PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Art Director | Creative Lead - Events
Schawk! (SGK) | Chicago, IL | November 2017 – Present

  • Ensures accurate, consistent, and timely completion of basic to intermediate level client Creative vision deliverables within budget, and based on objectives and concepts established by the client

  • Presents, or participates in planning meetings with clients and/or internal teams to develop the creative brief for assignments of varying scope and complexity as needed

  • Meets quality standards at all times for all assigned deliverables and makes recommendations to Management for improvements in creative concept, tools, approaches, processes and/or assigned tasks

Visual Designer
H.W. Lochner | Chicago, IL | November 2016 – November 2017

  • Developed print and brand materials for internal and external marketing purposes

  • Created instructional videos for train purpose and company showcases

  • Created 3d models & animations/renderings

  • Lead redesign and development of corporate website

  • Designed and coded external project websites

Environmental Graphic Designer
Selbert Perkins Design | Chicago, IL | April 2015 – October 2016

  • Conceptualized environmental graphic elements for mixed-use, retail, commercial, hospitality, entertainment, educational and transit-oriented developments

  • Designed and implemented signage and wayfinding packages for interior, exterior, and architecturally based projects

  • Collaborated with team members for creation of art assets based on client requests

  • Involvement in all phases of the design process including concept, schematic design, design development and construction documents and construction administration

  • Produced graphic presentations, 3D renderings, and construction drawings

  • Utilized expert knowledge of Revit, Autocad, and SketchUp

Freelance Graphic Designer
Dynasty Podcasts | Chicago, IL | January 2015 – Present (as needed)

  • Designs and produces a wide variety of print and web projects to promote various live productions and pre-recorded shows, including program books, ad layouts, brochures, and website assets

  • Develops and maintaines brand and layout consistency across multiple projects

  • Collaborated extensively with the internal social media and media production teams

CAD Specialist & Retail Designer
General Growth Properties | Chicago, IL | March 2014 – April 2015

  • Responsible for generating and maintaining CAD based plans for a specific region of retail properties

  • Produced lease outline drawings, lease plans, assemble files to complete tenant packages and manage construction documents to company standards

  • Created 2d and 3d renderings of kiosk and retail spaces

Contract Architectural Designer
SpaceLogik | Chicago, IL | March 2014 – December 2016

  • Created and maintains CAD based plans for corporate offices spaces

  • Created and produced packaged plans for private client base including; blocking diagrams, floor plans, efficiency calculation

Freelance Production Designer
Andres Imaging & Graphics | Chicago, IL | January 2014 – August 2014 (as needed)

  • Conceptualized designs and layouts for custom displays, signage, and environmental graphics for trade shows and retail displays

  • Created designs for 3d custom builds and CNC routed products

Graphic Designer & 3d Rendering Artist
Kehoe Design | Chicago, IL | June 2013 – March 2014

  • Designed client-directed assets from concept to production with a hands-on and collaborative approach, to ensure accuracy of the client’s vision

  • Produced high-end designs for galas and events in line with the latest trends

  • Conceptualized designs and layouts for custom displays, signage, and environmental graphics for corporate events, weddings, parties, and trade shows

Marketing Assistant / Graphic Designer
American Leaders | Chicago, IL | Janurary 2013 – June 2014

  • Assisted in designing various graphic design projects including brochures, and call-outs & images for website, Facebook graphic posts, banners, business card set up, etc.

  • Assisted with marketing collateral, organizing project photos and adding watermarks.

  • Website/ updates and add new pages.

  • Managed social media postings for company pages & blog posts

  • Helped coordinate and advertise / promote events / tradeshows

Interior Design Assistant
La-Z-Boy | Chicago, IL | February 2012 – December 2012

  • Created presentations to creatively communicate design intent and direction.

  • Provided furniture selection and documentation of the specifications.

  • Visited home sites to assess and fulfill customer needs.

  • Assisted clients in choosing furnishings consistent with preferences and budget.

 

 

 

AFFILIATIONS

Board Member - Programming Chair
AIGA Chicago | January 2016 – Present

Volunteer Manager
Chicago Design Museum | February 2015 – Present

Small Talks Event Chair
AIGA Chicago | November 2014 – 2016

Member
SEGD | 2015 – 2016

Design Studio Mentor
Chicago Architecture Foundation | July 2014 – 2016

 

EDUCATION

Harrington College of Design
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Interior Design

Chicago, IL | 2010 – 2013

Università degli Studi di Trento
Study Abroad, Architecture

Chicago, IL | 2009

 

DESIGN SKILLS

  • Brand Identity Development

  • Strong understanding of production process & ability to execute and idea from blank-page ideation through delivery

  • Composition, typography, branding, image making and translation to interactive media, including 2D and 3D models and renderings

  • Expert knowledge of the Adobe Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign) and 3d programs (AudoCAD, Revit, 3ds Max, SketchUp)

  • Strong leadership skills with a highly collaborative attitude

  • Ability to scope and provide accurate time estimates

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; the ability to articulate and present a strong creative point of view

  • Conceptualizing original website design ideas that bring simplicity and user friendliness to complex roadblocks

ADDITIONAL SKILLS

  • Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, After Effects, Dreamweaver

  • Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint

  • Autodesk AutoCAD, Revit Architecture, 3ds Max

  • Google SketchUp

  • HTML, CSS

 

PARTIAL LIST OF CLIENTS & COLLABORATIONS

  • Atlanta Braves

  • Beverly Center

  • Beyer Blinder Belle

  • CREO Industrial Arts

  • Exelon Corporation

  • Fashion Outlets

  • Fuksas

  • GHA

  • Hines

  • HKS

  • Highflier Provisions

  • JPRA

  • Macerich

  • Minnesota Vikings

  • Milwaukee Bucks

  • Neumann/Smith Architects

  • Northwestern

  • Populous

  • SpaceLogik

  • Taubman Corp.

  • University of Chicago