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.
Adobe Creative Cloud (Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign, Dreamweaver PremierePro, After Effects, Acrobat Pro)
Apple (Final Cut Pro X, iMovie, Keynote, OS X)
Email Marketing (Mailchimp, Informz)
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)
Senior Designer, 2018 Election Cycle The Pivot Group
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.
Co-Found and Creative Director Campaign Boldly
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
Consulting with candidates running first-time campaigns on marketing design and branding.