Freelance Graphic Designer
Mind's Eye Graphic Group
Mind’s Eye Graphic Group is an in house design group for Southern Illinois University’s School of Art & Design. While interning at Mind’s Eye, responsibilities included brochure, poster, and T-shirt design for the School of Art & Design’s events. I have gained hands on experience working with an Art Director and clients. I also learned time management while working with multiple projects and adhering to strict deadlines while working with the printer. All work was put into production and used at Southern Illinois University.
SIU: School of Art & Design
The Saturday Young Artist Workshop is a program designed for Undergraduate students in the Art Education department. It allows students to gain hands-on experience teaching while children learn and create their own art. While Interning with SYAW, responsibilities included event posters and brochure design for both the workshop and the Art Education department. Gained experience working with clients and adhering to strict deadlines over multiple projects. I was also able to teach Adobe Creative Programs to the director and worked along side director for printing matters. All work was put into production and used at Southern Illinois University.
Walgreens is a national drug-store chain that focuses on customer loyalty, brand awareness, and iconic recognition. Since customer loyalty is a driving force, customer service has always been a large responsibility for all positions. However, much has been learned from working retail: point of purchase advertising, functionality of product and packaging design, and brand loyalty. All positions came with specialized responsibilities: creating displays, detecting professional photography, explaining and teaching customers about copyright laws and photo resolution, training new employees, and leading group projects due to natural leadership skills.
WIDB is a student run radio station at Southern Illinois University. As the promotions director, leading a small staff was a major responsibility. Other responsibilities included orchestrating promotional events, designing promotional materials for the station and events, creating physical artistic displays, and working with in a strict budget. Knowledge of printing methods and cost efficiency was furthered along with communication and leadership skills.
Design Consultant & Application Developer