Design is my passion, plain and simple. I love clean lines, bright colors, geometric shapes, and emotive designs. Although I do have my own personal aesthetic, I strive to fit the design needs of every client to provide the exact product that they dream of.
I have always loved beautiful packaging. Being a GrC major has increased this love and now I wander around stores looking at packaging all day. Just ask my friends and my roommates, they refuse to go grocery shopping with me for that reason.
Some days I just need a dose of analog design. Letterpress printing has not only strengthened my fundamental design skills (I know pica to point to inch conversions like the back of my hand) but it has improved my patience and problem-solving skills as well.
Bachelor of Science, Graphic Communication | Expected June 2016
Design Reproduction Technology Concentration, Minor: Packaging
GPA: 3.89 | Dean’s List (11 Quarters), President’s List (3 years)
Electronics For Imaging, Inc., Fremont, CA | June – September 2015
» Designed engine-specific marketing materials and print collateral to be distributed at trade shows
» Restructured content management system for marketing assets
» Edited instructional and marketing videos for company website
Cal Poly STRIDE Center, San Luis Obispo, CA | May 2014 – December 2014
» Designed all graphic materials and facilitated printing for each of the STRIDE teams
» Updated and maintained STRIDE’s social media and online presence
Shakespeare Press Museum, San Luis Obispo, CA | September 2014 – present
» Trained and supervised club members and visitors while they letterpress print
» Conducted open hours twice a week while maintaining integrity of equipment
GrC 400, Graphic Communication Department, San Luis Obispo, CA | January 2014 – September 2015
» Created content and designed templates for GrC weekly newsletter using MailChimp’s services
Team Position: Team Captain | May 2015 – March 2016
» Managed a team of seven students to rebrand and repackage a company’s products
» Facilitated communication between team and our client
» Conducted market and demographic research while examining materials, cost, and the ability to manufacture
» Award: 2016 Overall Champion
Team Position: Concept | May 2014 – May 2015
» Brainstormed initial concept designs for team’s final deliverables
» Interviewed client and conducted peer focus groups
» Presented at the national Flexographic Technical Association conference
» Awards: Best in Concept & Best in Design
Team Position: Designer | January 30 – 31, 2015
» Developed iOS and Apple Watch applications in 24 hours with a team of six designers and developers
» Managed team scheduling and deadlines while designing app layout and logos
» Awards: Hackathon Grand Prize, Apple’s Swift Award, and Kennedy Library Award
GrC 337, Consumer Packaging | July – August 2014
» Redesigned Bud Light six pack can secondary packaging into innovative, limited edition packaging
» Evaluated market/demographic trends to better advertise to target market
Active Member | April 2015 – present
Club President | June 2014 – present
Active Member | September 2012 – present
Clarinet | September 2012 – March 2015
MarketingRoy Wheeler III Memorial Scholarship for Excellence in Packaging | June 2015
Selected to present at Cal Poly’s inaugural More than a Motto Conference | May 2015
National Society of Collegiate Scholars Member | April 2013 – present
Golden Key International Honour Society Member | October 2013 – present
Fiery Professional Certification | July 2015 – present
Social Media Marketing
As a graphic designer, my passion in life is to create and make all of your design dreams come true. I am currently pursuing my Bachelor of Science in Graphic Communication and Minor in Packaging at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, but I love freelancing and working with clients.
I am a lover of geometric shapes, clean design, and bright colors. If I am not working on an InDesign document, you can either find me drooling over packaging in Target or letterpress printing in the Shakespeare Press Museum. To be honest, at this point I probably have lead poisoning considering how much I letterpress print.
In my free time I do all things creative, all to the sound of super hip background music. I think you and I could be good friends so leave me a message below and we can start a design relationship!