Resume

EDUCATION

State University of New York College at Buffalo (Buffalo State College)
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Communication Design, May 2011

Hudson Valley Community College, Troy NY
Associate of Science in Liberal Arts, Concentration in Web Design, May 2007

DESIGN EXPERIENCE

Freelance Designer / Developer January 2008 – Present

Worked on a wide array of print and digital projects for companies such as: Sullivan County Victim Services, Positive Approach Press, Buffalo State College, Ecovative, Target, Buffalo Bisons, Boy Scouts of America, Virginia Commonwealth University, Hudson Valley Textile Project, Chai Jewelry, Comfortcloth Weaving, and more.

ICC Compliance Center, Niagara Falls NY, Senior Graphic Designer and Developer, March 2015 – November 2018

Maintain all of my responsibilities as a Senior Graphic Desinger plus:

  • Server management & maintenance
  • Lead development on all internal and external company sites
  • Develop custom themes and plugins for WordPress
  • Preform code reviews on team members code before pushing to a live server
  • Mentor young designers and developers

ICC Compliance Center, Niagara Falls NY, Senior Graphic Designer, September 2012 – March 2015

Maintain all of my responsibilities as a Graphic Desinger plus:

  • Lead layout of publications, catalogs, books, manuals ect.
  • Direct photography of product for catalogs and sales pieces
  • Coordinate print production with Supply Chain Management
  • Coordinate, lead, and mentor other designers and team members
  • Track and manage all incoming and current projects for the design team
  • Work across print and digital media projects to help the design team work more efficiently

ICC Compliance Center, Niagara Falls NY, Graphic Designer, September 2011 – September 2012

  • Develop graphics and advertisements for company websites
  • Produce monthly print advertisements for various industry magazines and journals
  • Produce sales pieces for Business Development Managers
  • Work with local and international printers to complete print jobs
  • Create and implement an Internal Document Distribution System
  • Design new products for new lines

Positive Approach Press, Buffalo NY, Screen printing Intern / Web Designer, January 2011 – May 2011

As an intern I did the following:

  • Prepared client files for print through digitization and color separation
  • Assisted in all aspects of screen preparation and printing of shirts and other products
  • Mixed colors for use in production.

After my internship was over I stayed on to develop their webiste from photoshop design files.

SKILLS

Technology : InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Signlab, HTML, CSS, PHP, MySQL, JQuery, Local Development, Version Control

Applied Arts : Screen printing, Vinyl Graphics, Large Format Printing, Sign Making, Matting & Framing

AWARDS & ACHIEVEMENTS

  • WordCamp Saratoga, Organizing Board Chair, 2015
  • WordCamp Saratoga, Founding Organizer & Organizing Board Chair, 2014
  • Summer Research Fellowship, SUNY Undergraduate Research Foundation, 2010
  • Sylvia G. Miller Award, Buffalo State College, 2010
  • Eagle Scout, Troop 49, Valley Falls NY, 2004

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • AIGA, Since 2010
  • InDesign Users Group, Since 2010
  • WP518, Since 2013