1995-present | BirdBox Graphic Design | Olathe, KS
Owner and Creative Director
+ Created innovative design and coordinated production schedules for large and small-scale projects.
+ Designed and directed development of corporate identities including logos, business cards, letterheads and envelopes.
+ Oversaw marketing and cross-branding for electronic and print materials through advertisements, postcards, magazines and brochures.
+ Developed print layout for periodicals.
+ Created style guidelines for branding across media.
+ Designed and coordinated website development.

1999-present | National Catholic Reporter — Celebration Publications | Kansas City, MO
Production Manager
+ Directed design for four in-house publications.
+ Managed schedule of production process.
+ Designed page elements for a weekly periodical.
+ Created customized graphics and illustrations.
+ Coordinated weekly production meetings and critique sessions.
+ Edited and proofread publications.
+ Collaborated with printers to simplify and to develop effective production streamline.
+ Excelled in pre-flight and pre-press environments.

2003-present | Spiritual Directors International | Seattle, WA
Art Director
+ Created, designed and directed new quarterly publication.
+ Created and designed international web site for the worldwide organization. Developed production process and coordinated contractors for construction of the new web site.
+ Redesigned additional quarterly newsletter to revitalize circulation.
+ Led production and managed advertising space of quarterly magazine.
+ Oversaw image guidelines and standards for consistent cross-branding of marketing materials.

2002-2005 | Children’s Mercy Hospital | Kansas City, MO
Desktop Analyst
+ Setup and administrated network environment.
+ Built and maintained computers.
+ Employed troubleshooting and problem solving skills for hardware and software environments.
+ Focused on team building and productivity.

Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Flash, Acrobat), PageMaker, Quark Xpress; Office Professional 2010, Microsoft Publisher, Microsoft Expression; Macintosh OSX, Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows 7; copywriting; digital and traditional photography.

+ Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS
Bachelor of Arts in English Literature, 1998; Bachelor of Fine Arts in Drawing, 1998
+ Norwich School of Art and Design, Norwich, England
Foreign Studies Program, 1995
+ Honors: Kansas State University Gold Key Society, National Honor Society, Commerce Bank Student Comprehensive Art Award, Foundation Scholar, Legion Paper Award, Art Department Scholar