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PROFESSIONAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • Ten years experience as a graphic designer at non-profit educational organizations, developing and executing strategic marketing, development, and exhibition projects.
  • Seven years experience as a creative director at non-profit and for-profit organizations, developing and deploying brand identity across print and digital mediums.
  • Seven years creating, directing, and executing social media strategy, campaigns, and collateral across a variety of channels.
  • Co-founder of a successful graphic tee-shirt and stationary design and printing company.
  • Co-organizer of Seattle Friends of Iceland, a social organization created to explore, celebrate, and promote Icelandic culture.

TECHNICAL SKILLS

  • Adobe Creative Suite CC: Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, and Dreamweaver.
  • Microsoft Office: Excel, Word, and Powerpoint. Mac-based productivity apps Pages, Numbers, and Keynote.
  • Web-based utilities: Google Analytics; BigCartel and Etsy (e-commerce); MyEmma, Constant Contact, and MailChimp (online communications and marketing); Google Docs; Dropbox.
  • File Maker Pro, QuickBooks, POS and sales management software (SquareUp, Checkout).
  • Social networking: Facebook, twitter, Instagram).

EDUCATION HISTORY

1993 – 1995
Everett Community College
Focus on general education, photography, fine art and design. Associates Degree in Applied Arts: Graphic Design.

1992 – 1993
Cornish College of the Arts
Focus on performance production and design.
 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

APRIL 2016 – PRESENT
Graphic Designer
Pacific Science Center


Graphic Design: Created a broad range of print and digital marketing pieces; collaboratively developed and executed interactive and educational exhibits; prepared files for press and worked with vendors; worked within established brand guidelines.

Project Management: Managed over 200 projects annually; collaborated with internal clients; organized and cataloged project files.


2012 — PRESENT
Partner & Creative Director
Cellar Door Mercantile


Creative Direction: Developed and implanted branding strategies; maintained brand integrity and continuity; designed tee-shirts, accessories, stationary, and posters within brand guidelines; analyzed market trends and pivoted the company to remain innovative and relevant.

Marketing: Developed and executed digital and social media marketing campaigns; designed, built, and maintained company e-commerce website; created print marketing pieces targeting existing and new wholesale customers.

Operations: Developed and documented standard operating procedures; established budget; monitored income and expenses, tracked invoices; generated and reviewed financial statements.


MARCH 2007 — SEPTEMBER 2015
Creative Director
the Greater Seattle Bureau of Fearless Ideas
(formerly 826 Seattle)


Creative Direction: Collaboratively developed the organization’s visual and editorial brand; deployed the brand across print and digital platforms; developed branding best-practice guidelines; designed and executed products and packaging, event content, branding, and collateral, as well as fundraising and programatic materials.

Marketing: Established organization’s marketing efforts; created digital and print campaigns within a limited budget; developed and oversaw social media marketing efforts across diverse channels; oversaw redesign of two websites.

Administration: Collaborated in the development of the mission and strategic plan; managed volunteer and paid staff; developed and oversaw design internship program; planned annual budgets and monitored income and expenses.

Outreach: Regularly interacted with constituents, including volunteers, donors, program participants, customers, and Board of Directors; forged and maintained important relationships with educational and arts-oriented non-profits.


1998 — 2007
Wholesale Key Accounts Manager
Accoutrements and Archie McPhee & Co.


Wholesale Sales: Serviced key customers; negotiated and reviewed contracts and vendor compliance agreements; oversaw sales in excess of $1 million annually.

Marketing: Designed and implemented showroom and trade show displays.