B.S. Communication - May 2003
Graduated with honors - cum laude
St. Andrews University
Semester abroad - art history studies, 2002
Software (Mac & PC literate)
- Adobe Photoshop
- Adobe InDesign
- Adobe Illustrator
- Adobe Dreamweaver
- HTML, CSS
- Wordpress, Blogspot
- CMS: CommonSpot, Movable Type
- Google Analytics and Search Engine Optimization
- MS Office: Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook
Layout and Print Production
- Prepress and on-press experience
- Magazine and catalog management
- Layout skills - magazines, books, brochures, etc.
- Experience designing press kits, posters, corporate identity materials, advertisements, and logos
- Illustration and graphics
- Content organization
- Visual design
- Building (basic; HTML and CSS)
- Editing and site mainenance (basic)
- Search Engine Optimization
- Manage blogs through Wordpress and Blogspot
- Photo editing/retouching for web and print
- Photo research for publications
College of Architecture, Art and Planning, Cornell University
Dec. 2013 - present
Exhibition and Events Coordinator: Assist in the planning, promotion, and coordination of the College's exhibits and events.
Architecture Department, Cornell University
Aug. 2009 - 2013
Assistant to the Chair/Communications Coordinator: Designed department-specific promotional materials: posters, brochures, invitations, event cards, and banners. Content management of department website using CommonSpot CMS. Wrote department-specific communications. Coordinated department events, exhibits, and guest lectures. Assisted in department administration through work with the Chair.
Freelance Web and Graphic Design
New York City
Oct. 2008 - present
Design, build, organize and update web sites. Design and manage e-newsletter campaigns. Design press materials. Retouch photos for web and print. Wrote and illustrated a weekly online DIY column for Plenty Magazine. Clients include Care2, UncommonGoods, GreenerPenny, Plenty Magazine, Smith Magazine (of Six Word Memoirs), among others.
New York City
Oct. 2007 - Oct. 2008
Associate Art Director: Involved in all aspects of design, layout and print production of bi-monthly green-living magazine (circulation 200,000). Completely redesigned magazine with creative director in fall 2007. Manage pre-press preparations and ad artwork. Experience with photo research, photo editing and art assignment. In addition to print magazine, redesigned the media kit and design house ads. Manage company website updates using Movable Type, design and build new webpages, edit, manage and upload all web photos, design web banners, manage online archives and create weekly reader e-newsletter.
New York City
Sept. 2004 - Oct. 2007
Graphic Designer: Designed and produced the 5 annual print catalogs. Managed catalog production schedule, designed catalog in InDesign, coordinated editing process, set up press time, managed all pre-press preparations and paper account, conducted 3-5 day onpress color checks (printer: Quad Graphics). Involved in planning of catalog development. Updated and designed new webpages for company site, managed weekly updates of homepage. Redesigned customer e-newsletter – increasing e-newsletter-based sales three-fold. Designed all print materials for company: corporate identity, press mailers and advertisements.
Public Relations Manager: Assumed management of public relations in fall 2005. Daily interaction with editors. Increased press placements in 2006 over three-fold from previous year. Increased press sample return rate from 37% in 2005 to 63% in 2006. Organized annual press previews of new products. Planned, coordinated and designed press mailers and e-newsletters to showcase new products. Product placements include TIME Magazine, InStyle, O The Oprah Magazine, Redbook, USA Today, New York Times, Daily Candy, NBC’s The Today Show and CBS’ Good Morning America.
Smithsonian National Postal Museum
Exhibits/Design Intern. Designed and created web site showcasing the museum’s summer exhibit, Art of the Stamp. Project included content organization, navigation layout, visual design, digital photography and building entire site. View the web site at: postalmuseum.si.edu/artofthestamp/index.html. Also assisted with the creation and opening of the exhibit in the gallery, attended exhibit planning meetings, senior staff meetings and publicity events.