Education

University of Delaware

BFA in Visual Communications, Cum Laude
Concentration in Graphic Design, Minor in American Material Culture Studies

2009


Experience

Finalsite · Design Manager

I lead Finalsite’s international team of 12 designers, working closely with each to achieve individual and organizational goals. As Finalsite does not have a creative director, I also handle responsibilities common to that role.

Highlights:

  • Initiated small group critique sessions to elevate our creative output and offer opportunities for collaboration, previously absent within the team

  • Provide high-level creative feedback and direction

  • Manage and control sensitive client situations

  • Maintain team documents and assets including master style guide

2019—present, Baltimore

Finalsite · Senior Web Designer and Design Team Lead

At Finalsite, I've designed 60+ websites for schools around the world—from universities to public school districts; creating a mixture of unique, specific pages and comprehensive visual systems for each client.

Additionally, I led in-person client presentations, conducted webinars, wrote blog posts, reviewed designers’ sites, and trained new designers. I also worked closely with the front-end development team, the product team, and my manager on both creative and company initiatives.  

Highlights:

  • 30+ industry awards, inc. 6 Davey Awards and 1 W3 award

  • Trained 8 new team members when Finalsite UK was acquired

  • 5-8 client onsite design and consultation trips per year

  • Collaborated on new time-saving Sketch style guide

2014—2019, Baltimore

Current Space · Associate Director

Current Space is an interdisciplinary, experimental, volunteer artist-run gallery, studio, and performance space in Baltimore. As the Associate Director, my role includes conceptual direction, programming, fundraising, communications, marketing, and design.

  • Co-wrote winning RFP to purchase our building from city

  • Co-wrote winning Project CORE grant

  • Initiated and maintain Instagram account, broadening reach

  • Designed new Current Space website

  • Co-organize 25+ exhibitions and events per year

  • Run bar program to compliment outdoor programming

  • Manage interns and volunteers

2011—present, Baltimore

Freelance & Volunteer Designer

I've taken on freelance and pro bono design work for clients and friends with interesting projects that matter to me, including a year-long volunteer interactive design position with the Monument Quilt Project. 

  • Andrew Shenker, artist

  • Current Space

  • Historic East Baltimore Community Action Coalition

  • The Kitschen Store

  • The Monument Quilt Project

  • US Green Build Maryland

2009—present, Baltimore and Japan

Drexler · Graphic Designer

I designed websites, landing pages, menus, packaging, apparel, advertisements, logos, posters, and more for
a wide range of clients.

Clients I worked in-depth with include:

  • California Tortilla

  • Heavy Seas Alehouse

  • Pratt Street Ale House

  • Seawall Development

2011—2014, Baltimore

Oliver Munday Design · Intern

Collaborated with studio director on idea generation and project execution for clients including Boston Magazine and The New York Times.

2009, Washington D.C.


Skills & Interests

Professional Skills

  • Web Design

  • Print Design

  • Illustration, Lettering

  • Branding

  • Understanding of HTML/CSS

  • Email Design, Development, and Template Integration

  • Verbal & Written Communication including Copywriting, Editing, and RFP Response Writing

  • Project Management

  • Adobe Creative Suite (esp. Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator)

  • Sketch, InVision

  • Letterpress, Screenprinting, Bookbinding, Photography

Personal Skills

  • Organization, Time Management, Self Management

  • Teamwork

  • Not Being a Jerk

Other Interests

  • Painting, Drawing, Ceramics

  • Traveling, Dreaming About Traveling, Studying Languages

  • Reading