Des Plaines Public Library  |  Des Plaines, IL, USA  |  Mar 2013 – Present
Creative Services Manager / Lead Designer

As the Creative Services Manager, I oversee the in-house graphics department. I act as lead designer and also supervise staff and freelance designers and photographers.
Indie Wed  |  Chicago, IL, USA  |  Jan 2009 – Present
Founder / Owner / Event Producer
I created what is now the longest running independent wedding show in the country, connecting hundreds of wedding vendors and artisans with couples looking to support local, small businesses.
Paper Stories  |  Chicago, IL, USA  |  Mar 2005 – Present
Owner / Art Director / Lead Designer
Paper Stories is a small design studio in the Chicago area. I custom invitation designs for clients as well as selling a wholesale stationery line to boutiques world-wide. My work has been featured in numerous magazines, blogs, and books. Paper Stories work is either digitally printed or letterpress printed by hand on a 1926 Chandler & Price press.
American Greetings /  |  Columbus, OH, USA  |  Jun 2007 – Mar 2014
Designer - Contract

As a contracted designer for (a subsidiary of American Greetings) I regularly created unique concepts for invitations, stationery, and greeting cards based on provided art direction and design briefs and prepped files for pre-press.
Minted  |  San Francisco, CA, USA  |  May 2011 – Present
New Trier High School  |  Winnetka, IL, USA
Photography Instructor
Patrick Henry High School  |  Ashland, VA, USA
Photography, Graphic Design, Art Foundation Instructor
Harper College  |  Palatine, IL, USA
Adjunct Instructor - Photography

Virginia Commonwealth University  |  Richmond, VA, USA  |  Aug 1996 – Jul 1998
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art Education / minor in Photography
Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA)  |  Baltimore, MD, USA  |  Jun 2002 – Jul 2005
Master of Fine Arts in Photography

Adobe Creative Suite, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Indesign, Adobe Photoshop, Drawing, Illustration, Letterpress, MAC And PC, Microsoft Office, Painting, Photography

TV Appearances:
Good Day Chicago, WGN Weekend Morning News
Design Work And Interviews In Print Include:
Woman’s Day, Martha Stewart Weddings, Blueprint, Lucky, BHG’s Do It Yourself, Weddings by Design, Modern Weddings, Best Life, Brides, Chicago Magazine, Print, ReadyMade, Stationery Trends
Online Features Include:
100 Layer Cake, Design*Sponge, Amy Atlas, Daily Candy, decor8, Elizabeth Anne Designs, Oh So Beautiful Paper, Print & Pattern, Paper Crave, Poppytalk, Time Out Chicago and many more.
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