Throughout my time at Ferris I have been fully submerged in the life of a Graphic Designer. I now understand how much time, energy and focus it takes to solve complicated problems, and communicate ideas successfully. I have created a brand, designed experiences, continued an existing campaign, targeted multiple audiences, worked within a team, and mastered stylesheets. I have stayed connected with the design community in Grand Rapids, and kept up with design firms in the nation and the world. I love Graphic Design because it keeps me connected with art, technology, music, events, community, culture, and the world. If you're interested, download the full version of my résumé.

 

EXPERIENCED

Highland Group
Grand Rapids, MI
July 2010 through October 2010

Graphic Design Intern / Designed East Hills' bi-monthly Newsletter, created an invitation for a Holland Hospital grand opening celebration, worked on the graphic identity for a Grand Rapids parks service


People Design
Grand Rapids, MI
May 2010 through July 2010

Collected and organized imagery for large publication, designed a program for the American Heart Association


Design Project Center
Big Rapids, MI
August 2009 through May 2010

Graphic Designer / Designed pieces for FSU's Social Norming campaign, added fliers, brochure, website, video and buttons to existing poster series

 

EDUCATED

Ferris State University
Big Rapids, MI
August 2006 through May 2010

Bachelor of Science / Graphic Design, College of Business
Associate of Applied Science / Graphic Design, College of Business
Relevant courses include Cultural Anthropology, Cultural Geography, Business Management, Business Writing, Typography, Interactive Design, Public Relations, Art History, Production Techniques, Design Application

 

EXPOSED

Walker Art Center
Minneapolis, MN
December 2007

Toured the in-house design studio Freshman year for a class presentation, met Chad Klopefer and Andrew Blauvelt


VSA Partners
Chicago, IL
October 2009

Toured the studio, learned about studio management and hiring process


AIGA West Michigan
Grand Rapids, MI
Present

Member of AIGA, the professional association for design since 2008, volunteer at most AIGA West Michigan events


AIGA FSU Student Group Secretary
Big rapids, MI
January 2009 through December 2009

Created weekly fliers, recorded weekly meeting minutes, helped organize Chicago Trip

 

SKILLED

Advanced attention to detail, time management, user research, organizing, problem solving, brainstorming, typography, camping, teamwork, collecting, reading, walking my dogs, cleaning my room, thumbnailing, InDesign, watching movies Intermediate photography, Illustrator, printing, cooking, html, css, branding, snowboarding, writing, drawing, budgeting, biking, Photoshop Comfortable JavaScript, Spanish, PHP, Flash