STRATEGIC DESIGN SPECIALIST
Creative Services, University of Illinois
Taking +80 projects per year from concept development to final execution, I developed innovative and strategic marketing, communications, and branding solutions for a broad range of university audiences; provided leadership, direction, and implementation regarding UI design, usability, UX research, and ADA compliance; guided clients in brand discovery and strategic planning; and developed pattern library and visual standards for websites and apps.
NCSA, University of Illinois
As the lead designer at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign my primary responsibility was to develop, implement, and oversee the visual identity of NCSA through print, web, mobile, video, and social media.
School of Art + Design, University of Illinois
I taught and developed the curriculum for Introduction to Graphic Design, a service-learning graphic design course that used reversed classroom techniques to focus on process, theory, and real-world design issues.
During my stay at Conservatorio I created, developed, and managed bilingual design projects for international markets, collaborating with stakeholders in establishing a unified marketing strategy for the company and its affiliated brands.
I work with clients from a wide range of industries and backgrounds to identify strategic opportunities and solve marketing challenges through print, web, mobile, video, and social media.
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Elins Eagles-Smith Gallery, sculpturesite.org, BorderZone Arts, and more!
Bay Area, CA
From 2001-2005 I worked for various art galleries, museums, and cultural institutions throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. During this time I acquired increasingly sophisticated design and marketing responsibilities, including designing websites, collateral, ads, environmental art, and identity packages for art galleries as well as coordinating PR campaigns for nationally recognized exhibitions.
Nielsen Norman Group
Graphic Design AAS, GPA: 4.0
Art History BA, GPA: 3.97
New Brunswick, NJ
Pens to Lens Screen-Writing Competition
Coordinating Committee Member
University of Illinois Web Conference
Portfolio Reviewer and Mock Interviewer
Parkland College Portfolio Seminar, CUDO Portfolio Review, U of I College of FAA
Inaugural Board of Directors Member
Champaign-Urbana Design Organization (CUDO)