About Me: Experience

Knowledge

Adobe Photoshop:10 Stars (10 / 10)
Adobe Illustrator:8.5 Stars (8.5 / 10)
Adobe InDesign:8.5 Stars (8.5 / 10)
Adobe Flash:8.5 Stars (8.5 / 10)
WordPress:8.5 Stars (8.5 / 10)
HTML/CSS:8.5 Stars (8.5 / 10)
Content Writing:8 Stars (8 / 10)
Graphic/Web Design:9 Stars (9 / 10)
Illustration:9 Stars (9 / 10)

Achievements

Rocky Mountain Student Media | Print and Web Advisor
Panelist & Instructor, 2013 CSU Journalism and Communications Institute
2nd Place, CNBAM Professional Staff Design Award

Fort Collins Coloradoan | Online Production Designer
Winner of the Colorado Press Association Special Multimedia Award:
The Big Thompson Flood and 9/11 Presentations

Professional Illustrator
Chosen for inclusion in the prestigious Spectrum annual collection, of the best in contemporary fantasy art;
Exhibitor, first Spectrum Live Art Show, 2012

Work Positions

Freelance Illustrator, Web and Graphic Designer, Content Creation
10/1998 – Present; Windsor, CO
Graphic design, vector and raster illustration, layouts and content across different media, optimization of elements for media types, programming for web clients, multimedia development, image creation/manipulation; WordPress development; article writing.

Collegian Full Page AdPrint, Digital Media, and Web Advisor
8/2012 – Present; Rocky Mountain Student Media, Fort Collins, CO; Part-Time
Design, content advising, and practical production instruction for media students and staff, for the Rocky Mountain Collegian newspaper, CTV, KCSU, and associated projects; Graphic design of newspaper advertising, content marketing, and promotion; web design and development for WordPress-based and other systems; integration of radio/video livestreams to websites; IT/Networking support.

Web Design Coordinator
8/2013 – 4/2014; Colab: CSU Lory Student Center Marketing; Fort Collins, Colorado; Part-Time
Web design and development; Management and mentorship of student employees working with web and graphic design, copyediting and copywriting, social media, branding standards, and other marketing needs; production graphic and multimedia design, copyediting and copywriting as needed; training of internal staff, clients, and supported Colorado State University organizations.

Web and Graphic Designer, Content Writer
7/2012 – 8/2013; Haiku Designs, Boulder, CO; Part-Time
Graphic design of marketing materials, newspaper advertising, internal documents; web design and development for online sales and marketing; photo correction and manipulation for both web and print; content creation for marketing materials and website promotion, including writing industry-specific articles; social networking management and SEO.

Creative Technologies Director
9/2005 – 2/2011; National Association for Interpretation, Fort Collins, Colorado
Graphic/multimedia design for annual conferences of 800-1200 attendees; multimedia development; web design and development for new and revised systems; working with audio-visual and other vendors; process, database, and report development; technology planning and execution; technical writing for procedures and manuals; email communication designs and integrations.

Technology Manager
4/2002 -8/2005; Concept Systems, Inc./Scuba Schools International, Fort Collins, Colorado
Web/Technology Manager for global Scuba certification corporation; web design/development for various systems; multimedia development; graphic design; database/report development; developing consistent worldwide internet presence both graphically and technologically, quarterly technical writing for articles, as well as procedures and manuals.

Online Production Designer
10/2000 – 1/2002; The Fort Collins Coloradoan; Fort Collins, Colorado
Daily complex website maintenance, database construction, corrections, automation, file and image manipulations; banner ad creation for clients and in-house, profile pages; product sites, ranging from bridal to extreme sports, news and advertising content; adding print based products online, including open houses, classified advertising, entertainment calendars.

Previous positions include Ad Composer/Photo Editor for the Fort Collins Coloradoan.