Versatile and highly creative designer with over ten years of experience in a wide array of media, from coding to costuming. Most recently created HTML/Bootstrap responsive prototypes with meticulous organization and attention to detail, facilitating these designs through the production and testing process and into fully-utilized software.
Indiana University Southeast
Bachelor of Fine Arts with a Concentration in Graphic Design, Spring 2009
Adobe Creative Suite Cloud and previous versions: Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, Contribute
HTML/Bootstrap, CSS/SASS, jQuery, Wordpress
Visual Studio, Coda, Firebug, Balsamiq, Sharepoint, Pendo, Google Docs
Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Teams
Proficient with both Mac and PC
P. Ballard Designs, Louisville, KY
Freelance Artist & Designer. June 2014—Present
Creating a wide variety of diverse design work in various mediums to better serve clients’ creative needs. Partnered with LVL1 Makerspace and Locust Grove for special projects such as thermoplastic armor and reenactor garb. Initiated and taught classes at LVL1. Directed and choreographed photoshoots, including a campaign for Deep Midnight Perfumes.
Venminder, Elizabethtown, KY
Product Designer. October 2016—September 2020
Collaborated on multimillion-dollar bank management software projects for client upgrade, building responsive MVC system modules for dynamic sales prototype, which doubled as a basis for software development. Led design meetings demoing progress to project team, then implemented feedback to direct product workflow and design. Utilized strong problem-solving skills and extensive knowledge of existing company prototype. Tested developed product software to ensure it maintained functionality and design, while working with developers both in-house and offshore 3 Pillar team to resolve bugs, guided by the Agile methodology. Launched an orientation webpage for the reference of new team members. Work during this time is under NDA.
1926 Marketing, Louisville, KY
Web Designer. August 2015—October 2015
Website creation and management in Wordpress. Daily work consisted largely of site alterations as per client’s revisions, site troubleshooting. Graphic design as needed. Collaborated with other designers and departments via Asana.
Memetech, Louisville, KY
Lead Designer. July 2013—July 2014
Created designs for screenprinting and digital output (signage, stickers, cut vinyl, print), as well as prepping client-created files. Directed interns & other designers; streamlined overall workflow, created policy documents and official pricing guidelines.
Jewish Family & Career Services, Louisville, KY
In-House Designer. May 08—June 2013
Created 100th anniversary Tribute Books, Annual Reports, programs for events, informational brochures and flyers; managed agency website and social networking, as well as writing and maintaining agency blog. Developed a new brand identity and complete agency design standard. Agency website achieved first in Google search engine results during this residency.
ACTIVITIES & HONORS
Spirit Award, Locust Grove, June 2016
Awarded Makership, LVL1 Makerspace, Spring 2016
Costumer/Creative Consultant. FEVA, Spring 2016
Volunteer work at Locust Grove, Summer 2014—Summer 2015
AJFCA KOVOD Award, Excellence in Agency Website, 2010
AJFCA KOVOD Award, Excellence in Fundraising Publications, 2010
Illustrated Gerald Toner’s The Christmas Turkeys, Published 2010
The Visible Spectrum, Tim Faulkner Gallery, Winter 2011