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Resume

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Resume

My background includes corporate and freelance graphic design/social media experience, with a history of leading print, interactive and digital design projects to acclaimed completion. I have worked on freelance designs for internationally known musical acts and have had my work featured in magazines throughout Europe and Australia. 

Highlights of my skills include:

  • Print and Digital Graphic Design
  • Website, UX and UI Design
  • Social Media 
  • Logo Design
  • Gif & Cinemagraphic Art
  • Brand Creation and Extension
  • Interactive Media and Typography Design
  • Clickable Prototypes and Information Architecture
  • Pre-Press and Printing Processes
  • Original Artwork

I am proficient  in Adobe Creative Suite, HTML, HTML5, CSS, WordPress and a range of other design, video, web, wireframe and multimedia software.

I enjoy collaborating with clients, creative teams and production professionals to deliver design solutions propelling web traffic, social media engagement, response rates and customer-acquisition results.

Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP) – Production + Digital Print/Design & Administrator 

Conceptualize and design for both print and digital assets for various inhouse projects. Designed 22″x 28″ full layout posters, 8.5″ x 11″ adverts and online marketing graphics for Movies at Mopop cinema series. Designed print assets on multiple surfaces (swing gates, metal bars and vinyl stickers) for private events and public wayfinding.

Proposed and developed a printing budget analysis and estimate that fed into the overall yearly marketing budget.  Proposed and got funding for a gallery map recycle program. Developed and initiated in 2019, this recycle program has helped cut waste and saved at least $1100 on yearly printing costs.

Worked with both CYMK and RGB color models. Manage and maintain AccurioPress C2060, Canon 4000S plotter printers and the Duplo DC-616 Slitter/Cutter/. Fix basic technical issues as they arise and ensure printers are always operational.

Tales From the Black Circle Graphic Novel – Author + Designer  

Conceptualized, designed and wrote a 74 page graphic novel inspired by the Norwegian Black Metal scene. Developed and run social media campaigns for both funding + advertising. After a successful Indiegogo campaign we have currently sold over 400 physical copies, stocked in multiple well established stores across the world and have signed a publishing deal with German company Insekten Haus for a German translated version. It has also been nominated for a 2019 Rondo Horror Award.

KEXP Seattle – Writer
Content for KEXP blog, live videos, song of the day, social media, copywriting and promotional materials for local shows. Introduced the “Graphic Nature” category to the KEXP blog in which I am the main content writer – http://blog.kexp.org/category/graphic-nature/.

The Hope Heart Institute – Social Media
Content producer and social media manager for Hope Heart’s website and social media platforms – including Facebook, Instagram, data entry, metrics, data analysis and monthly newsletters.

 

Education:

California Institute of the Arts 2019:
UI / UX Design – Web Design: Strategy and Information Architecture (Grade Achieved: 96.0%)
                           – Visual Elements of User Interface Design (Grade Achieved: 84.0%)
                           – UX Design Fundamentals (Grade Achieved: 86.5%)
                           – Web Design: Wireframes to Prototypes (Grade Achieved: 91.2%)

University of Washington 2016:
Content Creation: The Power Of Storytelling

Moss Vale TAFE 2012:
Diploma of Communication & Media + Graphic Design

Sydney Design Centre Enmore TAFE 2011:
Intermediate Web Design [XHTML & CSS]

Griffith University QLD:
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) – Sociology