Experience

Freelance // Web & Graphic Designer

August 2015 – present

  • Challenging & educating myself continuously by taking on new projects that help me grow as a designer

Charrette Venture Group // Web & Graphic Designer

Portland, OR
November 2015 – present

  • Design Director of a venture group that supports the growth of start-up architect firms
  • Work one-on-one with architect firm owners to design branding needs
  • Build websites based on research for target user experience that are responsive and graphically capture look & feel of the firm
  • Create internal processes and systems for onboarding new clients within the Design Department

Powell's Books // Web Designer

Portland, OR
September 2013 – August 2015

  • Lead all Interaction and Visual design for the redesign of Powells.com
  • Provided prototypes and worked with third-party development team in India on a daily basis
  • Contributed to the strategy and redesign of the Powell's logo, website and email marketing

Namaste Interactive Agency // Web & Graphic Designer

Boulder, CO
December 2010 – August 2013

  • Visually design for online platforms including e-commerce, newsletter, responsive & mobile
  • Work closely with our developer providing prototypes to ensure functionality of vision
  • Fulfill all digital production after coding and finalize site for launch
  • Train and support 200+ website clients after site launch

FCB Global // Asst Account Exec for The Boeing Company

Chicago, IL
February 2009 – December 2010

  • Lead Boeing account internally, externally and across agency partners
  • Attained personal responsibility for branding consistency of agency outputs
  • Built the foundation of educational pieces for members of Boeing Corporate team

FCB Global Associates Program

October 2009 – October 2010

  • Elected as a member of the DraftFCB Associates Program, an intensive training program manifested in building character and leadership in employees
  • Received first place in the DraftFCB Associates Program Leadership Competition
  • Presented strategy of "Exercise Autonomy" and creative platform to further cultivate innovation within the agency culture

The Cupcake Bar // Event Planner & Graphic Designer

Austin, TX
August 2004 – May 2008

  • Created all design material; including e-news mailers and ads published in magazines
  • Recruited and trained staff of servers and bartenders
  • Fulfilled daily tasks to ensure the success and tactfulness of all events

Education

The University of Texas at Austin

BS, Interactive Advertising
Minor in Business Foundations
Graduate year: August 2008

Pacific Northwest College of Art

Continuing education in Drawing & Graphical Art

Skills

Professional

Photoshop, Illustrator & Sketch
UI / UX Design
Prototyping for Web & Mobile
Responsive & Mobile Design
Front-end Development: HTML5, CSS
Project Management

Life

Landscape Design
Spanish
Women & Minority in technology