Designer & Photographer
I am a native Portlander with a deep appreciation for the Pacific Northwest. I live with my family in Milwaukie, Oregon where we garden, raise chickens, and have two dogs.
In my families spare time you'd likely find us chilling at home, hiking, playing Legos, hammocking, watching Netflix, or visiting pFriem in Hood River.
My Clifton StrengthsFinder
Gallup's Clifton StrengthsFinder assessment is the first step in helping people identify their talents. Clifton StrengthsFinder results give people a way to discuss and develop their unique combination of skills, talents, and knowledge -- also known as strengths.
People exceptionally talented in the intellection theme are characterized by their intellectual activity. They are introspective and appreciate intellectual discussions.
People exceptionally talented in the adaptability theme prefer to go with the flow. They tend to be “now” people who take things as they come and discover the future one day at a time.
People exceptionally talented in the learner theme have a great desire to learn and want to continuously improve. The process of learning, rather than the outcome, excites them.
People exceptionally talented in the input theme have a craving to know more. Often they like to collect and archive all kinds of information.
People exceptionally talented in the responsibility theme take psychological ownership of what they say they will do. They are committed to stable values such as honesty and loyalty.
- Brochures & Inserts
- Posters & Billboards
- Table Tents
- Custom Pieces
- Responsive Emails & Websites
- Framework (Foundation)
- Wireframes & Mockups (InVision)
- Online Advertisements (Social Media, Google Ads, Pandora etc.)
- Raster & Vector Graphics
- Asset Management
- Web Optimized
- Web Accessibility
Photography & Videography
- Scouting (Product, Portrait, Lifestyle, & Landscape)
- Filming (Interviews & B Roll)
- Editing and Retouching
- Animation & GIFs
- Sound Recording
- eCommerce Images
- Image Rentals & Purchasing
- Captioning & Subtitles
- Art Directing
- Project Management
- Concepting & Creative Briefs
- Presenting & Proofing
- Campaign Management
- Project Management (Basecamp)
- Creative Asset Management
- Client Management
I've worn many hats while pursuing an education. Security Officer, Grain Technician, Delivery Driver, Cashier, Ice Cream Merchandiser, Sales, and Check Processor. Below though, you'll find my more relevant experiences.
Graphic and Web Designer
Graphic and Web Design materials for Ecova and their Clients. Includes digital and print pieces, responsive web/email design, in store signage, photography/videography, and image/video editing. Other responsibilities include image search, brainstorm sessions, critiques, sketches/mockups, creative briefs, style guides, proofing, time management, and presenting work to the Client(s).
Accomplishments: Creating a more robust Photography/Videography offering that didn't exist prior, leading Ecova's Brand Guidelines redesign, coordinating and leading a Chicago Conference Photo/Videography trip, as well as coordinated and lead Ecova's first job shadow program for a design student. Moving Digital Assets to Adobe CC Libraries for improved accessibility for designers and freelancers.
Graphic/info design and illustrations for both digital and print, email campaigns, photography, and image editing for print/digital/eCommerce outlets. Working with Copy, Account Managers, eCommerce, Art Directors, & Designers. Maintaining consistent brand communication and updating Fred Meyer’s websites and landing pages to verify content and images are updated. Collaborating on creative projects from start to finish.
Accomplishments: Developed and performed the new image editing role for Fred Meyer's eCommerce site. Created editing workflows and processes that greatly improved efficiency and accuracy. Supported multiple teams from different departments.
Freelance Photography and Design
Photographer, Image Editor, and Designer
Providing professional freelance photography services that include: Photography, image editing/ retouching, project management, and art direction. Other duties include graphic/web design, branding, social media, advertising, customer service, Wordpress, presenting services to potential clients, and FTP.
Accomplishments: Developed and created a successful small photography business.
Graphic and Web Design Intern
I provide web, graphic design and photography services to MotiveSpace. I am currently involved in the future redesign of their existing website. Contributing my creative skill-set and advice towards brand and public identity.
Accomplishments: Helped update MotiveSpace's branding and website.
I have a nearly lifelong education in creating. Originally it was more the fine arts (ceramics, watercolor, screenprinting, illustrations etc.), however once exposed to graphic and web design in High School, I was hooked. From there I pursued design through to my Associates of Arts degree.
It was at this point I did something a bit untraditional and decided to explore an education into another passion of mine, the environment. After receiving my BS, I decided that while I would love to pursue a career in the environmental field, my true passion was in being creative. It was near this time that I made the leap from a part time designer and photographer, to a full time Designer with Fred Meyer.
Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies
Portland State University
w/ Minor in Sustainability
Associates of Arts with focus in Graphic DesignClackamas Community College
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