebrand the Share Point site
  • Develop a word template for the company Area Guide
  • Create hiring ads for a local newspaper
  • Fabricate meeting collateral
  • Create training videos for the TDS conversion process

VCU Resident Assistant

Richmond, Virginia (2013-2015)

  •  Manage behavior of  ~45 residents in a 500 resident community
  • Work with a team of 12 diverse staff members
  • Organize and host several programs per month for residents
  • Mediate roommate conflicts/relationships
  • Maintain informational bulletin boards in a creative and communicative fashion

HAIR the Salon

Richmond, Virginia ( Feb 28,2014- Feb 13,2015)

  •  Develop PR management skills for Facebook and Instagram
  • Manage salon bookings and scheduling for the stylists
  • Help junior stylists with time management
  • Create a relaxing, clean, and welcoming environment for clients
  • Manage inventory and serve as a cashier

SI Group

Freeport, Texas

Intern (Summers of 2013 and 2012)

  •  Created advertisements to be used internally at the Freeport site and in local newspapers
  •  Updated company procedures to incorporate new company branding
  •  Managed and implemented plant signage replacement program
  • Developed and delivered departmental training for Microsoft Outlook
  • Transferred physical files into a digital format
  • Established and populated Excel files to maintain employee demographics
  • Managed time sheets and processed work orders

Leadership Achievements:

  • VCU Resident Assistant, 2013-2015
  • VCU NRHH Of-The-Month RA Excellence Award, Dec 2014
  • VCU NRHH Of-The-Month Program Excellence Award, Sept 2014

Artistic Achievements:

  • Western Art Academy scholarship winner, 2011
  • Glassell School of Art scholarship winner, 2011
  • Special Merit Houston Livestock and Rodeo Art Show award, 2011-2012