WORK EXPERIENCE
FREELANCE DESIGNER
Self-employed |  Chicago, IL  |  2019 – Present
Founder / event producer
Indie Wed  |  Chicago, IL  |  2009 – 2020
creative services manager
Des Plaines Public Library  |  Des Plaines, IL  |  2013 – 2019
contributing designer
Minted  |  San Francisco, CA  |  2011 - 2019
artist/designer - contract
American Greetings / Cardstore.com  |  Columbus, OH  |  2009 – 2014
founder / lead designer / printmaker
Paper Stories  |  Chicago, IL  |  2005 – 2013
seasonal freelance designer
Paper Source|  Chicago, IL  |  2011
adjunct INSTRUCTOR - PHOTOGRAPHY, continuing studies
Harper College  |  Palatine, IL | 2005
INSTRUCTOR - PHOTOGRAPHY
New Trier High School  |  Winnetka, IL  | 2004 - 2005

INSTRUCTOR - PHOTOGRAPHY
East Leyden High School | Franklin Park, IL | 2003 - 2004
INSTRUCTOR - PHOTOGRAPHY, GRAPHIC ARTS, ART FOUNDATION
Patrick Henry High School  |  Ashland, VA | 1998 - 2003

EDUCATION
MASTER OF FINE ARTS | photography
Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) | Baltimore, MD
bachelor OF FINE ARTS | art education & photography
Virginia Commonwealth University | Richmond, VA

SKILLS
Adobe Creative Cloud, Wordpress & Squarespace, Graphic Design, Illustration, Creative Direction, Letterpress Printing, Project Management, Visual Storytelling, Design Systems

SELECT PRESS
TV Appearances:
Good Day Chicago, WGN Weekend Morning News
PRINT:
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:
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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