January 2022 - Present
Associate Art Director
I am currently a full time Art Director at an agency called Pahnke, where I work on numerous projects for clients such as Werther's Original, Mamba, Merci, City of Chicago, and many more.
I love my job, even though my stomach hates the amount of candy I consume.
June 2021 - August 2021
Art Director Intern
During my time at Laughlin, I had the chance to work with multiple well established clients on projects from kick off to launch date. My completed projects included:
Northwestern Medicine - Main Art Director on an integration campaign and USNWR campaign. My copywriter and I conformed to Northwestern Medicine’s strict brand guidelines while still achieving a creative push to highlight their newest achievements and partnerships. Our concepts were fleshed out across multiple mediums such as bus shelters, billboards, print, native, and social.
HERA (Higher Education Regional Alliance) - I had the opportunity to design a digital badge for HERA to be awarded to students for various course completions. This badge was designed for a specific course, but also needed to be flexible enough to work for any future course and partnerships. I was able to blend HERA branding with a fun twist they loved to celebrate their students hard work, while also designing them a style guide for future badges.
I also had the chance to work briefly on projects for ASPCA, LVNG with Lung Cancer, and Grand Craft. All these projects gave me hands on experience pitching creative concepts to real clients and executing my ideas across a multitude of mediums.
November 2019 - September 2020
Ray Meyer Fitness Center
This job included designing promotional material for all Campus Recreation departments and working with the marketing team to keep consistent design and branding image. Projects included logos for new programs, apparel design for events and conferences, posters and social squares for events, and flyers for students and community members. During covid, I assisted in writing and updating policy/safety signs throughout the facility.
2019 and 2020
Wrights of Spring
Graphic and Web Designer
I was the head graphic designer and web designer for a DePaul Theatre School Festival called Wrights of Spring. This job included creating graphics, posters, templates, and booklets to fit the unique festival theme each year. As the web designer, I also edited the existing site to fit the specific years theme and needs. During covid, I reformatted the site and created a system to host the festival digitally.
2017 - 2020
Media Team Leader
As the media leader of Cru, I ran our social media, made promotional posters and flyers, designed our graphics, and designed and printed t-shirts for events. I also photographed, videoed, and edited promotional/recap videos of mission trips and retreats to be used for future promotion.
2016 - Present
Sometimes I get to work on really cool projects outside of my normal work. Some of my favorites that I've had the honor of working on include:
Hops, a rock/dubstep DJ from NY, logo and branding
Art direction and design for an online t-shirt and apparel company called Threads of Faith
Arkansas Rice Festival and Car Show promotional material design
Logo design for London based recording studio Pocket Factory
2016 - 2020
Graphic Design BFA
Graduated in 2020