BFA in Digital Media – Animation/Web Design — Kendall College of Art and Design in Grand Rapids, Mi, August 2007–December 2010
Associate in Graphic Design Technology from the School of Digital Arts — Washtenaw Community College, August 2004–May 2007
I specialize in designing web, interactive, and eCommerce user interfaces, as well as print publications. I have 9 years’ experience coding XHTML/HTML5 and CSS/Sass, and 5 years working with responsive front-end development frameworks like Bootstrap and Skeleton. I have 7 years’ experience with website sitemapping/wireframing and UX design, skills mainly used for developing themes for WordPress, as well as 3.5 years’ experience with Magento eCommerce theme design and construction.
I have experience with multiple creative software applications, including 13 with with the Adobe Creative Suite, specifically Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign, as well as the wireframing application Balsamiq.
Web/interface Designer at Eden Foods. Eden is a small Natural and Organic food company in Southeast Michigan. My responsibilities include working closely with the Marketing Department Manager, Webmaster, and Company President to design and implement new features and layouts to edenfoods.com, and to update existing web content and media related to our company history and 400+ natural and organic foods. The website has massive amounts of content; In addition to the hundreds of products in our Magento eCommerce store, there are hundreds of articles, over a thousand recipes, and a monthly newsletter to maintain. Over the past year, we have been moving section-by-section through this website to bring a new, modern, responsive layout to fruition.
Web/interface Designer, Front-End Developer at Avid Marketing, LLC. Responsibilities include developing both finished products and reusable templates for items such as websites (both static html/css based sites, as well as dynamic WordPress-based sites), mailers, newsletters, business cards, and brochures.
Web/interface designer at DataComp/MHVillage. MHVillage is a major eCommerce community for users wishing to buy, sell, or rent mobile or manufactured homes. The goal of the project was to analyze the (then) current site, and to redesign the search process to provide a more pleasing experience for the user. My role in the project was to create mockups of pages (search forms, result listings, description pages, et cetera), and then to present said mockups to the development team.
Freelance and pro-bono print and web design for independent designers, artists, musicians, and other professionals.
Eden Foods — Clinton, Michigan 49236. March 2014–present.
Avid Marketing, LLC — Grand Rapids, MI 49503. May 2011–Present.
DataComp/MHVillage — Grand Rapids, MI 49525. Feb. 2012–July 2012.
Freelance/Pro-Bono — September 2007–present.
References available upon request.