A bit about me
Thanks for being here! I graduated from Iowa State in 2014 with a BFA in graphic design. Go cyclones! I currently work as a communicator and designer for a non-profit in downtown Cedar Rapids, Iowa. My main thing is graphic design but my role lends me having my hands in many pots including: photography, web/asset management, copywriting, and social media.
You can usually find me trying not to scroll Instagram reels, making moves to spend time outside, either running, gardening, or devoting creative energy to house renovations — basically anything that gets me away from a screen outside of the 9-5. I love learning about new Illustrator and InDesign techniques and am passionate about regenerative farming, women's health, and love listening to the latest Crime Junkie podcasts.
I'm not sure if I have enough expertise to call myself an expert, but I definitely have enough to feel passionately about the importance of over communicating, brand integrity, working hard, and letting small potatoes be small potatoes. There's nothing more I love than work that doesn't feel like work, good leadership, and a solid mission.
I'm taking on freelance work on a case by case basis. If you have an idea or project you'd like to talk through please reach out. My door is always open to chat!
April 2018 – Present
April 2016 – April 2018
Oct 2014 – June 2015
Communications Leader & Graphic Designer, Veritas Church
Collaborate with internal departments to develop visual content for church wide events and initiatives, establish and maintain the Veritas brand, develop and contribute to social media strategy, web design and content
Creative Media Developer, UI Carver College of Medicine/UI Health Care
Managed the compilation, design, and production of print and digital materials for academic, research, admissions, and administrative initiatives in collaboration with internal clients
Interim Prepress Manager, WestRock (formerly RockTenn), Clinton
Supervised and directed electronic prepress, digital file transmission, image assembly, proofing and color management for offset litho packaging products; prepared and preflighted files for various customers such as Procter & Gamble, Mondelez, Del Monte and Kimberly-Clark