PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

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

•Develops & creates print and brand materials for internal and external marketing purposes
•Creates and edits instructional videos for train purpose and company showcases
•Creates 3d models & animations/renderings
•Developed & maintains company's corporate website, as well as creates external project websites

Environmental Graphic Designer
Selbert Perkins Design | Chicago, IL | April 2015 –
October 2016
•Conceptualizes environmental graphic elements for mixed use, retail, residential, commercial, hospitality, entertainment, educational and transit oriented developments
•Designs and implements signage and wayfinding packages for interior, exterior, and
architecturally based projects
•Collaborates 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
•Produces graphic presentations, 3D renderings, and construction drawings
•Utilizes 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 – Present (as needed)

• Creates and maintains CAD based plans for corporate offices spaces
• Creates and produces 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

 

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