University of Minnesota Duluth 2003–07
GPA 3.905, magna cum laude, Departmental Honors, UMD
Graphic Design, BFA & General Studio Art, BFA
University of Birmingham 2004–05
Study in England Program, Foreign Studies Minor
The Bond Group Graphic Designer 3/09–present
Museum of Contemporary Art Design & Publications Intern 1/09–5/09
Assisted designers in production and development of museum promotional materials. Designed and laid out ads and other material for marketing, performance, and education departments.
Various Clients Freelance Designer 2/08–present
Continued relationship with Tweed Museum of Art with the design of two exhibition catalogs, designed book covers and promotional materials for Litwin Books and Library Juice Press, built websites and blog templates, and completed layout, typesetting, and production work for artists, writers, actors, small theater companies, and board game designers.
Tweed Museum of Art Graphic Designer 5/06–5/08
Created all museum print and web materials from concept to production in addition to marketing work, complete website redesign, and exhibition design.
Not Made in Heaven Production Assistant 6/07–6/08
Designed for print and web, transcribed, and archived materials for a documentary film about Philip Pearlstein.
Art Today Teaching Assistant 4/06–12/07
Assisted intro level Art History course of 300+ students with Instructor Rob Wittig.
University of Minnesota Duluth Library Reference Librarian Student Assistant 6/05–9/07
Designed and maintained librarian websites and templates, catalogued books, maintained reference usage logs in Excel, and created various promotional material for the reference team as well as doing needed clerical work.
Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program Self-directed research 1/06–6/06
Explored Marcel Duchamp’s Readymades in museum context through site visits, mentored research, and primary sources.
UMD Education Department Special Projects Assistant 6/05–9/06
Worked with Assistant Professor Mary F. Wright in creating a Teaching Education Portfolio web template and created and maintained a course blog using a specialized template to allow for book and project discussion and sharing through the class.
UMD Study in England Program Student Office Coordinator 9/04–5/05
Created trip website, answered student questions, logged program finances in Quicken, and completed other clerical and office management work.
Volunteer + Leadership Experience
Chicago IRL Co-founder and Designer 2011–present
Art Institute of Chicago European Medieval–Modern Paintings Volunteer 2009
UMD Art + Design Lecture Series Committee Student Representative 2006–07
School of Fine Arts Technology Fees Committee Student Representative 2006–07
UMD Literary Guild Roaring Muse Graphic Designer, Vice President 2006–07
UMD Art Guild President 2005–07
Honors Student Association Vice President 2005–06
Queer and Allied Students Union Office Assistant 2004
Selected Awards + Honors
BMA Tower Awards Mobile Marketing, Silver 2011
BMA Tower Awards Product catalogs, demo disc brochure, sales presentation, Bronze 2011
BMA Tower Awards Total Communications Program between $200,001–500,000, Bronze 2010
UMD Dean’s List 8 Semesters 2003–07
Best in Show 2008 UMD Student Exhibition 2008
Best in Category Experimental Type, 2nd Annual UMD Student Design Competition 2007
AIGA/Howard W. Lyons Scholarship 2006–07
Isaac and Rose Gershgol Award 2006–07
UMD Honors Program Leadership Award 2006
Chancellor’s Scholarship 2003–05
Academic Scholarship 2003–04
Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Fireworks & Flash). Microsoft Office & Apple’s iWork & iLife suite (Keynote, iMovie, iDVD, iPhoto). Working knowledge of Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects, and FinalCut Pro.
Content Management Systems
WordPress, Concrete5, Unify & Drupal.