currently

2010 – present

Freelance Graphic Designer & Illustrator
Work directly with clients & creative teams to develop a range of editorial, illustration, and identity projects with specific focus in custom lettering. Long-term collaborations with numerous firms and studios as well as project-based partnerships with clients like Facebook, Meredith Corporation, Design*Sponge, Coffeemate, Nature Valley, Trunk Club, and more.

2012 – present

Contributor Lost Type Co-op
Organize yearly meet-ups for 15+ international type designers and graphic designers; write and edit web content for the collaborative type foundry.

2013 – present

Operations & Events Assistant Nourishing Notes
Nourishing Notes representative at custom and featured events, including Renegade Craft Fairs, Tasting Table, and NYNOW.

2014 – present

Creative Lead Workshop Chicago
Execute and oversee creative projects and initiatives for co-working and gathering space, including marketing campaigns, product development, and special events.

past

October 2014 – June 2016

Designer Department of Design,  Leo Burnett
Collaborate with a team of 15 designers to develop campaign branding and visual systems for the branding studio inside the global headquarters of Leo Burnett. Clients include Allstate, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago Ideas, Gallo, Hallmark, Kelloggs, Kraft Foods (Jello, Philadelphia Cream Cheese), Leo Burnett Group, McDonalds, Proctor & Gamble (Always, Secret), Samsung.

2011 – 2012

Designer Columbia College Chicago Office of Student Communications

2011

Design Intern Grip Design

2010

Production Intern HY Connect

2009

Design Intern Barrett Morgan Design LLC

education

2012

BFA Advertising Art Direction, Graphic Design
Columbia College Chicago

2016

Post-Graduate Certificate in Type Design
Type@Cooper, Cooper Union

of note

2016

Speaker, Philadelphia University

Speaker, AIGA LouisvilleDesign Week

Recipient, AIGA Chicago Emerging Designer of the Year

Speaker, AIGA Vermont Typography Month

Judge, AIGA Vermont Design Awards

Speaker, TypeBrigade, Vancouver BC

2015

Speaker, The Hop Review: Arts & Crafts

Event Chair, AIGA Member Mixer

Speaker, An Evening with Lost Type, Chicago

Exhibitor, You Are Beautiful, Chicago

First Prize, Adobe Creative Jam, Chicago

Exhibitor, Confessions Group Show, Chicago Art Dept.

Panelist, Big Ideas Columbia

Exhibitor, I am Logan Square Group Show

2014

Speaker, AIGA Chicago Mentorship Program

Judge, STA Student Scholarship Award

Board Member, Soho House Chicago U27

2013

Exhibitor, A Decade of You Are Beautiful

2012

Mentor, AIGA Chicago Mentorship Program

Graduating Student Enrichment Scholarship, AIGA Chicago

Panelist, Moxie Conference

2011

Exhibitor, Typeforce II, Chicago

Exhibitor, Say Something Project, Boston

Curator, Posterior, Columbia College Chicago

President, AIGA Student Group, Columbia College

2010

Chicago Design Archive, Society of Typographic Arts

Secretary, AIGA Student Group, Columbia College