SUMMARY

Passionate, well-rounded and thoughtful designer with several years of experience in visual design and project management. Exhibits a clean and contemporary aesthetic, staying current with design trends and methods. Results-oriented self-starter, constantly looking for ways to improve internal processes. Detailed, organized, and maintains a calm and cool demeanor under pressure. Has thrived in many different settings, with experience communicating effectively within teams large and small, local and distributed.

 
 

PROGRAMS

  • Adobe Creative Cloud (Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign, Dreamweaver PremierePro, After Effects, Acrobat Pro)

  • Apple (Final Cut Pro X, iMovie, Keynote, OS X)

  • InVision Prototyping

  • Autodesk Autocad

  • Email Marketing (Mailchimp, Informz)

SKILLS

  • Graphic Design (Branding & Identity, Infographics, Web and User Interface Design, Proposal and Presentation Development, Print Design and Pre-press)

  • Art Direction & Content Strategy

  • Visual Storytelling and Video Editing

  • Basic HTML5 and CSS

  • CMS Maintenance (Drupal, WP, Squarespace)

 
 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Senior Designer, 2018 Election Cycle The Pivot Group
July 2018–Present

Washington, D.C.  |  The Pivot Group is a voter communications firm specializing in providing direct mail, advanced targeting and strategic guidance to progressive causes and Democratic campaigns.

  • Collaborated with senior staff to develop and create smart, strategic concepts that tackle progressive issues. 

  • Interpreted client needs, giving recommendations to result in an optimal finished product.

  • Mentored and trained additional election-cycle creative support staff. 

  • Created production-ready work across platforms, including direct mail and brand identity.

     

Senior Creative Designer The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) July 2015–July 2018

Washington, D.C.  |  NAEYC is a non-profit membership organization.

  • Played a key role in rebranding efforts; roled out new brand consistently throughout various marketing pieces.

  • Wireframed website interfaces using Sketch and Invision for major site redesign.

  • Developed and designed eBlasts utilizing Mailchimp and Informz. 

  • Implemented new approaches to digital design, including social media campaigns and videos.

  • Acted as manager for the association’s two magazines: Young Children and Teaching Young Children.

  • Overhauled and organized the production process for both publications; acted as liaison between senior editors, authors, designers and printers, while rebranding and heightening visual impact.

  • Streamlined eBlast process, allowing marketing to work more efficiently without needing designer assistance.

  • Mentored designers and contractors; effectively delegated to ensure project deliveries.

  • Managed many projects at a time, ensuring smooth delivery from concept to completion.

 

Graphic Designer (Contractor) NASA August 2014–July 2015

Washington, D.C.  |  Media Fusion, Inc. runs NASA HQ’s in-house design agency.

  • Conceptualized and implemented creative campaigns for print publication, ePublications, exhibit, presentation, interface design and marketing collateral, maintaining the integrity of NASA’s brand.

  • Collaborated and communicated effectively with many personalities, from peer to administrator level.

  • Designed website graphics, eBanners and performed routine website maintenance (Drupal, HTML5).

  • Developed extensive, complicated style sheets and created templates for 300+ page Indesign books.

  • Overhauled training materials, creating more intuitive visual guidelines; trained new colleagues.

  • Filmed and edited marketing videos.

Graphic Design Consultant APCO Worldwide April 2012–August 2014

Washington, D.C.  |  APCO Worldwide is a large global communications agency.

Associate Consultant April 2012–February 2014
Consultant March 2014–August 2014

  • Supported the firm’s business development efforts globally, regularly working across time zones with colleagues from 33 offices worldwide; directly collaborated with C-Suite on many projects.

  • Partnered with colleagues to conceptualize and produce a wide range of products, including fully designed InDesign documents, presentations, infographics, logo designs, creative spec (including ads, websites and social media tools),  interactive PDFs, illustrations, room design, and strategic graphics. 

  • Led email marketing communications (visual and content development) for several campaigns. 

  • Drove several initiatives to improve business development processes: re-designed the library of resources on the company’s intranet to be more user-friendly, created an interactive tool to help colleagues develop more well-thought out strategies and developed a library of customizable templates and graphics.

  • Delegated work to interns, freelancers and vendors to keep projects organized and on track.

  • Assisted in the pitch process for several large account wins.

 

CAD Designer Engineered Solutions, Inc. June 2007–March 2012

Natick, MA  |  Engineered Solutions is a small engineering consulting firm. 

  • Employed knowledge of graphic design to create strong visual presentations.

  • Developed company brochures, proposals, presentations and marketing materials.

  • Learned Autocad on-the-fly, drafting schematic diagrams, details and markups.

  • Drafted scaled floor plans and drawings, often transforming complicated field notes into digestible, polished diagrams.

  • Addressed lack of on-board training by creating visual tutorials for new employees.


VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE

Co-Found and Creative Director Campaign Boldly
January 2017–Present

  • Pro-bono branding and design services for women running for political office, at a local and state level. As two designers with full time jobs, we have successfully helped over 15 first-time grassroots candidates with creative strategy, branding, and websites that provide them with the confidence garnered from having a polished, professional looking campaign.

Volunteer Consultant Run for Something
January 2017–Present

  • Consulting with candidates running first-time campaigns on marketing design and branding.