Education

BFA with emphasis in Graphic Design | Minnesota State University Moorhead ( 2009 )

Professional Experience 

The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library | Saint Paul, MN
Graphic Designer and Marketing Coordinator ( 2016 - present ) 

Provides creative and marketing support that contributes to $1.5+ million in annual support to the Saint Paul Public Library System and national and international consulting for libraries
Designs, strategizes, and distributes marketing support for 70+ educational programs annually
Provides creative and marketing support for annual large scale events including the Minnesota Book Awards and Opus & Olives

Roseville Area Schools, District 623 | Roseville, MN
Marketing, Design and Project Coordinator ( 2013 - 2016 ) 

Founded communications department for the school district supporting twelve K-12 schools, early childhood
education, senior programs, annual community 5k, annual community events, and community education
Created branding standards for the school district and its various programs
Increased revenue in fee based programming and saved substantial funds through strategic marketing
Created first of its kind Community Education Celebration which had capacity attendance and community participation

Florida United Methodist Children’s Home | Enterprise, FL
Communications Assistant ( 2012 - 2013 ) 

Provided creative and marketing support that contributed to at $14+ million in annual support to residential foster care, emergency shelter, independent living assistance, ministry, and community child care center

Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, Meetings and Conventions Marketing | Celebration, FL
Contracted Marketing Associate/Graphic Designer ( 2010 - 2011 )

Provided creative and marketing support for internal and external clients
Oversaw creative updates for multiple platforms including segment rebranding and website redesign
Developed and trained sales team members on a new sales platform
Designed for Aulani, Businessweek, Cirque du Soleil, Disney Cruise Line, Disney Institute, Disney Meetings and Conventions, and Lucas Films

Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Distribution Marketing | Celebration, FL
Graphics Professional Intern ( 2009 - 2010 ) 

Provided design support including print, large scale advertising, web, and other projects for internal and external clients
Designed for Adventures by Disney, Disney Cruise Line, Disney Institute, Disney Meetings and Conventions,
Disney Weddings, Disney Youth Programs, Disneyland Resort, Disneyland Paris, Southwest Airlines,
US Armed Forces, Visa, and the Walt Disney World Resort

Walt Disney World Resort Operations | Lake Buena Vista, FL
Internal Communications Professional Intern ( 2008 - 2009 ) 

Designed collateral and provided communication support for all 23 Disney hotel properties on the eastern seaboard
Developed executive communication tools and messaging
Provided support for Cast Member recognition event at Disney’s All-Star Resort the world’s largest hotel

Walt Disney World Internal Communications | Lake Buena Vista, FL
Internal Communications Professional Intern ( 2008 ) 

Provided design, photography, and communication support for the Magic Kingdom the world’s largest theme park
Provided event support for multiple Cast Member events for 11,000+ employees
Created and distributed weekly communication tools
Created the branding and supporting collateral for annual Cast Member appreciation event
Created the branding and supporting collateral for Cast Member wellness initiative

Minnesota State University Moorhead Publications Department | Moorhead, MN
Assistant Graphic Designer ( 2005 - 2007 ) 

Designed for all university departments and worked with internal and external clients and vendors
Covered all responsibilities for the University Publications Department in the absence of Graphic Art Director

Additional Professional Experience 

Opening Speaker for AAUW Tech Savvy Conference | Jamestown, ND ( 2017 )
Skillshare Online Instructor ( 2016 )
Community Education Instructor | Twin Cities metro area ( 2013 - present )
Designed for Daytona Bike Week and Sturgis Motorcycle Rally ( 2012 )
In-park retail Cast Member at Disney’s MGM Studios | Lake Buena Vista, FL ( 2004 )

Related Accomplishments

• Finalist in Disney D23 Expo Design Competition | Anaheim, CA ( 2017 )
• Bush Foundation PopTech Scholarship recipient ( 2017 )
• Opening speaker for Tech Savvy Conference, Jamestown ND ( 2017 )
• Roseville Area School Foundation Grant Recipient for student art mentorship ( 2016 )
AIGA MN, Design for Good, Common Table, Exhibit Design Volunteer ( 2015 ) 
• Art Buddies Volunteer Mentor ( 2014 ) 
• Wish Granter, Event Chair, and Event Volunteer for Make-A-Wish Foundation ( 2009 - Present ) 
• Showcased in D23 Expo Fan Art Gallery, Anaheim Convention Center, California ( 2011 ) 
• Showcased in twelve50 Disney conference room in 220 Celebration Place ( 2010 ) 
• Showcased in Sensory Overload Art Show, City Arts Factory of Downtown Orlando ( 2010 - 2012 ) 
• BFA in Grapic Design from Minnesota State University Moorhead ( 2009 ) 
• Walt Disney Imagineering Pooh Camp Essay Winner ( 2008 ) 
• AdFed ADDY Award Winner ( 2008 ) 
Uses Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Microsoft Office, SketchUp, Quark, Dreamweaver, Flash, Resource Cafe
• Has designed for AAA, Adventures by Disney, American Heart Association, Daytona Bikeweek, Disney Institute, Disney Meetings, Disney Parks & Resorts, Disney Youth Programs, Florida United Methodist Children’s Home, Lucas Films, Minnesota State University Moorhead, Roseville Area Schools, Roseville Area Schools Foundation, Roseville Police Foundation, Southwest Airlines, Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, US Armed Forces, and Visa
• Work featured on 9 news AU, A Plus, Cosmopolitan, The Huffington Post, HuffPost Parents Canada, Metro UK, Mic.com, Minnesota Public Radio, SF Gate, TODAY, and Upworthy