EXPERIENCE

Contract Graphic Designer | Rogueheart Media

SPOKANE, WA | 2020 - PRESENT

Production Designer | Averson Design

SPOKANE, WA | 2020 - PRESENT

Communications Coordinator | World Relief Spokane

SPOKANE, WA | 2019 - PRESENT

 

My responsibilities include:

• Social media strategy + implementation

• public relations

• copywriting

• photography + video production

• graphic design

Video Producer + Camp Photographer | Camp Spalding

NEWPORT, WA | 2019

 

My responsibilities included:

• video production + editing

• sports, portrait and indoor event photography

• photo editing

• digital file organization + management

Art Director | Whitworth University — Beyond the Pines

SPOKANE, WA | 2017 - 2019

 

Beyond the Pines is a Public Relations agency founded and run by Whitworth University students. This group of brilliant writers, inventive problem-solvers, design geeks and service-oriented people are looking to serve the community on campus and beyond. Whitworth University Communications  began redirecting design requests from campus clubs and departments to the BtP Design Squad. I head the team of students that now handle these in-house design requests. My responsibilities included:

• organizing work flow

• team deadline management

• client communication 

• copy editing

Graphic Design Intern | Yuit Communications

ANCHORAGE, AK | 2018

 

During my summer at Yuit, I got to work on projects for big-name clients such as the Alaska State Troopers, Saltchuck Family of Companies, the American Heart Association and more. I also worked in conjunction with Alaska-famous local chains like Kaladi Brothers Coffee.

My responsibilities included:

• editing, revising and making client-requested changes to annual reports

• creating and pitching concepts for logos, ad campaigns and branded swag

• editing portraits

 

 

Chapel Artist in Residence | Whitworth University — Office of Church Engagement

SPOKANE, WA | 2017 - 2019

 

This year-long residency provides time for one artist to facilitate community art projects and explore the what it means to include the visual arts in worship. Additionally, the chapel artist creates works related to the semester teaching series for display in the chapel.

 

Graphic Design Fellow | International Service Learning

SPOKANE, WA | 2018

 

This internship gives fellows the chance to learn about organizational use of social media and design in marketing. I was invited to contribute ideas and designs, craft and execute social media strategy and direct social media content under the mentorship of ISL’s Graphic Design Coordinator.

Videography Intern | Young Life --Pico Escondido

JARABACOA, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC | 2017

 

I was responsible for the production of daily and weekly videos for the entire summer as well as the photo documentation of daily activities. Additionally, I worked alongside the North American Liaison to create content for the camp’s web and social media sites. I learned a wide range of cross-cultural and bilingual communication skills and vastly improved my Spanish. This media-intensive internship provided hands-on experience a wide range of production skills including:
• video production + editing

• sports, portrait and indoor event photography

• photo editing

• digital file organization + management

• social media management

Marketing Operations Coordinator | Whitworth University — Outdoor Recreation Program

SPOKANE, WA | 2016 - 2017

 

During my time with Whitworth Outdoors, I managed print and digital advertising as well as the department's social media accounts. I  also worked on special marketing campaigns for special events like the annual climbing festival, Ubergrippen and planned events for campus outreach.

 

Account Manager | Whitworth University — Beyond The Pines

SPOKANE, WA | 2015 - 2019

 

Beyond the Pines is an on-campus Public Relations Agency run by students and advisor Dr. Erica Salkin. Each semester the agency partners with student groups, clubs, academic departments and local non-profits with an even wider variety of needs related to PR.  

 

Web Editor | Whitworth University — EXPLORE! Interactive

SPOKANE, WA | 2016

 

EXPLORE! Interactive is an online, interactive, student-run publication. As the Web Editor, my responsibilities included: 

• Site layout + design

• Text formatting

• UX design

• Site analytics

• Embedding + creating interactive content

• Social Media Integration

Graphic Illustrator | Whitworth University — The Whitworthian

SPOKANE, WA | 2015

Just like staff writers, graphic illustrators worked on weekly deadlines to create accompanying visuals for feature, op-ed and/or news stories for Whitworth University’s student newspaper, The Whitworthian.

EDUCATION

 

Whitworth University

SPOKANE, WA | 2015 - 2019

B.A. Journalism & Mass Communications, magna cum laude

B.A. Graphic Design, magna cum laude

AWARDS

 

Whitworth University

Purchase Award

2019

 

House with Indoor Furniture is part of the permanent art collection at Whitworth University in Spokane, W.A.

 

Spokane MARCOM

Spark Award

2019

 

Division 3 - Student Work

Award of Merit: Print Design

Art Talent Award + 

Departmental Scholarship

2016, 2017, 2018

 

Each spring, Whitworth University presents art talent scholarship awards to students who demonstrate interest and potential to excel as art majors at Whitworth. Awarded by a panel of Art Department Faculty. 

 

Media Talent Award + 

Departmental Scholarship

2015, 2016, 2017, 2018

Whitworth University offers media talent awards to returning students who have a GPA of at least 3.0 and demonstrate the potential to excel as student communicators during their time at Whitworth. The Media Talent Award is given by a panel of Communication Department Faculty. 

 

 

Whitworth Writing Award

2017

Sponsored by the English department, this scholarship is awarded to research papers written for Communication Studies courses. My feature article “My Little Brony” won the 2017 award. 

 

Presidential Scholarship

2015-2019 

$18,000 per year for four years based on academic merit.

SHOWS

 

Senior Exhibition

SPRING 2019

Part of the Whitworth University art major program requires a show during the spring of your fourth year. My show featured a selection of cut paper relief works exploring the identity of Spokane from the perspective of a local.

 

Junior Exhibition

SPRING 2018

Part of the Whitworth University art major program requires a show during the spring of your third year in the program. My show featured a selection of design work that emphasized fine-arts practice in design.

 

Open Gallery

NOV. 10 - DEC. 1, 2016

The Whitworth Open Gallery is available to students upon request. I exhibited a small body of work (8 pieces total) consisting of cut paper relief and monotype prints.

Alice Morley House Gallery

JUNE 4, 2016

An active member in the Winston-Salem art community, visual art instructor Alice Morley exhibits the work of friends and former students to the general public every summer. Exhibiting artists have an opportunity to network, as well as exhibit and sell their work.

 

SKILLS

 

PROGRAMS

Adobe Illustrator

Adobe Photoshop

Adobe InDesign

Adobe Premiere

Adobe Lightroom

PRODUCTION

Photography

Videography

Audio/Podcast

Copywriting

LANGUAGES

English

Spanish

basic HTML 

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